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|Born||Stephen Scott Martines
July 23, 1975
St. Louis, Missouri
|Other names||Coltin Scott|
Stephen Scott Martines (born July 23, 1975), is an American actor and former model. Martines is sometimes credited as Coltin Scott.
Stephen was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Marlene Lombardo and Stephen Martines. He is also nephew to Guy Lombardo. Martines has two siblings, a sister Melissa (age 30) and a half-sister Amanda (age 19). Coming from a divorced home, he lived with his mother until the age of 15 and then went to live with his father, with whom he was very close. Stephen was a revered soccer player at an early age, having been scouted at the age of 14 by many colleges and professional teams, both nationwide and international. He attended CBC High School (Christian Brothers College) in Clayton, Missouri, graduating in 1993.
After turning down many scholarship offers to play soccer at some of the top schools in the country, Stephen chose to attend then-named SMS (Southwest Missouri State University) which is now known as Missouri State University. Tragedy struck in October 1994, when his father passed suddenly due to a massive heart attack. He left school, quit playing soccer and went back home. After burying his father, with the intent of finishing school, he enrolled at Webster University, in Webster Groves, Missouri, after a scout called him and asked him to come play soccer there. That year, the school won the National Championship, a first in the school's history.
Martines began modeling in St. Louis and was repped by Talent Plus in Clayton, MO. He appeared in many ads ranging from Sears, Famous Barr, Dillard's and Calvin Klein. In 1998, before leaving for Hollywood, he was scouted inside the mall at Structure. He was asked to join a modeling competition in search for the franchise's Underwear Spokesmodel. He bought a last minute ticket and headed to New York. The judges were Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks and Martines won, beating out over 650 other contestants, ensuring him a spot in the semi-finals in Columbus, OH later that month.
Later that year, Martines not only placed in the top ten of the Structure Underwear Competition, but he also would eventually appear on talk shows such as The View, The Ru Paul Show, Good Morning America and Good Day LA to name a few.
In 1998, he was discharged from the United States Air Force after incurring a career-ending injury to his right knee during a game. After a year of rehabilitation, he found himself on the road to Hollywood to begin his career. In the early 2000s, Martines also recorded a few songs produced by Pink drummer Mark Schulman and was vocal coached by German born Nashville songwriter Sylkie Monoff.
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