Adrian Martinez (actor)
Adrian Martinez (born January 20, 1972) is an American actor and comedian, known for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Focus. He also worked in the theatre. He is also known for his role as the "Discount Double Check" guy in a series of State Farm commercials starring Aaron Rodgers.
Martinez at the premiere of Office Christmas Party in 2016
|Born||January 20, 1972|
New York City, U.S.
Martinez debuted his acting career with the series America's Most Wanted in 1993, and since then he has acted in several television series. He has also worked in the theater, and a member of LAByrinth Theater Company.
In 2010, Martinez starred in the action comedy Cop Out as Tino, along with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, directed by Kevin Smith, released on February 26, 2010 by Warner Bros. Pictures. He portrayed the role of Ginger Goon in the superhero comedy film Kick-Ass which starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Mark Strong, and Chloë Grace Moretz, directed by Matthew Vaughn and released on April 16, 2010.
In 2012, Martinez starred in Spanish-language comedy Casa de Mi Padre as Manuel along with Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, and Diego Luna. The film was directed by Matt Piedmont and was released on March 16, 2012.
In 2013, Martinez appeared in the biographical comedy film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Hernando for a supporting role along with Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig in the lead. Stiller directed the film based on the script by Steve Conrad, which released in North America by 20th Century Fox on December 25, 2013. Later he also starred in the film American Hustle as Julius along with Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence. David O. Russell directed the film based on his own script co-written by Eric Warren Singer, and the film was released on December 13, 2013 by Columbia Pictures.
In 2015, Martinez played a prominent role of Farhad in the heist comedy Focus along with Will Smith and Margot Robbie, directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa based on their own script. The film was released on February 27, 2015 by Warner Bros. Focus was his first main role in the career of 20 years, on which Martinez felt like he had "been running in a marathon for 20 years and somebody from the side just reached out and handed [him] a cup of Champagne." He also appeared in the comedy film Sisters, along with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, which was released on December 18, 2015.
In June 2015, Martinez was cast in an action comedy starring Bruce Willis to play the owner of a local pizza joint. The movie - working title Going Under - was directed by Mark Cullen and Robb Cullen. It was released on video-on-demand to poor reviews as Once Upon a Time in Venice (also known as LA Vengeance in the UK) in 2017.
|1994||Murder Magic||Court Clerk|
|1998||A Perfect Murder||Young Tough|
|1999||Some Fish Can Fly||Humping Man|
|2003||Pieces of April||Man in Mohair Sweater|
|2003||It Runs in the Family||Mitchell's Doorman|
|2004||Bad Apple||Ferry Captain||TV film|
|2004||Strip Search||Maintenance man||TV film|
|2004||Men Without Jobs||Wolfy|
|2004||Mail Order Wife||Adrian|
|2004||Corn||Postal Delivery Man|
|2004||Downtown: A Street Tale||Frankie|
|2006||Just Like the Son||Glen|
|2006||Three Strikes||'Gorgeous' Chris Borges||TV film|
|2007||Before the Devil Knows You're Dead||Security Guard|
|2008||Corporate Affairs||Gregg Martinez|
|2008||The Tree||Beer Drinking Guy||short|
|2009||Don't Let Me Drown||Little Joe|
|2009||Made for Each Other||Harry|
|2009||The Good Guy||Larry|
|2009||Veronika Decides to Die||Male Nurse #1|
|2009||The Taking of Pelham 123||Cabbie|
|2009||Little New York||Officer Rodriguez|
|2010||It's Kind of a Funny Story||Johnny|
|2010||Morning Glory||IBS Lobby Guard|
|2011||Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close||Hector Black|
|2012||Casa de Mi Padre||Manuel|
|2012||Piranha 3DD||Big Dave|
|2013||Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship||Ernesto|
|2013||Chinese Puzzle||Le patron coursier|
|2013||The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Hernando|
|2013||The Miracle of Spanish Harlem||Ernesto Rodriguez de la Torre|
|2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Bodega Cashier|
|2015||Chloe and Theo||Actor|
|2016||Army of One||Mysterious Man #1|
|2016||Office Christmas Party||Larry|
|2016||Some Last Day||Edgar||short|
|2017||Once Upon a Time in Venice||Tino|
|2018||I Feel Pretty||Mason|
|2019||Lady and the Tramp||Elliot|
|2020||The Stand In||Reporter Banjo|
|TBA||Leave Not One Alive||Post-production|
|1993||America's Most Wanted||Jimmy Ruiz||1 episode – documentary series|
|1998||NYPD Blue||Marco||1 episode|
|2000||Third Watch||Sam Wolfe||1 episode|
|2000||The Sopranos||Ramone||1 episodes|
|2001||The Job||Miguel Alvarez||1 episode|
|2001||Sex and the City||Delivery Boy||1 episode|
|2002||100 Centre Street||Cop #2||1 episode|
|2002||The Education of Max Bickford||Pete Boroni||1 episode|
|2002||Law & Order||Hector||1 episode|
|2002||Between the Lions||Patron||1 episode|
|2001–2002||Ed||Guy #1||2 episodes|
|2003||Queens Supreme||Manuel Morales||1 episode|
|2004||The Jury||Anthony Parenti||1 episode|
|2004||ABC/TTV Micro-Mini Series||Mini-Series short|
|2004||Dirty and Dirtier||Bob||Mini-series|
|2000–2007||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Sidewalk Conan / Foreign Conan||6 episodes|
|2001–2008||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Amado / Kellogg / Airport Policeman||3 episodes|
|2007–2009||Flight of the Conchords||Hotelier / A.J.||2 episodes|
|2010||How to Make It in America||Actor||1 episode|
|2003–2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Stuart Linderby / Emilio Vasquez||2 episodes|
|2011||Onion News Network||Actor||1 episode|
|2011–2012||A Gifted Man||Hector||6 episodes|
|2014||Louie||Hurricane Man||1 episode|
|2015||Gotham||Irwin||Episode: "What the Little Bird Told Him"|
|2013–2015||Inside Amy Schumer||Delivery Guy / Juror #5 / Jim||3 episodes|
|2016||The Blacklist||Dumont||Episode: "Alexander Kirk"|
|2016||Falling Water||Marcos||Pilot episode: "Don't Tell Bill"|
|2017||The Blacklist: Redemption||Dumont||Main cast|
|2017||No Activity||Roberto||7 episodes|
|2020||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Harold||1 episode|
|2009||Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned||Brian Jeremy||Voice|||
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