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BENITO MARTINEZ (Gabriel) is best known for his award winning portrayal of Los Angeles politician "David Aceveda", a character he played for seven seasons on the highly acclaimed FX police drama "The Shield".
Bennie (as he is known to his family) got his start on stage as a musico at the age of eight playing the vihuela in his father's mariachi, but when his parents separated, he moved to Los Angeles with his sisters and mom and graduated from Hollywood High Performing Arts Magnet. He then moved to London, England where he attended the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and in his third year there became a member of the academy's award winning international touring troupe.
Other film credits include LIES IN PLAIN SIGHT (2011 NAACP Best Actor Nominee), MANDRAKE, THE DRY LAND with America Ferrera, UNTHINKABLE with Samuel L. Jackson, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, SAW, END GAME, NEW SUIT, KILL YOUR DARLINGS, MI FAMILIA and NOT FORGOTTEN.
Among his notable small screen appearances are "Torchwood," "Covert Affairs," "Monk," "Bones," "Numb3rs," "24," "Lie to Me," "Burn Notice," "The Unit," "Saving Grace," "Supernatural" and he is currently filming multiple episodes on "Sons of Anarchy."
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