Alfonso Martinez (actor)

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In this Philippine name, the middle name or maternal family name is Sumilang and the surname or paternal family name is Martinez.
Alfonso Martinez
Born Alfonso Sumilang Martinez
(1988-05-19) May 19, 1988 (age 28)
Other names Alfons, Alfonso
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Parent(s) Albert Martinez (father)
Liezl Martinez (mother)

Alfonso Sumilang Martinez is a Filipino actor. He is the son of actors Albert Martinez and Liezl Sumilang-Martinez. He is a nephew of William Martinez and Yayo Aguila. He is also a nephew of actors Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales.

Biography[edit]

Alfonso Martinez was born on May 19, 1988. He is the eldest and only son of actors Albert Martinez and Liezl Martinez.[1][2] He has two younger sisters Alynna and Alyssa. He is a paternal nephew of William Martinez and Yayo Aguila and is also a maternal nephew of actors Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales. His maternal grandparents are veteran actors Amalia Fuentes and Romeo Vasquez.[2]

Career[edit]

Martinez made his television debut, as Alfons Martinez, in ABS-CBN's children's gag-variety show Ang TV. He played a nephew to Aga Mulach, who is also his real-life maternal uncle, in the sitcom Oki Doki Doc.[1]

A month after Star Magic launched Star Magic Batch 15—still in celebration of its 15th anniversary in 2007 -- ABS-CBN's talent arm launched another batch of new talents. The group, dubbed as "Royalties" due to their connections in Philippine showbiz, consisted of Megan Young, Gian Sotto, Michael Manahan, Michael Manotoc, Alfonso Martinez.[2]

Martinez, along with Carl Guevarra joined the cast of Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv which was revamped to Abt Ur Luv, Ur Lyf 2 in 2007.[3] He played Daniel the romantic interest of Isabelle Abiera's character in Abt Ur Luv Ur Lyf 2[4]—his first TV role in 15 years after his television debut in Ang TV.

When Abt Ur Luv Ur Lyf 2 ended in 2008, he then went to appear in 2 other seasons of Star Magic Presents namely: Astigs in Haay...skul Lyf and Star Magic Presents: Astigs in Luvin' Lyf.

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1992-94 Ang TV himself Credited as "Alfons Martinez"
1993-94 Oki Doki Doc Fonzy Credited as "Alfons Martinez"
2007 Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv, Ur Lyf 2 Daniel
2008 Star Magic Presents: Astigs in Haay...skul Lyf Gibbs
2008 Star Magic Presents: Star Magic Presents: Astigs in Luvin' Lyf Marty

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bonifacio, Julie (2007-06-22). "New Star Magic artist Alfonso Martinez makes showbiz comeback". Features / Extra Extra. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b c Erece, Dinno (2007-06-18). "Star Magic launches "showbiz royalties"". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  3. ^ Erece, Dino (2008-01-10). "ABS-CBN airs new youth-oriented show "Astigs" starting January 12". Entertainment Guide - Television. Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  4. ^ Erece, Dinno (2007-10-04). "Young stars come and go in ABS-CBN teen show "Abt Ur Luv"". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-04-01.