Aug. 3rd, 1940
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Guest TV Roles
Sly Sludge (Voiced)
Himself - Narrator
Reverend Bill Thompson
Purposely flunked his college entrance exam to the University of Dayton so that he could pursue an acting career instead. His father wholeheartedly disapproved until he had gained popular success, not even seeing Martin act until he saw him on the screen at a drive-in in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio.
- In 2004, he was listed as an endorser of March for Women's Lives. After learning about this, Feminists for Life, an organization that named him as a "Remarkable Pro-Life Man" in 2001, brought this to his attention, informing him that March for Women's Lives was a pro-choice group. At his request, March for Women's Lives removed his name from their list.
- Father of 'Charlie Sheen (I)' (qv), 'Emilio Estevez' (qv), 'Renée Estevez' (qv) and 'Ramon Estevez' (qv).
- Stumped in Florida for Democratic gubernatorial candidate 'Janet Reno' (qv) in her unsuccessful campaign against sitting Gov. 'Jeb Bush' (qv), June 2002. Reno also drew major support from 'Rosie O'Donnell' (qv) and 'Elton John' (qv).
- Born at 8:03 p.m. ET.
- Was considered for the recurring role of Sloan on _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv).
- Was nominated for Broadway's 1965 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "The Subject Was Roses," a role that he recreated in the film version of the same name, _The Subject Was Roses (1968)_ (qv).
- (7 October 2000) Martin was one of 22 people arrested for crossing over a line established by the Air Force in an anti-militarization protest at California's Vandenberg Air Force base. He was charged with trespassing.
- According to friends and family, he is closest to son Charlie than anyone else. Indeed, he and Charlie often appear together on the screen, and Martin has even played Charlie's on-screen father twice. He also appeared as an older "Charlie" in a credit-card commercial.