Since 2008 we’ve watched All My Children’s J.R. Martinez portray Brot Monroe and tonight you can watch the army veteran-turned actor as he debuts his fancy footwork to the world, on the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars. Martinez will compete for the show’s big prize–a giant mirror ball trophy–against Carson Cressley, Chaz Bono, Chynna Phillips, David Arquette, Elisabetta Canalis, Hope Solo, Kristin Cavallari, Nancy Grace, Ricki Lake, Rob Kardashian and Ron Artest, in the hopes of becoming the first soap star since General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco to win the trophy.
He’ll have his work cut out for him and need your votes. All My Children’s Cameron Mathison and Susan Lucci (seasons five and seven respectively) each danced their butts off on DWTS, but failed to take home the award.
Watch clips of J.R. Martinez and this season’s Dancing With the Stars after the jump! READ MORE
I am a voice, and I’m just someone who’s out there educating the world for people who don’t necessarily look ‘Hollywood’-ish. I like the fact that I look different. I’m the underdog, the guy people have to Google and see who I am, so I’m cool with that. I want people to find out who I am and grow with me . . . to embrace me for who I am and see who I am, personality-wise.
Deidre Hall, Leslie Smith, Marla Maples and J.R. Martinez
Deidre Hall, All My Children's J.R. Martinez and Dr. Phil McGraw were just a few of celebrities who came out for Iraq Star 2009 "A Night of Honour", a benefit to raise money for surgeries that help veterans "gain back their pre-war lives, to assist them in holding their heads high, and help them return to their homes and careers." For more information on the benefit and how you can support our veterans visit Iraq Star. View more photos from the benefit after the jump. READ MORE
Well placed sources are saying Beth Ehlers (Taylor) won't still be a cast member at All My Children once the soap jumps coasts this Winter.
"Beth is out, but JR Martinez is staying," says one mole. "The show is going ahead with the Brot/Natalia pairing, so JR and Shannon [Kane] are both expected to be relocated." READ MORE