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Adrian Martinez is an actor, writer, producer, and soon-to-be-director, with over eighty film and TV credits.
Adrian's career began as a high school track star on NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries". 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," in theaters 2015, 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" to name a few.
Of the over eighty film and TV projects Adrian has been involved in, some of his favorites include, "It's Kind of a Funny Story," opposite Zach Galifianakis, "Casa de mi Padre," opposite Will Ferrell, and "Mail Order Wife," a mockumentary, where his lead portrayal was so convincing, audiences thought the film was a DOCumentary.
Adrian has been seen in a wide range of character portrayals including Jim Sheridan's "In America," opposite Katie Holmes in "Pieces of April," "The Interpreter," opposite Nicole Kidman, opposite Jimmy Fallon in "Taxi," and "Mona," which he also co-produced. "Mona" has aired several times on PBS' Indie night.
Mr. Martinez's TV work includes over forty guest spots, including a recurring guest star in CBS' "A Gifted Man," opposite Patrick Wilson, FX's upcoming season of "louie" opposite Louis CK, HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," "Sex and the City," and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," "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 has been a member since 2003.
Mr. Martinez is a long time collaborator of Obie winner, and Oscar nominee, Jose Rivera, "The Motorcycle diaries, "having done productions and readings with Jose in New York, Atlanta (Alliance), Chicago (Goodman), and Los Angeles.
Adrian is writing and developing film and TV projects through his production company, Paloma Pictures.
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Phoenix Artists, Gary Epstein, Agent, Paradigm Doug Kesten, Agent
(2009) TV commercial for ESPN SportsCenter, Commercial for New York Lottery, where stacks of money fall from the sky, and his character yells, "Money!", (2011) TV Commercial for State Farm Insurance - Actor playing role of "Goofy Cheesehead" in the "Discount Double Check" television commercial that features Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, filmed in Green Bay, WI.
www.adrianmartinez.net/, www.facebook.com/pages/Adrian-Martinez/51400735278, twitter.com/adrian140
Adrian Martinez is an American film and television actor and comedian, known for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Focus. He also worked in the theatre. He is also known for his role as the "Discount Double Check" guy in a series of State Farm commercials starring Aaron Rodgers.
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