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      Ross Martin

      Ross Martin

      Highest Rated: 100% Experiment in Terror (1962)

      Lowest Rated: 50% Conquest of Space (1955)

      Birthday: Mar 22, 1920

      Birthplace: Grodek, Poland

      Ross Martin was as versatile in his art as Secret Serviceman Artemus Gordon, the character he played in the adventure series "The Wild Wild West." The actor turned down potential careers in business and law to pursue theater and screen work, appearing on various television shows during the '50s before director Blake Edwards cast him in the adventure series "Mr. Lucky," in which he served as trusty sidekick of the main hero, played by John Vivyan. He and Edwards collaborated again on the 1962 thriller "Experiment in Terror," with Martin as Garland Humphrey "Red" Lynch, a criminal with a memorably asthmatic voice who terrorizes an ordinary woman into helping him commit a crime. This was followed by Edwards' 1965 action-comedy "The Great Race," in which he played a different kind of villain--the slyly cunning Baron Rolfe Von Stuppe. If these earlier roles only hinted at his ability to recreate himself, "The Wild Wild West" provided a stage on which to do so every week; as Gordon, the gimmick-wielding master-of-disguise, he not only used make-up and costumes to change his appearance for each new episode but often designed Gordon's new looks himself during pre-production. In the late '70s and early '80s, a decade after the show went off the air, he revisited the Emmy-nominated part--along with fellow star Robert Conrad--for two television films that returned viewers to "The Wild Wild West." The films were supposed to revive the series but Martin passed away before that could happen. He was 61.

      Highest rated movies

      Experiment in Terror
      Geronimo
      The Great Race
      Conquest of Space

      Photos

      THE GREAT RACE, from left: Ross Martin, Tony Curtis, 1965

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Three Lives of Stuart Hornsley Producer - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Wyatt Earp Jacob Spiegler (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet More Wild Wild West Artemus Gordon (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Wild West Revisited Artemus Gordon (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0: A Lion in the Streets Tony Alika (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the Mod Squad Buck Prescott (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Donovan's Kid Mayor Stokes (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0: Number One With a Bullet Tony Alika (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Yesterday's Child John Talbot (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Skyway to Death Martin Leonard (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dying Room Only Jim Cutler (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happiness Is a Warm Clue Charlie Chan (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Charlie Chan Charlie Chan (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crooked Hearts Sergeant Daniel Shine (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff Larry Walters (Character) - 1970
      67% 83% The Great Race Baron Rolfe Von Stuppe (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Button Willow Andy Svenson (Voice) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ceremony Le Caq (Character) - 1963
      100% 78% Experiment in Terror Garland Humphrey "Red" Lynch (Character) - 1962
      80% 41% Geronimo Mangus (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 33% The Colossus of New York Dr. Jeremy "Jerry" Spensser (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Underwater Warrior Sgt. Joe O'Brien (Character) - 1958
      50% 26% Conquest of Space Andre Fodor (Character) - 1955

      TV

      Credit
      90% No Score Yet Mork & Mindy Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979-1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Guest 1979-1980
      100% 81% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford and Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974-1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Charles Hollenbeck (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1972
      No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1971-1972
      No Score Yet 79% Columbo Dale Kingston (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Director 1970-1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1969-1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Character) 1965-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vacation Playhouse Clint Hightower (Character) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1963
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Johnny Foster (Character) 1960 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Angel (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Andamo (Character) 1959-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sea Hunt USCG Captain Stevens (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Caulder Larson (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Danny Keppert (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Frank (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out Unknown (Character) 1949-1950