Albert Martinez

Alberto Pineda Martinez (born April 19, 1961), is a Filipino actor, director, producer and baker.[1]

Albert Martinez
Alberto Pineda Martinez

(1961-04-19) April 19, 1961 (age 61)
Occupation(s)Actor, director, producer
Years active1980–present
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
(m. 1985; died 2015)
Children3; including Alfonso
RelativesWilliam Martinez (brother)

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Manila on April 19, 1961 to Bert Martinez, and Margarita Pineda.[2]


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.[3]

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.[4]

In 1992, after taking a break from acting to raise his two children with Anna Lissa "Liezl" Sumilang in the United States, Martinez starred in the romantic drama film Yakapin Mo Akong Muli, which was a box office bomb.[1]

In the television series Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin, he portrayed 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".[3]

Martinez starred as a downtrodden husband in the 2003 film Magnífico. He starred in the television 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.[citation needed]

He directed the film Rosario which was shown at the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival.[citation needed]

Martinez was part of cast for the 2012 film, Born to Love You. His next major appearance in a feature film would be in the 2021 adult drama film The Housemaid, although he also figured in a special role in Revirginized which starred Sharon Cuneta.[5]

In 2021, he returns to GMA-7 as part of Las Hermanas.[6]

In 2022, he returns to ABS-CBN as part of a new action series titled The Iron Heart starring Richard Gutierrez

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.[7] In the late 1980s, the couple owned up to 46 massage therapy clinics throughout California in the United States.[8] They had three children: actor Alfonso Martinez, William Martínez and Ronnie Martinez.



Year Title Role Production
1981 Blue Jeans Regal Films
Totoo Ba ang Tsismis
Bata Pa si Sabel Candido
Bakit Ba Ganyan? Albert
1982 First Kiss, First Love
Ito Ba ang Ating Mga Anak?
Mother Dear Anjo
No Other Love
Diary of Cristina Gaston Alberto
Story of Three Loves Bernie
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
1983 Exploitation
Ang Boyfriend Kong Kano Golden Dragon Film Productions
Mortal Sin Regal Films
Summer Holiday
Daddy Knows Best RVQ Productions
1984 Where Love Has Gone Aldo Asuncion Regal Films
Daddy's Little Darlings
Teenage Marriage
1985 Lilac, Bulaklak sa Magdamag
Pahiram ng Ligaya Golden Productions
1992 Yakapin Mo Akong Muli Abel Lalugan Regal Films
1994 Pangako ng Kahapon
Talahib at Rosas
1995 Minsan Pa: Kahit Konting Pagtingin 2 Benny De Guzman
The Grepor Butch Belgica Story Ruben Umali Viva Films
Muling Umawit ang Puso Miguel
1996 Dyesebel Gildo
Maruja Nanding Viva Films
Dead Sure Jake Neo Films
Mumbaki Carlos Bakayawan Neo Films
1997 Nang Iniwan Mo Ako Anton Marasigan Viva Films
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
1999 Sidhi Michael Crown Seven Ventures
Scorpio Nights 2 Andrew Sales Neo Films
Ekis: Walang Tatakas Gene Viva Films
2000 Ika-13 Kapitulo Caesar
Gusto Ko Nang Lumigaya Orlando
2001 Abakada... Ina Daniel Viva Films
Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure Edmond/Emong RoadRunner
MAQ Productions
Regal Entertainment
2002 Laman Omar
2003 Magnifico Gerry Violett Film Productions
Captain Barbell Lagablab Premiere Entertainment Productions
Viva Films
2004 Anak Ka ng Tatay Mo
2005 Sandalang Bahay Cesar
2006 Numbalikdiwa Carlos
2007 I've Fallen for You Jonathan Star Cinema
2010 Rosario Ship's captain Cinemabuhay International
Studio 5
2012 Born to Love You Charles Ronquillo Star Cinema
2016 Oro Viva Films
2017 Ang Panday Hari Star Cinema
2021 Revirginized Bart
The Housemaid William Viva Films

As directorEdit

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


Year Title Role Source
1980–1985 Anna Liza Glenn Laxamana [9][a] Support Role
1985 Oki Doki Doc Guest [10]
1994 GMA Telesine Specials: Aishite Masu
1995 Oki Doki Doc Albert Guest Role
1998 Nagmamahal Pa Rin Sa'Yo Ryan Main Role
2000–2001 May Bukas Pa Ramon Suarez Main Role
2001 Larawan
2001–2002 Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin Ferdinand Fuentebella Support Role / Protagonist
2002–2003 Habang Kapiling Ka Alejandro Javellana Main Role / Antagonist
2003–2004 Twin Hearts Ben Katigbac Support Role
2005 Maynila
2006 Sa Piling Mo Benicio Chuatoco [10] Support Role / Antagonist
2006–2007 Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Juan Penduko [10] Support Role
2007 Maria Flordeluna General Leo Alicante [b] Main Role / Protagonist
Princess Sarah Captain Christopher Cewe [9][10] Protagonist
2008 Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection: Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara Fritz Martinez[c] [11] Main Role
Palos Salvatore Special Participation
I Am KC: Yes Sir! Angelo Martinez
Kahit Isang Saglit Ronaldo Dimaandal [12] Support Role
2009–2010 May Bukas Pa Enrique D. Rodrigo / Gonzalvo Policarpio [13] Main Role / Anti-Hero
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya Mr. Santelices
2010 Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Francisco "Frank" Crisanto [14][15] Main Role / Antagonist
Maalaala Mo Kaya Sonny Gonzales
2011 Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin young Jaime Sebastiano [16][17] Special Participation
Green Rose Darren Lee [18][19][20] Support Role
100 Days to Heaven Tagabantay[d] Guest Role
2011–2012 Nasaan Ka Elisa? Mariano Altamira [21][22][23][24][25] Main Role / Protagonist
2012–2013 Princess and I Anand Wangchuck [26][22] Support Role
2013 Juan dela Cruz Samuel Alejandro [27] Support Role / Antagonist
My Little Juan [e] Special Participation / Antagonist
2014 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Prinsipe Tino[f] [28][29][30][31][32][33] Special Participation
Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon Leo Romero [34][35][36][37][38][39][40] Main Role / Anti-Hero
2015–2016 All of Me Manuel Figueras [41][42][43][44] Main Role / Protagonist
FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Tomas "Papa Tom" G. Tuazon [45] Main Role / Antagonist
2017 La Luna Sangre Theodore "Prof T" Montemayor [46] Support Role
The Good Son Victor Buenavidez [46] Special Participation
2018 Bagani Agos [46] Special Participation
2018–2019 Kadenang Ginto Robert Mondragon Main Role / Anti-Hero
2019 The General's Daughter Marcial De Leon Main Role / Protagonist
2021–2022 Las Hermanas Lorenzo Illustre Support Role / Antagonist
2022–present The Iron Heart Priam Dela Torre Main Role / Antagonist
2023 Voltes V: Legacy Dr. Richard Smith Support Role


  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.[10]
  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[47] Best Supporting Actor Muling Umawit ang Puso Won
1997 Manila Film Festival[48] 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
2013 31st Luna Awards Best Supporting Actor Born to Love You Nominated
2014 Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Juan dela Cruz Nominated


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