Richard Martin (director)

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Richard Martin (born April 12, 1956) is a Canadian television director, film director and film editor.

Early years[edit]

He was born in Vancouver and is one of the two sons born to comedian Dick Martin (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In).

Richard Martin and his wife, Kim Steer, have one child.[citation needed]


Richard 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 has directed episodes of Highlander: The Series, Queen of Swords, 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.[1] Air Bud: Golden Receiver is the sequel to 1997's Air Bud, for which Martin served as second unit director.


  1. ^ Addiego, Walter. (August 14, 1998) Air Bud' sequel in the doghouse. The Examiner; accessed July 8, 2007.