Quinn Martin

Producer
As a child, New York-born Irwin Martin Cohn moved to Hollywood where his father worked as editor for MGM. After World War II, he changed his name to Quinn Martin and dropped out of college to follow in his father's ... Read more »
Born: 05/22/1922

Filmography

Producer (38)

Barnaby Jones 1972 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Runaways 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Producer

Most Wanted 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The City 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Home of Our Own 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bert D'Angelo, Superstar 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Most Wanted 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Attack on Terror 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Caribe 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Crossfire 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Manhunter 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Panic on the 5:22 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Abduction of Saint Anne 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Manhunter 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The F.B.I. 1965 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dan August 1970 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Intertect 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Streets of San Francisco 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Face of Fear 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cannon 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Travis Logan, D.A. 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Mephisto Waltz 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Invaders 1966 - 1968 (TV Show)

Producer

12 O'Clock High 1964 - 1967 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Fugitive 1963 - 1967 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Untouchables 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Producer

Banyon (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Brink's: The Great Robbery (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cannon (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Code Name: Diamond Head (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Incident in San Francisco (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Law of the Land (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Murder or Mercy (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Standing Tall (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The House on Greenapple Road (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Hunted Lady (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Streets of San Francisco (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (2)

Rookie Blue 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fringe 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

As a child, New York-born Irwin Martin Cohn moved to Hollywood where his father worked as editor for MGM. After World War II, he changed his name to Quinn Martin and dropped out of college to follow in his father's footsteps. Martin was one of the writers on the comedic musical "Blondie Goes Latin", and by the mid-1950s, after a stint at Universal, he was hired as an executive producer at Desilu Productions. In '58, Martin wrote and produced "Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre" and, by '59, he was producing the hit series "The Untouchables". Morally upstanding crime-fighting would become one of the thematic signatures of his Quinn Martin (later QM) Productions. Martin produced "The New Breed" in '61, and followed with the suspenseful shows "12 O'Clock High" and "The Fugitive", an iconic mega-hit starring David Janssen. In '65, Martin's production company launched one of its longest-running series, the investigative drama "The F.B.I.", which aired for nine seasons. In '70, the short-lived detective series"Dan August" kickstarted the career of Burt Reynolds, and, during the following year, Martin produced the popular crime series "Cannon", as well as the creepy feature film "The Mephisto Waltz", starring Alan Alda. Another hit QM series, "The Streets of San Francisco", featured a young Michael Douglas, and Martin's last great show was "Barnaby Jones", starring Buddy Ebsen, which ran for eight seasons. Martin retired in '80, and died from heart failure in '87.

Bonus Trivia

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Martin was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1997.

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