Martin Balsam

Martin Balsam
1919 - 1996

Martin Balsam  American Actor


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 B...

Confirmed Relationships3
Longest Relationship24 yrs
Shortest Relationship2 yrs
Average Relationship Length10 yrs, 10 mths
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)
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Martin Balsam76 ScorpioActor
Irene Miller-Writer
Joyce Van Patten82 PiscesActress
Pearl Somner93 Taurus


Female5th March, 195957 years old
Female1st January, 196056 years old

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Legend of the Spirit Dog1997 Gramps Movie
O. Henry's Christmas1996 Wash (segment "The Gift of the Magi") Movie
Unknown Soldier1995 Movie
The Silence of the Hams1994 Det. Martin Balsam Movie
The Black Cat1993 Short Film
The Sands of Time1992 TV Movie
Cape Fear1991 Judge Movie
Two Evil Eyes1990 Mr. Pym (segment "The Black Cat") Movie
La piovra 5 - Il cuore del problema1990 Don Calogero Barretta TV Show
The Last Match1990 Lawyer Movie
Ocean1989 TV Show
Midnight Caller1988 Gil Solarski TV Show
The Brother from Space1988 Father Howard Movie
The Child Saver1988 Sidney Rosenberg TV Movie
Kids Like These1987 Grandpa TV Movie
Queenie1987 Marty TV Movie
P.I. Private Investigations1987 Cliff Dowling Movie
Once Again1987 Gerald TV Movie
The Delta Force1986 Ben Kaplan Movie
Second Serve1986 Dr. Beck TV Movie
Brothers in Blood1986 Major Briggs Movie
Whatever It Takes1986 Hap Perchicksky Movie
Death Wish 31985 Bennett Movie
St. Elmo's Fire1985 Mr. Beamish Movie
Murder in Space1985 Alexander Rostov TV Movie
La piovra 21985 Frank Carrisi TV Show
Space1985 Sen. Glancey TV Show
The Twilight Zone1985 Prof. Donald Knowles (segment "Voices in the Earth"), Rockne S. O'Bannon (segment "Personal Demons") TV Show
Glitter1984 Bo TV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984 Edgar Carmody TV Show
Innocent Prey1984 Sheriff Virgil Baker Movie
The Goodbye People1984 Max Silverman Movie
I Want to Live1983 Jack Brady TV Movie
Hotel1983 Dr. Gilbert Holt TV Show
Cold Storage1983 Parmigian TV Movie
Little Gloria... Happy at Last1982 Nathan Burkan TV Movie
L'avvertimento1981 Questore Martorana Movie
The Salamander1981 Captain Steffanelli Movie
The People vs. Jean Harris1981 Joel Aurnou TV Movie
There Goes the Bride1980 Elmer Babcock Movie
The Love Tapes1980 David Franklin TV Movie
Cuba1979 Gen. Bello Movie
The House on Garibaldi Street1979 Isser Harel TV Movie
Archie Bunker's Place1979 Murray Klein TV Show
Gardenia1979 Salluzzo Movie
The Seeding of Sarah Burns1979 Dr. Samuel Melman TV Movie
Silver Bears1978 Joe Fiore Movie
Rainbow1978 Louis B. Mayer TV Movie
Siege1978 Henry Fancher TV Movie
The Millionaire1978 Arthur Haines TV Movie
Eyes Behind the Stars1978 Inspector Jim Grant Movie
Diamanti sporchi di sangue1977 Rizzo Movie
The Sentinel1977 Professor Ruzinsky Movie
Contract on Cherry Street1977 Capt. Ernie Weinberg TV Movie
The Storyteller1977 Ira Davidoff TV Movie
All the President's Men1976 Howard Simons Movie
Cipolla Colt1976 Petrus Lamb Movie
Death Rage1976 Commissario Movie
Two-Minute Warning1976 Sam McKeever Movie
Raid on Entebbe1976 Daniel Cooper TV Movie
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case1976 Edward J. Reilly TV Movie
Quincy M.E.1976 Hyam Sigerski TV Show
Meet Him and Die1976 Giulianelli Movie
Mitchell1975 James Arthur Cummings Movie
Smiling Maniacs1975 Carlo Goja Movie
Il tempo degli assassini1975 Commissioner Katroni Movie
Death Among Friends1975 Ham Russell Buckner TV Movie
Miles to Go Before I Sleep1975 Ben Montgomery TV Movie
Murder on the Orient Express1974 Bianchi Movie
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three1974 Harold Longman aka Green Movie
Trapped Beneath the Sea1974 T.C. Hollister TV Movie
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams1973 Harry Movie
The Stone Killer1973 Al Vescari Movie
The Six Million Dollar Man1973 Dr. Rudy Wells TV Movie
Kojak1973 Ray Kaufman TV Show
Police Story1973 Det. Al Koster TV Show
Counselor at Crime1973 Don Antonio Macaluso Movie
A Brand New Life1973 Jim Douglas TV Movie
Money to Burn1973 TV Movie
The Hassled Hooker1972 District Attorney Turrisi Movie
The Man1972 Jim Talley TV Movie
Night of Terror1972 Capt. Caleb Sark TV Movie
Maude1972 Chester TV Show
La colonna infame1972 Movie
Imputazione di omicidio per uno studente1972 Giudice Aldo Sola Movie
Confessions of a Police Captain1971 Commissario Bonavia Movie
The Anderson Tapes1971 Tommy Haskins Movie
Great Performances1971 Jack TV Show
Catch-221970 Col. Cathcart Movie
Little Big Man1970 Mr. Merriweather Movie
Tora! Tora! Tora!1970 Admiral Kimmel Movie
Hunters Are for Killing1970 Wade Hamilton TV Movie
The Old Man Who Cried Wolf1970 Stanley Pulska TV Movie
Me, Natalie1969 Uncle Harold Movie
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys1969 Mayor Wilker Movie
Trilogy1969 Ivor Belli (segment "Among the Paths to Eden") Movie
The Name of the Game1968 Angie, Herb Witmer TV Show
Hombre1967 Mendez Movie
CBS Playhouse1967 Jesse TV Show
Among the Paths to Eden1967 Ivor Belli TV Movie
After the Fox1966 Harry Granoff Movie
A Thousand Clowns1965 Arnold Burns Movie
Harlow1965 Everett Redman Movie
The Bedford Incident1965 Lieut Cmdr. Chester Potter, M.D., U.S.N. Movie
Seven Days in May1964 Paul Girard Movie
The Carpetbaggers1964 Bernard B. Norman Movie
Youngblood Hawke1964 Cameo Role (uncredited) Movie
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964 Albert Sully TV Show
Mr. Broadway1964 Nate Bannerman TV Show
Suspense1964 Detective Jack Gross TV Show
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?1963 Sanford Kaufman Movie
Arrest and Trial1963 Leo Valera TV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963 Dave Breslaw TV Show
Breaking Point1963 Rabbi Eli Oringer TV Show
Espionage1963 Richard Carey TV Show
The Fugitive1963 Andrew Newmark TV Show
Cape Fear1962 Police Chief Mark Dutton Movie
The Eleventh Hour1962 Frank Dunlear TV Show
Conquered City1962 Joseph Feinberg Movie
Ada1961 Steve Jackson Movie
Breakfast at Tiffany's1961 O.J. Berman Movie
'Way Out1961 Bill Clayton TV Show
Cain's Hundred1961 Jack Garsell TV Show
Dr. Kildare1961 Dr. Milton Orliff TV Show
The Defenders1961 District Attorney TV Show
The New Breed1961 Frank Eberhardt TV Show
Target: The Corruptors1961 Jeffrey Marvin TV Show
Everybody Go Home1960 Sergente Quintino Fornaciari Movie
Psycho1960 Det. Milton Arbogast Movie
Route 661960 Evan Corelli, Mike TV Show
The Robert Herridge Theater1960 TV Show
Al Capone1959 Mac Keeley Movie
Middle of the Night1959 Jack Movie
Rawhide1959 Father Fabian TV Show
Sunday Showcase1959 Nicola Sacco TV Show
The Untouchables1959 Benjy Liemer, Arnold Justin TV Show
The Twilight Zone1959 Martin Lombard Senescu, Danny Weiss TV Show
Brenner1959 Arnold Joplin TV Show
Five Fingers1959 Monteverdi TV Show
Marjorie Morningstar1958 Dr. David Harris Movie
Naked City1958 Caldwell Wyatt, Captain Russel Barris, Joseph Creeley TV Show
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958 Gambetta, Dr. Gillespie TV Show
Pursuit1958 Holden TV Show
The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen1958 TV Show
12 Angry Men1957 Juror 1 Movie
Time Limit1957 Sgt. Baker Movie
Decoy1957 Nick Santos TV Show
Goodyear Theatre1957 Joe Lane TV Show
Have Gun - Will Travel1957 Marshal Jim Brock, Charlie Dawes TV Show
The DuPont Show of the Month1957 Charlie Davis TV Show
Wagon Train1957 Marcey Jones TV Show
Playhouse 901956 Sam Gordon, Captain Mantell TV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956 Sam Butler TV Show
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955 Leonard Thompson, Eldon Marsh TV Show
ITV Play of the Week1955 Doc Delaney TV Show
On the Waterfront1954 Gillette (uncredited) Movie
Father Knows Best1954 Teacher TV Show
Inner Sanctum1954 Wesley, Hanson, Larkin TV Show
The Greatest Gift1954 Harold Matthews #2 (1955) TV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953 Petty Officer TV Show
Valiant Lady1953 Joey Gordon (1955) TV Show
Mister Peepers1952 Sergeant Ehrlich TV Show
The Living Bible1952 Townsman Movie
Goodyear Playhouse1951 Perkins, Walter Gregg TV Show
The Living Christ Series1951 Townsman Movie
Frontiers of Faith1951 TV Show
Danger1950 TV Show
Man Against Crime1949 Tony, Jean Pinay TV Show
Suspense1949 Abramson TV Show
The Big Story1949 Bill Pinney TV Show
Actor's Studio1948 Soldier TV Show
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1948 Charlie Malick, Mike Galloway TV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948 Francis Toohey, Ed Coyne TV Show
Kraft Theatre1947 Dino TV 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.

    CraigSnyderMay 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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