Since 2008 we’ve watched All My Children’sJ.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’sKelly Monaco to win the trophy.
He’ll have his work cut out for him and need your votes. All My Children’sCameron 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!