Martin Milner

Highest Rated: 100% Compulsion (1959)
Birthday: Dec 28, 1931
Birthplace: Not Available
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



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
33% 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 Pillars of the Sky Waco 1956
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 Last Of The Comanches Billy Creel 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


No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Clint Phelps Bill Maguire Sheriff Bodine Adm. Spaulding
  • 1996
  • 1994
  • 1991
  • 1988
  • 1985
43% RoboCop: The Series
RoboCop's Father
  • 1994
No Score Yet MacGyver
Turk James MacGyver
  • 1990
  • 1988
  • 1986
No Score Yet Columbo
Jim Ferris
  • 1971
80% The Twilight Zone
Paul Grinstead
  • 1960
No Score Yet Rawhide
  • 1959