Richard Martin (director)
Richard Martin (born April 12, 1956), is an award-winning Canadian television director, film director and film editor. He was born in Vancouver and is the son of comedian Dick Martin (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In). He and his wife, Kim Steer, have one child.
Martin first achieved significant notice in the film industry as an editor, having been nominated in 1986 for a Genie Award for Best Achievement in Film Editing for the independent film biography Samuel Lount (1985). Within a few years, he moved to directing, beginning with the 1990 Canadian murder mystery Matinee, for which he also received a screenwriting credit. His directing career since has primarily involved him in television. Among others, he's directed episodes of Highlander: The Series, Queen of Swords, Hollywood Off-Ramp, The Sausage Factory, Mysterious Ways and Young Blades. His direction of the Hollywood Off-Ramp episode "Death by Gossip" won him a 2001 Leo Award for "Best Director of a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series."
He has also directed several films, including 1998's Air Bud: Golden Receiver, in which film his father made a brief appearance. Air Bud: Golden Receiver is the sequel to 1997's Air Bud, for which Martin served as second unit director.
- Addiego, Walter. (August 14, 1998) Air Bud' sequel in the doghouse. The Examiner. Accessed July 8, 2007.
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