Martin Balsam

Actor · Director
IVA Star Rating : 75
Martin Henry Balsam was an American character actor. He is best known for a number of renowned film roles, including detective Milton Arbogast in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), Arnold Burns in A Thousand Clowns (1965), Juror #1 in 12 Angry Men (1957), and Mr. Green in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), as well as for his role as Murray... read more

Martin Henry Balsam was an American character actor. He is best known for a number of renowned film roles, including detective Milton Arbogast in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), Arnold Burns in A Thousand Clowns (1965), Juror #1 in 12 Angry Men (1957), and Mr. Green in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), as well as for his role as Murray Klein in the television sitcom Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983).

Birth Name

Martin Henry Balsam

Born

Tuesday, 04 November 1919

Died

Tuesday, 13 February 1996

Actor Filmography

Sunset Over Mulholland Drive Steve Jackson 2019
Hitchcock/Truffaut Det. Milton Arbogast (in 'Pyscho') (archive footage) 2015
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Colonel Cathcart 2014
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks Det. Milton Arbogast 2014
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s Himself 2012
Welcome to the Basement Col. Cathcart (archive footage) 2012
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (archive footage) 2009
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Det. Milton Arbogast 2007
All About 'The Birds' Himself (archive footage) 1999
Legend Of The Spirit Dog Gramps 1997
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Sunset Over Mulholland Drive Steve Jackson 2019
Hitchcock/Truffaut Det. Milton Arbogast (in 'Pyscho') (archive footage) 2015
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Colonel Cathcart 2014
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks Det. Milton Arbogast 2014
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s Himself 2012
Welcome to the Basement Col. Cathcart (archive footage) 2012
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (archive footage) 2009
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Det. Milton Arbogast 2007
All About 'The Birds' Himself (archive footage) 1999
Legend Of The Spirit Dog Gramps 1997
The Making of 'Psycho' Himself (archive footage) 1997
The Silence of the Hams Det. Martin Balsam 1994
La Classe Américaine Callaghan (archive footage) 1993
Cape Fear Judge 1991
The Last Match Lawyer 1990
Two Evil Eyes Mr. Pym (segment "The Black Cat") 1990
Innocent Prey Sheriff Virgil Baker 1989
Midnight Caller Gil Solarski 1988
The Brother from Space Frather Howard 1988
Brothers in Blood Major Briggs 1987
P.I. Private Investigations Cliff Dowling 1987
Queenie Marty 1987
The Delta Force Ben Kaplan 1986
The Goodbye People Max Silverman 1986
Second Serve Dr. Beck 1986
Death Wish 3 Bennett 1985
The Twilight Zone Prof. Donald Knowles, Rockne S. O'Bannon 1985
St. Elmo's Fire Mr. Beamish 1985
Space Sen. Glancey 1985
Murder in Space Alexander Rostov 1985
Murder, She Wrote Edgar Carmody 1984
Glitter Bo 1984
Little Gloria... Happy at Last Nathan Burkan 1982
Little Gloria... Happy at Last Nathan Burkan 1982
Hotel Dr. Gilbert Holt 1982
The People vs. Jean Harris Joel Aurnou 1981
The Salamander Captain Steffanelli 1981
The Warning Questore Martorana 1980
There Goes the Bride Elmer Babcock 1980
Cuba General Bello 1979
Aunt Mary Harry Strasberg 1979
Archie Bunker's Place Murray Klein 1979
The House on Garibaldi Street Isser Harel 1979
Gardenia Salluzzo 1979
The Horror Show (archive footage) 1979
Rainbow Louis B. Mayer 1978
Siege Henry Fancher 1978
Eyes Behind the Stars Inspector Jim Grant 1978
The Storyteller Ira Davidoff 1977
Silver Bears Joe Fiore 1977
The Sentinel Prof. Ruzinsky 1977
Blood and Diamonds Rizzo 1977
Two-Minute Warning Sam McKeever 1976
Death Rage Commissario 1976
Risking Giulianelli 1976
Quincy M.E. Hyam Sigerski 1976
America at the Movies Col. Cathcart (archive footage) 1976
All The President's Men Howard Simons 1976
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Edward J. Reilly 1976
Raid on Entebbe Daniel Cooper 1976
Season For Assassins Commissioner Katroni 1975
Mitchell James Arthur Cummings 1975
Cipolla Colt Petrus Lamb 1975
Smiling Maniacs Carlo Goja 1975
Miles to Go Before I Sleep Ben Montgomery 1975
Murder On The Orient Express Bianchi 1974
Trapped Beneath the Sea T.C. Hollister 1974
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Harold Longman aka Green 1974
The Six Million Dollar Man Dr. Rudy Wells 1974
Money to Burn 1973
Kojak Ray Kaufman 1973
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Harry Walden 1973
Counselor at Crime Don Antonio Macaluso 1973
The Stone Killer Al Vescari 1973
Police Story Det. Al Koster 1973
The Six Million Dollar Man Dr. Rudy Wells 1973
A Brand New Life Jim Douglas 1973
Night of Terror Capt. Caleb Sark 1972
Maude Chester 1972
The Man Jim Talley 1972
The Hassled Hooker District Attorney Turrisi 1972
Chronicle of a Homicide Giudice Aldo Sola 1972
The Anderson Tapes Tommy Haskins 1971
Confessions of a Police Captain Commissario Giacomo Bonavia 1971
Little Big Man Mr. Merriweather 1970
The Old Man Who Cried Wolf Stanley Pulska 1970
Catch-22 Col. Cathcart 1970
Hunters Are for Killing Wade Hamilton 1970
Tora! Tora! Tora! Admiral Husband E. Kimmel 1970
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys Mayor Wilker 1969
Me, Natalie Uncle Harold 1969
Trilogy Ivor Belli 1969
The Name of the Game Angie, Herb Witmer 1968
Hombre Mendez 1967
CBS Playhouse Jesse 1967
After the Fox Harry Granoff 1966
A Thousand Clowns Arnold 1965
The Bedford Incident Lt. Cmdr. Chester Potter, M.D., U.S.N. 1965
Harlow Everett Redman 1965
Mr. Broadway Nate Bannerman 1964
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Albert Sully 1964
The Carpetbaggers Bernard B. Norman 1964
Suspense Det. Jack Gross 1964
Seven Days In May Paul Girard 1964
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Sanford Kaufman 1963
Espionage Richard Carey 1963
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Dave Breslaw 1963
The Fugitive Andrew Newmark 1963
Breaking Point Rabbi Eli Oringer 1963
Arrest and Trial Leo Valera 1963
Conquered City Joseph Feinberg 1962
The Eleventh Hour Frank Dunlear 1962
Cape Fear Police Chief Mark Dutton 1962
Breakfast at Tiffany's O.J. Berman 1961
The New Breed Frank Eberhardt 1961
Target: The Corruptors! Jeffrey Marvin 1961
Dr. Kildare Dr. Milton Orloff, Ned Lacey, Benny Orloff 1961
Cain's Hundred Jack Garsell 1961
The Defenders District Attorney, Floyd Harker, Bernard Maxwell 1961
Ada Steve Jackson 1961
'Way Out Bill Clayton 1961
Everybody Go Home! Sergente Quintino Fornaciari 1960
Route 66 Evan Corelli, Mike Palinski 1960
The Robert Herridge Theater 1960
Psycho Det. Milton Arbogast 1960
Five Fingers Monteverdi 1959
The Twilight Zone Danny Weiss, Martin Lombard Senescu 1959
Brenner Arnold Joplin 1959
Middle of the Night Jack Englander 1959
Al Capone Mac Keeley 1959
The Untouchables Arnold Justin, Benjy Liemer 1959
Rawhide Father Fabian 1959
Pursuit Holden 1958
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Dr. Gillespie, Gambetta 1958
Naked City Caldwell Wyatt, Arnold Fleischman, Joseph Creeley, Captain Russel Barris 1958
The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen Costa Starchos, Gordon Egstrom 1958
Marjorie Morningstar Dr. David Harris 1958
Time Limit Sgt. Baker 1957
Decoy Nick Santos 1957
Goodyear Theatre Joe Lane 1957
The DuPont Show of the Month Charlie Davis 1957
Wagon Train Marcey Jones 1957
Have Gun - Will Travel Charlie Dawes, Marshal Jim Brock 1957
12 Angry Men Juror 1 1957
Zane Grey Theater Sam Butler 1956
Playhouse 90 Captain Mantell, Sam Gordon 1956
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Eldon Marsh, Leonard Thompson 1955
Father Knows Best Teacher 1954
On the Waterfront Gillette (uncredited) 1954
Inner Sanctum Hanson, Larkin, Wesley 1954
The United States Steel Hour Petty Officer 1953
Mister Peepers Sergeant Ehrlich 1952
The Living Bible Townsman 1952
Goodyear Playhouse Perkins, Walter Gregg 1951
The Living Christ Series Townsman 1951
Danger 1950
The Big Story Bill Pinney 1949
Suspense Abramson 1949
Studio One in Hollywood Francis Toohey, Ed Coyne 1948
Repertory Theatre Charlie Malick, Mike Galloway 1948
Actor's Studio (unconfirmed), Soldier 1948
Kraft Theatre Dino 1947

Director Filmography

1977 Emmy Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special Nominated
1974 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture Nominated
1966 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
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