Ross Martin

Ross Martin

Highest Rated: 100% Experiment in Terror (1962)

Lowest Rated: 60% Conquest of Space (1955)

Birthday: Mar 22, 1920

Birthplace: Grodek, Poland

Born in Grodek, Poland, the erudite actor received an M.A. in psychometrics and a law degree before he turned to performing as half of a comedy team known as Ross & West. On film, he was notable and frightening in Experiment in Terror (1962). Following an undistinguished but busy TV career in the '50s, Martin became one of television's most brilliant chararacter actors. As a regular on the charades-like game shows The Ad-Libbers (1951), Pantomime Quiz (1950-1963), and Stump the Stars (1962-63), he had the chance to show off his lightning mind and acting facility. After playing a supporting role on The Sheriff of Cochise (1956-1960), he costarred as Andamo on Mr. Lucky (1959-60). Martin finally found his niche as TV's "man of a thousand faces" -- Secret Service agent Artemus Gordon -- on the humorous cult spy spoof/western/science fiction series The Wild, Wild West (1965-1969) with Robert Conrad as James West. The show gave him an opportunity to display his acting virtuosity, as he used multiple disguises and accents in almost every episode. Sidelined by a major heart attack near the end of the series and replaced by look-alike Charles Aidman, Martin did mostly guest shots and cartoon voiceovers thereafter. His directing credits include Here's Lucy (1968-74).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet I Married Wyatt Earp Jacob Spiegler 1983
No Score Yet More Wild Wild West Artemus Gordon 1980
No Score Yet Gulliver's Travels Gulliver 1979
No Score Yet The Seekers Pleasant 1979
No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Revisited Artemus Gordon 1979
No Score Yet Wild and Wooly Actor 1978
No Score Yet Dying Room Only Jim Cutler 1973
74% The Great Race Baron Rolfe Von Stuppe 1965
No Score Yet The Man from Button Willow Andy / U.S. Senator Freeman (voice) 1965
No Score Yet The Ceremony LeCoq 1963
80% Geronimo Mangus 1962
100% Experiment in Terror Red Lynch 1962
No Score Yet The Colossus of New York Jeremy 1958
60% Conquest of Space Andre Fodor 1955

TV

Credit
95% Mork & Mindy
1978-1982
Godfrey 1981
1978
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Havitol 1979
1978
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Perine 1977
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
Aram 1976
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Damien 1973
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Murderer Gingold 1972
1971
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Dale Kingston 1971
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Artemus Gordon 1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Nick Biancci 1963
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Foster Lt. Ted Mason 1963
1960
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Keppert Clell 1958

QUOTES FROM Ross Martin CHARACTERS

Red Lynch says: Gasp, gasp, gasp!