Benito Martinez (actor)

Benito James Martinez (born June 30, 1970) is an American actor, best known for his role as LAPD Captain David Aceveda in the FX police drama The Shield and Luis Torres in Sons of Anarchy (2011-2012), and for his film role in the movie My Family (1995).

Benito Martinez
Benito James Martinez

(1970-06-30) June 30, 1970 (age 50)
Other namesJames Martinez
Years active1988–present



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Sunset Grill Guillermo
1995 Outbreak Dr. Julio Ruiz
1995 My Family Young Paco Sánchez
2003 Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico El Curandero/Man #2 Voice, Direct-to-video
2004 Saw Brett
2004 ¡Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El Maléfico Lonestar, Don Reyes Voice; Direct-to-video
2004 Million Dollar Baby Billie's Manager
2006 End Game Ramsey
2006 Kill Your Darlings Officer Jones
2009 Not Forgotten Detective Sanchez
2010 The Dry Land David Valdez
2010 Unthinkable Alvarez
2010 Takers Officer in Charge
2013 Bless Me, Ultima Gabriel Márez
2017 American Made James Rangel
2019 Queen & Slim Sheriff Edgar

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Bronx Zoo Fernadez Episode: "The Gospel Truth"
1990–92 Zorro José Macias 2 episodes
1992 Reasonable Doubts Savedra Episode: "Silence"
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation Salazar Episode: "Descent": Part 2
1996 Chicago Hope Orderly Episode: "A Day in the Life"
1996 The X-Files Orderly Episode: "The Beginning"
1998 L.A. Doctors Policeman Episode: "Leap of Faith"
1999 Silk Stalkings Cesar Episode: "Dance of Fever"
2001 NYPD Blue Lieutenant Gomez Episode: "Russelmania"
2001 Touched by an Angel Officer Dave Episode: "The Birthday Present"
2001 Once and Again Raoul Episode: "Chaos Theory"
2002 American Family Police Officer Episode: “Pilot”
2002 For the People Dr. Leonard Bushnell Episode: "Our Own"
2002 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Horatio Hidalgo (voice) Episode: "High-Tech House of Horrors"
2002 ¡Mucha Lucha! Lonestar (voice) Episode: "Party Animal"
2002 Firefly Boss Episode: "Our Mrs. Reynolds"
2002–08 The Shield David Aceveda 86 episodes
2003 Karen Sisco Ed Fuentes Episode: "Blown Away"
2006 Monk Foreman - Juror No. 7 Episode: "Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty"
2006 Numb3rs Arthur Ruiz Episode: "Provenance"
2006 Bones Thomas Vega Episode: "Aliens in a Spaceship"
2007 Standoff Senator Espinosa Episode: "The Kids in the Hall"
2008 Shark Agent Juarez Episode: "Wayne's World 3: Killer Shark"
2008–09 The Unit President-Elect Benjamin Castillo 3 episodes
2009 The Forgotten Police Chief Episode: "Pilot"
2009–10 Saving Grace Ronnie Rodriguez 8 episodes
2010 24 Victor Aruz 2 episodes
2010 Burn Notice David Episode: "Neighbourhood Watch"
2010 Lie to Me Charlie Sheridan Episode: "Pied Piper"
2011 Covert Affairs Jorge Episode: "All the Right Friends"
2011 Torchwood: Miracle Day Captain Santos Episode: "The Blood Line"
2011–12 Supernatural Edgar/Leviathan 5 episodes
2011–12 Sons of Anarchy Luis Torres 16 episodes
2012 Major Crimes Javier Ramirez Episode: "Out of Bounds"
2013 Dallas Officer Episode: "Legacies"
2013 Castle Special Agent Sam Walker Episode: "The Wild Rover"
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Gonzalo Vargas Episode: "Drive"
2013 Almost Human Captain Alexio Barros Episode: "The Bends"
2014–15 House of Cards Hector Mendoza 7 episodes
2014 Graceland Alfredo Armas Episode: "Connects"
2015 American Crime Alonzo Gutierrez 11 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series
2015 Criminal Minds Chief Raul Montoya Episode: "Outlaw"
2016 - 2019 The Blacklist Robert Diaz 6 episodes
2016 American Crime Dominic Calderone Episode: "Season Two: Episode Ten"
2016–18 How to Get Away with Murder A.D.A. Todd Denver 18 episodes
2017 American Crime Luis Salazar 5 episodes
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries
2017 The Leftovers Arturo Episode: "It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World"
2019 13 Reasons Why Sheriff Diaz 13 episodes
2019 Jack Ryan Senator Jim Moreno 2 episodes

Television filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Her Costly Affair Campus Cop
2010 Mandrake Harry Vargas
2017 Menendez: Blood Brothers Jose Menendez

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Killer7 Coyote Smith
2005 Age of Empires III Francisco Juan Delgado de Leon/General Simón Bolívar
2010 Vanquish Professor Francois Candide English version[1]
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Manuel Noriega
2013 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Khamsin/Desperado Scientist English version
2013 Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Esteban Bautista
2015 Battlefield Hardline Captain Julian Dawes


  1. ^ Kellams, JP (2010-10-25). "Narrative Design in Vanquish". PlatinumGames Blog. PlatinumGames. Archived from the original on 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2014-08-21.

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