Martin Fitzgerald (as played by Richard Steinmetz on Passions)
* Fled to Mexico with Katherine because of Alistair Crane.
* Was believed to be dead or to have abandoned his family and friends.
Richard Steinmetz (May 14, 2004 - October 2006)
William Bumiller (1999 - 2001 in flashbacks)
Martin was an exceptional father and devoted husband to Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald. He left Harmony for many years because he got tangled up in a marital dispute between Alistair Crane and his wife Katherine. Both he and Katherine feared for their lives and the lives of their loved ones. They were forced to allow their families to believe that they were dead so that they could all continue to live. Martin and Katherine relocated to Mexico and over time became romantically involved since they were each other's pillars through the whole ordeal.
Martin made the decision to return to Harmony when his daughter Paloma (who lived in Mexico) almost died because Alistair found out where they were. He returned to a family that loved him, but was furious that they had been allowed to believe that he was dead or missing all of these years. Pilar had mourned for Martin this entire time and wanted desperately to build their future together. Martin could not turn off his feelings for Katherine, but managed to eventually get over her and focus on his life with Pilar. On their wedding day, Pilar found Martin and Katherine talking and washed her hands of the situation.
Brian Fitzgerald (father)
Ethan Crane (grandson)
Maria Lopez-Fitzgerald (grandson)
Marty Lopez-Fitzgerald (grandson - deceased)
Jane Winthrop (granddaughter)