On the new crime drama American Crime, Mexican immigrant Alonzo Gutiérrez is a hardworking mechanic who keeps a watchful eye on his kids, including teenager Tony who resents his strict, overprotective father. But when Tony is arrested as a suspect in the Matt and Gwen Skokie murder/rape investigation, Tony cries out for his Papi.
Alonzo Gutiérrez is portrayed by Mexican-American Benito Martinez. Martinez is best known as Los Angeles politician David Aceveda on The Shield. He’s also had recurring roles on House of Cards (Republican Hector Mendoza), Sons of Anarchy (Luis Torres) and Supernatural (Edgar/Leviathan). Fun facts about “Bennie” Martinez – he can play the vihuela, a five string guitar, and for three years studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts where he earned an advanced certificate in stage combat.