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61 May 14th, 2015 A Martinez Joins The Cast of Days of our Lives!

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Fan favorite and Daytime Emmy winner A Martinez has made his way back to the soaps in a brand new role on Days of our Lives,  in news broken first via Soap Opera Digest.

The television and motion picture actor most known for his work to daytime fans as Cruz Castillo on the now classic NBC soap opera, Santa Barbara will be on the canvas of Salem come fall.

From rumblings we are hearing, A may turn out to be the father of Gabi Hernandez played by the just returned Camila Banus and Rafe Hernandez played by Galen Gering!  This wouldn’t the first time A has played the father to Camila Banus.  He played Ray Montez, and she played Lola Montez on One Life to Live!

What do you think of A joining DAYS?  Quite the big score for the series coming into its 50th anniversary! Comment below!

 

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  1. Mo says:

    Could be good.

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    Joan Lee replied

    I am sitting here on Isle of Palms watching you in The Cowboy. You were cute as a button as a teenager. I first noticed you on Passions and had a crush on you. LOL
    You are just as handsome in your 60′s as you were in your 20′s. I didn’t know you were also a singer. Let’s see more of you on TV or movies. I have been a fan for years. Loyally, Joan

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    Paulett replied

    I LOVE him when I saw him today was so Happy, they need some new blood.

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    Mo replied

    It’s a shame that they got rid of Paige before her father came on board. I thought Eve’s hubby’s surname was Larson, not Hernandez and he was younger than A. Hopefully it will all be explained.

    Margery replied

    I hated to see Paige killed. I never thought of her being Hispanic but she sure never looked like her mother. Yes, why the last name of Larson~? Did Paige’s parents not marry~? I thought it was an exceptionally well done scene today between the 2 grieving parents. Wonder as to the history with Rafe & A’s character. My hustand thought A. was Bo. Those 2 on Days will be interesting.

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    Mo replied

    Kassie did very well and I thought A did as well, considering it was his first scene and he had to grieve about a child/character/actress he never interacted with.

    Now Rafe will be investigating the murder of his half-sister.

    Eddie obviously is not the family type as he has abandoned at least two families.

  2. tskyent says:

    Loved him on G.H.. Although I don’t watch Day’s

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  3. Kalle says:

    These are good news. Camila Banus has a very important role in the serie, as Mom of Will’s child. And the popularity of A Martinez might also help the serie. Let’s hope, these changes will bring the viewers back to the serie.

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  4. Mary says:

    Exciting news!!

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  5. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Again, Days of Our Lives is turning out to makes its fiftieth anniversary a promising one to look forward to!

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  6. Jeremy says:

    This is great casting news for DAYS. A Martinez is a class act, a fine actor. It would be interesting to see him possibly involved with Kate or Marlena! Marlena could use some loving and romance. Not sure what the show is doing with John & Marlena as a couple. A Martinez is sexy and a great addition to DAYS. I hope the show has him on contract for at least a year.

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    Mo replied

    Stefano is going to kill Marlena.

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  7. louisa says:

    Now if they would just hire Robin Strasser!

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    Gary replied

    I agree with you, they need to call Robin Strasser now. I also want them to hire Erika Slezak. She can play Jennifer Hortons mom.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    The Dream Team!

    Darren replied

    Yes Yes Louisa, I love Robin Strasser.

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  8. Beth says:

    I’ve adored A Martinez since his Santa Barbara days. I’m psyched to see him on DOOL and look forward to whatever story they’re giving him.

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    Judy replied

    I so adore A as well. He is a fantastic actor and I loved him teamed up with Mary Walker on SB. They were my all time favorite super couple of all time. I can’t wait to see him act on Days. I hope they realize the gem that they have scored, and that they write him into a great storyline. Please keep him around well beyond the 50th anniversary. I think since A is accepting a soap role after all these years that it must be a real good thing not just for him, the soap, but also for a his huge fans. I’m super excited and I can’t wait to see him again very soon.

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  9. MBmomof3 says:

    More great news for DOOL fans. Welcome A Martinez!

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  10. LM says:

    OR he will turn out to be Paige’s father….

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  11. Judy ox says:

    good news someone for jenifer or hope or kayla wish they would give roman a hot romance and abe to

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  12. Lou Piikes says:

    Welcome back to daytime A Martinez. I wish you were still on Santa Barbara playing Cruz Castillo.

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    Rhonda replied

    Agreed! LOVED Cruz and Eden sooo much!!!!

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    briytany replied

    Ditto! If you go go YouTube uou can watch old episodes of sb. If you want crux and Eden episodes I misses the first 6: months of the show so seeing old episodes w A and Marcy are funny and so.e sexy. Til A is on Days you can still get plenty ofCruz n Eden..enjoy!

  13. Mary SF says:

    It looks like someone finally woke up over there and realize they have to expand the character’s family already there instead of bringing in newbies with no real ties to core families– glad Rafe and Gabi are getting a father and would love the deeply religious mother to show up and cause grief for Will– she sounded like she would be none too thrill that her granddaughter’s daddy is gay. In the real world there is homophobia and DOOL is so intent in making everyone so accepting it would be more honest to have one character that has a permanent problem with it– to be a thorn in the side of their happy little family– if not the mother, perhaps this character coming into the situation might be that troublemaker.

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    Jules replied

    I agree with you, but I think the backlash from the gay/more liberal minded community for having someone so unaccepting permanently represented, and then the religious community offended by their portrayal vis a vis this character would be too much. While a realistic idea, I think the negative reaction from the audience would be too great. JMO.

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  14. Shelley Krayer says:

    Do any fans know what the “A.” stands for in his name? I was always curious…I’d heard somewhere that it stands for a really long name…

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    Mary SF replied

    Adolfo

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Adolfo Larrue Martinez III.

    Google is your friend.

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  15. dolly lamie says:

    i want to say very nice days of our a martinez wu who way to go writers

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  16. Jimmy says:

    Awesome casting, really looking forward to DAYS 50th anniversary, which looks to be amazing. I just hope they have a good story for A’s character, and he doesn’t fall the way of many recent big-name hires from DAYS. I also hope they place him on contract and keep him in Salem for a while, he’s a great actor.

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  17. mark says:

    Great! I loved A on Santa Barbara! I loved Santa Barbara!

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  18. elm51 says:

    i am just so excited!! can not wait – he is such an awesome actor!!

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  19. melissa touchton says:

    Would love to see him pair up with Melissa reeves.

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  20. Gmbenet says:

    Happy for Camila,, Galen and Mr. Martinez!

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  21. PGP says:

    I am not familiar with his work, but what a major score for DAYS! I would love them to bring Marcy Walker to the show as well….I may have been the only person who loved her as Tangie Hill on Guiding Light!

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    Judy replied

    It would be great to see Marcy acting again but she gave up the acting quite a while ago. You will love A as an actor I’m sure. He is one talented actor for sure. If you have a chance Google Cruz and Eden of Santa Barbara and you will see his previous work.

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  22. Troy Turner says:

    You’re burying the lead here, Michael. Camila played Lola Montez on OLTL? WOW!

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  23. damien says:

    a martinez!
    thao peghlis!
    stephen nichols!
    peter reckell!
    kayla, justin, adrienne all sticking around…
    all we need now is a will horton and sonny recast to spruce up gabi s return and i ll return to days viewing!!!
    days is on a roll, hope it lasts!!!!

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    Jeremy replied

    I’d love to see Robert Gorrie (OLTL) take over the role of Sonny.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Robert Gorrie would make a good Sonny. I am going to miss Freddie Smith. He is just so likeable as Sonny. I wish him great success.

  24. Nick D. says:

    Would love to see him paired with Kate! Even better write a quad for A, Kate, Marlena, and John!

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    Jeremy replied

    hey ya, totally agree. I mentioned that same idea above, too.
    I’m happy that Kate finally is getting some loving, and for me, James Reed who plays Clyde is just that good. I, too, would love to see A. Martinez meet Kate & Marlena, and mix it up for them, it’s time for John to take notice that Marlena is hot and free. I think it would be hot to see Deirdre Hall paired up with A.

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  25. code says:

    Awesome , great addition to days!

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  26. nicholas says:

    This is awesome news . So many of us remember A Martinez from the very much missed daytime soap ” Santa Barbara ” . He played policeman Cruz Castillo . He is a wonderful actor. ” Santa Barbara ” was one of the very best daytime soaps ever made . The Cruz and Eden love story captured many of a fan’s heart and imagination for almost a decade ! I know many fans would love to see ” Santa Barbara ” revived with brand new episodes or a reunion / remembrance / tribute special for this wonderful soap that we still haven’t forgotten and possibly never will .

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    Chrystie Delancey replied

    Everything YOU said and more! Great actor, great person. Awesome in whatever he does.

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    Benjamin Milliken replied

    It’s hard to believe its been 22 years since SB left. I keep the actors the same age in my mind.

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  27. Chrystie Delancey says:

    Cruz Castillo!

    Enough said. :-)

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  28. Benjamin Milliken says:

    Santa Barbara was the best soap ever….Why not let A continue to play Cruz Castillo on Days?

    Many SB fans would like that idea!

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    Candy replied

    Absolutely not. I don’t want to see Cruz without Eden, Santa Barbara was enough hard with them at the end of the show, no need to add a new life to Cruz in another show.

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  29. Kristy says:

    Holy balls! This is awesome news. Santa Barbara was one of my favorites soaps. Cruz & Eden one of my favorite soap couples. (right up there with Bo & Hope) A is a great actor. Hope he has at least a one-year contract.

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  30. diane says:

    A, Your #1 fan has found Santa Barbara on You-tube and is enjoying it again. Hope you have a long run on DOOL.

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  31. peggy says:

    Always found A to be cute, entertaining and sexy on sb, cant wait to see him back on Days!

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  32. briytany says:

    My mom will b so happy that A is back on TV. Shc found sb on utube and is rehooked. I know she keeps talking about Santa Barbara and z couple named Cruz nd Eden. Give A A love interest. Kate would b good since we know Clyde is no good! Welcome back A, my mom will b a spaz when I tell her. Any chance Marcy will come onboard…

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  33. Pat says:

    I think that is FABULOUS idea. I met ” A ” and Drake in 1984 at a

    Fan event at DOG PATCH in Harrison , Arkansas I hope it happens.

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  34. Judy O'Day says:

    I met A. Martinez at Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Sun Valley California in 1977. He was with his family for dinner. I have always followed his career closely because he comes from Tujunga, California and so do I. It was a very pleasant surprise for me when I saw him today on Days of Our Lives, which I have watched off and on for over 50 years. Kuddos A. Martinez. It was a very pleasant surprise and I think he will be a wonderful addition to the cast. Very happy to see you are still acting, which I have enjoyed immensely over the years. My name is Judy and I was a Hostess/Cashier and part time Assistant Manager at Acapulco Restaurant for almost ten years.

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  35. Althea Stewart says:

    wowwwwwww I am happy to see Cruz he has aged alot but i am loving it cant wait to see what his actions will be, will he start hitting on the famous kate I am sitting on the edge of my seat waitng to see what comes next. Santa Barabra was my favorite number one soap until generation and now days i have been watching days since inception so i am thrill for the comeback of Cruz in Days.

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  36. Kristen says:

    Loved him on Santa Barbara 25+ years ago and am SO happy to see him on my other favorite soap, Days! Very Excited!

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  37. Irene Bryant says:

    How do I get a picture of him, my dad is very sick, and really likes him as an actor
    Would like an autograph picture of him for my dad

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  38. Edith says:

    Great to see A on the show. Keep him around he is a good addition to the cast.

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  39. Diane Thibodeaux says:

    Glad to see A on Days, but could you shave the goatee off? His
    face is too handsome for that !!!! It makes him look older.

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