Martin Colin Sacks
(born 16 October 1959, Sydney) is an award-winning Australian actor, chiefly known for his 12-year role on Blue Heelers
Sacks first got into acting after a bit part in an episode of The Love Boat
when it was filming in the Pacific. His first role came about in the series The Restless Years
in the late 1970s, which started him on the television circuit in Australia. He emigrated to Hollywood in the 1980s, guest starring in series such as thirtysomething
, but preferred Australia, and so he returned there after a few years. Also had guest appearances in: Love in Limbo, Encounters, Irresistible Force, Fields of Fire III, All the Way, Princess Kate
, Slate, Wyn & Me, Tricheuse, La, Emoh Ruo, Stock Squad and The City's Edge.
Against his first instinct, Sacks took the role of Detective P.J. Hasham
in the 1993 series Blue Heelers
. The show rocketed him to fame, most notably his 7-year "will-they-or-won't-they" relationship with Constable Maggie Doyle
) which ended with her death in the programme's seventh season.
During the time he starred on the show, Sacks married Kate and had two children, Jack and Ned and had leading roles in two major Australian miniseries
: Do or Die
and My Husband My Killer
After playing P.J. for twelve years, and being one of only three original cast still on the show in the twelfth season, Sacks left Blue Heelers
to spend time with his growing family. His last episode aired on... Read More