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Ross Martin



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet I Married Wyatt Earp
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet More Wild Wild West
  • Artemus Gordon
1980
No Score Yet Gulliver's Travels
  • Actor
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
No Score Yet Kansas City Bomber
  • Dick Wicks
1972
No Score Yet Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
  • Actor
1966
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
No Score Yet Geronimo
  • Mangus
1962
100% Experiment in Terror
  • Red Lynch
1962
No Score Yet The Colossus of New York
  • Jeremy
1958
No Score Yet Conquest of Space
  • Andre Fodor
1955
No Score Yet Conquest of Space
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet Abraham's Sacrifice
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Havitol
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Foster Lt. Ted Mason

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