Martin Henderson is a native of New Zealand, and began his acting career there. He was chosen, at age thirteen, to appear in a local television program called Strangers. After leaving The Westlake Boys High School, he was cast from 1992 to 1995 in another series, called Shortland Street. He decided in 1997 to come to America to further pursue his acting career. He was cast in several films, including Windtalker, and the hit horror film, The Ring. He was asked to join the cast of Off The Map in 2010.