Hardy Martins was born in 1963 in Baisingen/Baden-Württemberg. He trained for two years at the International Stunt Association in Los Angeles and was also taught by Jean Claude Zeferini in Paris for a year. He has worked as a stuntman and stunt coordinator on such productions as Die Katze (1986), Der Sommer des Falken (1987), Dr. M (1990), Manta – Der Film (1990), Go Trabbi Go (1991), In weiter Ferne, so nah! (1992) and Die Sieger (1993). In 1996, he founded Cascadeur Filmproduction and took on the role of producer, director, and lead actor for the film, Cascadeur – The Amber Chamber (1998). His most recent film is As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me (So weit die Fuesse Tragen, 2001).