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Benito Martinez

Benito Martinez (born June 28, 1971) is an American actor most known for his role as police captain (later city councilman) David Aceveda in FX Networks' acclaimed crime drama The Shield. Additionally, he has voiced Coyote Smith in the video game Killer7, Professor Candide in Vanquish as well as a number of characters in the PC game Age of Empires III, and played a criminal on Firefly. He also had a featured role as a boxing manager in the critical and commercial hit film Million Dollar Baby and was an extra on Star Trek: The Next Generation as Salazar. Benito trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in Earls Court London England and was in the same class as the actor Zen Gesner and actress Julie Hesmondhalgh. Martinez currently appears on the program "Saving Grace" as the husband to the forensic detective. Martinez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico of Guatemalan ancestry. He holds an advanced certificate in stage combat that he obtained from LAMDA during his studies there. His sister Patrice is an actress. Benito Martinez appeared in season 8 of the hit show "24" starring Kiefer Sutherland

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Jun 28, 1971 In Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Bronx Zoo 1987-03-19
Latest Project:
Movie Queen & Slim 2019-11-27
Known For
Poster of Queen & Slim
Poster of Menendez: Blood Brothers
Poster of End Game
Poster of Mucha Lucha: The Return of El Malefico
Movie Queen & Slim Sheriff Edgar 2019-11-27
Series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Senator Jaime Moreno 2018-08-30
Movie Menendez: Blood Brothers Jose Menendez 2017-06-11
Series 13 Reasons Why Sheriff Daughtry 2017-03-31
Movie American Made James Rangel 2017-08-18
Series American Crime Alonzo GutiƩrrez 2015-03-05
Series How to Get Away with Murder A.D.A. Todd Denver 2014-09-25
Movie Beyond the Lights Jesse Soria 2014-11-14
Movie Bless Me, Ultima Gabriel 2013-02-22
Series House of Cards Hector Mendoza 2013-02-01
Series The Blacklist Senator Diaz 2013-09-23
Series Almost Human Captain Alexio Barros 2013-11-17
Movie Takers Officer in Charge 2010-08-26
Movie Unthinkable Alvarez 2010-06-14
Movie The Dry Land David Valdez 2010-07-30
Movie Lies in Plain Sight Hector Delgado 2010-10-03
Series Hawaii Five-0 DEA Captain Mateo Dias 2010-09-20
Movie Mandrake Harry Vargas 2010-09-11
Series Castle Sam Walker 2009-03-09
Movie Not Forgotten Detective Sanchez 2009-09-11
Series The Forgotten Unknown 2009-09-22
Series The Mentalist Commander Delgado 2008-09-23
Series Burn Notice Unknown 2007-06-28
Series The Unit Unknown 2006-03-07
Movie End Game Ramsey 2006-03-22
Movie Kill Your Darlings Officer Jones 2006-04-12
Series Torchwood Captain Santos 2006-10-22
Series Numb3rs Unknown 2005-01-23
Movie Mucha Lucha: The Return of El Malefico Lonestar / Don Reyes (voice) 2005-01-04
Series Bones Thomas Vega 2005-09-13
Series Supernatural Edgar 2005-09-13
Movie Saw Brett 2004-10-01
Movie Million Dollar Baby Billie's Manager 2004-12-15
Movie Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico El Curandero / Man #2 (voice) 2003-09-30
Series Karen Sisco Unknown 2003-10-01
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Series The Shield David Aceveda 2002-03-12
Series What's New, Scooby-Doo? Unknown 2002-09-14
Series Firefly Boss 2002-09-20
Movie New Suit Juan 2002-10-03
Series 24 Unknown 2001-11-06
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Gabriel Ortiz 2000-10-06
Series Once and Again Unknown 1999-09-21
Movie Her Costly Affair Campus Cop 1996-10-28
Movie Ballistic Gang Leader 1995-02-28
Movie Outbreak Dr. Julio Ruiz 1995-03-10
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Series The Bronx Zoo Unknown 1987-03-19
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Salazar 1987-09-28