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Martin Mull

Offbeat funnyman Martin Mull was born in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of three children, and raised in Ohio. The blond-maned, blue-eyed comedian with the sad, droopy mustache first came in contact with the arts by honing in on his innate talents as a painter. In order to pay his art school tuition, he started organizing bands. At around the same time, he discovered that stand-up comedy was another way to allow his creative juices to flow. Martin's early recognition as a humorist led to a recording contract, and, over the years, he would be Grammy-nominated several times for a number of eccentric comedy albums. His gimmick and allure came in the form of a dry, humorless delivery and a bland, highly conservative-looking demeanor, which masked a sly, witty and ultra-hip philosophy. Gaining popularity in the 1970s, he finally broke into TV with the cult soap opera parody "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (1976) in which he played Garth Gimble, a volatile wife abuser whose comeuppance occurred in the form of an aluminum Christmas tree (impaled) in his home closet. Martin was so popular on the show that he was resurrected in the spin-off series "Fernwood 2 Night" (1977) as twin brother Barth Gimble, who was a co-host of the town's television program along with Fred Willard's Jerry Hubbard character. After this peak, Martin became a sought-after guest on the talk show circuit, not to mention variety specials and TV movies. He tried his hand at producing and starring in his own sitcom "Domestic Life" (1984) but the series failed. He also added his special brand of merriment to films over the years, some of them being decent, such as FM (1978), Serial (1980), Mr. Mom (1983) and Clue (1985) in the role of the tweedy-looking Colonel Mustard, while most have been either formula schtick or just plain drivel, as in Take This Job and Shove It (1981), Rented Lips (1988), which he produced and wrote, Cutting Class (1989), Far Out Man (1990) with Cheech & Chong, and Mr. Write (1994). Martin's first passion has always been art and the distinguished multi-media artist's work has been showcased in galleries throughout the world. He also authored the book "Painting, Drawing and World," which is a compilation of ten years of his work. Mull is married to a composer and musician, Wendy, and they have a daughter. IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net


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Nascut:
Aug 18, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
82
Primul film:
In series Wonder Woman 1975-11-07
Ultimul film:
Serial The Cool Kids 2018-09-28
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Arrested Development
Poster of Two and a Half Men
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of Clue
Filme in care a jucat
Film A Futile and Stupid Gesture 'Modern' Douglas Kenney 2018-01-24
Serial The Cool Kids Charlie 2018-09-28
Film Tim's Vermeer Himself 2013-12-06
Serial Dads Crawford 2013-09-17
Film And They're Off Ken 2011-10-28
Film Oliver's Ghost Clive 2011-10-22
Film Killers Holbrook 2010-06-04
Serial Eastwick 2009-09-23
Serial Gary Unmarried Unknown 2008-09-24
Film Relative Strangers Jeffry Morton 2006-05-01
Serial Crumbs Unknown 2006-01-12
Serial 'Til Death Unknown 2006-09-07
Serial Psych Highway Harry 2006-07-07
Serial My Boys Unknown 2006-11-28
Serial The War at Home Unknown 2005-09-11
Serial Hopeless Pictures 2005-08-19
Serial American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Film The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
Film A Boyfriend for Christmas Martin Grant 2004-11-27
Serial Danny Phantom Vlad Masters 2004-04-03
Serial Two and a Half Men Russell 2003-09-21
Serial Arrested Development Unknown 2003-11-02
Serial 3 South 2002-11-07
Serial Less than Perfect Unknown 2002-10-01
Serial Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Serial Life with Bonnie Unknown 2002-09-17
Film The Year That Trembled Wayne Simonelli 2002-03-22
Serial Teamo Supremo 2002-01-19
Serial The Ellen Show Ed Munn 2001-09-24
Film Sister Mary Explains It All Skeptical Husband 2001-05-27
Serial Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Serial Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Film Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Richard Rich 1998-11-03
Film Zack and Reba Virgil Payne 1998-11-01
Film Beverly Hills Family Robinson Doug Robinson 1997-01-25
Film Jingle All the Way D.J. 1996-11-15
Serial Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Principal Willard Kraft 1996-09-27
Film Edie & Pen Johnnie Sparkle 1996-05-10
Film Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996-01-01
Film How the West Was Fun Bart Gafooley 1994-11-19
Film Mr. Write Dan Barnes 1994-05-06
Film Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's “Love Thy Neighbor" Host 1993-09-09
Serial Family Dog Skip Binsford (voice) 1993-06-23
Film The Day My Parents Ran Away Norman Roberts 1993-12-13
Serial The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Film Mrs. Doubtfire Justin Gregory 1993-11-24
Serial The Jackie Thomas Show Doug Talbot 1992-12-01
Film Miracle Beach Donald Burbank 1992-09-15
Film The Player Martin Mull 1992-04-03
Film Dance with Death Art 1992-01-01
Film Far Out Man Dr. Liddledick 1990-05-11
Serial His & Hers 1990-03-05
Film Ski Patrol Maris 1990-01-12
Film Cutting Class William Carson III 1989-07-01
Serial The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Film Think Big Dr. Bruekner 1989-09-30
Serial America's Funniest Home Videos Unknown 1989-11-26
Serial Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Film Rented Lips Archie Powell 1988-07-01
Film Portrait of a White Marriage Martin Mull 1988-01-01
Film Home is Where the Hart Is Carson Boundy 1987-06-13
Film Flicks Tang / Arthur Lyle 1987-01-01
Film The Boss' Wife Tony Dugdale 1986-01-01
Serial L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Film Clue Colonel Mustard 1985-12-13
Serial The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Film California Girls Elliot 1985-03-24
Film Lots of Luck Frank Maris 1985-02-03
Film The History of White People in America Host 1985-01-01
Film O.C. and Stiggs Pat Coletti 1985-01-01
Film Growing Pains Warren Fitzpatrick 1984-11-11
Serial Domestic Life 1984-01-04
Film Private School Drug Store Clerk (uncredited) 1983-07-29
Film Mr. Mom Ron 1983-07-22
Serial Square Pegs Unknown 1982-09-27
Film Take This Job and Shove It Dick Ebersol 1981-04-24
Film My Bodyguard Mr. Peache 1980-07-11
Film Serial Harvey Holroyd 1980-03-28
Film FM Eric Swan 1978-04-20
Serial Fernwood 2 Night 1977-07-04
Serial Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1976-01-05
Serial Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07