Martin Hunter was born in Toronto. On his graduation from the University of Toronto he joined the Department of External Affairs, and later had a career in business before returning to his first love, the theatre. He served as artistic director of Hart House Theatre at the U of T in the 70s. Active as a director and as a playwright, he has written formanymagazines and produced a number of programs for CBC radio. His first book, Romancing the Bard, was published by Dundurn.