Dean Martin

Actor, Singer, Boxer
As the epitome of laid-back cool, the handsome, mellow-voiced crooner Dean Martin successfully redefined his image throughout his career without ever straying too far from his established persona as a quick-witted ... Read more »
Born: 06/06/1917 in Steubenville, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (108)

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Birth of the Team 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Jerry Alone at the Top 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Kings of Comedy 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Tribute to Bob Hope 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas: An All Star 75th Anniversary 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Party For "Dutch" Reagan 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Buys NBC? 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part 4 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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All-Star Party For Lucille Ball 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Half-Nelson 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Cannonball Run II 1984 (Movie)

Jamie Blake (Actor)

Dean Martin in London 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part 2 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Dom DeLuise and Friends 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Dean Martin at the Wild Animal Park 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Dean Martin's Christmas at Sea World 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Dean Martin's Comedy Classics 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Ladies and Gentleman... Bob Newhart, Part II 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Cannonball Run 1981 (Movie)

Jamie Blake (Actor)

The Dean Martin Christmas Special 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Highlights of the Dean Martin Roasts 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Shirley MacLaine: Every Little Movement 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Sinatra -- The First 40 Years 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Big Show 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Dean Martin's Celebrity Roast 1973 - 1979 (TV Show)

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George Burns' 100th Birthday Party 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Dean Martin's Christmas in California 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals Part 2 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals of 1926 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Sinatra and Friends 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The First 50 Years 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Dean Martin's California Christmas 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Dean's Place 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Swing Out, Sweet Land 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Mr. Ricco 1975 (Movie)

Joe Ricco (Actor)

The Bob Hope Special (12/15/74) 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Don Rickles Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Dean Martin Show 1965 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Bing Crosby -- Cooling It 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Jack Benny's First Farewell Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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City vs. Country 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Showdown 1972 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Petula 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Something Big 1971 (Movie)

Baker (Actor)

The Powder Room 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Airport 1970 (Movie)

Captain Vernon Demerest (Actor)

Ann-Margret: From Hollywood With Love 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Bing Crosby -- Cooling It 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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5 Card Stud 1968 (Movie)

Van Morgan (Actor)

Bandolero! 1968 (Movie)

Dee Bishop (Actor)

The Wrecking Crew 1968 (Movie)

Matt Helm (Actor)

How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life 1967 (Movie)

David Sloane (Actor)

The Ambushers 1967 (Movie)

Matt Helm (Actor)

Rough Night in Jericho 1966 (Movie)

Alex Flood (Actor)

Murderers' Row 1965 (Movie)

Matt Helm (Actor)

Texas Across the River 1965 (Movie)

Sam Hollis (Actor)

The Silencers 1965 (Movie)

Matt Helm (Actor)

The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 (Movie)

Tom Elder (Actor)

Kiss Me, Stupid 1964 (Movie)

Dino (Actor)

Marriage on the Rocks 1964 (Movie)

Ernie Brewer (Actor)

Robin and the Seven Hoods 1964 (Movie)

John (Actor)

The Bing Crosby Show (02/15/64) 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

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Come Blow Your Horn 1963 (Movie)

The Bum (Actor)

Toys in the Attic 1963 (Movie)

Julian Berniers (Actor)

What a Way to Go! 1963 (Movie)

Leonard Crawley (Actor)

Four For Texas 1962 (Movie)

Joe Jarrett (Actor)

The Judy Garland Show 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

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Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? 1962 (Movie)

Jason Steel (Actor)

Who's Got the Action? 1962 (Movie)

Steve Flood (Actor)

Ada 1961 (Movie)

Bo Gillis (Actor)

Sergeants 3 1961 (Movie)

Sgt Chip Deal (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (02/15/61) 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

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The Road to Hong Kong 1961 (Movie)

(Actor)

All in a Night's Work 1960 (Movie)

Tony Ryder (Actor)

Bells Are Ringing 1960 (Movie)

Jeffrey Moss (Actor)

Ocean's Eleven 1960 (Movie)

Sam Harmon (Actor)

Pepe 1960 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Who Was That Lady? 1960 (Movie)

Michael Haney (Actor)

Rio Bravo 1959 (Movie)

Dude (Actor)

Career 1958 (Movie)

Maury Novak (Actor)

Some Came Running 1958 (Movie)

Bama Dillert (Actor)

The Young Lions 1958 (Movie)

Michael Whiteacre (Actor)

Hollywood or Bust 1956 (Movie)

Steve Wiler (Actor)

Pardners 1956 (Movie)

Slim (Actor)

Ten Thousand Bedrooms 1956 (Movie)

Ray Hunter (Actor)

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950 - 1956 (Tv Show)

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Artists and Models 1955 (Movie)

Rick Todd (Actor)

You're Never Too Young 1955 (Movie)

Bob Miles (Actor)

Living It Up 1954 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Three Ring Circus 1954 (Movie)

Pete Nelson (Actor)

Money From Home 1953 (Movie)

Honey Talk Nelson (Actor)

The Caddy 1953 (Movie)

Joe Anthony (Actor)

Road to Bali 1952 (Movie)

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Movin' With Nancy (TV Show)

Actor
Music (77)

Small Time 2014 (Movie)

("Sway") (Song Performer)

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

("Ain't That A Kick In The Head") (Song Performer)

Hitchcock 2012 (Movie)

"Ain't That A Kick In The Head" (Song Performer)

Silver Linings Playbook 2012 (Movie)

("Sway (Quien Sera)") (Song Performer)

The Details 2012 (Movie)

("Memories Are Made Of This") (Song Performer)

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 2011 (Movie)

("Ain't That A Kick In The Head") (Song Performer)

My Week With Marilyn 2011 (Movie)

("Memories Are Made Of This") (Song Performer)

The Rum Diary 2011 (Movie)

("Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)") (Song Performer)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010 (Movie)

("Ain't That A Kick In The Head") (Song Performer)

I Love You, Man 2009 (Movie)

("Ain't That A Kick In The Head") (Song Performer)

Old Dogs 2009 (Movie)

("Grazie, Prego, Scusi") (Song Performer)

Four Christmases 2008 (Movie)

"Baby It's Cold Outside" (Song Performer)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

("Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!") (Song Performer)

Music Within 2007 (Movie)

("You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You") (Song Performer)

The Number 23 2007 (Movie)

("Blue Christmas") (Song Performer)

Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One For The Road 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Let's Go To Prison 2006 (Movie)

("Ain't That A Kick In The Head") (Song Performer)

Sleeping Dogs Lie 2006 (Movie)

("On an Evening in Roma") (Song Performer)

Assault on Precinct 13 2005 (Movie)

("Winter Wonderland") (Song Performer)

The Family Stone 2005 (Movie)

("Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!") (Song Performer)

Two for the Money 2005 (Movie)

("You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You") (Song Performer)

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

("That's Amore") (Song Performer)

Bad Santa 2003 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song Performer)

The Lizzie McGuire Movie 2003 (Movie)

("On an Evening in Roma") (Song Performer)

Death to Smoochy 2002 (Movie)

("You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You") (Song Performer)

Born Romantic 2001 (Movie)

("Baby Won't You Please Come Home" "Sway") (Song Performer)

Dean Martin: That's Amore! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Made 2001 (Movie)

("Mean to Me" "On an Evening in Roma") (Song Performer)

Sexy Beast 2001 (Movie)

("Sway (The Ripp Off Artist)") (Song Performer)

Spy Game 2001 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song Performer)

The Mexican 2001 (Movie)

("You're Nobody 'Til Somedoby Loves You") (Song Performer)

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

("Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow") (Song Performer)

He's Having a Baby 2000 (Movie)

("You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You") (Song Performer)

Lavender Lake: Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Panic 2000 (Movie)

("Sway") (Song Performer)

Reindeer Games 2000 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song Performer)

Return to Me 2000 (Movie)

("Return to Me" "Buona Sera" "Good Mornin' Life") (Song Performer)

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

("Sway (remix)") (Song Performer)

The Crew 2000 (Movie)

("(It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along") (Song Performer)

Vertical Limit 2000 (Movie)

("Little Ole Wine Drinker Me") (Song Performer)

A Walk on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

("When You're Smiling the Whole World Smiles With You") (Song)

Analyze This 1999 (Movie)

("Innamorata") (Song Performer)

Blast From the Past 1999 (Movie)

("Memories Are Made of This" "You Belong to Me") (Song Performer)

Payback 1999 (Movie)

("Sway" "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You") (Song Performer)

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

("Return to Me") (Song Performer)

Stuart Little 1999 (Movie)

("That's Amore") (Song Performer)

Babe 2: Pig in the City 1998 (Movie)

("That's Amore") (Song Performer)

Chicago Hope 1950 - 1956, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

Home Fries 1998 (Movie)

("Memories Are Made Of This") (Song Performer)

Living Out Loud 1998 (Movie)

("You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You") (Song Performer)

Sour Grapes 1998 (Movie)

("Ain't That a Kick in the Head") (Song Performer)

The Big Lebowski 1998 (Movie)

("Standing On the Corner") (Song Performer)

The Last Days of Disco 1998 (Movie)

("Everybody Loves Somebody") (Song Performer)

Donnie Brasco 1997 (Movie)

("Return to Me") (Song Performer)

Fools Rush In 1997 (Movie)

("Ain't That a Kick in the Head") (Song Performer)

Home Alone 3 1997 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song Performer)

L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

("The Christmas Blues" "Powder Your Face with Sunshine") (Song Performer)

Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

("Ain't that a Kick in the Head") (Song Performer)

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

("C'est si Bon" "Welcome to My World") (Song Performer)

Sleepers 1996 (Movie)

("Memories Are Made of This") (Song Performer)

Swingers 1996 (Movie)

("You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You") (Song Performer)

The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 (Movie)

("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow") (Song Performer)

A Bronx Tale 1993 (Movie)

("Ain't That a Kick in the Head") (Song Performer)

That's Amore 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

("I'll Always Love You") (Song Performer)

29th Street 1991 (Movie)

("Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu)") (Song Performer)

Merci, la vie 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Only the Lonely 1991 (Movie)

("Ain't That a Kick in the Head") (Song Performer)

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

("Ain't That a Kick In the Head") (Song Performer)

Everybody's All American 1988 (Movie)

("Everybody Loves Somebody") (Song Performer)

Moonstruck 1987 (Movie)

("That's Amore") (Song Performer)

5 Card Stud 1968 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Ada 1961 (Movie)

("May the Lord Bless You Real Good") (Song Performer)

Rio Bravo 1959 (Movie)

("My Rifle My Pony and Me") (Song Performer)

Pardners 1956 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

My House in Umbria (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

As the epitome of laid-back cool, the handsome, mellow-voiced crooner Dean Martin successfully redefined his image throughout his career without ever straying too far from his established persona as a quick-witted, booze-loving regular guy. Martin emerged from the shadow of playing straight man to his early comedy partner Jerry Lewis, to become a respected film actor in such films as "Some Came Running" (1958), as well as a top-selling solo recording artist. His profile rose even further as the apparent second-in-command to his close friend Frank Sinatra in the Rat Pack, both in films and on records and the stages of Las Vegas nightclubs. By the 1960s Martin was one of the most popular and highest paid performers in history, with a hit single that bounced the Beatles off the charts, films like the Matt Helm series topping the box office, and his long-running comedy-variety series, "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC, 1965-1974), sitting atop the ratings each week. Martin's output decreased somewhat in the 1970s and 1980s, but his appearances in films like "Airport" (1970) and "The Cannonball Run" (1981) continued to endear him to a broad audience. However, by the time of Martin's death in 1995, a resurgence of appreciation for Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and their contemporaries - fueled perhaps most prominently by Jon Favreau's über-cool film "Swingers" (1996) - elevated the entertainer to full-fledged icon status. Though his former partner Jerry Lewis would later call him "the most underrated performer in the history of our business," Martin was enthusiastically embraced by the audiences of his time, and rediscovered by subsequent generations of fans who had yet to be born during his heyday.

Relationships

Angela Crocetti

Mother

Gaetano Crocetti

Father

William Crocetti

Brother
older

Catherine Hawn

Wife
married in 1973 divorced in 1976

Elizabeth Martin

Wife
married in 1940 divorced in 1949 mother of four of Martin's children

Jeanne Martin

Wife
second wife married on September 1, 1949 divorced in 1973 mother of three of Martin's children survived him

Barbara Martin

Daughter
born on April 11, 1945 mother, Elizabeth Martin survived him

Claudia Martin

Daughter
born on March 16, 1944 mother, Elizabeth Martin survived him died on February 16, 2001 after a two-year battle with breast cancer

Deana Martin

Daughter
born on August 19, 1948 mother, Elizabeth Martin survived him

Gina Martin

Daughter
born on December 20, 1956 mother, Jeanne Martin survived him

Sascha Martin

Daughter
adopted with third wife Catherine Hawn

Dean Martin

Son
born on November 17, 1951 mother, Jeanne Martin died March 23, 1987 when his jet crashed near the Air Force base in California where he served as a National Guard Captain formerly married to Olivia Hussey with whom he had a son Alexander

Ricci Martin

Son
born on Septgember 20, 1953 mother, Jeanne Martin survived him

Stephen Martin

Son
born on June 29, 1942 mother, Elizabeth Martin survived him

Alexander Martin

Grandson
born on February 12, 1973 mother, Olivia Hussey father, Dean Paul Martin survived him

EDUCATION

Grant Elementary School

Steubenville , Ohio

Steubenville High School

Steubenville , Ohio
dropped out after tenth grade

Milestones

1984

Final film appearance, "Cannonball Run II"

1957

Made his solo film debut in "10,000 Bedrooms"

1956

Ended creative partnership with Lewis after film "Hollywood or Bust"; withdrew from York Productions

1949

Signed with Paramount

1949

Film debut in "My Friend Irma"; with Lewis formed York Productions

1948

Debut with Lewis on TV show "Talk of the Town"; signed contract with Universal (no films produced)

1946

Unsuccessful screen test at Columbia; met Jerry Lewis while both were performing at the Glass Hat, NYC; formed team (a double act) and debuted at 500 Club, Atlantic City, New Jersey

1943

Served with Army in Akron; invalided out after hernia

1942

Replaced Sinatra as singer at Riobamba, New York

1940

First used name Dean Martin while singing with the Sammy Watkins Band in Cleveland (date approximate)

Sang with Ernie McCay Band billed as Dino Martino

First sang in Steubenville night spots

TV debut as co-star with Lewis of "Colgate Comedy Hour"

Worked various odd jobs including as amateur boxer (billed as Kid Crockett), gas station attendant and croupier

Radio show with Lewis sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes

Hosted "The Dean Martin Show" on TV

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