Martin Landau is an American actor of television, theatre as well as movies, a cartoonist as well as an acting tutor. Many significant landmarks have characterized his career, and most of them have been in those movies and TV shows that he has played. Some of the most notable role that he has performed can be seen in The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre (1964), They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970), The Death of Ocean View Park (1979), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Ed Wood (1994) and many others. Similarly, he has also appeared in many TV roles like The Rifleman (1961), The Outer Limits (1963), A Man Called Shenandoah (1965), Mission: Impossible (1966/ 69), The Simpsons (2011) and others too.
Martin was born on the 20th of June 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.A. He was born as the son of a working class parents Selma and Morris Landau; and had a sister who was elder than him. His father was a technician, and had moved from Austria to USA; during the Second World War and was a Jew. Although Martin is an American, he has mixed European ethnicity of Austria, Poland and Russia. As a child, he attended the James Madison High School and developed his drawing skills to the next level.
He also did a course at the Pratt Institute before becoming a full time cartoonist. He began his career at the Daily News magazine, when he was only 17. He also began to work with cartoonist Gus Edson in a series of comic books named The Gumps and later the two worked for “Sunday strip”. With a good career as a cartoonist, Marty developed a deep interest towards acting and after 5 years of work, left the Daily News to pursue his career as theatre actor.
With a height of 6 feet and a couple of inches, Marty was a very appealing and attractive man, when he was young. His tall and slim figure made him look even taller and his ark gray hair and brown eyes were special attributes to his personality. He was and still is a very humble person, intelligent and has a great sense of humor and can easily make friends. With his age of almost 90 years, he has had several complications in his health, but is still alive and has been defying his death till date. Speaking of his personal life, there is not much to discuss, as he doesn’t seem to have a lot many girlfriends in his days. Having been married once in 1957, he and his wife Barbara Bain lived together for good 36 years, and had two children together before getting divorced. Although there were rumors stating him to be sexually gay, it is not true at all.
With a successful career in different forte, Marty has made a lot of fame, money and fans around the world. With millions of followers on his Instagram and Twitter; he has got a net worth value of $10 million US dollars, which shows how much he had enjoyed his success. To know more about his life and career, you can read his biography online in sites like Wikipedia and IMDb.