Strother Martin

Character Actor | * 03/26/1919 († 61, 08/01/1980) | Kokomo, Indiana (United States of America (USA))
Strother Douglas Martin Jr. (March 26, 1919 – August 1, 1980) was an American character actor who often appeared in support of John Wayne and Paul Newman and in Western films directed by John Ford and Sam Peckinpah. Among Martin's memorable performances is his portrayal of the warden or "captain" of a state prison camp in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, in which he utters the line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate." The line is number 11 on the American Film Institute list of 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Western | Comedies

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Movies with Strother Martin as Actor(67)

as The Weasel1980 Hotwire
as George Westinghouse1980 The Secret of Nikola Tesla
as Parody Jones1979 The Villain
as J.D. Ashcroft1979 Better Late Than Never
as Selwyn1979 Nightwing
as Louis Monk1979 Love and Bullets
as Riley1979 The Champ
as Arnold Stoner1978 Up in Smoke
as Pinky Pincus1978 Steel Cowboy
as Old Hollander1978 Stubby Pringle's Christmas
as Turtle Ranch Boss1978 Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy
as Dr. Waldo Kling1978 The End
as Joe McGrath1977 Slap Shot
as McCoy1975 Rooster Cogburn
as LeRoy Atkins1975 One of Our Own
as himself1975 Mitzi & 100 Guys
as Poe1975 Hard Times
as Dr. Carl Stoner1973 Sssssss
as Bill Garrett1972 Pocket Money
as Rufus Clemens1971 Hannie Caulder
as John Cloyd1971 Red Sky at Morning
as Lee Cottrill1971 Fools' Parade
as Doc Duncan1971 The Brotherhood of Satan
as Colonel G. Stonehill1969 True Grit
as Coffer1969 The Wild Bunch
as Lovick1967 The Flim-Flam Man
as Captain1967 Cool Hand Luke
as Strother (uncredited)1966 Nevada Smith
as Claude1966 Harper
as Trumbull1966 An Eye for an Eye
as Ned Ross1965 The Sons of Katie Elder
as Mr. Clyde1965 Brainstorm
as Train Engineer1965 Shenandoah
as Agard1963 McLintock!
as Charlie Reeder1963 Showdown
as Dog Boy1961 Sanctuary
as Parson1961 The Deadly Companions
as Thurm1959 The Shaggy Dog
as Virgil1959 The Horse Soldiers
as Ben Stocker1959 The Wild and the Innocent
as Earle Eheeler1958 Bitter Heritage
as Trailhand Bitten by Rattlesnake1958 Cowboy
as Petey1957 Black Patch
as Pokey1957 Copper Sky
as Nihka (uncredited)1956 World Without End
as Thorny1956 The Black Whip
as Ingersol1956 Attack
as Townsman (uncredited)1956 Johnny Concho
as Airman1955 Strategic Air Command
as Pvt. Dan O'Hirons1955 Target Zero
as Harvey Wallace1955 Kiss Me Deadly
as Stillman1955 The Big Knife
as Delivery Boy (uncredited)1954 A Star Is Born
as Scotty1954 Drum Beat
as Co-Pilot1953 The Magnetic Monster
as Marine in Audience at Court-martial (uncredited)1953 South Sea Woman
as Co-pilot1952 Storm Over Tibet
as Soldier (uncredited)1952 Androcles and the Lion
as Michael 'Shorty' McGirk (uncredited)1951 Rhubarb
as William Doldy (uncredited)1950 The Asphalt Jungle

TV Shows/Series with Strother Martin as Actor(74)

1978 Vega$
1975 Baretta
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as Thomas Tyler 'T.T.' Flowers1974 The Rockford Files
as R.J. Hawkins1973 Hawkins
as Zachariah1971 Nichols
as Terry Riggs1969 Marcus Welby, M.D.
as Nanyface1968 The Name of the Game
as Charlie Coogan1967 The Invaders
as The Rev. Mr. Anderson1967 He & She
1966 Tarzan
as Nerim1965 Lost in Space
as Dan'l Hawks1965 The Big Valley
as Fludd1965 The Big Valley
as Holly Amberton1965 Run for Your Life
as Senator James Wadsworth1964 Profiles in Courage
as Solomon Tarbot1964 Daniel Boone
as Deputy Shirky Saulter1963 The Fugitive
as Finley1962 The Virginian
as Luther Watson1962 The Virginian
as Benny Kohler1961 The New Breed
as Jess1959 The Rebel
as Bates1959 Rawhide
as Joad Bruder1959 Bonanza
as Cole Younger1959 Bonanza
as Little Meredith Smith1959 Bonanza
as Pit Thatcher1959 Black Saddle
as Pete Henke1958 Jefferson Drum
1958 Lawman
as Pete Gibson1957 Perry Mason
as Joe Mead1957 Perry Mason
as Gerald Sommers1957 Perry Mason
as Roy Hutchinson1957 Perry Mason
as Pete Hill1955 The Millionaire
as Mr. Stooler1955 Gunsmoke
as Cooter1955 Gunsmoke
as Ed Davey1955 Gunsmoke
as Dooley1955 Gunsmoke
as Dillard1955 Gunsmoke
as Rowley1955 Gunsmoke
as Gene Bunch1955 Gunsmoke
as Billy1955 Gunsmoke
as Timble1955 Gunsmoke
as Ben Snow1955 Gunsmoke
1954 Lassie
as Gunnery Officer Daly1953 GE Theater
as Obie1953 GE Theater
as Tom Blair1952 Four Star Playhouse
as Wilkins1952 Cavalcade of America
1951 Dragnet
as Old Hollander1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
as Man in Coffee Shop1951 I Love Lucy

Full Name: Strother Martin
Born: Wednesday, 03/26 1919 (March) in Kokomo, Indiana (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 08/01 1980 (August) in Thousand Oaks (aged: 61)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Michigan
Strother Martin frequently works together with these people:
Claude Akins (49x, Actor)
John Dehner (46x, Actor)
Harry Lauter (45x, Actor)
John Pickard (44x, Actor)
Bing Russell (44x, Actor)
John Anderson (44x, Actor)
John Hoyt (43x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (42x, Actor)
Harry Harvey (42x, Actor)
Bill Erwin (42x, Actor)
Malcolm Atterbury (42x, Actor)
Frank De Vol (8x, Crew)
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