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Adolph Larrue Martinez
Los Angeles Presence
Dr. Ramon Montgomery
February 9, 2011 to Present
At A Glance
Born Adolph Larrue Martinez in Glendale, California, Martinez got his start in television playing bit roles in some of the biggest series of the 1970s. His diverse ethnic background allowed him to play both Latino and Native American characters. After guest spots on Adam 12, Ironside, and Bonanza, Martinez scored recurring roles on All In the Family and Whiz Kids. In 1984, he received what could have been his biggest break since landing his first television role.

From 1984 to 1992, Martinez appeared as Cruz Castillo on the now-cancelled soap, Santa Barbara. During that time he amassed seven Daytime Emmy nominations for his work. In 1990, he transformed one of those nominations into a win for Outstanding Lead Actor. After bidding farewell to Santa Barbara, Martinez moved to NBC's primetime lineup as Daniel Morales in L.A. Law. Martinez would end up exiting L.A. Law in 1994.

"When I first got Santa Barbara, I had been in the game for a long time without attracting a sizeable audience," admits Martinez. "My experience with Santa Barbara helped me overcome any doubts about the wisdom of pursuing this career. It gave me a sense that I belonged and had something of value to offer."

In 1999, Martinez returned to daytime television as the not-so-dead Roy DiLucca. Despite the high-profile addition of Martinez to the GH roster, the writers seemed unable to devise a meaningful story for his character. In 2002, Roy DiLucca accepted a job in sunny Miami, Florida and left Port Charles behind. For his work on General Hospital, Martinez was awarded three consecutive ALMA Awards.

Martinez enjoys writing music, composing songs, playing the guitar and piano in his leisure time. A devoted family man, he and his wife, Leslie Bryans, have three children - son, Dakota Lee, and daughters Devon Makens and Ren Farren.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
The Bold and the Beautiful
Dr. Ramon Montgomery
February 9, 2011 to Present

One Life to Live
Ray Montez
September 10, 2008 to November 3, 2008; December 23, 2008 to June 10, 2009

Viva Laughlin
Armando Castile
2007

Born in the USA
2007

Raines
Aurelio Sanchez
2007

Huff
Jorge Corrales
2006

Desolation Canyon
Arturo Zetta
2006

JAG
Senior Chief Aurelio Pudero
2005

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Assemblyman Danilo Zamesca
2005-2007

Killer Instinct: From the Files of Agent Candice DeLong
Bobby Mazariegos
2003

The Law and Mr. Lee
Anthony Delgado
2003

For the People
Asst. Dist. Atty. Michael Olivas
2002

Cruel Justice
Jerry Metcalf
1999

General Hospital
Roy DiLucca
October 1, 1999 to October 10, 2002

Sweet Dreams
Doug Harrison
1996

The Cherokee Kid
Cortina
1996

Profiler
Nick "Coop" Cooper
1996-1997

Grand Avenue
Steven
1996

Where's the Money, Noreen?
Lou Gardella
1995

Deconstructing Sarah
Kenny
1994

Criminal Behavior
Pike Grenada
1992

L.A. Law
Daniel Morales
1992-1994

In the Nick of Time
Charlie Misch
1991

Not of This World
Sheriff Conway
1991

Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker
Gil Carillo
1989

Santa Barbara
Cruz Castillo
1984-1992

Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop
Julio Mendez
1980

Roughnecks
Sal
1980

Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence
Roberto Ruiz
1976

Columbo: A Matter of Honor
Couro
1976

Death Among Friends
Manny Reyes
1975

The Abduction of Saint Anne
Angel Montoya
1975

Probe
1972

Storefront Lawyers
Roberto Alvarez
1970

Hunters Are for Killing
Jimmy Ramirez
1970
Acting Portfolio
FILM
Once Upon a Wedding
El Comandante
2005

Debating Robert Lee
Mr. Alonzo
2004

Ordinary Sinner
Father Ed
2001

What's Cooking?
Daniel
2000

Last Rites
1998

Wind River
Moragoni
1998

Double Tap
Escobar
1997

one-night stand
Jack Gilman
1995

Powwow Highway
Buddy Red Bow
1989

She-Devil
Garcia
1989

Walking the Edge
Tony
1983

Beyond the Limit
Aquino
1983

Shoot the Sun Down
1981

Joe Panther
Billy Tiger
1976

The Take
Tallbear
1974

Once Upon a Scoundrel
Luis
1973

The Cowboys
Cimarron
1972

The Young Animals
Johnny
1968
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actor (1990; for Santa Barbara)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990; for Santa Barbara)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (1991, 1992; for Santa Barbara)

ALMA Awards Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama (2002)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Glendale, California
DATE OF BIRTH: September 17, 1948
HAIR: Black
EYES: Brown
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Leslie Bryans
CHILDREN: Two daughters (Devon Makena, Ren Farren) and one son (Dakota Lee)
News Archives
News Archive: Santa Barbara vet A Martinez hired to resurrect GH role. [Aug 25, 1999]
News Archive: After a three-year run, A Martinez leaving GH. [Jul 29, 2002]
News Archive: A Martinez to join the cast of One Life to Live. [Aug 4, 2008]
News Archive: Martinez's stay in Llanview is already over. [Sep 15, 2008]
News Archive: OLTL's Montez family set to disappear. [Apr 13, 2009]
News Archive: B&B hires Martinez for a four-day gig. [Jan 11, 2011]
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