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Joaquin Martinez

Mostly Credited As: Joaquin Martinez
Sometimes Credited As: Jacquin Martinez
Joachin Martinez
Joaquin Martinez
Juaquin Martinez
Val de Vargas

Date Of Birth: November 05, 1932 (Age 81)
Country Of Birth: Mexico

Joaquin Martinez


Joaquin Martinez was a medical student at Mexico City's University when a teacher nagged him into participating in the school's drama group to help him overcome his shyness. Instead, he received a scholarship to Seki Sano's Drama Studio where he was encouraged to consider acting as a career. Torn between medicine and acting, Joaquin finished medical school before taking a role in Pedro Páramo in 1967. The film was entered in the Cannes Film Festival and Hollywood noticed Joaquin.

Deciding to give acting a try before settling into a medical practice, Joaquin went to Hollywood. In 1972, he appeared in Jeremiah Johnson with Robert Redford and Ulzana's Raid in which he had the title role. Aside from Redford, Joaquin has worked with luminaries like Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood and Kiefer Sutherland. He was Antonio Banderas' father in The House of the Spirits and appeared with Pierce Brosnan in the Bond film Die Another Day. His television appearances are as varied as his movie roles.

Currently, he divides his time between Europe, Hollywood and Mexico developing projects with his own company, Victoria Films International.

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

L.A. Law (1986) 
  Urine Trouble Now 03x18: (May/11/1989) As Oscar Montoya 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  Stones for Ibarra 37x03: (Jan/29/1988) As Cura 

The Twilight Zone (1985) (1985) 
  Healer 01x06: (Oct/11/1985) As Duende 

Quincy, M.E. (1976) 
  By Their Faith 06x07: (Jan/07/1981) As Father Dominguez 
  Death Casts a Vote 03x05: (Oct/21/1977) As Unknown 

How the West Was Won (1978) 
  The Slavers 02x11: (Apr/23/1979) As Amando Perez 

Mannix (1967) 
  Desert Sun 08x10: (Dec/01/1974) As Harry White Eagle 

Firehouse (1974) 
  Trapped 01x04: (Feb/07/1974) As Keegan 

Ironside (1967) 
  The Helping Hand 07x07: (Nov/01/1973) As Reyes (Pedro Reyes), [Co-Guest Stars]
  In Search of an Artist 02x13: (Jan/02/1969) As Juan Sanroma, [Co-Guest Stars]

Banyon (1972) 
  The Murder Game 01x13: (Dec/15/1972) As Gomez Santoro (as Val de Vargas) 

Cannon (1971) 
  Flight Plan 01x14: (Dec/28/1971) As Mada 

Mission: Impossible (1966) (1966) 
  Run for the Money 06x13: (Dec/11/1971) As Miller (as Val De Vargas), [Co-Guest Stars]
  Death Squad 04x24: (Mar/15/1970) As Luis Corba (as Val de Vargas), [Co-Guest Stars]
  The Code 04x01: (Sep/28/1969) As Desk Guard, [Co-Guest Stars]

Bonanza (1959) 
  The Rattlesnake Brigade 13x11: (Dec/05/1971) As Chavez 
  Decision at Los Robles 11x24: (Mar/22/1970) As Sanchez 
  Sound of Drums 10x10: (Nov/17/1968) As Red Sky 

O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1971) 
  Operation: Heroin 01x07: (Oct/29/1971) As Enrique Chavez 

Alias Smith and Jones (1971) 
  Journey from San Juan 01x13: (Apr/08/1971) As Carlos 

The Bill Cosby Show (1969) 
  Viva Ortega 02x16: (Jan/10/1971) As Ortega 

The High Chaparral (1967) 
  Only the Bad Come to Sonora 04x03: (Oct/02/1970) As Peon 
  A Way of Justice 02x12: (Dec/13/1968) As Luis 
  The Promised Land 02x06: (Oct/25/1968) As Innocente 
  The Ghost of Chaparral 01x03: (Sep/17/1967) As Little Cloud 

Death Valley Days (1952) 
  A Gift from Father Tapis 18x22: (Apr/07/1970) As Joaquin 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  The Night That Nothing Happened 02x02: (Oct/08/1962) As Dr. Escobar 
  Imagine a Long, Bright Corridor 01x15: (Jan/15/1962) As Dr. Escobar 

The Tall Man (1960) 
  The Woman in Black 02x36: (May/12/1962) As guest star 

West Point Story (1956) 
  McKinley's Challenge 01x27: (Apr/05/1957) As Rodriguez 
Crew Credits

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Episode Crew


Banyon (1972) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Lady Killer 01x12 Dec/08/1972 As: Director
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