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Martin Mull

1943-08-18 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Image of 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 /


A Futile and Stupid Gesture 'Modern' Douglas Kenney 2018-01-24
Tim's Vermeer Himself 2013-12-06
Oliver's Ghost Clive 2012-03-08
And They're Off Ken 2011-10-28
Killers Holbrook 2010-06-04
Relative Strangers Jeffry Morton 2006-05-01
Come Away Home Barney 2005-01-20
The Aristocrats Self 2005-01-01
A Boyfriend for Christmas Martin Grant 2004-11-27
The Year That Trembled Wayne Simonelli 2002-03-22
Sister Mary Explains It All Skeptical Husband 2001-05-27
Attention Shoppers Charles 2000-09-21
Zack and Reba Virgil Payne 1998-11-01
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Richard Rich 1998-11-03
Beverly Hills Family Robinson Doug Robinson 1997-01-25
Edie & Pen Johnnie Sparkle 1996-05-10
Jingle All the Way D.J. 1996-11-21
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996-01-01
Mr. Write Dan Barnes 1994-05-06
How the West Was Fun Bart Gafooley 1994-11-19
Mrs. Doubtfire Justin Gregory 1993-11-24
The Day My Parents Ran Away Norman Roberts 1993-12-13
Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's “Love Thy Neighbor" Host 1993-09-09
The Player Martin Mull 1992-04-03
Dance with Death Art 1992-01-01
Miracle Beach Donald Burbank 1992-09-15
Ted & Venus Ted's Attorney 1991-08-08
Far Out Man Dr. Liddledick 1990-05-11
Ski Patrol Maris 1990-01-12
Cutting Class William Carson III 1989-07-01
Think Big Dr. Bruekner 1989-09-30
Rented Lips Archie Powell 1988-07-01
Portrait of a White Marriage Martin Mull 1988-01-01
Home is Where the Hart Is Carson Boundy 1987-06-13
Flicks Tang / Arthur Lyle 1987-01-01
The Boss' Wife Tony Dugdale 1986-01-01
The History of White People in America: Volume II Himself - Host 1986-01-01
Lots of Luck Frank Maris 1985-02-03
The History of White People in America Host 1985-01-01
California Girls Elliot 1985-03-24
O.C. and Stiggs Pat Coletti 1985-01-01
Clue Colonel Mustard 1985-12-13
Bad Manners Warren Fitzpatrick 1984-11-11
Mr. Mom Ron 1983-07-22
Grandpa, Will You Run with Me? 1983-05-01
Private School Drug Store Clerk (uncredited) 1983-06-29
Take This Job and Shove It Dick Ebersol 1981-04-24
Serial Harvey Holroyd 1980-03-28
My Bodyguard Mr. Peache 1980-07-11
FM Eric Swan 1978-04-20