Martin Balsam

Martin Balsam
1919 - 1996

Martin Balsam  American Actor


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Martin Balsam was previously married to Irene Miller, Joyce Van Patten (1957 - 1962) and Pearl Somner (1952 - 1954).


American Actor Martin Balsam was born Martin Henry Balsam on 4th November, 1919 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States and passed away on 13th Feb 1996 Rome, Lazio, Italy aged 76. He is most remembered for A Thousand Clowns, Archie Bunker's Place. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Martin Balsam was in an on-screen matchup with Margaret Field in The Twilight Zone (1959).

Martin Balsam is a member of the following lists: Male actors from New York City, Jewish American male actors and 20th-century American male actors.


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Married3 24 years 11 years 2 years
Total3 24 years 11 years 2 years


First Name Martin
Last Name Balsam
Full Name at Birth Martin Henry Balsam
Alternative Name The Bronx Barrymore
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th November, 1919
Birthplace The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Died 13th February, 1996
Place of Death Rome, Lazio, Italy
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School DeWitt Clinton High School, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States (1938)
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame A Thousand Clowns, Archie Bunker's Place
Year(s) Active 1947–1995, 1947–95
Family Member Talia Balsam (daughter)

Martin Henry Balsam (November 4, 1919 – February 13, 1996) was an American actor. He is best known for his film roles as Milton Arbogast in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, as Arnold Burns in A Thousand Clowns (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), and as Juror #1 in 12 Angry Men, as well as for his role as Murray Klein in the television sitcom Archie Bunker's Place.

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Martin Balsam76 ScorpioActor
Irene Miller-Writer
Joyce Van Patten84 PiscesActress
Pearl Somner94 Taurus


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
TaliaFemale5th March, 195959 years oldIrene Miller
TaliaFemale1st January, 196058 years oldJoyce Van Patten


Legend of the Spirit Dog1997GrampsMovie
O. Henry's Christmas1996Wash (segment "The Gift of the Magi")Movie
Unknown Soldier1995PriestMovie
The Silence of the Hams1994Det. Martin BalsamMovie
The Black Cat1993Short Film
The Sands of Time1992TV Movie
Cape Fear1991JudgeMovie
Two Evil Eyes1990Mr. Pym (segment "The Black Cat")Movie
La piovra 5 - Il cuore del problema1990Don Calogero BarrettaTV Show
The Last Match1990LawyerMovie
Ocean1989Don Matias QuinteroTV Show
Midnight Caller1988Gil SolarskiTV Show
The Brother from Space1988Father HowardMovie
The Child Saver1988Sidney RosenbergTV Movie
Kids Like These1987GrandpaTV Movie
Queenie1987MartyTV Movie
P.I. Private Investigations1987Cliff DowlingMovie
Once Again1987GeraldTV Movie
The Delta Force1986Ben KaplanMovie
Second Serve1986Dr. BeckTV Movie
Brothers in Blood1986Major BriggsMovie
Whatever It Takes1986Hap PerchickskyMovie
Death Wish 31985BennettMovie
St. Elmo's Fire1985Mr. BeamishMovie
Murder in Space1985Alexander RostovTV Movie
La piovra 21985Frank CarrisiTV Show
Space1985Sen. GlanceyTV Show
The Twilight Zone1985Prof. Donald Knowles (segment "Voices in the Earth"), Rockne S. O'Bannon (segment "Personal Demons")TV Show
Glitter1984BoTV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Edgar CarmodyTV Show
Innocent Prey1984Sheriff Virgil BakerMovie
The Goodbye People1984Max SilvermanMovie
I Want to Live1983Jack BradyTV Movie
Hotel1983Dr. Gilbert HoltTV Show
Cold Storage1983ParmigianTV Movie
Little Gloria... Happy at Last1982Nathan BurkanTV Movie
The Salamander1981Captain SteffanelliMovie
The People vs. Jean Harris1981Joel AurnouTV Movie
L'avvertimento1980Questore MartoranaMovie
There Goes the Bride1980Elmer BabcockMovie
The Love Tapes1980David FranklinTV Movie
Cuba1979General BelloMovie
The House on Garibaldi Street1979Isser HarelTV Movie
Archie Bunker's Place1979Murray KleinTV Show
The Seeding of Sarah Burns1979Dr. Samuel MelmanTV Movie
Silver Bears1978Joe FioreMovie
Rainbow1978Louis B. MayerTV Movie
Siege1978Henry FancherTV Movie
The Millionaire1978Arthur HainesTV Movie
Eyes Behind the Stars1978Inspector Jim GrantMovie
Diamanti sporchi di sangue1977RizzoMovie
The Sentinel1977Professor RuzinskyMovie
Contract on Cherry Street1977Capt. Ernie WeinbergTV Movie
The Storyteller1977Ira DavidoffTV Movie
All the President's Men1976Howard SimonsMovie
Cipolla Colt1976Petrus LambMovie
Death Rage1976CommissarioMovie
Two-Minute Warning1976Sam McKeeverMovie
Raid on Entebbe1976Daniel CooperTV Movie
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case1976Edward J. ReillyTV Movie
Quincy M.E.1976Hyam SigerskiTV Show
Meet Him and Die1976GiulianelliMovie
Mitchell1975James Arthur CummingsMovie
Smiling Maniacs1975Carlo GojaMovie
Season for Assassins1975Commissioner KatroniMovie
Death Among Friends1975Ham Russell BucknerTV Movie
Miles to Go Before I Sleep1975Ben MontgomeryTV Movie
Murder on the Orient Express1974BianchiMovie
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three1974Harold Longman aka GreenMovie
Trapped Beneath the Sea1974T.C. HollisterTV Movie
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams1973Dr. Harry WaldenMovie
The Stone Killer1973Al VescariMovie
The Six Million Dollar Man1973Dr. Rudy WellsTV Movie
Kojak1973Ray KaufmanTV Show
Police Story1973Det. Al KosterTV Show
Counselor at Crime1973Don Antonio MacalusoMovie
A Brand New Life1973Jim DouglasTV Movie
Money to Burn1973TV Movie
The Hassled Hooker1972District Attorney TurrisiMovie
The Man1972Jim TalleyTV Movie
Night of Terror1972Capt. Caleb SarkTV Movie
Maude1972ChesterTV Show
La colonna infame1972Movie
Imputazione di omicidio per uno studente1972Giudice Aldo SolaMovie
Confessions of a Police Captain1971Commissario BonaviaMovie
The Anderson Tapes1971Tommy HaskinsMovie
Great Performances1971JackTV Show
Catch-221970Col. CathcartMovie
Little Big Man1970Mr. MerriweatherMovie
Tora! Tora! Tora!1970Admiral Husband E. KimmelMovie
Hunters Are for Killing1970Wade HamiltonTV Movie
The Old Man Who Cried Wolf1970Stanley PulskaTV Movie
Me, Natalie1969Uncle HaroldMovie
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys1969Mayor WilkerMovie
Trilogy1969Ivor Belli (segment "Among the Paths to Eden")Movie
The Name of the Game1968Angie, Herb WitmerTV Show
Hombre1967Henry MendezMovie
CBS Playhouse1967JesseTV Show
Among the Paths to Eden1967Ivor BelliTV Movie
After the Fox1966Harry GranoffMovie
A Thousand Clowns1965ArnoldMovie
Harlow1965Everett RedmanMovie
The Bedford Incident1965Lt. Cmdr. Chester Potter, M.D., U.S.N.Movie
Seven Days in May1964Paul GirardMovie
The Carpetbaggers1964Bernard B. NormanMovie
Youngblood Hawke1964Cameo Role (uncredited)Movie
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964Albert SullyTV Show
Mr. Broadway1964Nate BannermanTV Show
Suspense1964Det. Jack GrossTV Show
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?1963Sanford KaufmanMovie
Arrest and Trial1963Leo ValeraTV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963Dave BreslawTV Show
Breaking Point1963Rabbi Eli OringerTV Show
Espionage1963Richard CareyTV Show
The Fugitive1963Andrew NewmarkTV Show
Cape Fear1962Police Chief Mark DuttonMovie
The Eleventh Hour1962Frank DunlearTV Show
Conquered City1962Joseph FeinbergMovie
Ada1961Steve JacksonMovie
Breakfast at Tiffany's1961O.J. BermanMovie
'Way Out1961Bill ClaytonTV Show
Cain's Hundred1961Jack GarsellTV Show
Dr. Kildare1961Benny Orloff, Dr. Milton Orloff, Ned LaceyTV Show
The Defenders1961Bernard Maxwell, District Attorney, Floyd HarkerTV Show
The New Breed1961Frank EberhardtTV Show
Target: The Corruptors1961Jeffrey MarvinTV Show
Everybody Go Home1960Sergente Quintino FornaciariMovie
Psycho1960Det. Milton ArbogastMovie
Route 661960Evan Corelli, Mike PalinskiTV Show
The Robert Herridge Theater1960TV Show
Al Capone1959Mac KeeleyMovie
Middle of the Night1959JackMovie
Rawhide1959Father FabianTV Show
Sunday Showcase1959Nicola SaccoTV Show
The Untouchables1959Arnold Justin, Benjy LiemerTV Show
The Twilight Zone1959Danny Weiss, Martin Lombard SenescuTV Show
Brenner1959Arnold JoplinTV Show
Five Fingers1959MonteverdiTV Show
Marjorie Morningstar1958Dr. David HarrisMovie
Naked City1958Caldwell Wyatt, Captain Russel Barris, Joseph CreeleyTV Show
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958Dr. Gillespie, GambettaTV Show
Pursuit1958HoldenTV Show
The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen1958TV Show
12 Angry Men1957Juror 1Movie
Time Limit1957Sgt. BakerMovie
Decoy1957Nick SantosTV Show
Goodyear Theatre1957Joe LaneTV Show
Have Gun - Will Travel1957Charlie Dawes, Marshal Jim BrockTV Show
The DuPont Show of the Month1957Charlie DavisTV Show
Wagon Train1957Marcey JonesTV Show
Playhouse 901956Captain Mantell, Sam GordonTV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956Sam ButlerTV Show
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955Eldon Marsh, Leonard ThompsonTV Show
ITV Play of the Week1955Doc DelaneyTV Show
On the Waterfront1954Gillette (uncredited)Movie
Father Knows Best1954TeacherTV Show
Inner Sanctum1954Hanson, Larkin, WesleyTV Show
The Greatest Gift1954Harold Matthews #2 (1955)TV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953Petty OfficerTV Show
Valiant Lady1953Joey Gordon (1955)TV Show
Mister Peepers1952Sergeant EhrlichTV Show
The Living Bible1952TownsmanMovie
Goodyear Playhouse1951Perkins, Walter GreggTV Show
The Living Christ Series1951TownsmanTV Show
Frontiers of Faith1951TV Show
Danger1950TV Show
Man Against Crime1949Jean Pinay, TonyTV Show
Suspense1949AbramsonTV Show
The Big Story1949Bill PinneyTV Show
Actor's Studio1948SoldierTV Show
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1948Charlie Malick, Mike GallowayTV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948Ed Coyne, Francis TooheyTV Show
Kraft Theatre1947DinoTV Show
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marcus28Dec 6, 2013

In Cape Fear (1962),you have played Police Chief Mark Dutton. In Cape Fear (1991), you have played The Judge. In both versions of the Cape Fear films, you have played two different characters. Those were great films and roles you have played in, Martin Balsam.

marcus28Dec 6, 2013

You have appeared in both Cape Fear films.Cape Fear (1962),the original and Cape Fear (1991),the remake.You have Co-Starred with actors Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum in both Cape Fear films.

CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 21, 2013

I loved him in Psycho and think his tumble down the stairs was great. Also liked him as Dr Wells on The Six Million Dollar Man.

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