Martin Balsam

Character Actor | * 11/04/1919 († 76, 02/13/1996) | The Bronx, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Martin Henry Balsam (November 4, 1919 – February 13, 1996) was an American actor who had a prolific career in character roles in film, in theatre, and on television. An early member of the Actors Studio, he began his career on the New York stage, winning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for Robert Anderson’s You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (1968). His best known film roles include Juror #1 in 12 Angry Men (1957), detective Arbogast in Psycho (1960), Holly Golightly's Hollywood agent O.J. Berman in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Arnold Burns in A Thousand Clowns (1965) (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), Colonel Cathcart in Catch-22 (1970), Mr. Green in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), Signor Bianchi in ()
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Martin Henry Balsam (November 4, 1919 – February 13, 1996) was an American character actor. He is best known for a number of film roles, including detective Milton Arbogast in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), Arnold Burns in A Thousand Clowns (1965), which earned him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Juror #1 in 12 Angry Men (1957), and Mr. Green in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), as well as for his role as Murray Klein in the television sitcom Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Martin Balsam

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor 2x BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Martin Balsam as Actor(96)

as Francis Toohey2021 The Defender (Studio One)
as Det. Martin Balsam1994 The Silence of the Hams
as Callaghan (archive footage)1993 La Classe américaine
as Judge1991 Cape Fear
as Lawyer1990 The Last Match
as Mr. Pym1990 Two Evil Eyes
as Frather Howard1988 The Brother from Space
as Sidney Rosenberg1988 The Child Saver
as Cliff Dowling1987 P.I. Private Investigations
as Marty1987 Queenie
as Grandpa1987 Kids Like These
as Max Silverman1986 The Goodbye People
as Ben Kaplan1986 The Delta Force
as Dr. Beck1986 Second Serve
as Alexander Rostov1985 Murder in Space
as Mr. Beamish1985 St. Elmo's Fire
as Bennett Cross1985 Death Wish 3
as Sheriff Virgil Baker1984 Innocent Prey
as Jack Brady1983 I Want to Live
as Captain Steffanelli1981 The Salamander
as Joel Aurnou1981 The People vs. Jean Harris
as Questore Martorana1980 The Warning
as Elmer Babcock1980 There Goes The Bride
as Gen. Bello1979 Cuba
as Harry Strasberg1979 Aunt Mary
as Salluzzo1979 Gardenia
as Louis B. Mayer1978 Rainbow
as Henry Fancher1978 Siege
as Inspector Jim Grant1978 Eyes Behind the Stars
as Ernie Weinberg1977 Contract on Cherry Street
as Ira Davidoff1977 The Storyteller
as Joe Fiore1977 Silver Bears
as Rizzo1977 Blood and Diamonds
as Prof. Ruzinsky1977 The Sentinel
as Sam McKeever1976 Two-Minute Warning
as Giulianelli1976 Meet Him And Die
as Edward J. Reilly1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
as Howard Simons1976 All the President's Men
as Commissario1976 Death Rage
as Daniel Cooper1976 Raid on Entebbe
as Petrus Lamb1975 Cry, Onion!
as James Arthur Cummings1975 Mitchell
as Commissioner Katroni1975 Season For Assassins
as Carlo Goja1975 Smiling Maniacs
as Ben Montgomery1975 Miles to Go Before I Sleep
as Signor Bianchi1974 Murder on the Orient Express
as T.C. Hollister1974 Trapped Beneath the Sea
as Harry Walden1973 Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
as Dr. Rudy Wells1973 The Six Million Dollar Man
as Dr. Rudy Wells (uncredited) (archive footage)1973 The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War
as Al Vescari1973 The Stone Killer
as Don Antonio Macaluso1973 Counselor at Crime
as Jim Douglas1973 A Brand New Life
as Capt. Caleb Sark1972 Night of Terror
as Jim Talley1972 The Man
as Giudice Aldo Sola1972 Chronicle of a Homicide
as District Attorney Turrisi1972 The Hassled Hooker
as Haskins1971 The Anderson Tapes
as Commissario Bonavia1971 Confessions of a Police Captain
as Stanley Pulska1970 The Old Man Who Cried Wolf
as Col. Cathcart1970 Catch-22
as Mr. Merriweather1970 Little Big Man
as Angie1970 The Enemy Before Us
as Admiral Husband E. Kimmel1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!
as Wade Hamilton1970 Hunters Are for Killing
as Uncle Harold1969 Me, Natalie
as Ivor Belli1969 Trilogy
as Mayor Wilker1969 The Good Guys and the Bad Guys
as Michael Todd (voice)1968 Around the World of Mike Todd
as Henry Mendez1967 Hombre
as Harry1966 After the Fox
as Arnold1965 A Thousand Clowns
as Richard Manley1965 Harlow
as Lieut Cmdr. Chester Potter, M.D., U.S.N.1965 The Bedford Incident
as Bernard B. Norman1964 The Carpetbaggers
as Paul Girard1964 Seven Days in May
as Sanford Kaufman1963 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
as Police Chief Mark Dutton1962 Cape Fear
as Joseph Feinberg1962 Conquered City
as O.J. Berman1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's
as Steve Jackson1961 Ada
as Det. Milton Arbogast1960 Psycho
as Sergente Quintino Fornaciari1960 Everybody Go Home!
as Mac Keeley, reporter1959 Al Capone
as Captain Mantell1958 Bomber's Moon
as Dr. David Harris1958 Marjorie Morningstar
as Sgt. Baker1957 Time Limit
as Juror 11957 12 Angry Men
as Gillette1954 On the Waterfront

TV Shows/Series with Martin Balsam as Actor(42)

as Don Matias Quintero1989 Oceano
as Gil Solarski1988 Midnight Caller
as Rockne S. O'Bannon1985 The Twilight Zone
1982 Hotel
as Nathan Burkan1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last
as Dr. Rudy Wells1974 The Six Million Dollar Man
1973 Kojak
as Jack1971 Great Performances
as Andrew Newmark1963 The Fugitive
as Floyd Harker1961 The Defenders
as Bernard Maxwell1961 The Defenders
as District Attorney1961 The Defenders
1959 Rawhide
as Danny Weiss1959 The Twilight Zone
as Arnold Fleischman1958 Naked City
as Caldwell Wyatt1958 Naked City
as Joseph Creeley1958 Naked City
as Captain Russel Barris1958 Naked City
as Nick Santos1957 Decoy
as Ed Coyne1948 Studio One
as Francis Toohey1948 Studio One

Full Name: Martin Balsam
Born: Tuesday, 11/04 1919 (November) in The Bronx, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 02/13 1996 (February) in Rome (aged: 76)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: DeWitt Clinton High School, New School
Spouses (current/former): Joyce Van Patten
Father: Albert Balsam
Mother: Lillian Weinstein
Martin Balsam frequently works together with these people:
Jack Klugman (25x, Actor)
Murray Hamilton (22x, Actor)
William Shatner (21x, Actor)
Ed Asner (19x, Actor)
Simon Oakland (19x, Actor)
Edward Binns (19x, Actor)
Nehemiah Persoff (18x, Actor)
Charles Aidman (18x, Actor)
Lois Nettleton (17x, Actress)
Fritz Weaver (17x, Actor)
John Anderson (17x, Actor)
Michael Winner (7x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:663, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 12/07/2021