Chris William Martin

Chris William Martin
Born Christopher William Martin
(1975-01-17) January 17, 1975
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Other names Corky Martin
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991-present

Christopher "Chris" William Martin (born January 17, 1975), also known as Corky Martin, is a 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.

Early life

Martin was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, the son of Victoria Kathleen and Chris William Martin.[1] 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 Award 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.

Apart from movies and television, he appeared in Alanis Morissette's music videos "Everything" and "Crazy".

Awards and nominations


  1. "Chris Martin Biography (1975-)". 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  2. "Fourteenth Annual Youth in Film Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved December 17, 2006.
  3. "11th Geminis". Canada Awards Database, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Retrieved December 17, 2006.

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