Martin Landau

Martin Landau

Highest Rated: 97% North by Northwest (1959)

Lowest Rated: 5% Meteor (1979)

Birthday: Jun 20, 1928

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Though he got his start as an actor during the golden age of television in the 1950s, Martin Landau had to wait until the late 1980s until he became a widely recognized commodity. After five years as a cartoonist, Landau switched gears to become an actor, performing in live television productions before graduating to Hollywood features in the 1960s. Toward the latter half of that precarious decade, he landed his first truly memorable role, playing master of disguise Rollin Hand on the hit spy series "Mission: Impossible" (CBS, 1966-1973). Though the show lasted for seven seasons, Landau left after the third because of a contractual dispute, a move that left the actor struggling to find quality roles for almost two decades. Landau had a particularly rough time during the 1980s despite steady work, mainly as a one-dimensional villain in projects more concerned with car chases and explosions than character or story. He finally re-emerged with Oscar-nominated roles in "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" (1988) and "Crimes and Misdemeanors" (1989), eventually winning his first Academy Award for his spot-on portrayal of aging silent film star Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood" (1994), all of which paved the way for higher profile projects for an actor always capable of quality performances. Martin Landau continued to work steadily in character roles in film and on television for the rest of his life. His death at the age of 89 on July 15, 2017 was greeted with mourning and fond remembrances from fans and peers around the globe.

Highest rated movies

North by Northwest
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Ed Wood
Pork Chop Hill
Tucker: The Man and His Dream Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game
Lovely, Still
Mistress

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
73% 86% Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game Abe (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 33% The Red Maple Leaf Bernard Florence (Character) - 2016
70% 79% Remember Max Rosenbaum (Character) $1.2M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs Rulon Jeffs (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 21% Anna Nicole J. Howard Marshall (Character) - 2013
87% 70% Frankenweenie Mr. Rzykruski (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet 65% Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith Rabbi Albert Lewis (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 22% Mysteria Hotel Manager (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ivory Leon Spencer (Character) - 2010
57% 56% 9 2 (Voice) $31.7M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harrison Montgomery Harrison Montgomery (Character) - 2008
73% 75% Lovely, Still Robert Malone (Character) $124.7K 2008
No Score Yet 59% Billy: The Early Years Charles Templeton - older (Character) $320.9K 2008
54% 46% City of Ember Sul (Character) $7.9M 2008
No Score Yet 100% David & Fatima Rabbi Schmulic (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Existential Affair Doctor (Character) - 2006
12% 57% The Aryan Couple Joseph Krauzenberg (Character) - 2004
27% 61% Wake Older Sebastian Riven (Character) - 2004
30% 27% Hollywood Homicide Wasley (Character) $30.0M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commission Sen. Richard Russell (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 59% Haven Papa Gruber (Character) - 2001
42% 60% The Majestic Harry Trimble (Character) $27.8M 2001
No Score Yet 33% The New Adventures of Pinocchio Geppetto (Character) - 2001
46% 29% Shiner Frank Spedding (Character) - 2000
23% 52% Ready to Rumble Sal Bandini (Character) $12.4M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Very Mean Men Mr. White (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 67% The Joyriders Gordon Trout (Character) $64.6K 1999
64% 30% EDtv Al (Character) $22.4M 1999
65% 87% Rounders Abe Petrovsky (Character) $22.9M 1998
67% 72% The X-Files Dr. Alvin Kurtzweil (Character) $83.9M 1998
15% 67% B.A.P.S Mr. Donald Blakemore (Character) $7.2M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legend of the Spirit Dog Storyteller (Voice) - 1997
56% 37% City Hall Walter Stern (Character) $20.0M 1996
35% 26% The Adventures of Pinocchio Geppetto (Character) $15.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Elevator Roy Tilden (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 85% Joseph Jacob (Character) - 1995
9% 39% Intersection Neal (Character) $20.7M 1994
92% 88% Ed Wood Bela Lugosi (Character) $5.9M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Color of Evening Max Loeb (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Is Money Mac (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 32% No Place to Hide Frank McCoy (Character) $92.5K 1993
40% 63% 12:01 Dr. Thadius Moxley (Character) - 1993
11% 28% Sliver Alex Parsons (Character) $35.5M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eye of the Stranger Mayor Howard Bains (Character) - 1993
72% 39% Mistress Jack Roth (Character) $53.6K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legacy of Lies Abraham Resnick (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 91% Something to Live For: The Alison Gertz Story Jerry Gertz (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Echoes That Remain Narrator - 1991
No Score Yet 8% Firehead Adm. Pendleton (Character) $71.1K 1990
No Score Yet 74% By Dawn's Early Light President (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Max and Helen Simon Wiesenthal (Character) - 1990
94% 91% Crimes and Misdemeanors Judah Rosenthal (Character) $17.6M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Empire Max (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paint It Black Daniel Lambert (Character) - 1989
82% 67% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Abe Karatz/Voice of Walter Winchell on radio (Character) $19.2M 1988
No Score Yet 12% Empire State Chuck (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 16% Cyclone Bosarian (Character) $41.2K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Delta Fever Bud (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Blow Judge Shaw (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 33% Sweet Revenge Cicero (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Run If You Can Malvani (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 50% Kung Fu: The Movie John Martin Perkins III (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 67% Treasure Island Old Captain (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial by Terror Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Code Agency Head (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 18% The Pottsville Horror Garson Jones (Character) - 1983
69% 41% Alone in the Dark Byron "Preacher" Sutcliff (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 62% The Fall of the House of Usher Roderick Usher (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 43% The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island J.J. Pierson (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return Niles Buchanan (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Warning Fred "Sarge" Dobbs (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien Warning Fred "Sarge" Dobbs (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Word Captain Garrity (Character) - 1979
5% 13% Meteor General Adlon (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death of Ocean View Park Tom Flood (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Reason Unknown (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 57% Shadows in an Empty Room Dr. George Tracer (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien Attack Commander John Koenig (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Destination Moonbase Alpha Commander John Koenig (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 0% The Cosmic Princess Commander John Koenig (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Through the Black Sun Commander John Koenig (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 30% Black Gunn Capelli (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Situation: Normal A.F.U. Joe Mellone (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol Johnny Bristol (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Paul Savage (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 15% A Town Called Hell The Colonel (Character) - 1971
60% 37% They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Logan Sharpe (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Snafu Joe Mellone (Character) - 1970
50% 65% Nevada Smith Jesse Coe (Character) - 1966
43% 64% The Greatest Story Ever Told Caiaphas (Character) - 1965
40% 65% The Hallelujah Trail Chief Walks-Stooped-Over (Character) - 1965
60% 69% Cleopatra Rufio (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock Dade Coleman (Character) - 1962
83% 70% Pork Chop Hill Lt. Marshall (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 73% The Gazebo The Duke/A. Wellington Broos (Character) - 1959
97% 94% North by Northwest Leonard (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
85% 75% The Simpsons The Great Raymondo (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unscripted Guest 2009
No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Joseph Thomas / Joseph Tancredi (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005 2009
66% 83% Entourage Bob Ryan (Guest Star) 2006 2008
45% No Score Yet The Evidence Dr. Sol Goldman (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haven Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Beginning... Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Youngest Godfather Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
66% 86% Space: 1999 Commander John Koenig (Character) 1975-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Rollin Hand (Character) 1966-1973
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Dexter Paris, Norman Paris (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1968
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Britton (Guest Star) 1958 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Dan Hotaling (Character) 1959 1964
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Father Guesclin (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Ringo Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Staccato Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Doc Holliday (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawman Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1958