Martinez to Star in ABC’s Drama Pilot “American Crime”

Benito Martinez is preparing for his fatherly duty…

The 42-year-old Guatemalan American actor, best known for portraying David Aceveda in the FX drama series The Shield, has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot American Crime.

Benito Martinez

Written and executive-produced by John Ridley, the project centers on the racially charged murder of a war veteran and the subsequent trial, which are examined through the personal lives of the players involved.

Martinez will portray Alonzo, a hardworking, middle-class widowed father whose son is accused of the crime.

He previously recurred on Sons Of Anarchy and is coming off an arc on House Of Cards.

His other credits include television appearances on Dallas, Major Crimes, Covert Affairs, Burn Notice, Lie to Me and 24.

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