Who is Martin Cummins?
Martin Cummins is a Canadian actor; and is most famously recognized for appearing in roles as Ames White in the television series Dark Angel and portraying Sheriff Keller in The CW’s Riverdale. He’s also been playing a support role in the TV movie Radio Rebel (2012). Apart from that, he has also appeared in Poltergeist: The Legacy.
Martin was born and raised in North Delta, British Columbia, in Canada. He attended the Seaquam Secondary School in the small town of North Delta. Following that, the actor went to Vancouver Actors Studio, where he was tutored by Mel Tuck, who is a highly respected pioneer within the Canadian theatre scene. Martin’s first breakout role came in 1989 when he was cast to appear in the Canadian television variety series Pilot One on CBC Television. This was his first significant role.
Cummins has also guest-starred in a number of Canadian and American television series before landing his iconic role as Nick Boyle in the MGM series “Poltergeist: The Legacy,” which came out in 1996 and was filmed all over Vancouver throughout the late 1990s. The earnings that he got from starring in Poltergeist: The Legacy, the actor, put aside so he could save up some money and staff his own movie “We All Fall Down,” which the talented actor had written.
His own movie and the story behind it
We All Fall Down was a Canadian drama movie that was filmed and directed by Martin Cummins in the year 2000. The movie is about a character named Michael (played by Darcy Belsher), a young man whose life seemingly enters a downwards spiral after it’s discovered that his mother is killed. The movie stars such actors as Nicholas Campbell, Helen Shaver, Ryan Reynolds, Mike Dopud, and Barry Pepper.
Helen Shaver even won the Genie Award as the Best Supporting Actress at the 21st Genie Awards in 2001. The movie was written taking inspiration from events that actually happened in Martin’s life, although with altered events taking place here and there, to adapt the story to a movie.
Martin Cummins has also won a Genie Award for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. He won the award for appearing in Love Come Down (a Canadian drama film released in 2000).
In more recent years, Cummins has starred as Thomas on the ABC series V. He has also portrayed Carroll McKane in Gary Sherman’s horror thriller film titled “39: A Film by Caroll McKane”. Cummins’s most recent role is that of Sheriff Keller on the mystery TV series Riverdale, as well as co-starring on the Canadian-American television drama series When Call the Heart, which ran from 2014 until 2017.
Martin has been married twice. His first wife was Brandy Ledford from 1998 to 2004, and more recently, he’s married Christine Wallace; their wedding ceremony took place in 2013.
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