John McMartin

John McMartin

Highest Rated: 96% The Dish (2000)

Lowest Rated: 35% Who's That Girl? (1987)

Birthday: Nov 18, 1929

Birthplace: Warsaw, Indiana, USA

John McMartin is one of those "You know, that guy who was in..." actors. His decades-long career began with an appearance in a small role in the durable TV omnibus series "Armstrong Circle Theater" (1958). Not long after this, he landed his first significant New York stage part as Corporal Jester, one of a pair of bickering lovers, in the long-running spoof musical "Little Mary Sunshine" (1959). The role was enormously beneficial not only to McMartin's career, but also to his personal life--he won a Theater World Award for his performance, and went on to marry the show's producer, Cynthia Baer, with whom he had two daughters. This was the start of a very long and busy career in the Big Three--TV, movies, and theater. Among his dozens of televised appearances were multi-episode roles in the police drama "Hawaii Five-O" (1971), the popular nighttime soap-opera "Falcon Crest" (1985), and the dark HBO prison drama "Oz" (2000). In film, he showed up in a small role as a journalist in the Watergate thriller "All The President's Men" (1976) and a larger one as wealthy businessman Huntington Hartford in the 2004 sex-researcher biopic "Kinsey," among many other movies. He also originated the role of the shy Oscar Lindquist in the hit Broadway musical "Sweet Charity" (1966), and played and sang the part in the 1969 film adaptation of the same name.

Highest rated movies

The Dish
All the President's Men
Sweet Charity
Pennies From Heaven
A Shock to the System
Native Son
Legal Eagles




42% 62% No Reservations Mr. Peterson (Character) $43.1M 2007
90% 75% Kinsey Huntington Hartford (Character) $10.2M 2004
96% 81% The Dish U.S. Ambassador (Character) $2.3M 2000
No Score Yet 66% Citizen Cohn Older Doctor (Character) - 1992
69% 62% A Shock to the System George Brewster (Character) $2.0M 1990
No Score Yet 50% Little Sweetheart Uncle David (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 80% Roots: The Gift Edmund Parker Sr. (Character) - 1988
35% 47% Who's That Girl? Simon Worthington (Character) $6.1M 1987
50% 25% Native Son Mr. Dalton (Character) $374.6K 1986
No Score Yet 15% Dream Lover Martin (Character) $210.7K 1986
44% 32% Legal Eagles Forrester (Character) $47.2M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murrow Frank Stanton (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 50% The Last Ninja Mr. Cosmo (Character) - 1983
82% 65% Pennies From Heaven Mr. Warner (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thieves Gordon (Character) - 1977
94% 92% All the President's Men Foreign Editor (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear on Trial Tom Murray (Character) - 1975
86% 73% Sweet Charity Oscar (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ritual of Evil Edward Bolander (Character) - 1969


No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992-1993 1999 2006 2009
54% No Score Yet Welcome to New York Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
92% 98% Oz Lars Nathan (Guest Star) 2000
69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
95% 94% Frasier Fletcher Grey (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1992
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1988 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falcon Crest Julian J. Roberts (Character) 1981-1990
87% 93% Cheers Dr. Lawrence Crandell (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Charles Chandler (Guest Star) 1987-1989
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Father Frank Leahy (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Barry Munroe (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Timson Farrell (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Sen. Arlen Andrews (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Reverend Daniel Bradford (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 50% The Partridge Family Larry Metcalfe (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Character) 1964
92% No Score Yet The Beat Unknown (Guest Star)