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'Dancing with the Stars' champ to star on 'Army Wives' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Jr Martinez
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A very popular victor from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars will make a well-deserved cameo on Lifetime’s hit drama Army Wives this season.

And the lucky hoofer to make the crossover is…

Jr Martinez
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J.R. Martinez!

The season 13 winner of DWTS will play a physical therapist who works with wounded veterans. As a former Army soldier and wounded veteran,  Martinez’ character relates to the veterans while pushing them beyond the limits of their own expectations toward recovery.

Martinez will begin filming his guest spot next month in Charleston.  The episode will air at the end of August.

The actor’s previous credits include a stint on All My Children. His win during season 13 of DWTS also marked the first win for his partner, Karina Smirnoff.