Benito Martinez

Benito Martinez

  • Born on
    • June 28th, 1971
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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Acting (15 Credits)

2019Queen & Slim as Sheriff Edgar
2017American Made as James Rangel
2015American Crime as Alonzo Gutiérrez
2014Beyond the Lights as Jesse Soria
2012Bless Me, Ultima as Gabriel
2010Mandrake as Harry Vargas
2010Lies in Plain Sight as Hector Delgado
2010Unthinkable as Alvarez
2009Not Forgotten as Detective Sanchez
2006Kill Your Darlings as Officer Jones
2006End Game as RamseyWatch Free
2004Million Dollar Baby as Billie's Manager
2004Saw as Brett
2002The Shield as David Aceveda
1995Outbreak as Dr. Julio Ruiz


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