Dean Martin

Dean Martin

78 (passed away Dec. 25th, 1995)
Jun. 7th, 1917
Born in
Steubenville, Ohio, USA
5' 11 1/2

Dean Martin's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Dean Martin Show TV Show
The Dean Martin Show
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast TV Show
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast
The Colgate Comedy Hour TV Show
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Person To Person TV Show
Person To Person
The Dean Martin Comedy World TV Show
The Dean Martin Comedy World
Half Nelson TV Show
Half Nelson

Main Movie Roles

2015 - The Wrecking Crew
2013 - Love, Marilyn
2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
2004 - Mayor of the Sunset Strip
1995 - Get Shorty
1985 - That's Dancing!
1984 - Cannonball Run II
1981 - The Cannonball Run
1970 - Airport
1968 - Bandolero!
1968 - 5 Card Stud
1967 - Mondo Hollywood
1967 - The Ambushers
1966 - The Silencers
1965 - The Sons of Katie Elder
1964 - Robin and the 7 Hoods
1963 - 4 for Texas
1962 - Sergeants 3
1962 - Something's Got to Give
1962 - The Road to Hong Kong
1960 - Ocean's Eleven
1960 - Bells Are Ringing
1959 - Rio Bravo
1958 - The Young Lions
1956 - Pardners
1956 - Pardners
1956 - Hollywood or Bust
1955 - Artists and Models
1953 - Scared Stiff
1953 - The Caddy
1952 - Jumping Jacks
1952 - Sailor Beware
1952 - Road to Bali

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Frank Howell
Himself - Cameo
Gurd Canliss
Himself - Guest
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Though best known for the 51 films he made, Dean Martin was a prizefighter, steel mill laborer, gas station attendant and card shark before seeing the first glimmer of fame. It came when he teamed up with comedian Jerry Lewis (I) in 1946. Films such as At War with the Army (1950) sent the team toward superstardom. After teaming with Lewis, Martin - born Dino Paul Crocetti - became a dramatic actor and the star of a long-running television variety show. Personality conflicts broke up the comedy duo in 1957. Few thought that Martin would go one to achieve solo success, but he did, winning critical acclaim for his role in The Young Lions (1958) with Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift. A succession of films followed for the singer-actor, including Some Came Running (1958) with Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra. All would later be members of the "Rat Pack." Martin learned well and proved potent at the box office throughout the 1960s, with films such as Bells Are Ringing (1960) and Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964), again with Rat Pack pals Sammy Davis Jr. and Sinatra. Rough Night in Jericho with George Peppard and Jean Simmons, 1967. During much of the 1960s and 1970s Martin's movie persona of a boozing playboy prompted a series of films as secret agent Matt Helm and his own television variety show. Airport (1970) followed, featuring Martin as a pilot. He also played a phony priest in The Cannonball Run (1981). His last public role was a return to the stage, for a cross-country concert tour with Davis and Sinatra. He spoke affectionately of his fellow Rat Packers. "The satisfaction that I get out of working with these two bums is that we have more laughs than the audience has", Martin said.

  • At 16, Dean Martin was a welterweight boxer who compiled a record of 25-11.
  • Underwent rhinoplasty when he was 27. The procedure was rumored to have been paid for by 'Lou Costello (I)' (qv) among others.
  • He declined to participate in the March on Washington in August 1963.
  • Nephew of actor/comedian 'Leonard Barr (I)' (qv).
  • Although 'Jerry Lewis (I)' (qv) often made out to be the short guy in his act, he was actually taller than Martin.
  • He was awarded 3 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6519 Hollywood Boulevard, for Recording at 1617 Vine Street, and for Television at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • Member of the "Rat Pack" with 'Frank Sinatra' (qv), 'Sammy Davis Jr.' (qv), 'Peter Lawford' (qv) and 'Joey Bishop (I)' (qv). All appeared in _Ocean's Eleven (1960)_ (qv).
  • Martin did not party all night with the rest of the "Rat Pack" crew - actually calling themselves "The Clan". He usually went to bed early so he could play golf the next morning. He was obsessed with golf, and once stated in an interview that he would have preferred to be a professional golfer than an entertainer.

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