Dean Martin

Dean Martin

Age
78 (passed away Dec. 25th, 1995)
Birthday
Jun. 7th, 1917
Born in
Steubenville, Ohio, USA
Height
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

2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
1985 - That's Dancing!
1984 - Terror in the Aisles
1984 - Cannonball Run II
1981 - The Cannonball Run
1970 - Airport
1969 - The Wrecking Crew
1968 - Bandolero!
1968 - 5 Card Stud
1967 - Mondo Hollywood
1967 - The Ambushers
1966 - The Silencers
1965 - The Sons of Katie Elder
1964 - What A Way to Go!
1964 - Robin and the 7 Hoods
1963 - 4 for Texas
1962 - The Road to Hong Kong
1962 - Something's Got to Give
1962 - Sergeants 3
1960 - Ocean's Eleven
1960 - Bells Are Ringing
1959 - Rio Bravo
1958 - The Young Lions
1956 - Pardners
1956 - Hollywood or Bust
1955 - Artists and Models
1953 - The Caddy
1953 - Scared Stiff
1952 - Jumping Jacks
1952 - Sailor Beware
1952 - Road to Bali

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
1
Frank Howell
1
Gurd Canliss
1
Unnamed Las Vegas Gambler
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • At 16, Dean Martin was a welterweight boxer who compiled a record of 25-11.
  • Despite the legend that he and comedy partner 'Jerry Lewis (I)' (qv) always despised each other, the two were actually quite close friends and the tension between the two began in 1956, when "outside people" (as Lewis called them to 'Peter Bogdanovich' (qv)) began to "poison" Martin against Lewis. 'Frank Sinatra' (qv) eventually staged a public reunion over 20 years after they stopped speaking to each other. Over the next 10 years they became close again.
  • One of his favorite hobbies during his reclusive final years was watching westerns on television - the older the better.
  • His parents were Gaetano and Angella Crocetti. Although born in Ohio, he spoke only Italian until age 5.
  • He and the other members of the Rat Pack were banned from 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv)'s funeral by 'Joe DiMaggio (I)' (qv)
  • His son, 'Dean Paul Martin' (qv) (Dino), was killed in a plane crash in March 1987.
  • He was a close friend of 'Montgomery Clift' (qv). Martin was always grateful for the help Clift had given him while filming _The Young Lions (1958)_ (qv) - Martin's first major dramatic role - and he would accompany him to parties after the rest of Hollywood had disowned him due to his increasing addictions to drugs and alcohol.
  • His career as a boxer was described by him as follows, "I won all but 11 fights." When asked how many he'd fought, he'd reply, "A dozen." In reality, he fought 36 bouts and won 25 of them under the name Dino Crocetti. He reportedly fought under the nickname Kid Crochet, although no records of fights have been found under that name.


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