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Martin Mull

Offbeat funnyman Martin Mull was born in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of three children of Betty, an actress and director, and Harold Mull, a carpenter. He was 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 Tonight (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.

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Aug 18, 1943 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Wonder Woman 1975-11-07
Latest Project:
Series Dads 2013-09-17

2 wins & 2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Dads Crawford Whittemore 19 episodes, 2013-2014 2013-09-17
Inside Comedy Unknown 2012-01-01
Working Class Unknown 2011-01-28
Mad Love Unknown 2011
Franklin & Bash Unknown 2011-06-01
The Green Room with Paul Provenza Unknown 2010
Eastwick Unknown 2009-09-01
Community Unknown 2009-09-17
Gary Unmarried Unknown 2008-09-24
'Til Death Unknown 2006
Psych Unknown 2006-07-07
My Boys Unknown 2006-11-28
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
The War at Home Unknown 2005-09-11
Danny Phantom Unknown 2004-04-03
Reno 911! Unknown 2003-07-23
Arrested Development Unknown 2003-11-02
Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
Reba Unknown 2001-10-05
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
The Wild Thornberrys Unknown 1998-09-01
Recess Unknown 1997-08-31
Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997
Dexter's Laboratory Unknown 1996-03-24
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Principal Willard Kraft / ... 73 episodes, 1997-2000 1996-09-27
The Drew Carey Show Unknown 1995-09-13
Family Dog Skip Binsford 10 episodes, 1993 1993
The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown 1993-09-12
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Dream On Unknown 1990-07-08
Get a Life Unknown 1990-09-23
Parker Lewis Can't Lose Unknown 1990-09-02
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
It's Garry Shandling's Show. Unknown 1986-09-10
L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Square Pegs Unknown 1982-09-27
The Benny Hill Show Unknown 1979-01-01
Taxi Unknown 1978-09-12
Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07