Stephen Martines

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Stephen Martines
Born Stephen Scott Martines
(1975-07-23) July 23, 1975 (age 39)
St. Louis, Missouri
Other names Coltin Scott
Years active 1998-present

Stephen Scott Martines (born July 23, 1975), is an American actor[1] and former model. Martines is sometimes credited as Coltin Scott.

Early life[edit]

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.

Early career[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

He has appeared in many television shows, including General Hospital, Guiding Light,[1] Monarch Cove, The Closer and The Vampire Diaries.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1998 Kraa! The Sea Monster Captain Ruric
1999 Justice Juan Jr. television film
This Is the Disk-O-Boyz Indy-Lee Wong
Planet Patrol Video
2004 Ring of Darkness Shawn television film
2008 No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker Alex
2011 Mud Dog Blues
2014 Nevermore Pre-production

Television work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Pacific Blue Patrick Benton Thrill Week
1999 General Hospital Nikolas Cassadine # 2 1999–2003
2003 Guiding Light Antonio 'Tony' Santos 2003/2005
2006 Monarch Cove Parker Elian 14 episodes
2008 Fear Itself Diego The Sacrifice
The Closer Ricardo Ramos 2008–2009
2009 Bones Alex Pina Fire in the Ice
CSI: Miami Jeff Peralta Smoke Gets in Your CSIs
2010 The Vampire Diaries Frederick 2 episodes
2013 The Mentalist Jacob Lettner Red, White and Blue
2013 Burn Notice Carlos Cruz
2014 Supernatural Det. Freddie Costa "Bloodlines"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chance, Norman (2010-12-22). Who Was Who on TV. Xlibris Corporation. pp. 8–. ISBN 978-1-4568-2162-3. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 

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