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Martin Mull

Martin Mull

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    • August 18th, 1943
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 / [email protected]

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Filmography

Acting (32 Credits)

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2018A Futile and Stupid Gesture as 'Modern' Douglas Kenney
2018The Cool Kids as Charlie
2013Dads (2013) as Crawford
2011And They're Off as KenWatch Free
2010Killers as Holbrook
2006Relative Strangers as Jeffry MortonWatch Free
2004A Boyfriend for Christmas as Martin Grant
2004Danny Phantom as Vlad Masters / Vlad Plasmius (voice)
2001Sister Mary Explains It All as Skeptical Husband
2001The Ellen Show as Ed Munn
1998Richie Rich's Christmas Wish as Richard Rich
1997Beverly Hills Family Robinson as Doug Robinson
1996Jingle All the Way as D.J.
1994How the West Was Fun as Bart Gafooley
1993Mrs. Doubtfire as Justin Gregory
1992Miracle Beach as Donald Burbank
1992The Player as Martin Mull
1990Far Out Man as Dr. Liddledick
1990Ski Patrol as Maris
1989Think Big as Dr. Bruekner
1989Cutting Class as William Carson III
1986The Boss' Wife as Tony Dugdale
1985Clue as Colonel Mustard
1985O.C. and Stiggs as Pat Coletti
1983Mr. Mom as Ron
1983Private School as Drug Store Clerk (uncredited)
1981Take This Job and Shove It as Dick Ebersol
1980Serial as Harvey Holroyd
1980My Bodyguard as Mr. Peache
1978FM as Eric Swan
1977Fernwood 2Night
1976Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Himself (2 Credits)

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2013Tim's Vermeer as Himself
2005The Aristocrats as Himself

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