Ross Martin

Biography: Born in Grodek, Poland, the erudite actor received an M.A. in psychometrics and a law degree before he turned to performing as half of a comedy team known as Ross & West. On film, he was notable and frightening in Experiment in Terror (1962). Following an undistinguished but busy TV career in the '50s, Martin became one of television's most brilliant chararacter actors. As a regular on the charades-like game shows The Ad-Libbers (1951), Pantomime Quiz (1950-1963), and Stump the Stars (1962-63), he had the chance to show off his lightning mind and acting facility. After playing a supporting role on The Sheriff of Cochise (1956-1960), he costarred as Andamo on Mr. Lucky (1959-60). Martin finally found his niche as TV's "man of a thousand faces" -- Secret Service agent Artemus Gordon -- on the humorous cult spy spoof/western/science fiction series The Wild, Wild West (1965-1969) with Robert Conrad as James West. The show gave him an opportunity to display his acting virtuosity, asBorn in Grodek, Poland, the erudite actor received an M.A. in psychometrics and a law degree before he turned to performing as half of a comedy team known as Ross & West. On film, he was notable and frightening in Experiment in Terror (1962). Following an undistinguished but busy TV career in the '50s, Martin became one of television's most brilliant chararacter actors. As a regular on the charades-like game shows The Ad-Libbers (1951), Pantomime Quiz (1950-1963), and Stump the Stars (1962-63), he had the chance to show off his lightning mind and acting facility. After playing a supporting role on The Sheriff of Cochise (1956-1960), he costarred as Andamo on Mr. Lucky (1959-60). Martin finally found his niche as TV's "man of a thousand faces" -- Secret Service agent Artemus Gordon -- on the humorous cult spy spoof/western/science fiction series The Wild, Wild West (1965-1969) with Robert Conrad as James West. The show gave him an opportunity to display his acting virtuosity, as he used multiple disguises and accents in almost every episode. Sidelined by a major heart attack near the end of the series and replaced by look-alike Charles Aidman, Martin did mostly guest shots and cartoon voiceovers thereafter. His directing credits include Here's Lucy (1968-74). Expand

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Mork & Mindy: Season 3 Nov 13, 1980 Actor tbd
tbd Hawaii Five-O (1968): Season 12 Oct 4, 1979 Tony Alika tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 3 Sep 15, 1979 Tom Thorton tbd
tbd Hawaii Five-O (1968): Season 11 Sep 28, 1978 Tony Alika tbd
tbd Wonder Woman: Season 2 Sep 16, 1977 Havitol tbd
tbd Charlie's Angels (1977): Season 2 Sep 14, 1977 Perine tbd
tbd Sanford and Son: Season 6 Sep 24, 1976 Aram tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 5 Sep 14, 1973 Director tbd
tbd Ironside: Season 7 Sep 13, 1973 Damien tbd
tbd The Wild Wild West: Season 4 Sep 27, 1968 Artemus Gordon / Artemus Gordon tbd
tbd Columbo: Season 1 Feb 20, 1968 Actor 8.6
tbd The Wild Wild West: Season 3 Sep 8, 1967 Artemus Gordon / Artemus Gordon tbd
tbd The Wild Wild West: Season 2 Sep 16, 1966 Artemus Gordon / Artemus Gordon tbd
tbd The Wild Wild West: Season 1 Sep 17, 1965 Artemus Gordon / Artemus Gordon tbd
tbd Make Room for Daddy: Season 11 Sep 30, 1963 Actor tbd
tbd The Twilight Zone: Season 4 Jan 3, 1963 Lt. Ted Mason / Lt. Ted Mason 9.4
tbd Bonanza: Season 4 Sep 23, 1962 Nick Biancci tbd
tbd The Twilight Zone: Season 1 Oct 2, 1959 Hammer As Johnny Foster / Foster 8.9
tbd Gunsmoke: Season 4 Sep 6, 1958 Keppert tbd
tbd Gunsmoke: Season 3 Sep 14, 1957 Clell tbd
tbd Baretta: Season 3 Jan 17, 1975 Carmine tbd