Adrian Martinez

Biography

As an actor, Adrian Martinez has worked with over a dozen Oscar-nominated and/or Oscar-winning actors and directors. He has been seen in a variety of acclaimed character portrayals, traveling easily between comedy and drama, tough guys and sensitive types, young and old, ethnic or not. His range goes from studio features like Taxi (1998), A Perfect Murder (1998) The Interpreter (2005) to edgy Indies like In America (2002), Pieces of April (2003) and Mail Order Wife (2004), produced by Doug Liman, in which his portrayal was so convincing that many audiences thought the film was a documentary (it wasn't). Martinez has also been seen around the dial in over 30 TV guest spots, including "Sex and the City" (1998), "The Sopranos" (1999), all of the "Law & Orders", "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993), "Ed" (2000), "Third Watch" (1999), "NYPD Blue" (1993) and Barry Levinson's "The Jury" (2004). Other TV work includes HBO'S Undefeated (2003) (TV), directed by John Leguizamo; Strip Search (2004) (TV), directed by Sidney Lumet; and Bad Apple (2004) (TV), opposite Chris Noth. Theatre audiences know him from his daring off-Broadway performances for the LAByrinth theater company, directed by Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman. In "Our Lady of 121st Street," Martinez portrayed to great acclaim a mentally challenged young man in search of his brother's acceptance, and played Sigmund Freud and St. Thomas in "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" at the Public Theatre. Both plays were written by this year's Laura Pels winner, Stephen Adly Guirgis. Additionally, Martinez co-starred in "Massacre: Sing To Your Children", written by Oscar nominee Jose Rivera, for LAByrinth at the Public theatre. As for future projects, Martinez' first screenplay, "Manny," is a finalist for the 2007 Sundance screenwriters' lab. He will star and direct the film. Films in the can include a lead role in Ted's MBA* (*Many Brief Affairs) (2006), co-starring Breckin Meyer; Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot (2007), co-starring Seann William Scott; Quebec (2007), opposite John C. Reilly; and lead roles in the indies Just Like the Son (2006), Stanley Cuba (2006) and "Mona" (2007). "Stanley Cuba" and "Mona" have both been selected for the IFP rough cut program, led by producer Scott Macaulay (Raising Victor Vargas (2002)).

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The Promotion

Octavio

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Focus

Farhad

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Undefeated

Chewey

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The Stand In

Actor

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Drug Wars

Wancho

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Mail Order Wife

Adrian

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White Girl

Lloyd

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I Feel Pretty

Mason

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Young Bill

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Measure of Revenge

Addison

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Renfield

Chris

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Measure of Revenge

Addison

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The Guilty

Manny

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The Stand In

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Lady and the Tramp

Elliott

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I Feel Pretty

Mason

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Young Bill

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Once Upon a Time in Venice

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Office Christmas Party

Larry

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Army of One

Mysterious Man #1

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White Girl

Lloyd

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Sisters

Officer Harris

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Focus

Farhad

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Chloe and Theo

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Bodega Cashier

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American Hustle

Julius

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Hernando

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Chinese Puzzle

Le patron coursier

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Newlyweeds

Hernan

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Piranha 3DD

Big Dave

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Casa de mi Padre

Manuel

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Flypaper

Mr. Clean

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Hector Black

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Morning Glory

IBS Lobby Guard

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It's Kind of a Funny Story

Johnny

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Kick-Ass

Ginger Goon

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Cop Out

Tino

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Veronika Decides to Die

Male Nurse #1

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The Ministers

Mike

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Staten Island

Officer Rodriguez

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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Cabbie

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Made for Each Other

Harry

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The Good Guy

Larry

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The Promotion

Octavio

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Security Guard

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American Loser

Harris

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Corporate Affairs

Gregg Martinez

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Drug Wars

Wancho

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The Interpreter

Roland

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Mail Order Wife

Adrian

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Taxi

Brasilian Man

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Bad Apple

Ferry Captain

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It Runs in the Family

Mitchell's Doorman

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Undefeated

Chewey

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Pieces of April

Man in Mohair Sweater

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In America

Shopkeeper

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Focus

Farhad

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A Perfect Murder

Young Tough

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