Chris William Martin
|Chris William Martin|
|Born||Christopher William Martin
January 17, 1975
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
|Other names||Corky Martin|
Chris William Martin (born Christopher William Martin; January 17, 1975), also known as Corky Martin, is a Gemini Award-nominated Canadian actor. He has appeared on a number of television series, including Felicity and The L Word, as well as leading the 2002 Canadian series, Tom Stone.
Martin was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, the son of Victoria Kathleen and Chris William Martin. He attended McRoberts Secondary School followed by Richmond High School in Richmond, British Columbia. He is also an alum of Ideal Mini School in Vancouver.
His first role was in the 1991 teen drama series, Fifteen, filmed in Vancouver. His performance as Dylan received a nomination for Best Actor at the Youth in Film Awards. After the end of the series, he played the role of Jamie Novak in the 1993 high school drama Madison, for which Martin received a Gemini nomination for Best Actor. In 1999, he starred in Carl Bessai's film Johnny which won the Special Jury award for Best Canadian First Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. He has gone on to work with Bessai on two subsequent films: Lola in 2001, and Emile in 2003. He appeared in the 2002 film Try Seventeen along with Elijah Wood and Mandy Moore. Later, in 2004, he appeared as the main character in The Volcano Disaster. He has also appeared on several television series including Tru Calling, Intelligence and The Vampire Diaries. He is good friends with Scarlett Johansson.
Awards and nominations
- Nominated for Best Young Actor Starring in a Cable Series, Fourteenth Annual Young Artists Awards (1991–1992)
- Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Eleventh Annual Gemini Awards
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