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Strother Martin

Character Actor | * 03/26/1919 († 61, 08/01/1980) | Kokomo, Indiana (United States of America (USA))
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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 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 Shanghai 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 R.J. Hawkins1973 Death and the Maiden
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 Deputy Petey Walker1957 Black Patch
as Pokey1957 Copper Sky
as Nihka (uncredited)1956 World Without End
as Thorny1956 The Black Whip
as Sgt. 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 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(51)


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:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Dabbs Greer (25x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (25x, Actor)
Lawrence Dobkin (25x, Actor)
John Anderson (25x, Actor)
Claude Akins (24x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (24x, Actor)
Malcolm Atterbury (24x, Actor)
Harry Townes (23x, Actor)
Vaughn Taylor (23x, Actor)
Virginia Gregg (23x, Actress)
Robert Aldrich (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3648, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 12/30/2022