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      Quinn Martin

      Quinn Martin

      Highest Rated: 63% The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

      Lowest Rated: 63% The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

      Birthday: May 22, 1922

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      As a child, New York-born Irwin Martin Cohn moved to Hollywood where his father worked as editor for MGM. After World War II, he changed his name to Quinn Martin and dropped out of college to follow in his father's footsteps. Martin was one of the writers on the comedic musical "Blondie Goes Latin," and by the mid-1950s, after a stint at Universal, he was hired as an executive producer at Desilu Productions. In '58, Martin wrote and produced "Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre" and, by '59, he was producing the hit series "The Untouchables." Morally upstanding crime-fighting would become one of the thematic signatures of his Quinn Martin (later QM) Productions. Martin produced "The New Breed" in '61, and followed with the suspenseful shows "12 O'Clock High" and "The Fugitive," an iconic mega-hit starring David Janssen. In '65, Martin's production company launched one of its longest-running series, the investigative drama "The F.B.I.," which aired for nine seasons. In '70, the short-lived detective series"Dan August" kickstarted the career of Burt Reynolds, and, during the following year, Martin produced the popular crime series "Cannon," as well as the creepy feature film "The Mephisto Waltz," starring Alan Alda. Another hit QM series, "The Streets of San Francisco," featured a young Michael Douglas, and Martin's last great show was "Barnaby Jones," starring Buddy Ebsen, which ran for eight seasons. Martin retired in '80, and died from heart failure in '87.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      63% 42% The Mephisto Waltz Producer - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident in San Francisco Executive Producer - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Is Never Enough Executive Producer - 1970

      TV

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      90% 79% Fringe Orderly (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Executive Producer 1972-1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Executive Producer 1963-1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Executive Producer 1964-1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vacation Playhouse Producer 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Producer 1959-1963