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A Martinez; Ray Montez on OLTL
Topic Started: May 7 2011, 09:31 AM (17,709 Views)
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Seventeenth Installment
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A Martinez
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Love and Honor. Season Two Episode 3. First aired on CBS January 22, 1999. Buck swordfights for Inez's honor when a band of men attempt to take her back to Mexico. Chris matches skills with a sharpshooting bandito.(A Martinez-Raphael Cordova Martinez.) This was shown on TNN. Western Adventure Starring Dale Midkiff The Magnificent Seven
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I've said it many times but I will say it again here: A Martinez (OLTL's Ray Montez, 2008-2009) is the best romantic acting partner Robin Strasser has had in the last decade. While the deceased Mel Hayes is often referred to as the "love of Dorian Lord's life," Herb Callison as the great love who adopted her daughter Cassie, and David as a three-time husband, Ray Montez possessed a movie-star quality that brought to mind swoon-worthy classic romance of old Hollywood. Most on this board were saddened and even angered at the loss of the actor and character on OLTL while soap bloggers labeled allowing Martinez to slip away one of OLTL's true missed opportunities. The chemistry was obvious. The potential great.

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I don't even like the term: Cougar, let alone went out stalking that story. Love Tuc Watkins (David) but not giving A Martinez contract?huh?
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On a Feb. 2, 2011 podcast with Michael Fairman on On Air l On Soaps, Martinez says of Strasser:

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She's one of the very best I've ever seen. She knows how to get the most out of any given situation, which is pretty rare.


Martinez was born Adolfo Larrue Martinez, III in Glendale, California but it was later shortened to "A" to distinguish him from his father and grandfather. With international fame, Martinez is best known to soap fans for his role as Cruz Castillo on "Santa Barbara" (1984-1992) where he played a romantic lead to Marcy Walker's Eden Capwell. In 1990, Martinez won a Daytime Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
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A Martinez (Cruz) and Marcy Walker (Eden).


Says Damon Jacobs (We Love Soaps) of Martinez as #34 of the 50 Greatest Soap Actors:
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Some actors thrive by chewing the proverbial scenery, releasing all the adrenaline and pent-up emotion in their scenes.  But others hold back and make a career out of challenging their audience to look deeper for emotional expressions and soul-filled revelations.  A Martinez belongs in the latter category, infusing restraint, heat, and spiritual gravity into each of his roles.  I enjoy A on every show, but for me he will always be the quintessential masculine myth Cruz Castillo from SANTA BARBARA.  There he was able to display smoldering sexuality mixed with strength, morality, and integrity.  It's been a long time since daytime has celebrated heroes such as Cruz, and all shows have suffered because of it.


Martinez has a heritage that is Native American, Spanish, and Mexican. He began his professional career when he was twelve years old and won a talent competition title at the Hollywood Bowl. He was in a rock band in high school and on the track team. He pursued acting at UCLA and also played on a semi-pro baseball team for five seasons. While attending UCLA, he first appeared in the feature film "Born Wild," followed in quick succession by other films, including "The Cowboys" (with John Wayne), "Beyond the Limit" (starring Michael Caine), "Once Upon a Scoundrel," "Walking the Edge," "Joe Panther" and "Shoot the Sundown." His feature film credits also include "She Devil" (with Meryl Streep) "Pow Wow Highway," "What's Cooking?" and "Becoming Eduardo" among others.

Martinez has also appeared on stage at the Mark Taper Forum, where he starred in the musical "Bandido!," as Tiburcio Vasez, a real-life bandit whose family was among the original settlers of San Francisco.

More than anything else, the versatile actor is best known for his roles on television such as a recurring role on "All In The Family" as a helper at Archie's bar. In 1978, he appeared as the Indian Circling Hawk in the short-lived ABC series "The Young Pioneers." His other extensive television credits include starring roles in many television movies, among them "Cherokee Kid" (with Sinbad, Burt Reynolds, Gregory Hines and James Coburn), "Grand Avenue" (co-produced by Robert Redford), "Deconstructing Sarah," "She Led Two Lives," "Manhunt: Search for the Nightstalker," "Death Among Friends," "Not of This World" and "Criminal Behavior."

In 2008, Martinez starred in Lifetime Movie Network's "Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story." In 2009 he played sheriff in a SI-FI movie "The Terminators." In 2011 he co-starred in a SI-FI movie "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid" which starred Debbie Gibson and Tiffany (singer).

Martinez starred on the popular NBC dramatic series "L.A. Law" as Daniel Morales from 1990-94. He was Nick "Coop" Cooper on "Profiler" in 1997. He has also guest-starred in such television hits as "Barney Miller," "Quincy" and "Police Story." He's had appearances on "Viva Laughlin" (2007), " Raines" (2007), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2007), "Criminal Minds" (2009), "Castle" (2010), and on CBS's "Miami Medical" (2010)

Martinez has been married to his wife Leslie Bryans since 1982 and their children Dakota Lee, Devon Makena and Ren Farren are all artists and performers.


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A lifelong dream was fulfilled when this talented singer songwriter completed his first album, titled "Fragrance and Thorn," in which he wrote all the lyrics and music for the album, a taste of blues and gospel with splashes of Spanish, classical guitar.

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Martinez's album "Fragrance and Thorn."


(Information from various sources including Wikipedia)

Martinez, who has starred as Roy DiLucca on "General Hospital" from 1999-2002, returned to soaps this year in a recurring role on "Bold and Beautiful" as Dr. Ramon Montgomery. The accomplished actor says he understands the economic circumstances that led to his release from OLTL. He continues to speak fondly of his brief time on the show and of Strasser.
SOURCE: Soap Opera Digest
April 5, 2011 issue
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Dorian and Ray: At the Capricorn on 4.2.09
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Next--Nathan Fillion
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SOURCE: classicalite.com
Oct 17, 2014 11:35 AM EDT | Jon Sobel (j.sobel@classicalite.com)
'Othello' Starring A Martinez ('Longmire') Opens Next Week in Los Angeles


The role of Othello requires an actor of gravitas, and Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and New American Theatre are betting A Martinez fits the bill. The actor's long career includes a great deal of television as well as film and theater. His TV roles have ranged from daytime soaps and TV movies to HBO's Grand Avenue, a Robert-Redford produced mini-series about Native American poverty in contemporary Northern California, and three seasons as Jacob Nighthorse in HBO's Longmire. Filmgoers have seen him in She-Devil with Meryl Streep and the iconic Native American odyssey Powwow Highway among others.

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UPDATE: A Martinez reports on his Facebook page that the play is off.
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A Martinez appeared on CBS's NCIS on the episode titled, "Patience."
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Soap Opera Digest Reports A Martinez Headed to DAYS

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The casting news broke today at Soap Opera Digest that A Martinez has been cast in a new role that "will have many connections in Salem." Along with the Martinez news was the announcement that Thaao Penghlis, who played Tony and Andre DiMera on and off since 2009, is back filming at Days of Our Lives.

First thing's first-- SO happy for Martinez. He is a reason for me to watch the show, especially if they have him on for more than a few appearances. One can't help but wonder if One Life to Live's Montezes will be reunited on Days. Camila Banus played Lola and daughter to Martinez's Ray Montez on OLTL. On Days Banus plays Gabi Hernandez and is currently behind bars for killing a man. Banus was recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal of the character. Michael Fairman of On Air l On Soaps seems to think Martinez will be cast as her father.

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From rumblings we are hearing, A may turn out to be the father of Gabi Hernandez played by the just returned Camila Banus and Rafe Hernandez played by Galen Gering.


Wonder if having Josh Griffith as the new head writer (along with Dena Higley) also figures into this latest development. Griffith is familiar with Martinez's talent from working with him on Santa Barbara. Martinez, of course, starred on the NBC soap as heartthrob Cruz Castillo; Griffith began his writing career on SB in 1988.

Only one thing would make me happier and I know that it will only take one guess -- the sight of Robin Strasser joining the show in a capacity that reunites her on screen with Martinez and Kassie DePaiva, who plays Day's Eve Deveraux. Please, Soap Gods.
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A Place for Me in Salem @DaysofOurLives @galengering @KassieDePaiva @camilabanus #thelongandwindingroad #daddyissues
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#AMartinez a GREAT actor & honorable man! #DaysOfOurLives has him now!! #YAYDays (I wasn't going to get cable at my new house, now I will:)
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Love me some Longmire, which now airs on Netflix. S4 was just launched and I've binge watched the entire season. It is my favorite show. I wanted to mention Longmire's revival in this thread because of A's role as Jacob Nighthorse and to also mention that A will be airing as Eduardo Hernandez on Days of Our Lives, beginning Monday, Sept. 21st. He is a favorite of mine so I plan to check it out.
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Be still my heart :wub:
Photo: Kassie DePaiva Twitter

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Shared a wonderful lunch with my friends and former colleagues @robinstrasser and @KassieDePaiva (who snapped this). Bonds steeped in the details & memories of special work are bonds that endure, and Robin, in her generosity, put this exquisite twelve-string guitar into my hands.
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Today I had the honor of sharing lunch with 2 of my favorite people @ABoneMartinez @robinstrasser #oltl #family #days
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Let's take a deep breath together (inhale-exhale)...Cruz cruises on! #AMartinez remains one of our country's finest actors...pace yourself-it's only a matter of time imo you'll be falling in love w/him AGAIN:) LUNCH today was challenging-chewing & crushing at the same time?;-)
13 December 2017

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@KassieDePaiva made it happen-I hadn't seen #AMartinez in 8yrs;( I was heartbroken when #OLTL didn't keep #Ray in #Llanview...really saddened me-CUT to JOY of lunch #WoodlandHills w/Kassie & @ABoneMartinez Talk about an A list lunch:) There were no lapses in the conversation LOL
13 December 2017
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Somehow I had missed this. Wow. Glorious! These two respect each other as artists and people beyond what most other actors do. I'd even go so far as to say they might be humbled by each other. I'd really love to see them work together again, in anything. Thanks for posting!
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I thought of it as an early Christmas present when I saw it. Honestly, I was just so surprised. I still love the thought of Dorian and Ray, thus the continuing fan fiction. I love that both actors seem to connect with the pairing, too, via their characters. (Psst., hope to see you continue with your writing if you feel the vibe.)
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