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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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Born:
Aug 18, 1943 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
86
First Appeared:
In the movie A Futile & Stupid Gesture
Latest Project:
Movie Tim's Vermeer 2013-12-06
Known For
Poster of Eastwick
Poster of The Aristocrats
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography

A Futile & Stupid Gesture (2018)

Movie
as 'Modern' Douglas Kenney
8.5 1 votes

Dads (2013)

Comedy
Series
as Crawford
4.5 11 votes

Tim's Vermeer (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
7 50 votes

Oliver's Ghost (2011)

Family
Movie
as Clive
5 1 votes

And They're Off (2011)

Comedy
Movie
as Ken
2.5 1 votes

Killers (2010)

Action Comedy Thriller Romance
Movie
as Holbrook
5.7 613 votes

Eastwick (2009)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.9 7 votes

Gary Unmarried (2008)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.4 8 votes

My Boys (2006)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
2 1 votes

'Til Death (2006)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.5 11 votes

Crumbs (2006)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Psych (2006)

Mystery Drama Comedy
Series
as Highway Harry
7.5 97 votes

The Aristocrats (2005)

Comedy Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6 39 votes

Come Away Home (2005)

Family
Movie
as Barney

The War at Home (2005)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.5 6 votes

Hopeless Pictures (2005)

Comedy
Series

American Dad! (2005)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.5 215 votes

A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004)

Romance Comedy Drama Family
Movie
as Martin Grant
5.9 12 votes

Danny Phantom (2004)

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Vlad Masters
6.1 14 votes

Arrested Development (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8 188 votes

Two and a Half Men (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Russell
5.9 249 votes

Teamo Supremo (2002)

Animation Action & Adventure Comedy
Series

The Year That Trembled (2002)

War Drama Romance
Movie
as Wayne Simonelli

Less than Perfect (2002)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 6 votes

Life with Bonnie (2002)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Half & Half (2002)

Series
as Unknown
10 1 votes

3 South (2002)

Animation
Series
8 1 votes

Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Skeptical Husband
5 1 votes

The Ellen Show (2001)

Comedy
Series
as Ed Munn
3 3 votes

Reba (2001)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.6 19 votes

Family Guy (1999)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.6 499 votes

Twice in a Lifetime (1999)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 222 votes

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
4.5 3 votes

Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998)

Family Comedy
Movie
as Richard Rich
6.3 4 votes

Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997)

Movie
as Doug Robinson

Over the Top (1997)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Edie & Pen (1996)

Comedy
Movie
as Johnnie Sparkle
8 2 votes

Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen (1996)

Movie

Jingle All the Way (1996)

Family Comedy
Movie
as D.J.
5.5 428 votes

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)

Family Comedy Fantasy
Series
as Principal Willard Kraft
6.1 47 votes

Mr. Write (1994)

Comedy
Movie

How The West Was Fun (1994)

Drama Family
Movie
as Bart Gafooley
5.2 11 votes

Family Dog (1993)

Family Animation Comedy
Series
as Skip Binsford (voice)

The Day My Parents Ran Away (1993)

Comedy Family
Movie
as Norman Roberts
2 1 votes

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Comedy Drama Family
Movie
as Justin Gregory
6.9 1077 votes

The Nanny (1993)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.4 53 votes

Dance with Death (1992)

Crime Thriller
Movie
as Art

The Player (1992)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Himself
6.7 129 votes

The Jackie Thomas Show (1992)

Series

Miracle Beach (1992)

Fantasy Comedy Science Fiction Romance
Movie
as Donald Burbank
5.2 3 votes

Ski Patrol (1990)

Comedy
Movie
as Maris
5 12 votes

Think Big (1990)

Comedy
Movie
as Dr. Bruekner
6 3 votes

Dream On (1990)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 8 votes

His & Hers (1990)

Comedy
Series

Far Out Man (1990)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Dr. Liddledick
5.4 7 votes

Cutting Class (1989)

Horror Comedy Thriller Mystery
Movie
as William Carson III
5.2 12 votes

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy Family
Series
as Unknown
7.1 695 votes

America's Funniest Home Videos (1989)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.1 7 votes

Portrait of a White Marriage (1988)

Comedy
Movie
as Martin Mull

Roseanne (1988)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.6 54 votes

The Boss' Wife (1986)

Comedy
Movie
as Tony Dugdale
8 2 votes

Fast Times (1986)

Comedy
Series
as Buck Whitman

L.A. Law (1986)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.1 13 votes

O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

Comedy
Movie
as Pat Coletti
4 3 votes

The History of White People in America (1985)

Comedy
Movie
as Host

Lots of Luck (1985)

Movie
as Frank Maris

California Girls (1985)

Comedy Drama Romance TV Movie
Movie
as Elliot

Clue: The Movie (1985)

Comedy Thriller Crime Mystery
Movie
as Colonel Mustard
7.1 291 votes

The Golden Girls (1985)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 47 votes

Television Parts (1985)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Domestic Life (1984)

Comedy
Series

Growing Pains (1984)

Comedy
Movie
as Warren Fitzpatrick
10 1 votes

Mr. Mom (1983)

Comedy Drama Family
Movie
as Ron
6.6 64 votes

Square Pegs (1982)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.3 4 votes

Take This Job and Shove It (1981)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Dick Ebersol
3.5 3 votes

Serial (1980)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Harvey Holroyd
6.9 3 votes

My Bodyguard (1980)

Drama Family
Movie
as Mr. Peache
6.2 25 votes

FM (1978)

Comedy Drama Music
Movie
as Eric Swan
6.5 4 votes

America 2Night (1978)

Series

America 2-Night (1978)

Series

Fernwood 2 Night (1977)

Series

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976)

Series
7 1 votes

Cher (1975)

Series
as Unknown

Wonder Woman (1975)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.9 16 votes

Don Kirshner's Rock Concert (1973)

Series
as Unknown