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Adolfo Larrue Martinez, III (born September 27, 1948), better known as A
Martinez, is an American actor and singer with roles in the daytime soap opera A Martinez
Santa Barbara and the primetime dramas L.A. Law and Profiler. Born Adolfo Larrue Martinez, III
September 27, 1948 (age 63)
Contents Glendale, California, U.S.
1 Biography Occupation Actor/Singer
1.1 Early life Years 1968–present
1.2 Career active
1.3 Personal life Spouse Leslie Bryans (1982-present)
2 References Mare Winningham (m. & div.
3 External links 1981)
Martinez was born Adolfo Larrue Martinez, III in Glendale, California. His family referred to him as "A", "Little Adolfo", and
"Little A" as a child to distinguish him from his father and grandfather. Over time, "A" became the name he would use. His
heritage is Native American, Spanish, and Mexican.  Martinez began his professional career at twelve years old as a singer
earning him a talent competition title at the Hollywood Bowl. He graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, Los
Angeles, CA. He was in a rock band in high school and was on the track team. He furthered his education and found his
passion for acting at UCLA. He played on a semi-pro baseball team for five seasons.
He has starred in feature films including The Cowboys, Powwow Highway, and What's Cooking?. The majority of his acting
roles have been on television. He had a recurring role on All In The Family as a helper at Archie's bar. In 1978, he appeared
as the Indian Circling Hawk in the short-lived ABC series The Young Pioneers. Mare Winningham was also cast on The
Young Pioneers; she and Martinez married in 1981 but quickly divorced. Martinez appeared in three episodes of the mini-
series, Centennial in 1979. Martinez played a grape picker in 1982 on CBS's Falcon Crest and a police detective in the
1983–1984 series Whiz Kids. He was introduced to daytime viewers in Santa Barbara as Cruz Castillo, a role he played from
the show's debut in 1984 until 1992; he won a Daytime Emmy in 1990. From 1999–2002, Martinez appeared on General
Hospital playing mobster and FBI informant Roy DiLucca. During his time with General Hospital, he was awarded three
consecutive ALMA Awards (2000, 2001, 2002). Since Martinez resembles Asher Brauner, who played the role 1978–1979,
Martinez's flashbacks of his character did not need to be re-filmed. Martinez has also worked on prime time television,
including starring roles in series such as Profiler and L.A. Law.
In 1989, he played embittered protagonist Buddy Red Bow in Powwow Highway opposite Gary Farmer and Wes Studi.
In 2003 he put out a CD Fragrance and Thom.
In September 2008, Martinez joined the cast of the ABC Daytime drama One Life to Live in the role of Ray Montez, and was
written out in June 2009.
In 2009, he played sheriff in a Sci-Fi movie The Terminators.
In 2011, Martinez appeared on the CBS Daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful as Dr. Ramon Montgomery. The role was
crafted as a recurring, 4-episode gig, but when it was announced that Martinez would guest-star in the role, his role lasted for
two weeks on the show. In January of 2012, Soap Opera Weekly reported the rumor that Martinez will return to The Bold And
The Beautiful and reprise his role as Ramon.
Also in 2011, Martinez appeared in a Sci-Fi movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid which starred Debbie Gibson and Tiffany
He was married briefly to actress Mare Winningham in 1981 (they divorced later that year). He married his current wife, Leslie
Bryans, in 1982; they have one son, Dakota Lee, and two daughters, Devon Makena and Ren Farren.
1. ^ "A Martinez" . Aino's Modus Operandi: Actors. Archived from the original on 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2006-09-21.
2. ^ Dargis, Manohla. "A Martinez" . The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
A Martinez at the Internet Movie Database
V · T· E· Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1984—1993)
Larry Bryggman, As the World Turns (1984) · Darnell Williams, All My Children (1985) · David Canary, All My Children (1986) ·
Larry Bryggman, As the World Turns (1987) · David Canary, All My Children (1988) · David Canary, All My Children (1989) ·
A Martinez, Santa Barbara (1990) · Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless (1991) · Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless (1992) ·
David Canary, All My Children (1993) ·
Complete list: · (1974–1983) · (1984–1993) · (1994–2003) · (2004–2013) ·
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