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Dick Martin (I) (1922–2008)

Dick Martin, the comedian and television director who achieved TV immortality as the co-host of Laugh-In (1967) as the comic foil to straight man Dan Rowan, was born on January 30, 1922 in Battle Creek, Michigan. The young Martin was a writer for the popular radio sit-com "Duffy's Tavern" before teaming up with Rowan in the 1950s. The duo achieved... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Laugh-In Producer
Newhart Director
Match Game 73
Match Game 73 Himself - Panelist


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 1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Your Own Kind (1993)
 1992-1993 Bob (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Terminate Her (1992)
 1992 Drexell's Class (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1982-1990 Newhart (TV Series) (32 episodes)
- The Last Newhart (1990)
- Seein' Double (1990)
- Child in Charge (1990)
- Utley Exposed (1989)
 1990 The Bradys (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Party Girls (1990)
 1988 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Model Dearest (1988)
 1987 Women in Prison (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Walk This Way (1987)
 1986-1987 Gung Ho (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Kaz Over Easy (1987)
- Sick and Tired (1987)
- Talk of the Town (1986)
 1986 Webster (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Read It and Weep (1986)
 1985-1986 Brothers (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- A Penny a Dance (1986)
- Father, Father (1985)
 1986 The Redd Foxx Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- High Noon (1986)
- Al's First Date (1986)
 1983 Mama's Family (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Amateur Night (1983)
- Rashomama (1983)
 1983 Goodnight, Beantown (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Popsicle (1983)
 1982 Family Ties (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1981 House Calls (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Bradley's Brat (1981)
 1980 Semi-Tough (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The First Hurrah (1980)
- That Catch (1980)
 1979-1980 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1979 Brothers and Sisters (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Man in Chains (1979)
 1978 The Waverly Wonders (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- The Revolution (1978)
- The Kiss (1978)
- Mock Marriage (1978)
 1977 Hollywood Out-Takes (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

In 1961, he starred in an unsold sitcom pilot called, "My Wife's Brother" about a brother-in-law who moves in with his sister's family and sends their lives into a turmoil. The series also featured Dan Rowan and Carole Cook. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dick & Dolly | Rowan & Martin | Rowan and Martin


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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People are basically irreverent. They want to see sacred cows kicked over. You can't have Harry Belafonte on your show and not have him sing a song, but we did; we had him climbing out of a bathtub, just because it looked irreverent and silly. If a show hires Robert Goulet, pays him $7,500 or $10,000, they're going to want three songs out of him; we hire Robert Goulet, pay him $210 and drop him ... See more »


When he was taping five game show episodes in one day (such as the later years of Match Game 73 (1973)), he often didn't bother with the facade of changing his clothes for each show - he wore the same clothes throughout the taping, making it appear he was wearing the same outfit each day he appeared on the show. See more »

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