Tony Martin was born in Te Kuiti, New Zealand, in 1964, and has spent over half his life in Melbourne, Australia, writing, directing, producing and performing all manner of nonsense.
His credits include The D-Generation, The Late Show, Martin/Molloy and Get This. He is the author of Lolly Scramble and A Nest of Occasionals. He is an ARIA winner and Barry nominee. He appeared on Kath & Kim and Thank God You're Here, and is in The Castle for nine seconds.
More recently, he produced and hosted two series of A Quiet Word for ABC1, directed episodes of The Librarians and Judith Lucy's Spiritual Journey, and sounded suspiciously like someone on Radio National's The Lonely Hearts Club.
He is currently assisting Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope with the birth of their new TV series, and, later this year, will be seen in the movies Scumbus and Border Protection Squad. He still does stand-up comedy, and, according to a recent e-mail, is the rightful owner of forty-five million dollars in Nigerian gold.