Martin has been an Actor for 29 years and in that time has played a variety of roles on TV, Film and Stage including being a regular in Coronation Street, Soldier Soldier, Family Affairs, Bramwell and The Bill.

Additionally he's had guest appearances in Waking the Dead, My Family, The Katherine Tate Show, Class of 76, Holby City, The Gill Mayo Murders, Hotel Babylon, Max And Paddies Road To Nowhere, Rose And Maloney, The Grid, Grass and Midsomer Murders.

In 2018 Martin’s performance of Micky in feature film Sink was met with outstanding reviews from the critics. Martin also won Best Actor for his portrayal of Mike in the BAFTA nominated film Rite. He also appeared as Slim Biggins, a tough New York gangster, in Guy Ritchie’s Revolver.

Martin has extensive stage experience including performing at Shakespeare's Globe in As You Like It, as Bottom in Midsummer Night's Dream at Nottingham Playhouse, as Lepidus in Anthony and Cleopatra at Liverpool Playhouse & Chichester Festival Theatre, as Sing Song in Car Thieves at Birmingham Rep and as One Round in the Ladykillers National Tour.

Martin is the only Shakespearean actor to have represented his country in two professional sports having won the title of Heavyweight Boxing Champion of London in 1979 before being drafted into the Olympic squad to box for his country. Martin additionally played professional rugby representing Wales against England and Australia in the 80's. 

Martin plays rhythm guitar and toured as the lead singer in a Blues Band for 15 years. He also survived on the circuit as a stand up comedian for 3 years!