ADRIAN MARTINEZ – BIO
Adrian Martinez is an actor, writer/ director, and producer, with over one hundred film and TV credits.
Some in casting have called Adrian, “the sidekick to the stars,” as evidenced by his recent sidekick trifecta– Will Smith’s sidekick in Warner Bros’ “Focus,” Ben Stiller’s sidekick in Stiller’s Fox remake of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” Will Ferrell’s sidekick in Lionsgate’s “Casa de mi Padre,” and Zach Galifianakis’ sidekick in Focus features’ “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”.
Adrian’s critically acclaimed work led to straight offers to several films premiering in 2016 including, “Army of One,” opposite Nicolas Cage, “Going Under,” opposite Bruce Willis, “Sisters,” opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and “Singleholic” starring Nia Long, and filming in Captetown, South Africa, Summer 2016.
Adrian has been seen in a wide range of character portrayals including “Mail Order Wife,” a mockumentary, where his lead portrayal was so convincing, audiences thought the film was a documentary, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” as ‘the hugging man’, opposite Sandra Bullock, “The Interpreter,” opposite Nicole Kidman, opposite Jimmy Fallon in “Taxi,” and “Mona,” which he also co-produced. “Mona” aired on PBS’ Indie night and won best picture at the Santa Barbara film fest.
Mr. Martinez’s TV work includes being a series regular on NBC’S THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION, and over fifty guest spots, including recurring on “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Gotham,” “Louie,” recurring in CBS’ “A Gifted Man,” opposite Patrick Wilson, HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords, “Three Strikes,” produced by Jon Stewart, and “Deadbeat” produced by Brad Pitt.
Theater audiences know Mr. Martinez from his daring off-Broadway performances in Jose Rivera’s “Massacre,” for Rattlestick theater, “Our Lady of 121st Street,” at the Union Square theater, and “The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot,” at the Public theater, both directed by Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, and written by Tony nominee, Stephen Adly Guirgis for the LAByrinth theater company, of which Adrian is a member.
Adrian will be branching into directing and producing in 2016 with his scripts, “iCreep,” and “Gabacho”.