In 2005 Benito co-hosted the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's gala in Washington, D.C.
Benito worked part-time as a bouncer while he was in school in London.
In 2007 Benito was nominated for a NAMIC (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications) Vision Award Best Actor – Drama for The Shield.
Benito has taught fencing and stage combat theatrical workshops.
Benito is married; his wife's name is Laura. They have two daughters; Isabella & Victoria.
Benito made his feature film debut in "Sunset Grill".
Benito enjoys baseball, boxing, soccer, football, martial arts, basketball and swimming.
Benito was twice nominated for an Imagen Foundation Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Shield in 2006 & 2007.
Benito did voice work for the video game of "The Shield" reprising the role of Captain David Aceveda. He has also let his voice to the video games "Age of the Empires III" and "Killer7".
Benito plays the guitar.
Benito's parents are Bennie & Margarita Martinez. His father lead Mariachi Del Norte de Bennie Martinez and his mother is the co-founder of La Compania de Teatro de Albuquerque.
Benito attended Hollywood High Performing Arts Magnet in Los Angeles and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art for his theatrical training.
Benito was nominated for an ALMA(American Latino Media Arts Awards) for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Series for The Shield in 2006 & 2008. He won in 2007.
Benito attended Hollywood High School Performing Arts Center.
Benito is 5' 10" (1.78m) tall.
Benito: The fun part about doing voiceovers and all that stuff is that you're not yourself; you're some other looking thing and sounding thing and whatever else.
Benito: (about The Shield) This journey has not been unlike reading a really great book where you get into some really great characters and you want to keep going from chapter to chapter to see where they go. But the story's done, and if we kept going, it wouldn't have the impact, the same resonance.