Julian Acosta
Julian Acosta
Character: Gabriel Martel
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Julian Acosta is an actor. He portrayed Gabriel Martel in the season 4 episode, "Cry Luison".

Julian was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He went to school in the Antilles School System on Fort Buchanan in Guaynabo and High School in El Paso, Texas, where his father, a U.S. Marshal, was transferred. Julian started acting at North Harris College in Houston, Texas, under Sherri Ryan White and went on to earn a B.F.A in Theater at Florida International University in Miami and his M.F.A in Acting at Rutgers University, where he studied with William Esper and Maggie Flanigan.

Julian got his start in New York where he was quickly cast in Denis Leary's heralded, but short-lived comedy series, The Job, on ABC. Since then, Julian has starred as the lovable eccentric Adam Proteau on Dirt on F/X, on Strong Medicine on Lifetime Television, The Defenders on CBS, Hollywood Heights on NICK, Franklin and Bash on TNT, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family.

He has made guest starring turns on The West Wing, Entourage, One Life to Live, The George Lopez Show, Law & Order, Second Time Around, King Pin, The Unit, Scrubs, The Mentalist, Castle, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Covert Affairs, Lauren, and Law & Order: Los Angeles.

Julian can also be seen in the films We Have Your Husband, Bound By Lies with Stephen Baldwin and Kristy Swanson, True Love directed by Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Nominee Henry Barrial, Seed directed by Hugo Perez, The Lords of Salem directed by Rob Zombie, CBGB directed Randy Hiller, The Atticus Institute directed by Chris Sparling, and, in 2018, his first Spanish Language film, El Secreto Del Retrato (The Portrait's Secret) directed by Janet Alvarez Gonzalez.

Julian is a member of LAByrinth Theater Company the Off-Broadway Theater Company in New York City. Julian last appeared along with Phillip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz, Liza Colon-Zayas, Gaius Charles, LeRoy McLain, Saidah Arika Eukulona, and Jesicca Chastain in the internationally acclaimed production of Othello directed by Peter Sellars.

Julian's other stage credits include Penalties and Interest by Rebecca Cohen and Massacre (Sing To Your Children) by Oscar nominated Playwright and Screen Writer Jose Rivera, both at the Public Theater in New York, Piano by Anna Deveare Smith, Lucy and The Conquest by Cusi Cram at the Williamstown Theater Festival, and Anna In The Tropics by Nilo Cruz and Lovers and Executioners by John Strand, both at South Coast Repertory Theater for which Julian was nominated for a Los Angeles Critic's Circle Award.

Julian's Theatrical Directorial debut Short Eyes by Miguel Pinero at the Los Angeles Theater Center was not only critically acclaimed, but it was selected by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to represent the city of Los Angeles at the International Hispanic Theatre Festival in Miami in July 2012 where it was raved by both the Miami Herald and the Miami New Times.

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