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Martin Milner

Highest Rated:   100% Compulsion (1959)
Lowest Rated:   31% Valley of the Dolls (1967)
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Red-headed, freckle-faced Martin Milner was only 15 when he made his screen debut in Life With Father (1947), and would continue to play wide-eyed high schoolers and college kids well into the next decade. His early film assignments included the teenaged Marine recruit in Lewis Milestone's The Halls of Montezuma (1951) and the obnoxious suitor of Jeanne Crain in Belles on Their Toes (1952). His first regular TV series was The Stu Erwin Show (1950-1955), in which he played the boyfriend (and later husband) of Stu's daughter Joyce. More mature roles came his way in Marjorie Morningstar (1957) as Natalie Wood's playwright sweetheart and in The Sweet Smell of Success (1957) as the jazz musician targeted for persecution by Winchell-esque columnist Burt Lancaster. Beginning in 1960, he enjoyed a four-year run as Corvette-driving Tod Stiles on TV's Route 66 (a statue of Milner and his co-star George Maharis currently stands at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY). A longtime friend and associate of producer/director/actor Jack Webb, Milner was cast as veteran L.A.P.D. patrolman Pete Malloy on the Webb-produced TV weekly Adam-12, which ran from 1968 to 1975. His later TV work included a short-lived 1970s series based on Johan Wyss' Swiss Family Robinson. Later employed as a California radio personality, Martin Milner continued to make occasional TV guest appearances; one of these was in the 1989 TV movie Nashville Beat, in which he was reunited with his Adam-12 co-star Kent McCord. He made an appearance on the short-lived series The New Adam-12 and had recurring roles on shows like Life Goes On and Murder, She Wrote. Milner died in 2015, at age 83.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Nashville Beat
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet The Seekers
  • Philip Kent
1979
No Score Yet SST: Death Flight (Flight of the Maiden)
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Flood!
  • Paul Burke
1976
No Score Yet Hurricane
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Stigma
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Columbo: Murder by the Book
  • Actor
1971
31% Valley of the Dolls
  • Mel Anderson
1967
No Score Yet Zebra in the Kitchen
  • Dr. Del Hartwood
1965
No Score Yet Sex Kittens Go to College
  • George Barton
1960
36% 13 Ghosts
  • Ben Rush
1960
No Score Yet Route 66 - Producer's Picks
  • Actor
1960
100% Compulsion
  • Sid Brooks
1959
No Score Yet Marjorie Morningstar
  • Wally
1958
No Score Yet Too Much, Too Soon
  • Lincoln Forrester
1958
98% Sweet Smell of Success
  • Steve Dallas
1957
82% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
  • James Earp
1957
No Score Yet On The Threshold Of Space
  • Lt. Morton Glenn
1956
No Score Yet Francis in the Navy
  • Rick
1955
No Score Yet Pete Kelly's Blues
  • Joey Firestone
1955
92% Mister Roberts
  • Shore Patrol Officer
1955
100% The Long Gray Line
  • Jim O'Carberry
1955
No Score Yet Destination Gobi
  • Elwood Halsey
1953
No Score Yet Springfield Rifle
  • Olie Larsen
1952
No Score Yet Belles on Their Toes
  • Al Lynch
1952
78% The Captive City
  • Phil Harding
1952
No Score Yet I Want You
  • George Kress Jr.
1951
No Score Yet Operation Pacific
  • Caldwell
1951
No Score Yet Our Very Own
  • Bert
1950
100% Sands of Iwo Jima
  • Pvt. Mike McHugh
1950
83% Halls of Montezuma
  • Pvt. Whitney
1950
91% Life With Father
  • John
1947

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Turk James MacGyver
  • 1990
  • 1988
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Paul Grinstead
  • 1960

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