Ross Martin

Actor
Ross Martin was as versatile in his art as Secret Serviceman Artemus Gordon, the character he played in the adventure series "The Wild Wild West. " The actor turned down potential careers in business and law to pursue ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1920 in Poland

Filmography

Actor (35)

Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Godzilla 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Voice

The Three Robonic Stooges 1977 - 1981 (TV Show)

Voice

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Actor

The All-New Super Friends Hour 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Voice

The Skatebirds 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Voice

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

Actor

Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Voice

Happiness Is a Warm Clue 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Gallery 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Sealab 2020 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Voice

The Wild Wild West 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Race 1965 (Movie)

Rolfe Von Stuppe (Actor)

The Ceremony 1963 (Movie)

LeCoq (Actor)

Experiment in Terror 1962 (Movie)

Red Lynch (Actor)

Geronimo 1961 (Movie)

Mangus (Actor)

Texas John Slaughter 1958 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Lucky 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Concerning Miss Marlowe 1953 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor

Conquest of Space 1955 (Movie)

Fodor (Actor)

Donovan's Kid (TV Show)

Actor

Dying Room Only (TV Show)

Actor

I Married Wyatt Earp (TV Show)

Actor

More Wild Wild West (TV Show)

Actor

Skyway to Death (TV Show)

Actor

The Crooked Hearts (TV Show)

Actor

The Last of the Curlews (TV Show)

Voice

The Return of Mod Squad (TV Show)

Actor

The Seekers (TV Show)

Actor

The Sheriff (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Wild and Wooly (TV Show)

Actor

Yesterday's Child (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Here's Lucy 1968 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Director

Love, American Style 1968 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Ross Martin was as versatile in his art as Secret Serviceman Artemus Gordon, the character he played in the adventure series "The Wild Wild West. " The actor turned down potential careers in business and law to pursue theater and screen work, appearing on various television shows during the '50s before director Blake Edwards cast him in the adventure series "Mr. Lucky," in which he served as trusty sidekick of the main hero, played by John Vivyan. He and Edwards collaborated again on the 1962 thriller "Experiment in Terror," with Martin as Garland Humphrey "Red" Lynch, a criminal with a memorably asthmatic voice who terrorizes an ordinary woman into helping him commit a crime. This was followed by Edwards' 1965 action-comedy "The Great Race," in which he played a different kind of villain--the slyly cunning Baron Rolfe Von Stuppe. If these earlier roles only hinted at his ability to recreate himself, "The Wild Wild West" provided a stage on which to do so every week; as Gordon, the gimmick-wielding master-of-disguise, he not only used make-up and costumes to change his appearance for each new episode but often designed Gordon's new looks himself during pre-production. In the late '70s and early '80s, a decade after the show went off the air, he revisited the Emmy-nominated part--along with fellow star Robert Conrad--for two television films that returned viewers to "The Wild Wild West." The films were supposed to revive the series but Martin passed away before that could happen. He was 61.

Relationships

Olavee Martin

Wife
married from 1967 until his 1981 death died on February 3, 2002 at age 77

EDUCATION

George Washington University

Washington , Washington D.C.
also received law degree

New York University

New York , New York
also received law degree

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