Martin Lager’s career as a professional actor from the days of live TV drama ultimately led him into stage, television, and screen writing. A Toronto native, his work has taken him all over North America as an actor, writer and network television executive.
Martin’s credits include six produced theatrical feature films, including ‘‘Klondike Fever’’, nominated for a 1980 Genie Award. As writer/story editor, he has worked on seven TV series, including ‘‘Secret Service’’ for NBC, and ‘‘The Littlest Hobo’’ for CTV. From 1985 to 1990, Martin was Executive Producer of Drama for CTV Television Network, supervising all TV series, including the award-winning ‘‘Night Heat’’, ‘‘E.N.G’’, and ‘‘My Secret Identity’’, as well as all mini-series, movies, and TV specials.
As a playwright, 15 of Martin’s stage plays were produced in major cities and on tour. He has received two Telefilm Canada Screenwriting grants, two Canada Council grants, and four Ontario Arts Council grants. Martin has instructed at various community colleges in TV scriptwriting, feature-film screenplay writing, and playwrighting. He is about to begin his fifth year teaching the History of Film, Television, and Radio at Humber College.