Deniz Tek is a guitarist/songwriter who is currently a member of Australian group Radio Birdman. He has been in many underground punk bands of the 1970's including The Visitors, and New Race, but is most known for his influence over the punk rock genre in Australia. Tek was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He spent 1967 in Australia with his parents and moved there permanently in 1972. Deniz Tek is a trained ER doctor and navy pilot. Tek's navy codename 'Iceman' was appropriated by visiting screenwriters for a character in the hit movie Top Gun.