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Martin Balsam

He was born Martin Henry Balsam on November 4, 1919 in the Bronx, NY. His father was a manufacturer of women's sportswear and he was his first-born child. Martin caught the acting bug in high school where he participated in the drama club. After high school, he continued his interest in acting by attending Manhattan's progressive New School. When World War II broke out, Martin was called to service in his early twenties. After the war, he was lucky to secure a position as an usher at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. By 1947, he was honing his craft at the Actor's Studio, run at that time by Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg. His time at the Actor's Studio in New York City allowed him training in the famous Stanislavsky method. Despite his excellent training, he had to prove himself, just like any up and coming young actor. He began on Broadway in the late 1940s. But, it wasn't until 1951 that he experienced real success. That play was Tennessee Williams "The Rose Tattoo". After his Broadway success, he had a few minor television roles before his big break arrived when he joined the cast of "On the Waterfront" (1954). In the 1950s, Martin had many television roles. He had recurring roles on some of the most popular television series of that time, including "the United States Steel Hour", "The Philco Television Playhouse", "Goodyear Television Playhouse" and "Studio One". In 1957, he was able to prove himself on the big-screen once again, with a prominent role in "12 Angry Men", directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda. All of Martin's TV work in the 1950s did not go to waste. While starring on a episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", Hitchcock was so impressed by his work, that he offered him a key supporting role of Detective Arbogast in "Psycho" (1960). His work with Hitchcock opened him up to a world of other acting opportunities. Many strong movie roles came his way in the 1960's, including parts in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), "Cape Fear" (1961) and "The Carpetbaggers" (1964). One of the proudest moments in his life was when he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for "A Thousand Clowns" (1965). In was soon after that he began accepting roles in European movies. He soon developed a love for Italy, and lived there most of his remaining years. He acted in over a dozen Italian movies and spent his later life traveling between Hollywood and Europe for his many roles. After a career that spanned more than fifty years, Martin Balsam died of natural causes in his beloved Italy at the age of 76. He passed away of a heart attack at a hotel in Rome called Residenza di Repetta. He was survived by his third wife Irene Miller and three children, Adam, Zoe and Talia.

Martin Balsam - Filmer
Nov 4, 1919 v Bronx, New York, USA
v series Scavengers
Poslední film:
Serial 그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해 2017-03-20
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Poster of Killer Hoo-Ha!
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of Hallmark Hall of Fame
Poster of Studio One
Serial Scavengers Lieut Cmdr. Chester Potter, M.D., U.S.N. 2020
Serial REX TV Pilot Harry 2020
Serial 그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해 Mayor Wilker 2017-03-20
Serial Point of Honor Gen. Bello 2015-01-15
Serial Deux flics sur les docks Joe Fiore 2011-11-11
Serial 위기일발 풍년빌라 Sgt. Baker 2010-03-05
Film Killer Hoo-Ha! Unknown 2010-06-01
Serial Lost Land of the Volcano Haskins 2009-09-08
Film Mega Mindy's Secret 2009-08-07
Serial XIII Richard Manley 2008-10-06
Film Králové ro(c)ku Unknown 2006-11-22
Serial Odd Job Jack Frather Howard 2003-03-05
Serial ヒートガイジェイ Arnold Burns 2002-10-01
Serial First Monday Turrisi 2002-01-15
Film Battle Royale Unknown 2000-12-16
Serial Dark Skies O.J. Berman 1996-09-21
Film The Silence of the Hams Det. Martin Balsam 1994-03-11
Serial All or Nothing At All Al Vescari 1993-12-03
Film Mys hrůzy Judge 1991-11-15
Film The Last Match Lawyer 1990-02-01
Film Dvě ďábelské oči Mr. Pym 1990-01-25
Film Brothers in Blood 1987-10-01
Film P.I. Private Investigations Cliff Dowling 1987-06-05
Film Second Serve Dr. Beck 1986-01-01
Film Delta Force Ben Kaplan 1986-02-14
Film Grown Ups Jack 1985-11-25
Film Přání smrti 3 Bennett Cross 1985-11-01
Serial The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Film St. Elmo's Fire Mr. Beamish 1985-06-20
Film Space Sen. Glancey 1985-04-13
Film Murder in Space Alexander Rostov 1985-01-01
Film Innocent Prey Sheriff Virgil Baker 1984-01-01
Serial To je vražda, napsala Unknown 1984-09-30
Serial Chobotnice Unknown 1984-03-11
Film Little Gloria... Happy at Last Nathan Burkan 1982-10-24
Serial Little Gloria... Happy at Last Nathan Burkan 1982-10-24
Serial Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Film Salamandr Captain Steffanelli 1981-01-01
Film The People vs. Jean Harris Joel Aurnou 1981-05-07
Film The Warning Questore Martorana 1980-08-15
Film Aunt Mary Harry Strasberg 1979-12-05
Serial Archie Bunker's Place Unknown 1979-09-23
Film Gardenia Salluzzo 1979-05-05
Film Rainbow Louis B. Mayer 1978-11-06
Film Siege Henry Fancher 1978-04-26
Film Eyes Behind the Stars Inspector Jim Grant 1978-02-21
Film The Sentinel Prof. Ruzinsky 1977-01-07
Film Contract on Cherry Street Capt. Ernie Weinberg 1977-11-19
Film Blood and Diamonds Rizzo 1977-01-01
Film Death Rage Commissario 1976-10-22
Film Meet Him And Die Giulianelli 1976-10-08
Film Všichni prezidentovi muži Howard Simons 1976-04-04
Film The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Edward J. Reilly 1976-02-26
Film Two-Minute Warning Sam McKeever 1976-11-12
Film Season For Assassins Commissioner Katroni 1975-12-27
Film Mitchell James Arthur Cummings 1975-09-10
Film Vůně cibule Petrus Lamb 1975-08-25
Film Smiling Maniacs Carlo Goja 1975-01-16
Film Miles to Go Before I Sleep Ben Montgomery 1975-01-08
Serial The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown 1974-01-18
Film Přepadení vlaku z Pelhamu Mr. Green 1974-10-02
Film Vražda v Orient expresu Signor Bianchi 1974-11-24
Film Trapped Beneath the Sea T.C. Hollister 1974-10-22
Film Counselor at Crime Don Antonio Macaluso 1973-08-30
Serial Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Film Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Harry Walden 1973-10-21
Serial Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Film A Brand New Life Jim Douglas 1973-02-20
Film The Six Million Dollar Man Dr. Rudy Wells 1973-03-07
Film Night of Terror Capt. Caleb Sark 1972-10-10
Film Chronicle of a Homicide Giudice Aldo Sola 1972-02-04
Film La colonna infame 1972-01-01
Film The Man Jim Talley 1972-07-19
Film Confessions of a Police Captain Commissario Bonavia 1971-03-26
Film Tora! Tora! Tora! Admiral Husband E. Kimmel 1970-01-26
Film Hunters Are for Killing Wade Hamilton 1970-03-12
Film Hlava 22 Col. Cathcart 1970-06-24
Film The Old Man Who Cried Wolf Stanley Pulska 1970-10-13
Film Malý Velký Muž Mr. Merriweather 1970-12-14
Film Me, Natalie Uncle Harold 1969-07-13
Film Trilogy Ivor Belli 1969-06-08
Serial The Name of the Game Unknown 1968-09-20
Film Hombre Henry Mendez 1967-03-21
Serial CBS Playhouse Unknown 1966-12-08
Film The Carpetbaggers Bernard B. Norman 1964-04-08
Film Seven Days in May Paul Girard 1964-02-12
Film Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Sanford Kaufman 1963-12-25
Serial Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Serial The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Serial The Eleventh Hour Unknown 1962-10-03
Film Mys hrůzy Police Chief Mark Dutton 1962-04-12
Film Conquered City Joseph Feinberg 1962-12-05
Serial Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Serial The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Serial Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Film Ada Steve Jackson 1961-08-25
Serial Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Film Everybody Go Home Sergente Quintino Fornaciari 1960-10-27
Serial Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Film Psycho Det. Milton Arbogast 1960-06-16
Serial The Twilight Zone Danny Weiss 1959-10-02
Film Middle of the Night Jack 1959-06-17
Serial Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Film Al Capone Mac Keeley, reporter 1959-01-01
Film Marjorie Morningstar Dr. David Harris 1958-04-24
Serial Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Serial Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Film Dvanáct rozhněvaných mužů Juror 1 1957-03-25
Serial Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Serial Alfred Hitchcock uvádí Unknown 1955-10-02
Film V přístavu Gillette (uncredited) 1954-06-22
Serial Inner Sanctum Unknown 1954-01-09
Film Ikiru Unknown 1952-10-09
Serial Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Serial Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Serial The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Film Christmas in Connecticut Unknown 1945-12-17