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Strother Martin

Mostly Credited As: Strother Martin
Sometimes Credited As: Strather Martin

Birth Name: Strother Douglas Martin Jr.
Date Of Birth: March 26, 1919 (Age 61)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Kokomo, Indiana
Date Of Death: August 01, 1980
Cause Of Death: Heart Attack
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Strother Martin


As a youngster in Indianapolis, Indiana, Strother Martin was a excellent swimmer and diver. He won the National Junior Springboard Diving Championship at age 17 and was a member of the University of Michigan diving team. During WWII, he served as a swimming instructor for the U.S. Navy. He tried to make the 1948 U.S. Olympic diving team, but finished third in the National Springboard Diving Championships.

After moving to California to try his hand at acting, he worked as a swimming instructor and as an extra - especially if swimming was required. He finally began to get small acting roles which eventually led to larger roles and he worked with directors like Sam Peckinpah and John Ford.

In 1967, he had a memorable role in Cool Hand Luke which starred Paul Newman, but the majority of his roles were on television in shows like Bonanza, Death Valley Days, Perry Mason and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Hawkins (1973)As: R. J. Hawkins
Hotel de Paree (1959)As: Aaron Donager
Episode Cast Credits 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Strother Martin/The Specials 05x17: (Apr/19/1980) As Himself (Host) 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  Stubby Pringle's Christmas 28x03: (Dec/17/1978) As Old Hollander 

Vega$ (1978) 
  Yes, My Darling Daughter 01x05: (Oct/25/1978) As Hank Jenner 

Baretta (1975) 
  Lyman P. Doffer, Fed 04x09: (Dec/07/1977) As Harris Stump/ Lyman P. Dokker 
  All That Shatters 04x03: (Oct/19/1977) As character name 
  Open Season 03x15: (Jan/26/1977) As Doc Stockwell 
  On the Road 02x03: (Sep/24/1975) As Duke 

ABC Weekend Specials (1977) 
  The Ransom of Red Chief 01x05: (Oct/22/1977) As Bill Driscoll, [Starring Roles]

The Rockford Files (1974) (1974) 
  The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers (2) 03x15: (Jan/28/1977) As T. T. Flowers 
  The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers (1) 03x14: (Jan/21/1977) As T. T. Flowers 

Movin' On (1974) 
  The Long Way to Nowhere 02x12: (Dec/09/1975) As Cabe Miller 

Doctors' Hospital (1975) 
  One of Our Own (May/05/1975) As LeRoy Atkins 

Petrocelli (1974) 
  Four the Hard Way 01x20: (Mar/12/1975) As Clate Dobie 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Island in the Desert (2) 20x12: (Dec/09/1974) As Ben Snow 
  Island in the Desert (1) 20x11: (Dec/02/1974) As Ben Snow 
  No Hands 09x19: (Feb/08/1964) As Will Timble 
  The Trappers 08x08: (Nov/03/1962) As Billy Logan 

Paper Moon (1974) 
  Visions of Las Vegas 01x10: (Nov/21/1974) As Harry 

The Rookies (1972) 
  The Teacher 02x18: (Feb/04/1974) As Teacher 

Bonanza (1959) 
  The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother 13x23: (Mar/12/1972) As Cole Younger 
  The Impostors 12x12: (Dec/13/1970) As Joad Bruder 
  The Silence at Stillwater 11x03: (Sep/28/1969) As Lonnie Stern 
  The Meredith Smith 07x08: (Oct/31/1965) As Little Meredith Smith 

Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) 
  Nobody Wants a Fat Jockey 01x20: (Feb/17/1970) As Unknown 

Daniel Boone (1964) (1964) 
  The Terrible Tarbots 06x11: (Dec/11/1969) As Pa Tarbot 

The Name of the Game (1968) 
  Goodbye Harry 02x06: (Oct/24/1969) As Nanyface 

The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967) 
  Joby 02x05: (Nov/01/1968) As Joby 
  Message at Noon 01x06: (Oct/13/1967) As Barkeep 

He & She (1967) 
  The White Collar Worker 01x20: (Jan/31/1968) As Reverend Anderson 

Run for Your Life (1965) 
  One Bad Turn 03x17: (Jan/10/1968) As Holly Amberton 

Tarzan (1966) (1966) 
  Mountains of the Moon (1) 02x11: (Nov/24/1967) As O'Keefe 
  To Steal the Rising Sun 01x24: (Feb/24/1967) As Captain Boggs 

The Iron Horse (1966) 
  Diablo 02x01: (Sep/16/1967) As Applegate 
  Broken Gun 01x06: (Oct/17/1966) As Johnny Burke 

The Invaders (1967) 
  Moonshot 01x15: (Apr/18/1967) As Charlie Coogan 

Death Valley Days (1952) 
  Silver Tombstone 15x25: (Feb/26/1967) As Ed Schieffelin 
  The Four Dollar Law Suit 14x16: (Apr/14/1966) As guest star 
  There Was Another Dalton Brother 13x08: (Dec/10/1964) As Charlie Neal 
  The Bigger They Are 12x22: (Mar/10/1964) As Arkie Monson 

The Big Valley (1965) 
  Brother Love 02x23: (Feb/20/1967) As Fludd 
  Target 02x07: (Oct/31/1966) As Dan'l Hawkes 

Gilligan's Island (1964) 
  Take a Dare 03x16: (Jan/02/1967) As George Barkley 

Lost in Space (1965) 
  Blast Off Into Space 02x01: (Sep/14/1966) As Nerim 

A Man Called Shenandoah (1965) 
  Aces and Kings 01x28: (Mar/28/1966) As Cowboy 

The Legend of Jesse James (1965) 
  Return to Lawrence 01x20: (Jan/31/1966) As Meeker 

Perry Mason (1957) 
  The Case of the Hasty Honeymooner 09x07: (Oct/24/1965) As Roy Hutchinson 
  The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito 07x03: (Oct/10/1963) As Gerald Summers 
  The Case of the Fickle Filly 06x11: (Dec/13/1962) As Joe Mead 
  The Case of the Brazen Bequest 05x12: (Dec/02/1961) As Pete Gibson 

The Virginian (1962) 
  The Claim 04x04: (Oct/06/1965) As Finley 

Rawhide (1959) 
  The Gray Rock Hotel 07x30: (May/21/1965) As Bates 
  Incident of the Haunted Hills 02x07: (Nov/06/1959) As Meeker 

Profiles in Courage (1964) 
  Charles Evans Hughes 01x18: (Mar/14/1965) As guest star 

The Fugitive (1963) (1963) 
  Devil's Carnival 02x14: (Dec/22/1964) As Shirky Saulter 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  Heap Logs and Let the Blaze Laugh Out 03x31: (Apr/08/1964) As Frank Geray 
  The Fireman Who Raised Rabbits 02x09: (Nov/26/1962) As Rabbits 
  Imagine a Long, Bright Corridor 01x15: (Jan/15/1962) As Adam Raemecker 

The Dakotas (1963) 
  A Walk Through the Badlands 01x11: (Mar/18/1963) As Private Copang 

77 Sunset Strip (1958) 
  Terror in Silence 05x16: (Jan/25/1963) As Charles Sloane 

Stoney Burke (1962) 
  Sidewinder 01x07: (Nov/12/1962) As Buckley 

Pete and Gladys (1960) 
  The Chocolate Cake Caper 02x25: (Mar/12/1962) As Harold Norton 

The New Breed (1961) 
  Policemen Die Alone: Part 2 01x19: (Feb/06/1962) As Benny Kohler 
  Policemen Die Alone: Part 1 01x18: (Jan/30/1962) As Benny Kohler 

Have Gun, Will Travel (1957) 
  Lazarus 05x17: (Jan/06/1962) As Boise Peabody 
  One Came Back 03x15: (Dec/26/1959) As Carew 
  High Wire 01x08: (Nov/02/1957) As Dooley Delaware 
  A Matter of Ethics 01x05: (Oct/12/1957) As Fred Coombs 

The Twilight Zone (1959) 
  The Grave 03x07: (Oct/27/1961) As Mothershed, [Co-Guest Stars]

Lawman (1958) 
  The Hunch 02x02: (Oct/11/1959) As Jack Foley 

The Rebel (1959) 
  Johnny Yuma 01x01: (Oct/04/1959) As Jess 

The Texan (1958) 
  No Place to Stop 01x30: (Apr/27/1959) As Polk 

Black Saddle (1959) 
  Client: Mowery 01x11: (Mar/28/1959) As Pit Thatcher 

Trackdown (1957) 
  A Stone for Benny French 02x05: (Oct/03/1958) As Benny French 

Panic! (1957) 
  Fire Lookout Post 02x03: (Apr/20/1958) As Judson 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  Bitter Heritage 02x31: (Apr/17/1958) As Earl Wheeler 

Navy Log (1955) 
  The Draft Dodger 03x23: (Feb/20/1958) As D'Amico 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  Silent Ambush 06x16: (Jan/26/1958) As Obie 
  H.M.S. Marlborough Will Enter Port 04x31: (Apr/29/1956) As Daly 

The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956) 
  Close Shave 02x19: (Jan/10/1958) As Leopold Vaupel 

Lassie (US) (1954) 
  The Nest 03x33: (Apr/21/1957) As Lem Boots 
  Quarantine 03x03: (Sep/23/1956) As Lem Boots 
  The Marauder 02x33: (Apr/22/1956) As Lem Boots 

Telephone Time (1956) 
  Elfego Baca 02x28: (Apr/18/1957) As guest star 

Matinee Theater (1955) 
  End of the Rope 02x130: (Apr/01/1957) As guest star 

The Millionaire (1955) 
  Millionaire Jerry Patterson 03x25: (Mar/06/1957) As Pete Hill 

Zane Grey Theatre (1956) 
  The Necessary Breed 01x20: (Feb/15/1957) As Joby 

I Love Lucy (1951) 
  Off to Florida 06x06: (Nov/12/1956) As Waiter at Diner 

The Crusader (1955) 
  The Big Sneak 01x27: (Apr/13/1956) As Lou Ritchie 

Cavalcade of America (1952) 
  Barbed Wire Christmas 04x10: (Dec/20/1955) As Wilkins 

Studio 57 (1954) 
  The Traveling Room 01x04: (Oct/12/1954) As Pete Dutton 

Dragnet (1951) (1951) 
  The Big Blast 01x09: (Apr/10/1952) As guest star 

Dangerous Assignment (1951) 
  The Venetian Story 01x34: (1951) As Riri 

The Walter Winchell File (1957) 
  Exclusive Story 02x04: (Unknown) As Julie 

The Lone Wolf (1954) 
  The Boy Story 01x34: (Unknown) As Nick 
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