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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 Don Kirshner's Rock Concert 1973-09-27
Latest Project:
Movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture 2018-01-24
Known For
Poster of Oliver's Ghost
Poster of Dance with Death
Poster of Clue
Movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture 'Modern' Douglas Kenney 2018-01-24
Series Dads Crawford 2013-09-17
Movie Tim's Vermeer Himself 2013-12-06
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
Movie Relative Strangers Jeffry Morton 2006-05-01
Series My Boys Unknown 2006-11-28
Series Psych Highway Harry 2006-07-07
Movie Come Away Home Barney 2005-01-20
Movie The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
Series Hopeless Pictures 2005-08-19
Series Danny Phantom Vlad Masters 2004-04-03
Movie A Boyfriend for Christmas Martin Grant 2004-11-27
Series Two and a Half Men Russell 2003-09-21
Series Arrested Development Unknown 2003-11-02
Movie The Year That Trembled Wayne Simonelli 2002-03-22
Series 3 South 2002-11-07
Series Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Series Less than Perfect Unknown 2002-10-01
Movie Sister Mary Explains It All Skeptical Husband 2001-05-27
Series The Ellen Show Ed Munn 2001-09-24
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Series Twice in a Lifetime Unknown 1999-08-25
Movie Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Richard Rich 1998-11-03
Movie Beverly Hills Family Robinson Doug Robinson 1997-01-25
Series Over the Top Unknown 1997-10-21
Movie Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996-01-01
Series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Principal Willard Kraft 1996-09-27
Movie Edie & Pen Johnnie Sparkle 1996-05-10
Movie Mr. Write Dan Barnes 1994-05-06
Series Family Dog Skip Binsford (voice) 1993-06-23
Series The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Movie Mrs. Doubtfire Justin Gregory 1993-11-24
Movie The Day My Parents Ran Away Norman Roberts 1993-12-13
Movie Dance with Death Art 1992-01-01
Movie The Player Himself 1992-04-03
Movie Miracle Beach Donald Burbank 1992-09-15
Series The Jackie Thomas Show Doug Talbot 1992-12-01
Series His & Hers 1990-03-05
Movie Ski Patrol Maris 1990-01-12
Movie Far Out Man Dr. Liddledick 1990-05-11
Movie Cutting Class William Carson III 1989-07-01
Series America's Funniest Home Videos Unknown 1989-11-26
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Portrait of a White Marriage Martin Mull 1988-01-01
Series Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Movie Home is Where the Hart Is Carson Boundy 1987-06-13
Movie Flicks Tang / Arthur Lyle 1987-01-01
Series Fast Times Buck Whitman 1986-03-05
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 O.C. and Stiggs Pat Coletti 1985-01-01
Movie Lots of Luck Frank Maris 1985-02-03
Movie Clue Colonel Mustard 1985-12-13
Movie California Girls Elliot 1985-03-24
Series Television Parts Unknown 1985-03-07
Series Domestic Life 1984-01-04
Movie Growing Pains Warren Fitzpatrick 1984-11-11
Movie Mr. Mom Ron 1983-07-22
Movie Private School Drug Store Clerk (uncredited) 1983-07-29
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 My Bodyguard Mr. Peache 1980-07-11
Series America 2-Night Barth Gimble 1978-04-10
Movie FM Eric Swan 1978-04-20
Series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1976-01-05
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Series Don Kirshner's Rock Concert Unknown 1973-09-27
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