Martin Milner

Actor
Born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Seattle, Washington, Martin Milner was a film and television actor best known for his roles in the popular TV series "Adam-12" (NBC 1968-1975) and "Route 66" (CBS 1960-64) ... Read more »
Born: 12/28/1931 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

Jack Webb 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1975 - 1976, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1975 - 1976, 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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True Confessions 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Last Convertible 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Black Beauty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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SST -- Death Flight 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Swiss Family Robinson 1975 - 1976 (Tv Show)

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Adam-12 1968 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Hurricane 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Swiss Family Robinson 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Runaway! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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

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The Golddiggers 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Valley of the Dolls 1967 (Movie)

Mel Anderson (Actor)

Gidget 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

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Sullivan's Empire 1966 (Movie)

John Sullivan Jr (Actor)

Route 66 1960 - 1964 (TV Show)

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13 Ghosts 1960 (Movie)

Ben Rush--Lawyer (Actor)

Sex Kittens Go to College 1960 (Movie)

George Barton (Actor)

The Private Lives of Adam and Eve 1960 (Movie)

Ad Simms/Adam (Actor)

Compulsion 1959 (Movie)

Sid Brooks (Actor)

Marjorie Morningstar 1958 (Movie)

Wally (Actor)

Too Much, Too Soon 1958 (Movie)

Lincoln Forrester (Actor)

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 (Movie)

James Earp (Actor)

Sweet Smell of Success 1957 (Movie)

Steve Dallas (Actor)

Mister Roberts 1955 (Movie)

Shore Patrol Officer (Actor)

Pete Kelly's Blues 1955 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

The Long Gray Line 1955 (Movie)

Jim O'Carberry (Actor)

Destination Gobi 1953 (Movie)

Elwood Halsey (Actor)

The Captive City 1952 (Movie)

Phil Harding (Actor)

I Want You 1951 (Movie)

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Operation Pacific 1951 (Movie)

Ens. Caldwell (Actor)

Halls of Montezuma 1950 (Movie)

Whitney (Actor)

Louisa 1950 (Movie)

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Sands of Iwo Jima 1950 (Movie)

Pvt. Mike McHugh (Actor)

Life With Father 1947 (Movie)

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Battle Zone (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Belles on Their Toes (Movie)

Al Lynch (Actor)

Crisis in Mid-Air (TV Show)

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Emergency! (TV Show)

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Flood! (TV Show)

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Last of the Comanches (Movie)

Billy Creel (Actor)

Little Mo (TV Show)

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My Wife's Best Friend (Movie)

Buddy Chamberlain (Actor)

Nashville Beat (TV Show)

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Springfield Rifle (Movie)

Olie Larsen (Actor)

The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Show)

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The Ordeal of Bill Carney (TV Show)

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The Seekers (TV Show)

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The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Seattle, Washington, Martin Milner was a film and television actor best known for his roles in the popular TV series "Adam-12" (NBC 1968-1975) and "Route 66" (CBS 1960-64). Milner's parents, who both worked in the film industry, encouraged his acting ambitions from a young age. After relocating to Los Angeles when he was 14, Milner began taking acting lessons and made his film debut in the drama "Life With Father" (1947). After he graduated from high school, he appeared in such films as "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949) and "Our Very Own" (1950), and in 1950 he landed a recurring role on the comedy series "The Stu Erwin Show" (ABC 1950-55) while also working on the radio serial "Dragnet." In 1952 he was drafted into the United States Army and he spent his time entertaining soldiers and directing military films. Upon leaving the Army, Milner landed roles in numerous films and TV series, including "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957) and the TV version of "Dragnet" (NBC 1951-59). In 1960 he landed a high-profile role in the series "Route 66," in which he and co-star George Maharis drove around the country in a Corvette, getting into adventures along the way. Milner next appeared in such TV series as "Felony Squad" (ABC 1966-69) and "Run For Your Life" (NBC 1965-68). In 1968 he was cast as Officer Pete Malloy in the police drama "Adam-12," a procedural produced by "Dragnet" creator Jack Webb. After leaving the show in 1975, Milner landed his final lead role as Karl Robinson in the family adventure series "Swiss Family Robinson" (ABC 1975-76). He also appeared in numerous TV guest roles until his retirement in the late 1990s. Martin Milner died at his home in Carlsbad, California on September 6, 2015. He was 83.

Relationships

Judy Jones Actor

Wife
Met at a dinner party. Remained married until Milner's death on September 6, 2015.

Amy Milner

Daughter

Molly Milner

Daughter

Stuart Milner

Son

Andrew Milner

Son

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

1975

Starred as Karl Robinson on ABC drama "Swiss Family Robinson"

1968

Starred as Officer Pete Malloy on NBC procedural drama "Adam-12"

1960

Starred as Tod Stiles on CBS drama "Route 66"

1952

Appeared on police procedural drama "Dragnet" after having briefly played Sgt. Joe Friday's partner Bill Lockwood on the radio version of the series

1949

Appeared in World War II drama "Sands of Iwo Jima"

1947

Made film debut in "Life with Father"

Bonus Trivia

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During his 1952-54 stint in the United States Army, Milner directed training films while stationed at Fort Ord in Monterey Bay, California.

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Milner worked frequently with actor and producer Jack Webb, first on the radio and television versions of "Dragnet" and then as the star of the Webb-produced series "Adam-12."

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