Aug. 3rd, 1940
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Guest TV Roles
Sly Sludge (Voiced)
Himself - Narrator
Rev. 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.
- Is portrayed by 'James Hayden' (qv) in _The Patricia Neal Story (1981) (TV)_ (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).
- Has played American presidents four times; Jed Bartlett on TV series _"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv), in the TV movie _Medusa's Child (1997) (TV)_ (qv), as 'John F. Kennedy' (qv) in the miniseries _"Kennedy" (1983)_ (qv), and as the "future" president (in a premonition) Greg Stilson in _The Dead Zone (1983)_ (qv).
- Received an honorary doctor of letters degree from Marquette University (2003) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the dedication of the school's new library (according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel web site).
- His left arm is 3" shorter than his right due to complications during his birth.
- (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.
- Was considered for the role of Sgt.Max Greevey on _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv).
- Has memorized and can sing every single 'Frank Sinatra' (qv) song.