Rusty Martin, Sr. grew up in North Carolina and joined the US Navy in 1977. He served in special operations as an enlisted man and “piloted” ships as an officer. Rusty Sr. has owned and operated several businesses and has been involved in scouting since his retirement from the Navy. Rusty and his son enjoy playing the drums together, shooting firearms, working out/running, swimming, going to movies and simply talking to each other. Just like the father/son story in the movie Courageous, Rusty Sr. began acting 7 years ago as a way to spend time with his son, Rusty Jr. who was becoming a very accomplished actor at a very young age. Rusty Sr. threw himself into acting and quickly established himself with print work, voiceovers, industrials, commercials as well as film and TV. The best acting adventure to date was Rusty Sr. and Jr. both being selected to appear in the film Courageous. The hours and hours together on set and on the road from Raleigh to Albany, Ga. were priceless to their relationship. When asked about his favorite role, Sr. responds “my best role ever has been the real life role of father to my only son, Rusty Jr., and husband to my wife Kim”. Rusty Sr. says that his greatest accomplishment is “to hear my teenage son call me his best friend”.