Albert Martinez

Alberto Pineda Martinez (born April 19, 1963) is a Filipino actor, director, and producer.

Albert Martinez
Alberto Pineda Martinez

(1963-04-19) April 19, 1963 (age 56)
OccupationActor, director, producer
Years active1980–present
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Spouse(s)Liezl Martinez (m. 1985; died 2015)
Children3; including Alfonso
RelativesWilliam Martinez (brother)

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Manila on April 19, 1963 to Bert Martinez, a Spanish Mestizo, and Margarita Pineda.[1] He is of Spanish Filipino descent.


Martinez began as a film actor. He took his first teleserye role as Glenn in the 1980 series Anna Liza on GMA Network. Martinez's character, Glenn was the suitor of the titular protagonist, Anna Liza which was portrayed by Julie Vega.[2]

Martinez cites actor John Travolta's acting style as his basis on his own film roles. He describes Travolta as having a tongue-in-cheek style in acting as characterized in his roles in Face/Off, Broken Arrow and Battlefield Earth. Martinez praised Travolta for making his roles "shine" on the aforementioned films despite not portraying "natural characters". He also cited Christopher de Leon as his idol since he started his career in film acting.[3]

In Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin, he portrays Ferdinand Fuentebuella who marries a woman from a rich family to save the wealth of his own family. On the eve of Martinez's character's wedding, Fuentebuella had a one-night stand with a prostitute (portrayed by Gina Alajar and gets her pregnant. Fuentebuella is reunited with his daughter, Catherine (portrayed by Angelika dela Cruz) five years later but again gets separated from each other. Throughout the series Fuentebuella is determined to reunite again with his daughter as his loveless marriage deteriorates. This role of a sympathetic character was deemed a deviation from Martinez's usual portrayal of hateful characters in films. Commenting on his role after being asked how does he chooses his role, Martinez says that the audience views the characters as role models which they would like to emulate. He says that he tries to incorporate positive values in his role yet he makes sure that the character he portrays remains flawed adding that he is "always looking for a dark twist".[2]

His most recent critically acclaimed role was a downtrodden husband in Magnífico (2003). He recently starred in a TV drama series, Sa Piling Mo, together with Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual which was shown on ABS-CBN. He also worked on the teleserye Maria Flordeluna in 2007 as the role of Gen. Leo Alicante. In 2009–2010, he worked on the teleserye May Bukas Pa, in the role of the antagonist turned protagonist Mayor Enrique Rodrigo. He played the role of Frank Crisanto on the teleserye Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo alongside Kris Aquino, Kim Chiu, Gina Pareño, Coco Martin, and Gerald Anderson.

He directed his movie Rosario which was shown at the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival.

He is currently with ABS-CBN as a contract actor.



Year Title Role Network
1980 Totoo Ba Ang Tsismis
Blue Jeans
1981 Bata Pa si Sabel Candido
1982 Bakit Ba Ganyan? Albert
Where Love Has Gone Aldo Asuncion
1984 Teenage Marriage
Anak ni Waray, Anak ni Biday
1991 Yakapin Mo Ako Muli Abel Lalugan
1994 Pangako ng Kahapon
Talahib at Rosas
1995 Minsan Pa: Kahit Konting Pagtingin 2 Benny De Guzman
Muling Umawit ng Puso Miguel
Segurista Jake
1996 Dyesebel
1997 Bridesmaids
Gloria, Gloria Labandera
Rizal sa Dapitan José Rizal
Buhay Mo'y Buhay Ko rin Anton Marasigan
1998 Pusong Mamon Ron
Bata, Bata… Pa'no Ka Ginawa? Ding
Tatsulok Dave
Nang Iniwan Mo Ako Anton Marasigan
1999 Scorpio Nights 2 Andrew
Ekis: Walang Tatakas Gene
2000 Ika-13 Kapitulo Caesar
2001 Abakada Ina Daniel
Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure Edmond/Emong RoadRunner, MAQ Productions, Regal Entertainment
2002 Laman Omar
2003 Magnifico Gerry
Captain Barbell Lagablab Viva Films
2004 Anak Ka ng Tatay Mo
2005 Sandalang Bahay Cesar
2007 I've Fallen For You Jonathan Star Cinema
2012 Born To Love You Charles Ronquillo Star Cinema, CineMedia
2016 Oro Viva Films
2017 Ang Panday Hari Star Cinema

As directorEdit

  • Rosario (2010) – MMFF Entry "59th Famas Best Director (winner)"


Year Title Role Notes Source
1980-85 Anna Liza Glenn Laxamana Original TV series produced by GMA Network[a] [4]
1995 Oki Doki Doc Albert Guest Role
2000–01 May Bukas Pa Ramon Suarez Lead Role
2001 Larawan
2001–02 Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin Ferdinand Fuentebella Lead Role/Protagonist
2002–03 Habang Kapiling Ka Alejandro Javellana Main Antagonist
2003–04 Twin Hearts Ben Katigbac Supporting Role
2005 Maynila
2006 Sa Piling Mo Benicio Chuatoco First ABS-CBN Appearance
2006–07 Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Juan Penduko
2007 Maria Flordeluna Leo Alicante remake version television series[b]
2007 Princess Sarah Christopher Cewe [4]
2008 Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection: Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara Fritz Martinez[c] [5]
2008 Palos Salvatore
2008 I Am KC: Yes Sir! Angelo Martinez
2008 Kahit Isang Saglit Ronaldo Dimaandal [6]
2009–10 May Bukas Pa Enrique D. Rodrigo / Gonzalvo Policarpio Main Antagonist [7]
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya Mr. Santelices Episode: "Gitara"
2010 Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Francisco "Frank" Crisanto Main Antagonist [8][9]
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Sonny Gonzales Episode: "Passbook"
2011 Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin young Jaime Sebastiano Special Participation [10][11]
2011 Green Rose Darren Lee [12][13][14]
2011 100 Days to Heaven Tagabantay[d] Special Guest
2011–12 Nasaan Ka Elisa? Mariano Altamira Main Role [15][16][17][18][19]
2012–13 Princess and I Anand Wangchuck Main Cast [20][16]
2013 Juan dela Cruz Samuel Alejandro Main Antagonist [21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][16][30][31]
2013 My Little Juan Crossover Character[e]
2014 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Prinsipe Tino[f] Special Participation [32][33][34][35][35][36][37][37]
Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon Leo Romero Main role / Protagonist / Antagonist [38][39][40][41][42][43][44]
2015–16 All of Me Manuel Figueras Lead Role [45][46][47][48]
FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Tomas "Papa Tom" G. Tuazon Main Villain in Season 1 and Minor Antagonist in Season 2 [49]
2017 La Luna Sangre Theodore "Prof T" Montemayor Supporting Role [50]
The Good Son Victor Buenavidez Special Participation [50]
2018 Bagani Agos [50]
2018–2019 Kadenang Ginto Robert Mondragon Main Role / Protagonist / Antagonist / Anti Hero
2019 The General's Daughter Marcial De Leon Lead Role / Protagonist


  1. ^ In 2013–14, GMA Network's rival network, ABS-CBN, produced a television series entitled "Annaliza", a remake adaptation of the original series starring Andrea Brillantes.
  2. ^ Martinez starred in the remake version as Flordeluna's father, Leo.
  3. ^ Albert Martinez is portraying the remake role of Fritz Martinez in the television series starring Kris Aquino, originally portrayed by Susan Roces, who is also participating in the series.
  4. ^ Martinez guested on 100 Days to Heaven portraying another form of Tagabantay, a man who guides Anna Manalastas to correct her wrong deeds. He is disguised as a postman and tells Anna how much time left she has.
  5. ^ Martinez was reprising his role as Samuel Alejandro to do a fictional character crossover to the spin-off series, My Little Juan, a child version of Juan dela Cruz.
  6. ^ Albert Martinez is portraying the remake version of Tino, originally played by Wendell Ramos.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
1995 Metro Manila Film Festival[51] Best Supporting Actor Muling Umawit ang Puso Won
1997 Manila Film Festival[52] Best Actor Rizal sa Dapitan Won
2006 20th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Sa Piling Mo Nominated
2009 23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor May Bukas Pa Nominated
Best Single Performance by an Actor Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bisikleta Nominated
2014 Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Juan dela Cruz Nominated
2013 31st Luna Awards Best Supporting Actor Born to Love You Nominated

Personal lifeEdit

His father, Bert Martínez, was a character actor during the 1960s. Albert was married to Liezl Sumilang from 1985, until her death in 2015.[53] They had three children, including actor Alfonso Martinez. William Martínez and Ronnie Martinez also actors his younger brother's.


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