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|Born||Albert Rivera Martinez
April 19, 1961
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Liezl Sumilang (1985–2015, her death)|
|Children||3; including Alfonso Martinez|
Albert Rivera Martinez (born April 19, 1961) is a Filipino actor, director, and producer.
Martinez began as a film actor. He took his first teleserye role as Glenn in the 1980 series Anna Liza. Martinez's character, Glenn was the suitor of the titular protagonist, Anna Liza which was portrayed by Julie Vega.
Martinez cites actor John Travolta's acting style as his basis on his own film roles. He describes Travolta as having a tongue-in-cheek style in acting as characterized in his roles in Face/Off, Broken Arrow and Battlefield Earth. Martinez praised Travolta for making his roles "shine" on the aforementioned films despite not portraying "natural characters". He also cited Christopher de Leon as his idol since he started his career in film acting.
In Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin he portrays Ferdinand Fuentebuella who marries a woman from a rich family to save the wealth of his own family. On the eve of Martinez's character's wedding, Fuentebuella had a one-night stand with a prostitute (portrayed by Gina Alajar and gets her pregnant. Fuentebuella is reunited with his daughter, Catherine (portrayed by Angelika dela Cruz) five years later but again gets separated from each other. Throughout the series Fuentebuella is determined to reunite again with his daughter as his loveless marriage deteriorates. This role of a sympathetic character was deemed a deviation from Martinez's usual portrayal of hateful characters in films. Commenting on his role after being asked how does he chooses his role, Martinez says that the audience views the characters as role models which they would like to emulate. He says that he tries to incorporate positive values in his role yet he makes sure that the character he portrays remains flawed adding that he is "always looking for a dark twist".
His most recent critically acclaimed role was a downtrodden husband in Magnífico (2003). He recently starred in a TV drama series, Sa Piling Mo, together with Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual which was shown on ABS-CBN. He also worked on the teleserye Maria Flordeluna in 2007 as the role of Gen. Leo Alicante. In 2009–2010, he worked on the teleserye May Bukas Pa, in the role of the antagonist turned protagonist Mayor Enrique Rodrigo. He played the role of Frank Crisanto on the teleserye Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo alongside Kris Aquino, Kim Chiu, Gina Pareño, Coco Martin, and Gerald Anderson.
He is currently with ABS-CBN as a contract actor.
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|1980||Totoo Ba Ang Tsismis|
|1981||Bata Pa si Sabel|
|1982||Bakit Ba Ganyan?|
|Where Love Has Gone||Aldo Asuncion|
|Anak ni Waray, Anak ni Biday|
|1991||Yakapin Mo Ako Muli||Abel Lalugan|
|1994||Pangako ng Kahapon|
|Talahib At Rosas|
|1995||Minsan Pa: Kahit Konting Pagtingin 2||Benny De Guzman|
|Muling Umawit ng Puso|
|Gloria, Gloria Labandera|
|Rizal sa Dapitan||José Rizal|
|Buhay Mo'y Buhay Ko rin||Anton Marasigan|
|Bata, Bata… Pa'no Ka Ginawa?||Ding|
|Nang Iniwan Mo Ako||Anton Marasigan|
|1999||Scorpio Nights 2||Andrew|
|Ekis: Walang Tatakas||Gene|
|Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure||Emong||RoadRunner, MAQ Productions, Regal Entertainment|
|Captain Barbell||Lagablab||Viva Films|
|2004||Anak Ka ng Tatay Mo|
|2007||I've Fallen For You||Jonathan||Star Cinema|
|2012||Born To Love You||Charles Ronquillo||Star Cinema, CineMedia|
- Rosario (2010) – MMFF Entry "59th Famas Best Director (winner)"
|Year||Title||Role(s)||Type of Role||Network|
|2015-present||FPJ's: Ang Probinsyano||Tomas "Papa Toms" Tuazon||Main role / Antagonist||ABS-CBN|
|2015-2016||All of Me||Dr. Manuel Figueras||Lead role|
|2014||Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon||Leo Romero||Main role|
|Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel||Prinsipe Tino†||Special participation|
|2013||My Little Juan||Samuel Alejandro||Special participation|
|Juan dela Cruz||Samuel Alejandro†||Main role / Antagonist|
|2012-2013||Princess and I||King Anand Wangchuk||Main role|
|2011-2012||Nasaan Ka Elisa?||Mariano Altamira||Co-lead role|
|2011||100 Days to Heaven||Tagabantay / Postman||Guest appearance|
|Green Rose||Darren Lee†||Special participation|
|Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin||young General Jaime Sebastiano||Special participation|
|2010||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Passbook||Sonny Gonzales||Episode guest|
|Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo||Francisco "Frank / Uno" Crisanto†||Main role / Antagonist|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gitara||Mr. Santelices||Episode guest|
|2009-2010||May Bukas Pa||Mayor Enrique D. Rodrigo / Gonzalvo Policarpio†||Co-lead role / Antagonist|
|2008||Kahit Isang Saglit||Ronaldo Dimaandal||Supporting role|
|I am KC: Yes Sir!||Angelo Martinez||Episode guest|
|Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara||Fritz Martinez||Main role|
|2007||Princess Sarah||Captain Christopher Crewe||Co-lead role|
|Maria Flordeluna||General Leo Alicante||Main role|
|2006-2007||Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko||Juan Penduko||Main role|
|2006||Sa Piling Mo||Benicio Chuatoco||Main role / Antagonist|
|2005||Maynila||Episode guest||GMA Network|
|2003-2004||Twin Hearts||Ben Katigbac||Extended role|
|2002-2003||Habang Kapiling Ka||Alejandro Javellana||Main role / Antagonist|
|2001-2002||Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin||Ferdinand Fuentebella||Supporting role|
|2000-2001||May Bukas Pa||Ramon Suarez||Co-lead role||IBC / RPN 9|
|1980-1986||Anna Liza||Glenn Laxamana||Supporting role||GMA Network|
Awards and nominations
|1995||Metro Manila Film Festival ||Best Supporting Actor||Muling Umawit ang Puso||Won|
|1997||Manila Film Festival||Best Actor||Rizal sa Dapitan||Won|
|2006||20th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actor||Sa Piling Mo||Nominated|
|2009||23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actor||May Bukas Pa||Nominated|
|Best Single Performance by an Actor||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bisikleta||Nominated|
His father, Bert Martínez, was a character actor during the 1960s. Albert was married to Liezl Sumilang from 1985, until her death in 2015. They had three children, including actor Alfonso Martinez. William Martínez also an actor is his younger brother.
- Carvajal, Dolly Anne (30 April 2002). "Albert turns 41". Dollywood (Philippine Daily Inquirer). p. A28. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
Albert Martinez turned 41 last April 19...
- Bautista, Mary Ann; Gallardo, Ricky (5 May 2001). "Albert Martinez believes in the power of television" (in English and Filipino). Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- Salterio, Leah (24 August 2000). "The 'devil' in Albert Martinez". Philippine Daily Inquirer. p. B11. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:1995". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
- Daza, Jullie Yap (24 June 1997). "To kill Rizal again". Manila Standard. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- "Albert: Liezl as normal as everybody now". Manila: ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. August 26, 2012. Retrieved March 15, 2015.