Martin Mull

Offbeat funnyman Martin Mull was born in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of three children, and raised in Ohio. The blond-maned, blue-eyed comedian with the sad, droopy mustache first came in contact with the arts by honing in on his innate talents as a painter. In order to pay his art school tuition, he started organizing bands. At around the same time, he discovered that stand-up comedy was another way to allow his creative juices to flow. Martin's early recognition as a humorist led to a recording contract, and, over the years, he would be Grammy-nominated several times for a number of eccentric comedy albums. His gimmick and allure came in the form of a dry, humorless delivery and a bland, highly conservative-looking demeanor, which masked a sly, witty and ultra-hip philosophy. Gaining popularity in the 1970s, he finally broke into TV with the cult soap opera parody "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (1976) in which he played Garth Gimble, a volatile wife abuser whose comeuppance occurred in the form of an aluminum Christmas tree (impaled) in his home closet. Martin was so popular on the show that he was resurrected in the spin-off series "Fernwood 2 Night" (1977) as twin brother Barth Gimble, who was a co-host of the town's television program along with Fred Willard's Jerry Hubbard character. After this peak, Martin became a sought-after guest on the talk show circuit, not to mention variety specials and TV movies. He tried his hand at producing and starring in his own ...

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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Sally Field  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Harvey Fierstein

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Sally Field  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Harvey Fierstein

Clue (1985)

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Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss out the culprit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Lynn
CAST:  Lesley Ann Warren  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Tim Curry

Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss out the culprit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Lynn
CAST:  Lesley Ann Warren  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Tim Curry

Cutting Class (1989)

High school student Paula Carson's affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the "bad boy", and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following the suspicious death of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rospo Pallenberg
CAST:  Donovan Leitch  •  Jill Schoelen  •  Brad Pitt  •  Roddy McDowall

High school student Paula Carson's affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the "bad boy", and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following the suspicious death of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rospo Pallenberg
CAST:  Donovan Leitch  •  Jill Schoelen  •  Brad Pitt  •  Roddy McDowall

FM (1978)

Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play; running the station the way they want to, it has made them a ratings success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John A. Alonzo
CAST:  Martin Mull  •  Cleavon Little  •  Norman Lloyd  •  Eileen Brennan

Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play; running the station the way they want to, it has made them a ratings success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John A. Alonzo
CAST:  Martin Mull  •  Cleavon Little  •  Norman Lloyd  •  Eileen Brennan

Jingle All the Way (1996)

Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company, is constantly kept busy at his job, disappointing his son. After he misses his son's karate exposition, Howard vows to make it up to him by buying an action figure of his son's favorite television hero for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Phil Hartman  •  Sinbad  •  Rita Wilson

Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company, is constantly kept busy at his job, disappointing his son. After he misses his son's karate exposition, Howard vows to make it up to him by buying an action figure of his son's favorite television hero for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Phil Hartman  •  Sinbad  •  Rita Wilson

Mr. Mom (1983)

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Dragoti
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Teri Garr  •  Fred Koehler  •  Taliesin Jaffe

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Dragoti
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Teri Garr  •  Fred Koehler  •  Taliesin Jaffe

My Bodyguard (1980)

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Clifford Peach, an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford enlist the aid of an overgrown misfit whose mere ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Chris Makepeace  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Matt Dillon  •  Martin Mull

Clifford Peach, an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford enlist the aid of an overgrown misfit whose mere ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Chris Makepeace  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Matt Dillon  •  Martin Mull

The Aristocrats (2005)

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penn Jillette  •  Paul Provenza
CAST:  Jason Alexander  •  Chris Albrecht  •  Hank Azaria  •  Shelley Berman

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penn Jillette  •  Paul Provenza
CAST:  Jason Alexander  •  Chris Albrecht  •  Hank Azaria  •  Shelley Berman

The Player (1992)

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998)

After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish and made it come true. Now Richie finds himself in a parallel world where his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Murlowski
CAST:  David Gallagher  •  Eugene Levy  •  Michelle Trachtenberg  •  Keene Curtis

After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish and made it come true. Now Richie finds himself in a parallel world where his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Murlowski
CAST:  David Gallagher  •  Eugene Levy  •  Michelle Trachtenberg  •  Keene Curtis

Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997)

Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons must survive Marsha's complaints while they build a treehouse, meet a handsome ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  Dyan Cannon  •  Martin Mull  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Ryan O'Donohue

Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons must survive Marsha's complaints while they build a treehouse, meet a handsome ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  Dyan Cannon  •  Martin Mull  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Ryan O'Donohue

O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Daniel H. Jenkins  •  Neill Barry  •  Jane Curtin  •  Paul Dooley

O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Daniel H. Jenkins  •  Neill Barry  •  Jane Curtin  •  Paul Dooley

Take This Job and Shove It (1981)

A junior executive is ordered to boost output in the hometown brewery where his old friends work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Trikonis
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  Art Carney  •  Robert Hays  •  David Keith

A junior executive is ordered to boost output in the hometown brewery where his old friends work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Trikonis
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  Art Carney  •  Robert Hays  •  David Keith

Far Out Man (1990)

An aging hippie sets out on a trip across America to find his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Chong
CAST:  Tommy Chong  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Shelby Chong

An aging hippie sets out on a trip across America to find his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Chong
CAST:  Tommy Chong  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Shelby Chong

How the West Was Fun (1994)

Twin sisters help a woman save her dude ranch from developers who would like to turn the property into a theme park.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Margolin
CAST:  Mary-Kate Olsen  •  Ashley Olsen  •  Martin Mull  •  Elizabeth Olsen

Twin sisters help a woman save her dude ranch from developers who would like to turn the property into a theme park.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Margolin
CAST:  Mary-Kate Olsen  •  Ashley Olsen  •  Martin Mull  •  Elizabeth Olsen

Serial (1980)

It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the names or who's sleeping with who; the picture very skillfully conveys the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Persky
CAST:  Martin Mull  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Christopher Lee  •  Bill Macy

It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the names or who's sleeping with who; the picture very skillfully conveys the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Persky
CAST:  Martin Mull  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Christopher Lee  •  Bill Macy

Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)

As Sister Mary delivers a lecture on sin and its consequences, she's interrupted by several of her former students, who have little positive to say about how a Catholic education has impacted their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Brickman
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Brian Benben  •  Wallace Langham  •  Laura San Giacomo

As Sister Mary delivers a lecture on sin and its consequences, she's interrupted by several of her former students, who have little positive to say about how a Catholic education has impacted their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Brickman
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Brian Benben  •  Wallace Langham  •  Laura San Giacomo

Zack and Reba (1998)

Zack and Reba are coping with the deaths of their partners. Trying to move forward with their lives, they start a relationship with each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Bettauer
CAST:  Brittany Murphy  •  Thomas Jane  •  Michael Jeter  •  Debbie Reynolds

Zack and Reba are coping with the deaths of their partners. Trying to move forward with their lives, they start a relationship with each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Bettauer
CAST:  Brittany Murphy  •  Thomas Jane  •  Michael Jeter  •  Debbie Reynolds

Mr. Write (1994)

Aspiring writer (with no talent) gets a job on a TV commercial, falls for an advertising executive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Loventhal
CAST:  Paul Reiser  •  Jessica Tuck  •  Martin Mull  •  Doug Davidson

Aspiring writer (with no talent) gets a job on a TV commercial, falls for an advertising executive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Loventhal
CAST:  Paul Reiser  •  Jessica Tuck  •  Martin Mull  •  Doug Davidson

Relative Strangers (2006)

An uptight professional meets his lower-class biological parents for the first time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Glienna
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Kathy Bates  •  Ron Livingston  •  Neve Campbell

An uptight professional meets his lower-class biological parents for the first time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Glienna
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Kathy Bates  •  Ron Livingston  •  Neve Campbell
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