Graham Patrick Martin

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Graham Patrick Martin
Born (1991-11-14) November 14, 1991 (age 26)
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.

He is best known for his recurring role as Eldridge on Two and a Half Men (2010–12) and 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]

He starred in the films Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door (2007) and Rising Stars (2010).

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 NFL team.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Girl Next Door Willie Chandler, Jr.
2010 Rising Stars Garrett
2011 Monster of the House Jamie
2013 Somewhere Slow Danny
2014 The Girlfriend Experience Max Short film
2017 Bukowski Baldy Post-producing
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Benjamin Price Episode: "To the Bone"
2007–09 The Bill Engvall Show Trent Pearson Main role
2009 iCarly Pete Episode: "iMake Sam Girlier"
2009 Jonas Randolph Episode: "Love Sick"
2010–12 Two and a Half Men Eldridge McElroy Recurring role (Seasons 79)
2011 Good Luck Charlie Dustin Episode: "Baby's New Shoes"
2012 The Closer Rusty Beck Episode: "The Last Word"
2012–present Major Crimes Rusty Beck Main role
2013 The Anna Nicole Story Daniel Wayne Smith Television film
2015 Impastor Jasper Simmons Episode: "Genesis"


  1. ^ a b c Graham Patrick Martin on IMDb
  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. Archived from the original on April 17, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012.