Who is Martin Mull? Wiki Bio
Martin Eugene Mull was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 18 August 1943 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he holds American nationality. He is an actor and a stand-up comedian best known for his roles in the soap opera “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” and “Fernwood 2 Night”; he’s also a painter.
Early life and education
Martin was partly raised in Chicago by his father Harold Mull who was a carpenter, and his mother Betty who was an actress and a film director. His family moved to North Ridgeville in Ohio after Martin turned two, and he stayed there until he was 15 when they moved again, this time to New Canaan in Connecticut.
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He attended New Canaan High School where he became interested in painting and acting, and upon matriculation he enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1965; he continued his education at the same institution, obtaining his Master of Fine Arts degree in painting.
Career as a comedian and painter
Martin launched his career shortly after graduation, becoming a songwriter who gained recognition after writing the song “A Girl Named Johnny Cash” for Jane Morgan, which reached #61 on the Billboard Country chart. He decided to write funny songs for himself, so becoming a stand-up comedian, and he performed at Boston Symphony Hall several times in 1973 as well as at Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas, and at Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania in 1974, among other places.
He released his debut comedy album in 1972 entitled “Martin Mull”, but much of his work was destroyed in a fire in 2008 at Universal Studios Hollywood.
He became a painter in the ‘70s – one of his first exhibitions was “Flush with the Walls” on 15 June 1971, held at the Boston Museum of Art. Most of his paintings can be seen in his book “Paintings Drawings and Words” released in 1995, while Joyce Carol Oates, a famous novel writer, used one of his paintings as a cover for her novel “My Sister, My Love” in 2008. Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, two famous singers, used another one of Martin’s paintings as a cover for their album “Love Has Come for You”.
Appearances in movies
Martin made his debut film appearance in 1978 portraying Eric Swan in “FM”, then appeared in “Serial” and “My Bodyguard” in 1980, “Take This Job and Shove It” in 1981, and in “Mr. Mom” and “Private School” in 1983, before gaining recognition portraying Warren Fitzpatrick in the comedy film “Bad Manners”, which starred Pamela Adlon and Georg Olden, and follows four teenagers who are running away from their orphanage.
Martin appeared in four movies in 1985, two of which are “California Girls” and “O.C. and Stiggs” while his next role was in “The Boss’ Wife” in 1986.
He was invited to play the supporting character Archie Powell in “Rented Lips” in 1988, and was then praised for his portrayal of William Carson III in the comedy horror film “Cutting Class”, which starred Donovan Leitch Jr., Brad Pitt and Jill Schoelen and follows a murderer killing at a public high school.
Martin was then cast in “Ski Patrol” and “Far Out Man” in 1990, and “Miracle Beach” in 1992 before being invited to appear in the comedy film “Mrs. Doubtfire” in 1993 which stars the late Robin Williams as a man who dresses himself as a woman to babysit his children after his wife gains custody over them.
He then appeared in “How the West Was Fun”, “Edie & Pen”, and “Beverly Hills Family Robinson” in 1994, 1966, and 1997, respectively, before portraying Richard Rich Sr. in the comedy film “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”, which starred David Gallagher and Eugene Levy and follows the richest kid in the world who makes a Christmas wish not to have been born at all.
Some of the Martin’s latest roles in movies have been in “Killers” in 2010, “Oliver’s Ghost” in 2011, and “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” in 2018.
Roles in TV series
Martin made his debut TV series appearance in “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” in 1976, followed by his appearances in “Fernwood 2 Night” in 1977, “America 2-Night” in 1978, and “Taxi” in 1979.
He guested in over 10 more TV series, some of which are “Domestic Life”, “The History of White People in America”, and “Lots of Luck” before being cast as Leon Carp in the comedy drama series “Roseanne”, which follows the lives of a working-class family, from 1991 to 1997.
He appear in single episodes of “The Larry Sanders Show”, “Family Dog”, and “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, before being invited to star as Willard Kraft in the comedy fantasy series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” for which he was shooting from 1997 to 2000, appearing in 73 episodes. He voiced Seth in an episode of “The Simpsons” and Mr. Harris in an episode of “Family Guy”, and then played Ed Munn in 18 episodes of “The Ellen Show” in 2001 and 2002.
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Martin continued in demand as a noted support actor, appearing in numerous series in the following years, including an episode of “Reba” in 2003, 16 episodes of the animated series “Danny Phantom” from 2004 to 2007, and 10 episodes of the animated series “American Dad!” from 2005 to 2011. Some of his most notable performances in the 2010s were in “Dads” in 2013 (19 episodes), “Veep” in 2016 (four episodes), and for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, and “The Cool Kids” in which he portrayed the lead character Charlie in 2018 and 2019.
Love life and spouse
Martin has been married three times.
He and Kristin Johnson met while he was working on obtaining his Master’s degree, and they married in 1972 but divorced in 1978 without having any children – it’s believed that Martin didn’t want children at the time, one reason for the divorce.
Just months later he married Sandra Baker, and the two were together until 26 November 1981 when they divorced for unknown reasons. In 1981, he met Wendy Haas-Mull, an American vocalist and keyboardist, and the two married on 5 June 1982, and have been together to this day. Wendy gave birth to their daughter Maggie in 1986.
Wendy was born in San Francisco, California USA in 1950, and so holds American nationality.
She was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where she became interested in music, starting to play the bass and keyboard at the age of eight. She studied at Woodside High School, and was a member of the band The Freudian Slips while there. Today, she is best known for playing with the bands Azteca and Santana.
Hobbies and other interests
Martin likes to drink, with cocktails being his favorites – he has once stated how he doesn’t like to jog because his ice jumps out of his glass! He enjoys listening to music with his favorite genres being rock and jazz, and some of his favorite bands and performers are AC/DC, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and Freddie Mercury/Queen.
Several of his favorite actors and actresses are Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Julia Roberts while his favorite movies include “Runaway Bride”, “Lost in Translation”, and “Scarface”. He also enjoys watching movies directed by Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino.
Martin has been a philanthropist since he launched his career, and has donated significant amounts of money to charity organizations, most of which are focused on helping underprivileged people in the US, as well as pensioners and Army Veterans. He is a lover of animals, and has two pet dogs.
Appearance and net worth
Martin is 76 years old. He has short brown and grey hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 159lbs (72kgs). As of March 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $8 million.