Dick Martin

Comedian, Actor, Director
Over the course of his 25 years in television, comedian Dick Martin created an enviable legacy as an actor, director, and co-host of the top-rated comedy show "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In". Born in 1922, Martin teamed ... Read more »
Born: 01/30/1922 in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

Bartleby 2002 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

Bill Bixby: Chasing Perfection 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Newhart: The Last Sane Man 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Tiny Tim: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob 1966 - 1967, 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1966 - 1967, 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dick Van Dyke: Put on a Happy Face 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Trial of Old Drum 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill Bixby: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1966 - 1967, 1990 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Air Bud 2: Golden Receiver 1998 (Movie)

Phil Phil (Actor)

George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1966 - 1967, 1990 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

3rd Rock From the Sun 1966 - 1967, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blossom 1966 - 1967, 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Coach 1966 - 1967, 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1966 - 1967, 1990 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1966 - 1967, 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Holiday Greetings From the Ed Sullivan Show 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

North of Pittsburgh 1993 (Movie)

Mr Kent III (Actor)

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 25th Anniversary 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Relatively Speaking 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Rickles on the Loose 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Ultra Quiz 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Carbon Copy 1981 (Movie)

Victor Bard (Actor)

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

Actor

Take One Starring Jonathan Winters 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Mindreaders 1978 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Cheap Show 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Playboy's Playmate Party 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mad Mad Mad Mad World of the Super Bowl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Zero to Sixty 1977 (Movie)

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Hi, I'm Glen Campbell 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The Rowan and Martin Report 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rowan and Martin Special 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 1967 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Royal Variety Performance 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Comedy Bowl 2 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

An Amateur's Guide to Love 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dinah Shore Special -- Like Hep 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (09/20/67) 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lucy Show 1962 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder At NBC 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1966 - 1967 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Rowan and Martin Show 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Glass Bottom Boat 1965 (Movie)

Zack Molloy (Actor)

Once Upon a Horse 1958 (Movie)

Doc Logan (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (01/25/57) 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

House Calls (TV Show)

Actor
Director (16)

Archie Bunker's Place 1966 - 1967, 1972 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Brothers and Sisters 1966 - 1967, 1972 - 1980, 1982 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Drexell's Class 1966 - 1967, 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Family Ties 1966 - 1967, 1972 - 1980, 1982 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Goodnight, Beantown 1966 - 1967, 1972 - 1980, 1982 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Gung Ho 1966 - 1967, 1978 - 1980, 1983 - 1988, 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

In the Heat of the Night 1966 - 1967, 1972 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Newhart 1966 - 1967, 1978 - 1980, 1982 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Semi-Tough 1966 - 1967, 1978 - 1980, 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

The Bob Newhart Show 1966 - 1967, 1972 - 1980, 1982 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

The Redd Foxx Show 1966 - 1967, 1972 - 1980, 1982 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

The Waverly Wonders 1966 - 1967, 1978 - 1979, 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Bob Newhart: Off the Record 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

The Bob Newhart 20th 19th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

There Goes the Neighborhood 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Director

White and Reno 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (2)

The Nightclub Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 1989 Mother/Daughter USA Pageant 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Segment Producer

Biography

Over the course of his 25 years in television, comedian Dick Martin created an enviable legacy as an actor, director, and co-host of the top-rated comedy show "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In". Born in 1922, Martin teamed up with fellow comedian Dan Rowan in 1952, and the two played the nightclub circuit across America off and on for the next 15 years. In 1967 they were recruited by NBC to replace "The Dean Martin Show" with their own hour-long comedy program. "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" featured a cast of young unknowns such as Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin, and Arte Johnson. The show was fast-paced, colorful, and obviously derived from the far-out spirit of the times. Martin and Rowan played themselves off against the swinging '60s energy of the show as straight-men from another era. After "Laugh-In" went off the air in 1973, Martin appeared as a panelist on a number of celebrity-staffed comedy game shows such as "Match Game" and "Password Plus". He also started his second career as a director. He first worked with Bob Newhart in 1977 on the original "The Bob Newhart Show" and later directed 32 episodes of the very successful '80s version, "Newhart". Martin also helmed filming of "Family Ties", "Mama's Family", and "Webster". He died in Santa Monica, California, in 2008.

Relationships

Peggy Connelly Actor

Wife
Married in 1957 divorced mother of Cary Martin

Cary Martin

Son
Mother, Peggy Connelly

Richard Martin Director

Son
Born in 1956

Dolly Read

Wife
Former Playboy playmate played the lead character in "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" (1970) married August 22, 1971 divorced in 1975, but remarried in 1978 and remained married until his death in 2008

Milestones

1992

Guest-starred on the short-lived Newhart sitcom, "Bob" (CBS); also directed episodes

1987

Helmed episodes of the CBS’ sitcom "Newhart" starring Bob Newhart

1985

Directed several episodes of the Showtime series, "Brothers"

1977

Made TV directing debut, directing several episodes of "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS)

1968

Became well known for his role as the co-host of NBC’s "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In"

1962

Played the boyfriend of Lucille Ball in her comeback sitcom, "The Lucy Show" (CBS)

1958

Co-starred (with Dan Rowan) in their film debut, Hal Kanter's comedy western "Once Upon a Horse..."

1952

Formed (with Dan Rowan) the comedy team Rowan and Martin; playing mostly in nightclubs

Frequently co-hosted (with Dan Rowan) the NBC's "Colgate Comedy Hour"; alternating with Martin and Lewis

Was a staff writer for the radio situation comedy, "Duffy's Tavern"

Hosted the short-lived game shows, "The Cheap Show" (1978) and "Mindreaders" (1979)

With Rowan, returned to the nightclub circuit

Bonus Trivia

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Martin lost the use of a lung as a teenager and suffered respiratory problems late in life.

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