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J.R. Martinez Bio

(Brot, AMC)


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Birthday: June 14
Hometown: Shreveport, LA
Years on Show: 2008-present
Marital Status: Single
Children: None

J.R. Martinez entered the Army in 2002 and was deployed to Iraq in 2003. Two months into his deployment, the Humvee he was driving struck a landmine. He suffered severe burns over 40 percent of his body. He recovered in Texas at a military hospital, where over the course of over two years he underwent over 30 surgeries, including skin grafts. At the urging of a nurse, Martinez began to share his story with other patients, and ultimately, he became a motivational speaker, eloquently using his expriences to help and inspire others. He answered the call when AMC sought to cast the role of Brot with a real-life vet, but remains active in charity work alongside his Pine Valley duties.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. J.R. stands for Jose Rene. It was Martinez's decision to start going by J.R.
  2. As a high school senior, his football team (he played strong safety) went to the Georgia State Championship.
  3. He has a tattoo honoring his mother, sister, and late sister.
  4. His beloved dog is named Romeo.
  5. His mom watched AMC while he was growing up, and introducing her to her favorite actor, Michael E. Knight (Tad), is a moment Martinez says he'll never forget.
stories featuring
J.R. Martinez
AMC Alum's Real-Life Breakup   Jan 9, 2014

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AMC Alum To ARMY WIVES   May 31, 2012

J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot, AMC) is returning to TV after his victorious run on DANCING WITH THE...

AMC Alum J.R. Martinez Welcomes Daughter   May 3, 2012

J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot, AMC) and his girlfriend, former AMC administrator Diana Gonzalez-...

J.R. Martinez Prepares For New Role: Daddy!   Dec 19, 2011

J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot, AMC) and his significant other, Diana Gonzalez-Jones, are expecting their...

Martinez Wins DANCING Trophy   Nov 23, 2011

J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot, AMC) won the hearts of the nation with his spirit and his dancing skills and last...

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AMC is his first gig.

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