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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 / [email protected]

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Aug 18, 1943 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Wonder Woman 1975-11-07
Latest Project:
Movie Tim's Vermeer 2013-12-06
Known For
Poster of Padre de Familia
Poster of Mr. Write
Poster of La señora Doubtfire
Poster of Disparatada patrulla de esquí
Movie Tim's Vermeer Himself 2013-12-06
Series Dads Crawford 2013-09-17
Movie Oliver's Ghost Clive 2011-10-22
Movie And They're Off Ken 2011-10-28
Movie Killers Holbrook 2010-06-04
Series Eastwick Unknown 2009-09-23
Series Gary Unmarried Unknown 2008-09-24
Series Crumbs Unknown 2006-01-12
Series Psych Highway Harry 2006-07-07
Series My Boys Unknown 2006-11-28
Series Hasta que la muerte nos separe Unknown 2006-09-07
Movie The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
Movie Come Away Home Barney 2005-01-20
Series Padre made in USA Unknown 2005-02-06
Series The War at Home Unknown 2005-09-11
Series Danny Phantom Vlad Masters 2004-04-03
Movie Un novio por Navidad Martin Grant 2004-11-27
Series Arrested Development Unknown 2003-11-02
Series Dos hombres y medio Unknown 2003-09-22
Movie The Year That Trembled Wayne Simonelli 2002-03-22
Series Life with Bonnie Unknown 2002-09-17
Series Less than Perfect Unknown 2002-10-01
Series Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Series 3 South 2002-11-07
Movie Sister Mary Explains It All Skeptical Husband 2001-05-27
Series Reba Unknown 2001-10-05
Series The Ellen Show Ed Munn 2001-09-24
Series Padre de Familia Unknown 1999-01-31
Series Ley y orden: Unidad de víctimas especiales Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Niño rico 2 Richard Rich 1998-11-03
Movie Los Robinsones de Beverly Hills 1997-01-25
Movie Edie & Pen Johnnie Sparkle 1996-05-10
Movie Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996-01-01
Series Sabrina, cosas de brujas Mr. Kraft 1996-09-27
Movie Un Padre en Apuros D.J. 1996-11-15
Movie Mr. Write 1994-05-06
Movie How The West Was Fun Bart Gafooley 1994-11-19
Series La niñera Unknown 1993-11-03
Series Family Dog 1993-06-23
Movie La señora Doubtfire Justin Gregory 1993-11-24
Movie The Day My Parents Ran Away Norman Roberts 1993-12-13
Movie El juego de Hollywood Himself 1992-04-03
Movie Dance with Death Art 1992-01-01
Movie Miracle Beach Donald Burbank 1992-09-15
Movie Disparatada patrulla de esquí Maris 1990-01-12
Movie Think Big Dr. Bruekner 1990-03-01
Movie Far Out Man Dr. Liddledick 1990-05-11
Series Dream On Unknown 1990-07-08
Series America's Funniest Home Videos Unknown 1989-11-26
Movie Clase sangrienta William Carson III 1989-07-01
Series Los Simpson Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Movie The Boss' Wife Tony Dugdale 1986-01-01
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie The History of White People in America Host 1985-01-01
Movie ¿Quién dice locos? Pat Coletti 1985-01-01
Movie El juego de la sospecha (Cluedo) Colonel Mustard 1985-12-13
Series The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-13
Movie California Girls Elliot 1985-03-24
Movie Growing Pains Warren Fitzpatrick 1984-11-11
Movie Las locas peripecias de un Sr. mamá Ron 1983-07-22
Series Square Pegs Unknown 1982-09-27
Movie Take This Job and Shove It Dick Ebersol 1981-04-24
Movie Serial Harvey Holroyd 1980-03-28
Movie Mi guardaespaldas Mr. Peache 1980-07-11
Movie FM Eric Swan 1978-04-20
Series Fernwood 2 Night 1977-07-04
Series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1976-01-05
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07