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Soap Opera Icon A Martinez Celebrates His Birthday

The prolific actor is celebrating another year!

A Martinez Days of our LivesA Martinez Days of our Lives

When last seen on Days of our Lives, A Martinez (or more accurately, his character, Eduardo Hernandez) was on hand to warn his offspring of impending danger. Luckily the only thing that Martinez needs to fear in real life is the copious amounts of celebrating he’ll soon be indulging in.

Happy Birthday, A Martinez

And that’s because he was born on September 27, 1948, in Glendale, California, which means that this living soap opera legend is turning 74 years old today! Martinez began his professional career at the age of 12 as a singer, and throughout his middle and high school years, he appeared in a number of theatrical productions.

Martinez’s film and television debut were in 1968, appearing in The Young Animals and an episode of the series The Outcasts (recorded in 1969), respectively. His subsequent roles included guest appearances on programs such as Mission: Impossible, The New People, Ironside, and Adam-12, as well as roles in features like Change of Habit and The Cowboys.

Martinez’s biggest claim to fame was his nine-year stint on the daytime soap opera Santa Barbara. For his work as top cop Cruz Castillo, Martinez earned himself a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Leading Actor category.

His other forays into the world of daily serials included roles on General Hospital (ex-Roy Deluca), One Life to Live (ex-Ray Montez), The Bold and the Beautiful (ex-Ramon Montgomery, M.D.), and Days of our Lives (where he has recurred as Hernandez family patriarch Eduardo since 2015).

A Martinez’s other acting credits include recurring roles in Profiler, Queen of the South, Longmire, and The Bay, as well as starring parts in films such as She-Devil and One Night Stand.

Martinez has been married to Leslie Bryans since 1982. Together the couple – who currently resides in Thousand Oaks, California – have welcomed three children: a son and two daughters.

Soap Hub would like to wish A Martinez a very happy birthday, and you can, too, by clicking on the Twitter link below.

Send A Martinez a birthday tweet now: Happy Birthday @ABoneMartinez! Have a wonderful day. Click To Tweet

Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on Peacock+ in the U.S. and The W Network or Global TV App in Canada. For more about what’s coming up in Salem, check out all the latest that’s been posted on DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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