The Info List - Martin Balsam

Martin Henry Balsam (November 4, 1919 – February 13, 1996)[1] was an American character actor.[2][3] 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
A Thousand Clowns
(1965) (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), 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
Archie Bunker's Place


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 Personal life 5 Death 6 Awards 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
was born in the Bronx borough of New York City, to Russian Jewish parents, Lillian (née Weinstein) and Albert Balsam, who was a manufacturer of women's sportswear.[4][5] He attended DeWitt Clinton High School, where he participated in the drama club.[4] He studied at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School
The New School
in New York with the German director Erwin Piscator
Erwin Piscator
and then served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Career[edit]

Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(r) on the set of Unknown Soldier, 1995

Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
made his professional debut in August 1941 in a production of The Play's the Thing in Locust Valley.[6] During World War II, he served as a sergeant radio operator in a B-24
in the China-Burma-India theater of operations.[3] In early 1948, he was selected by Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
to be a member in the recently formed Actors Studio.[7] Balsam went on to perform in several episodes of the studio's dramatic television anthology series, broadcast between September 1948 and 1950. He appeared in many other television drama series, including Decoy with Beverly Garland, The Twilight Zone (episodes "The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine" and "The New Exhibit"), as a psychologist in the pilot episode, Five Fingers, Target: The Corruptors!, The Eleventh Hour, Breaking Point, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Fugitive, and Mr. Broadway, as a retired U.N.C.L.E. agent in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
episode, "The Odd Man Affair", and guest-starred in the two-part Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
episode, "Death Stalks the Big Top". He also appeared in the Route 66 episode, "Somehow It Gets To Be Tomorrow". Balsam appeared in such films as On the Waterfront, 12 Angry Men (as Juror #1), Time Limit, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Carpetbaggers, Seven Days in May, The Anderson Tapes, Hombre, Catch-22, Tora! Tora! Tora! (as Admiral Husband E. Kimmel), Little Big Man, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, All the President's Men, Murder on the Orient Express, The Delta Force, and The Goodbye People. In 1960, he appeared in one of his best-remembered roles as Detective Arbogast in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Along with Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
and Robert Mitchum, Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
appeared in both the original Cape Fear (1962), and the 1991 Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
remake. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Arnold Burns in A Thousand Clowns (1965). In 1968, he won a Tony Award
Tony Award
for his appearance in the 1967 Broadway production of You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running. Balsam played Washington Post
Washington Post
editor Howard Simons
Howard Simons
in All the President's Men (1976), and a film that eventually became a highly popular Mystery Science Theater 3000
Mystery Science Theater 3000
episode, the Joe Don Baker police drama Mitchell (1975). He played Dr. Rudy Wells when the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg was adapted as a TV-movie pilot for The Six Million Dollar Man (1973), though he did not reprise the role for the subsequent series. He appeared as a spokesman/hostage in the TV movie Raid on Entebbe (1976) and as a detective in the TVM Contract on Cherry Street (1977). He also appeared on an episode of Quincy ME. Balsam starred as Murray Klein on the All in the Family
All in the Family
spin-off Archie Bunker's Place
Archie Bunker's Place
for two seasons (1979–81) and returned for a guest appearance in the show's fourth and final season. He even filled in for Charles Nelson Reilly
Charles Nelson Reilly
on Match Game
Match Game
for one question when Reilly was late for a taping. Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1949 Suspense Abramson

1949–50 Actors Studio Soldier 4 episodes

1950 Danger

2 episodes

1951 The Living Christ Series Innkeeper Miniseries

The Big Story Bill Pinney

Frontiers of Faith

1952 The Living Bible Nobleman

1953 Man Against Crime Tony/Jean Pinay

Valiant Lady Joey Gordon

1954 On the Waterfront Gillette, Secondary Investigator for Crime Commission Uncredited

The Greatest Gift Harold Matthews #2

Inner Sanctum Mystery Wesley/Hanson/Larkin 3 episodes

1954–55 Philco Television Playhouse Charlie Malick/Mike Galloway 3 episodes

1954–56 Goodyear Television Playhouse Perkins/Walter Gregg 3 episodes

1955 The United States Steel Hour Petty Officer

1957 12 Angry Men Juror #1

Time Limit Sargeant Baker

1957–58 Studio One Francis Toohey/Ed Coyne 3 episodes

1958 Kraft Television Theatre Dino

Marjorie Morningstar Dr. David Harris

Father Knows Best Teacher

Pursuit Holden

Decoy Nick Santos

Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
Presents Leonard Thompson

1958–59 Playhouse 90 Sam Gordon/Captain Mantell 3 episodes

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Gambetta/Dr. Gillespie 2 episodes

1958–60 Have Gun - Will Travel Marshall Jim Brock/Charles Dawes 2 episodes

1959 Rawhide Father Fabian

Al Capone Mac Keeley

The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen

2 episodes

Middle of the Night Jack

Brenner Arnold Joplin

The DuPont Show of the Month Charlie Davis

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Sam Butler

Winterset Garth

The Twilight Zone Danny Weiss Episode: "The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine"

1959–62 Naked City Captain Russell Barris/Joseph Creeley/Caldwell Wyatt/Arnold Fleischman 4 episodes

1960 Five Fingers Monteverdi

Goodyear Theater Joe Lane

The Robert Herridge Theater

Sunday Showcase Nicola Sacco

Psycho Detective Milton Arbogast

Tutti a casa Sergeant Quintino Fornaciari

1961 Way Out Bill Clayton

Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
Presents Elon Marsh

Ada Steve Jackson

Breakfast at Tiffany's O.J. Berman

The New Breed Frank Eberhardt

The Untouchables Barry Leimer

Route 66 Corelli

1961–64 The Defenders District Attorney / Bernard Maxwell / Floyd Harker 4 episodes

1962 Cain's Hundred Jack Garsell

The Untouchables Arnold Justin

Cape Fear Police Chief Mark Dutton

Target: The Corruptors Jeffrey Marvin

La città prigioniera Joseph Feinberg

1962–66 Dr. Kildare Dr. Milton Orliff/Benny Orloff/Ned Lacey 7 episodes

1963 Route 66 Mike

The Eleventh Hour Frank Dunlear

The Twilight Zone Martin Lombard Senescu Episode: "The New Exhibit"

Breaking Point Rabbi Eli Oringer

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Sanford Kaufman

1964 Arrest and Trial Leo Valera

Espionage Richard Carey

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Dave Breslaw

Seven Days in May Presidential aide Paul Girard

Wagon Train Marcey Jones

Suspense Detective Jack Gross

The Carpetbaggers Bernard B. Norman

Youngblood Hawke Cameo Appearance Uncredited

Mr. Broadway Nate Bannerman

1965 ITV Play of the Week Doc Delaney

The Man from U.N.C.L.E Albert Sully Episode: "The Odd Man Affair"

Harlow Everett Redman

The Bedford Incident Lieutenant Commander Chester Potter, M.D. U.S.N

A Thousand Clowns Arnold won Academy Award for best supporting actor

1966 Caccia alla volpe Harry Granoff

"Anyone Around My Base Is It" Narrator Short Documentary

1967 The Fugitive Andrew Newmark

Hombre Mendez

Among the Paths to Eden Ivor Belli

1968 The Name of the Game Angie

Around the World of Mike Todd Michael Todd TV Movie / Documentary; Voice role

1969 Me, Natalie Uncle Harold

The Good Guys and the Bad Guys Mayor Wilker

Trilogy Ivor Belli (segment: "Among the Paths to Eden")

1970 CBS Playhouse Jesse

Hunters Are for Killing Wade Hamilton TV Movie

Catch-22 Colonel Cathcart Group Commander, 256th Bomb Group

Tora! Tora! Tora! Admiral Husband E. Kimmel

The Old Man Who Cried Wolf Stanley Pulska

The Name of the Game Angie / Herb Witmer

Little Big Man Mr. Merriweather

1971 Confessions of a Police Captain Inspector Bonavia

The Anderson Tapes Tommy Haskins

1972 Chronicle of a Homicide Judge Aldo Sola

The Hassled Hooker District Attorney Turrisi

The Man Jim Talley

Night of Terror Captain Caleb Sark TV Movie

The Infamous Column

1973 A Brand New Life Jim Douglas TV Movie

The Six Million Dollar Man Dr. Rudy Wells TV Movie: "The Moon and the Desert"

The Stone Killer Al Vescari

Counselor at Crime Don Antonio Macaluso

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Harry Walden

Money to Burn

TV Movie

Police Story Detective Al Koster

1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Harold "Green" Longman

Trapped Beneath the Sea T.C. Hollister TV Movie

Kojak Ray Kaufman

Murder on the Orient Express Bianchi

1975 Miles to Go Before I Sleep Ben Montgomery TV Movie

Smiling Maniacs Carlo Goja

Death Among Friends Ham Russell Buckner TV Movie

Cry, Onion! Petrus Lamb

Mitchell James Arthur Cummings

Season for Assassins Commissioner Katroni

1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Edward J. Reilly TV Movie

All the President's Men Howard Simons

Maude Chester

Meet Him and Die Giulianelli

Death Rage Commissario

Two-Minute Warning Sam McKeever

Raid on Entebbe Daniel Cooper TV Movie

1977 The Sentinel Professor Ruzinsky

Silver Bears Joe Fiore

Contract on Cherry Street Captain Ernie Weinberg

The Storyteller Ira Davidoff TV Movie

Blood and Diamonds Rizzo

1978 Eyes Behind the Stars Inspector Jim Grant

Siege Henry Fancher TV Movie

Rainbow Louis B. Mayer TV Movie

The Millionaire Arthur Haines TV Movie

The Joe Franklin Show Himself Television interview

A Salute to American Imagination Himself TV Movie / Documentary

1979 The Seeding of Sarah Burns Dr. Samuel Melman TV Movie

Gardenia Salluzzo

The House on Garibaldi Street Isser Harel TV Movie

Aunt Mary Harry Strasburg TV Movie

Cuba General Bello

1980 The Love Tapes David Franklin

There Goes the Bride Elmer Babcock

The Warning Questore Martorana

1981 The Salamander Captain Steffanelli

The People vs. Jean Harris Joel Aurnou TV Movie

1982 Quincy, M.E. Hyam Sigerski

Little Gloria... Happy at Last Nathan Burkan TV Movie

Night of 100 Stars Himself TV Special

1983 I Want to Live! Jack Brady TV Movie

Cold Storage Parmigian TV Movie

1984 The Goodbye People Max Silverman

Innocent Prey Sheriff Virgil Baker

1985 Space Senator Glancey Miniseries

St. Elmo's Fire Mr. Beamish

Murder in Space Alexander Rostov TV Movie

Death Wish 3 Bennett

Great Performances Jack

Glitter Bo

1986 La piovra 2 (it) Frank Carrisi Miniseries; 5 episodes

The Delta Force Ben Kaplan

Whatever It Takes Hap Perchicksky

Second Serve Dr. Beck TV Movie

Murder, She Wrote Edgar Carmody Episodes: "Death Stalks The Big Top" Parts 1 & 2

The Twilight Zone Professor Donald Knowles Segment: "Voices in the Earth"

1987 Hotel Dr. Gilbert Holt

Queenie Marty TV miniseries

P.I. Private Investigations Cliff Dowling

The Twilight Zone Rockne O'Bannon Segment: "Personal Demons"

Brothers in Blood Major Briggs

Kids Like These Grandpa TV Movie

Once Again

TV Movie

1988 The Child Saver Sidney Rosenberg TV Movie

The Brother from Space Father Howard

1989 Ocean (TV series) Don Matias Quintero TV miniseries

1990 Two Evil Eyes Mr. Pym (segment "The Black Cat")

Midnight Caller Gil Solarski

La piovra 5 – Il cuore del problema (it) Don Calogero Barretta

1991 Ľultima meta Lawyer

Cape Fear Judge

1992 The Sands of Time

TV Movie

1993 "The Black Cat"

Movie Short

1994 The Silence of the Hams Detective Martin Balsam

1995 Soldato ignoto

English meaning: Unknown Soldier

1997 Legend of the Spirit Dog Gramps Released posthumously on August 19, 1997, 9 months after his death, (final film role)

Personal life[edit] In 1951, Balsam married his first wife, actress Pearl Somner. They divorced three years later. His second wife was actress Joyce Van Patten. This marriage lasted for four years (from 1958 until 1962) and produced one daughter, Talia Balsam. He married his third wife, Irene Miller, in 1963. They had two children, Adam and Zoe Balsam, and divorced in 1987.[4] Death[edit] On February 13, 1996, Balsam died of a sudden stroke in his hotel room in Rome, Italy, while on vacation. He was 76. Balsam is interred at Cedar Park Cemetery, in Emerson, New Jersey.[8] Awards[edit] National Board of Review
National Board of Review

(1964) Best Supporting Actor – The Carpetbaggers (Won)

Academy Awards
Academy Awards

(1966) Best Actor in a Supporting Role – A Thousand Clowns
A Thousand Clowns

Tony Awards
Tony Awards

(1968) Best Actor in a Play – You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (Won)

Golden Globe Awards
Golden Globe Awards

(1974) Best Supporting Actor – Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (Nominated)

BAFTA Awards
BAFTA Awards

(1976) Best Supporting Actor – The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Nominated) (1977) Best Supporting Actor – All the President's Men (Nominated)

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1977) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries
or a Movie – Raid on Entebbe (Nominated)

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^ "Balsam, Martin Henry". Who Was Who in America : with World Notables, v. XI (1993–96). New Providence, N.J.: Marquis Who's Who. 1996. p. 13. ISBN 0837902258.  ^ http://articles.latimes.com/1996-02-14/news/mn-35894_1_martin-balsam ^ a b https://www.nytimes.com/1996/02/14/nyregion/martin-balsam-is-dead-at-76-ubiquitous-character-actor.html ^ a b c The New York Times, February 14, 1996: " Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
Is Dead at 76; Ubiquitous Character Actor" Retrieved 2012-06-15 ^ Great Character Actors ^ Ian Herbert, ed. (1981). "BALSAM, Martin". Who's Who in the Theatre. 1. Gale Research Company. pp. 39–40. ISSN 0083-9833.  ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Birth of The Actors Studio: 1947–50". A Player's Place: The Story of the Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 52. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. Others usually considered founding members in Kazan's group were added in the early months of 1948. They include Martin Balsam, Kim Hunter, and Vivian Nathan.  ^ "Sometimes the Grave Is a Fine and Public Place". New York Times. March 28, 2004.  access-date= requires url= (help)

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(1980) John Gielgud
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(1985) Michael Caine
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(1986) Sean Connery
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(1987) Kevin Kline
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(1990) Jack Palance
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(1991) Gene Hackman
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(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
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(1993) Martin Landau
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(1994) Kevin Spacey
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(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
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James Coburn
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Michael Caine
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Charles Bickford
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Richard Basehart
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Sessue Hayakawa
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Albert Salmi
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Hugh Griffith
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George Peppard
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Jackie Gleason
(1961) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1964) Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
(1965) Robert Shaw (1966) Paul Ford
Paul Ford
(1967) Leo McKern
Leo McKern
(1968) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1969) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
/ Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
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Paul Dooley
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Joe Pesci
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Jack Nicholson
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Klaus Maria Brandauer
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Sean Connery
(1987) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1988) Alan Alda
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Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1992) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Alec Baldwin
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(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Jake Gyllenhaal
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(2006) Casey Affleck
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(2009) Christian Bale
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(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Leonardo DiCaprio
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(2012) Will Forte
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