The comedic actor reveals in his upcoming memoir, ‘Born Standing Up’, that his dad brutally struck him with a belt when he was just nine years old leading to a 30-year rift.In the book, Martin describes how he was eating dinner in front of the TV when ‘my father muttered something to me, and I responded with a mumbled, ‘What?’ "He shouted, ‘You heard me,’ thundered up from his chair, pulled his belt out of its loops, and inflicted a beating that never seemed to end."The next day I was covered in welts and wore long pants and sleeves to hide them at school.‘But I swore with icy determination, that only the most formal relationship would exist between my father and me, and for perhaps 30 years, neither he nor I did anything to repair the rift.’ The tell-all book, due to be published in December by Scribner, also contains amusing anecdotes from the ‘Roxanne’ star’s life. Martin reveals he once met Elvis Presley at a Las Vegas show where Martin was opening for singer-and-actress Ann-Margret. Elvis then took the comic aside and told him, "Son, you have an ob-leek sense of humor." Martin was then shown a pair of pistols and a derringer Elvis was carrying.