Martin Lavut

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Martin Lavut (December 18, 1934 – January 26, 2016)[1] was a Canadian film maker born in Montreal, Quebec.[2] He wrote and directed numerous theatrical and television dramas, and documentary films. Among his dramas are the films War Brides, Charlie Grant’s War and The Marriage Bed. His documentaries include Without a Hobby It’s No Life, Orillia, and After Darwin. In 2006, he directed Remembering Arthur, a biography of filmmaker Arthur Lipsett.

In 2010 he completed a documentary about the eccentric portrait photographer Mike Disfarmer which premiered on TV Ontario.

As a voice actor he is best known for his contributions to early Nelvana productions, such as The Devil and Daniel Mouse and its spin-off, Rock & Rule. He studied acting at California’s Pasadena Playhouse, and New York’s American Theatre Wing. He acted with Compass/Second City’s Saint Louis Company.

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Martin Lavut drawings and books produced in collaboration with Kate Lavut Paper Dog Press