James Martinez is an American actor. He started his acting career in 2003, making one-time roles in Law & Order and Law & Order. He continued his work on television with guest appearances in NCIS and Numbers. In the 2010s, he had his first starring role on the small screen as Jorge Sanchez in Gravity. He next appeared in 5 episodes of Low Winter Sun. Also, he played Maximino Arciniega in an episode of Breaking Bad. Later in 2015, he played Ruben Salazar, a recurring character in Aquarius. He also appeared in 2 episodes of Queen of the South as Gato. He became further known for his role as Alex Romero in House of Cards. He recently played Victor in the comedy series One Day at a Time and Detective Olsen in the web series Tell Me a Story.