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Chris William Martin is a Canadian actor who portrayed Zach Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries.

BiographyEdit

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Chris William Martin

Chris William Martin was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, on January 17, 1975 to Chris William Martin and Victoria Kathleen Martin, Chris was raised first in East Vancouver (until he was 2) and then in a small town called Yarrow. He first became an actor after answering a cattle call for a new teen drama, "Fifteen" in 1991, which was to film in Vancouver. Chris, who had barely passed high school drama, walked off the street with 4000 other kids and was one of 15 to get the part. the serious ran for 3 years, during which it was picked up by Nickelodeon and subsequently filmed out of their studios in Florida. Chris portrayed Dylan, a brooding rebel for which he won a nomination for Best Actor at the Youth in Film Awards. He landed his next starring role as Jamie Novak in the series "Madison" (1993), a half-hour drama about high school that was critically acclaimed and won Martin a Gemini nomination for Best Actor.

Martin made his feature film debut playing the title role in Carl Bessai's Johnny (1999), a movie filmed in the Dogma 95 style, about squeegee kids who stage action on the streets and capture it on video. He won a Jury Citation for Outstanding Performance from the Toronto International Film Festival in 1999 for his work in the film. He also featured in Bessai's next film, Lola (2000/I), which was screened in festivals around the world in 2001. Since then Chris has appeared in other independent films, including Carl Bessai's new film which is currently being filmed in British Columbia (December 2002). This season, Chris made his directorial debut on an episode of "Tom Stone" (2002).

In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with friends and family (he is the godfather of John Scarfe & Suki Kaiser's son), playing the guitar, and hanging out with his chocolate Labrador, Merlin and his cat, The Dane. He's also drawn to extreme sports: dabbling in surfing, motorcycle riding and sky diving.

FilmographyEdit

  • Fencewalker (2010) (post-production) .... Officer Brezik
  • "Terriers" .... Billy Whitman (1 episode, 2010)
  • "Huge" .... Jonathan (1 episode, 2010
  • The Vampire Diaries .... Zach Salvatore (5 episodes, 2009-2014)
  • "Dollhouse" .... Griff (1 episode, 2009)
  • "The Mentalist" .... Police Chief Trey Piller (1 episode, 2008)
  • "Bones" .... Garth Jodrey (1 episode, 2008)
  • The Unquiet (2008) (TV) .... Tom
  • The Terrorist Next Door (2008) (TV) (as Chris Martin) .... Pelletier
  • AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007) .... Deputy Ray
  • "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" .... Brian Matthews / ... (1 episode, 2007)
  • "CSI: Miami" .... Rich Caprioto (2 episodes, 2007)
  • "Lincoln Heights" .... Dr. Cole (3 episodes, 2007)
  • "Heartland" .... Dr. Simon Griffith (9 episodes, 2007)
  • "Robson Arms" .... Perry Sound (1 episode, 2007)
  • "Psych" .... J.P. Berger (1 episode, 2007)
  • "Shark" .... Ryan Stafford (1 episode, 2007)
  • Chaos Theory (2007/I) .... Damon
  • Intelligence (2005) (TV) .... Damon Horvath
  • "The L Word" .... Hunter Kirby (4 episodes, 2005)
  • "Veronica Mars" .... Josh (1 episode, 2004)
  • Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (2004) (TV) .... Young Hal
  • "North Shore" .... Eli Manheim (1 episode, 2004)
  • "Tom Stone" .... Tom Stone (26 episodes, 2002-2004)
  • "Tru Calling" .... Justin Burke (1 episode, 2004)
  • DeMarco Affairs (2004) (TV) .... Peter Copeland
  • Nature Unleashed: Volcano (2004) (V) .... Russell Woods
  • Emile (2003) .... Carl
  • Burn: The Robert Wraight Story (2003) (TV) .... Paramedic
  • Hotel (2003) (TV) (as Chris Martin) .... Case
  • Try Seventeen (2002) .... Steve
  • Lola (2001) .... The Driver
  • "The Outer Limits" .... Gavin (1 episode, 2001)
  • Sanctuary (2001) (TV) (as Chris Martin) .... Brian Hathaway
  • "Earth: Final Conflict" .... Richard Palmer (1 episode, 2000)
  • "Amazon" .... Jimmy Stack (23 episodes, 1999-2000)
  • "Felicity" .... Greg Stenson (9 episodes, 2000)
  • Johnny (1999) (as Chris Martin) .... Johnny
  • "Traders" .... Stash Roberts (1 episode, 1999)
  • Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story (1999) (TV) (as Chris Martin) .... Sergeant Martin
  • Someone to Love Me (1998) (TV) (as Chris Martin) .... Cowboy
  • "Poltergeist: The Legacy" .... Elliot Black (1 episode, 1998)
  • All the Winters That Have Been (1997) (TV) (as Chris Martin) .... Gabe
  • "Dead Man's Gun" .... Richard Tyler (1 episode, 1997)
  • "Madison" .... Jamie Novak (4 episodes, 1993-1997)
  • "Two" .... Hitchhiker (1 episode, 1996)
  • "Highlander" .... Carter Wellan (1 episode, 1996)
  • Home Song (1996) (TV) (as Chris Martin) .... Robbie Gardner
  • Susie Q (1996) (TV) (as Chris Martin) .... Ray Kovich
  • Beauty's Revenge (1995) (TV) (as Chris Martin) .... Jimmy Nolan
  • "Hawkeye" .... Tim Surrey (1 episode, 1995)
  • Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges (1994) (TV) (as Chris Martin) .... Scott Stevens
  • Beyond Obsession (1994) (TV) (as Corky Martin) .... Arthur
  • Moment of Truth: To Walk Again (1994) (TV) (as Chris Martin) .... Dave
  • Family of Strangers (1993) (TV) (as Corky Martin) .... Young Jake
  • "Neon Rider" .... Ray (1 episode, 1992)
  • "Fifteen" (1990) TV series .... Dylan Blackwell (unknown episodes)

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