Dean Martin

Dean Martin

Highest Rated: 100% The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

Lowest Rated: 0% Something Big (1971)

Birthday: Jun 07, 1917

Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, USA

As the epitome of laid-back cool, the handsome, mellow-voiced crooner Dean Martin successfully redefined his image throughout his career without ever straying too far from his established persona as a quick-witted, booze-loving regular guy. Martin emerged from the shadow of playing straight man to his early comedy partner Jerry Lewis, to become a respected film actor in such films as "Some Came Running" (1958), as well as a top-selling solo recording artist. His profile rose even further as the apparent second-in-command to his close friend Frank Sinatra in the Rat Pack, both in films and on records and the stages of Las Vegas nightclubs. By the 1960s Martin was one of the most popular and highest paid performers in history, with a hit single that bounced the Beatles off the charts, films like the Matt Helm series topping the box office, and his long-running comedy-variety series, "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC, 1965-1974), sitting atop the ratings each week. Martin's output decreased somewhat in the 1970s and 1980s, but his appearances in films like "Airport" (1970) and "The Cannonball Run" (1981) continued to endear him to a broad audience. However, by the time of Martin's death in 1995, a resurgence of appreciation for Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and their contemporaries - fueled perhaps most prominently by Jon Favreau's über-cool film "Swingers" (1996) - elevated the entertainer to full-fledged icon status. Though his former partner Jerry Lewis would later call him "the most underrated performer in the history of our business," Martin was enthusiastically embraced by the audiences of his time, and rediscovered by subsequent generations of fans who had yet to be born during his heyday.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half-Nelson Mr. Martin (Character) - 1985
13% 45% Cannonball Run II Jamie Blake (Character) - 1984
30% 61% The Cannonball Run Jamie Blake (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Ricco Joe Ricco (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 43% Showdown Billy Massey (Character) - 1973
0% No Score Yet Something Big Joe Baker (Character) - 1971
73% 53% Airport Capt. Vernon Demerest (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 50% How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life David Sloane (Character) - 1968
20% 50% Bandolero! Dee Bishop (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 52% Five Card Stud Van Morgan (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 45% The Wrecking Crew Matt Helm (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 61% Rough Night in Jericho Alex Flood (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 34% The Ambushers Matt Helm (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 40% Murderers' Row Matt Helm (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 51% The Silencers Matt Helm (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 68% Texas Across the River Sam Hollis (Character) - 1966
100% 81% The Sons of Katie Elder Tom Elder (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 51% Marriage on the Rocks Ernie Brewer (Character) - 1965
40% 70% Robin and the Seven Hoods Little John (Character) - 1964
22% 66% What a Way to Go! Leonard "Lennie" Crawley (Character) - 1964
73% 66% Kiss Me, Stupid Dino (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 28% Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Jason Steel (Character) - 1963
40% 52% Toys in the Attic Julian Berniers (Character) - 1963
11% 39% Four for Texas Joe Jarrett (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 28% Sergeants 3 Chip Deal (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 40% Who's Got the Action? Steve Flood (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 45% All in a Night's Work Tony Ryder (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ada Bo Gillis (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 41% Who Was That Lady? Michael Haney (Character) - 1960
48% 81% Ocean's Eleven Sam Harmon (Character) - 1960
82% 75% Bells Are Ringing Jeffrey Moss (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 62% Career Maurice "Maury" Novak (Character) - 1959
100% 91% Rio Bravo Dude ("Borachón") (Character) - 1959
71% 77% The Young Lions Michael Whiteacre (Character) - 1958
83% 76% Some Came Running Bama Dillert (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 14% Ten Thousand Bedrooms Ray Hunter (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 53% Pardners Slim Mosely Jr./Slim Mosely Sr. (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 62% Hollywood or Bust Steve Wiley (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 60% You're Never Too Young Bob Miles (Character) - 1955
78% 76% Artists and Models Rick Todd (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 45% Three Ring Circus Peter "Pete" Nelson (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 54% Living It Up Dr. Steve Harris (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 77% The Stooge Bill Miller (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 50% Money From Home Herman "Honey Talk" Nelson (Character) - 1953
71% 74% Scared Stiff Larry Todd (Character) - 1953
83% 79% The Caddy Joe Anthony (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 56% Jumping Jacks Corp. Chick Allen (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 67% Sailor Beware Al Crowthers (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 29% That's My Boy Bill Baker (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 59% At War With the Army Sergeant Vic Puccinelli (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 40% My Friend Irma Goes West Steve Laird (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 63% My Friend Irma Steve (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colgate Comedy Hour Host 2019 1950-1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1975 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1954

QUOTES FROM Dean Martin CHARACTERS

Fenderbaum says: Why'd he call me Shorty?

Jamie Blake says: 'Cause you're small. Small. S - M - all.

MacDonald says: Put me down. You don't have time to sit around drinking you've got work to do. Yes, it's me.

Matt Helm says: Imagine doing that to a beautiful bottle of booze!

MacDonald says: I figured this was the surest way to get your orders to you. Contact Dominique immediately. Hotel du Juite, Avenue Saint Germain.

Matt Helm says: Oh shut up. I'll fix you boy - I'll join AA and you won't have anybody to talk to.

Matt Helm says: Oh shut up. I'll fix you boy. I'll join AA and you won't have anybody to talk to.

Dude says: My name is Dude, and I'm an alcoholic.

Physician says: For a man of your age and in your profession, you're in excellent health. How do you handle it? (said to Dean Martin)

Physician says: For a man of your age and in your profession, you're in excellent health. How do you handle it? [said to Dean Martin]

Michael Whiteacre says: (answer) Clean liquor.

Michael Whiteacre says: [answer] Clean liquor.