Martin Mull

Biography

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

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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Gender Male

Known Credits 86

Birthday 1943-08-18

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Tim's Vermeer as Himself
2013 Dads(19 episodes) as Crawford
2011 And They're Off as Ken
2011 Oliver's Ghost as Clive
2010 Killers as Holbrook
2009 Eastwick(1 episode)
2008 Gary Unmarried(2 episodes)
2006 My Boys(1 episode)
2006 'Til Death(4 episodes)
2006 Psych(1 episode) as Highway Harry
2006 Crumbs(1 episode)
2005 The War at Home(3 episodes)
2005 Hopeless Pictures(8 episodes)
2005 American Dad!(9 episodes)
2005 Come Away Home as Barney
2005 The Aristocrats as Himself
2004 A Boyfriend for Christmas as Martin Grant
2004 Danny Phantom(13 episodes)
2004 Danny Phantom(49 episodes) as Vlad Masters
2003 Arrested Development(1 episode)
2003 Two and a Half Men(5 episodes) as Russell
2002 3 South(13 episodes)
2002 Less than Perfect(1 episode)
2002 Half & Half(1 episode)
2002 Life with Bonnie(2 episodes)
2002 The Year That Trembled as Wayne Simonelli
2002 Teamo Supremo(39 episodes)
2001 Reba(1 episode)
2001 The Ellen Show(17 episodes) as Ed Munn
2001 Sister Mary Explains It All as Skeptical Husband
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode)
1999 Twice in a Lifetime(1 episode)
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn(7 episodes)
1999 Family Guy(1 episode)
1998 Richie Rich's Christmas Wish as Richard Rich
1997 Over the Top(1 episode)
1997 Beverly Hills Family Robinson
1996 Jingle All the Way as D.J.
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch(41 episodes) as Principal Willard Kraft
1996 Edie & Pen as Johnnie Sparkle
1996 Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen
1994 How The West Was Fun as Bart Gafooley
1994 Mr. Write
1993 The Day My Parents Ran Away as Norman Roberts
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire as Justin Gregory
1993 The Nanny(1 episode)
1993 Family Dog(12 episodes) as Skip Binsford (voice)
1992 The Jackie Thomas Show(18 episodes)
1992 Miracle Beach as Donald Burbank
1992 The Player as Himself
1992 Dance with Death as Art
1990 Dream On(1 episode)
1990 Far Out Man as Dr. Liddledick
1990 His & Hers(13 episodes)
1990 Think Big as Dr. Bruekner
1990 Ski Patrol as Maris
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 America's Funniest Home Videos(1 episode)
1989 Cutting Class as William Carson III
1988 Roseanne(26 episodes)
1988 Portrait of a White Marriage as Martin Mull
1986 L.A. Law(1 episode)
1986 Fast Times(1 episode) as Buck Whitman
1986 The Boss' Wife as Tony Dugdale
1985 Clue as Colonel Mustard
1985 The Golden Girls(1 episode)
1985 California Girls as Elliot
1985 Television Parts(0 episodes)
1985 Lots of Luck as Frank Maris
1985 O.C. and Stiggs as Pat Coletti
1985 The History of White People in America as Host
1984 Growing Pains as Warren Fitzpatrick
1984 Domestic Life(10 episodes)
1983 Mr. Mom as Ron
1982 Square Pegs(1 episode)
1981 Take This Job and Shove It as Dick Ebersol
1980 My Bodyguard as Mr. Peache
1980 Serial as Harvey Holroyd
1978 FM as Eric Swan
1978 America 2-Night(62 episodes)
1978 America 2Night(65 episodes)
1977 Fernwood 2 Night(65 episodes)
1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman(307 episodes)
1975 Wonder Woman(1 episode)
1975 Cher(1 episode)
1973 Don Kirshner's Rock Concert(1 episode)
1900 A Futile & Stupid Gesture as 'Modern' Douglas Kenney

Creator

1984 Domestic Life … Creator

Writing

1988 Portrait of a White Marriage … Writer

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