Graham Patrick Martin

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Graham Patrick Martin
Born (1991-11-14) November 14, 1991 (age 23)[1]
Thibodaux, Louisiana, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Graham Patrick Martin (born November 14, 1991)[1] is an American film and television actor. Most recently, Martin had a recurring role as Eldridge on Two and a Half Men (2010-12) and as former teen hustler Rusty Beck on the series finale of The Closer and in its spinoff series, Major Crimes (2012-present).[2] Martin also portrayed Bill Engvall's eldest son in the sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007–09),[3] and took on roles in the films Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door (2007) and Rising Stars (2010). He appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Personal life[edit]

Martin attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City.[1] When asked, in a TNT Newsroom interview, to describe himself, he responded: "I'm a New Yorker from New Orleans who lives in Los Angeles."[4] When asked what inspired him to act, Martin shared that his older sister was the first in his family to become interested in acting. Martin, his two brothers, and sister attended a performing arts summer camp called French Woods, where: "I went for the water sports and horseback riding, but I somehow ended up auditioning for my first play while I was there. I was eight years old at the time, and I was cast in my first musical The King and I. I did three musicals every summer at French Woods, until I was fifteen. The other influence was Leonardo DiCaprio. I saw Titanic in kindergarten and decided I wanted to be just like him."[4] Martin is a die-hard fan of the New Orleans Saints.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Benjamin Price Guest Star "To the Bone" (Season 5, Episode 20)
2007 The Bill Engvall Show Trent Pearson Main Cast (Seasons 1-3, Episodes 1-30)
The Girl Next Door Willie Chandler, Jr. Movie
2009 iCarly Pete Guest Star "iMake Sam Girlier" (Season 2, Episode 13)
Jonas L.A. Randolph Guest Star "Love Sick" (Season 1, Episode 10)
2010 Rising Stars Garrett Movie
Two and a Half Men Eldridge McElroy Recurring Role (Seasons 7-9)
2011 Good Luck Charlie Dustin Guest Star "Baby's New Shoes" (Season 2, Episode 14)
2012 The Closer Rusty Beck Guest Star "The Last Word" (Season 7, Episode 21 - Series finale)
2012–Present Major Crimes Main Role (The Closer spin-off series)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Graham Patrick Martin at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Bryant, Adam (August 13, 2012). "The Closer Finale Postmortem: Creator James Duff Talks Brenda's Final Confession". TV Guide. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lorando, Mark (August 4, 2008). "Metairie teen ready for second season on 'The Bill Engvall Show'". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Hamilton, Christina (April 11, 2012). "MAJOR CRIMES Q&A: GET TO KNOW GRAHAM PATRICK MARTIN". TNT Newsroom. Retrieved August 14, 2012.