Rest In Peace, Martin Landau: (1928-2017)

MARTIN LANDAU
June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017 (age 89)
Cause of Death: Unexpected complications

Martin Landau had a career that spanned five decades, with most of his success happening 30 plus years into his career. He would get his feature film start in Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest and then his television start in regular roles on series like Mission: Impossible and Space: 1999. Although he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor back-to-back years (1988 and 1989), he would not actually win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor until 1994, in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood, where he played Bela Lugosi. The film I knew him from the best was The Majestic, starring Jim Carrey, where he played an old man who took in Carrey’s character when he thinks he is his long-lost son. He would also show up in the HBO series Entourage as well as the feature film of the same title.


MARTIN LANDAU’S ACADEMY AWARDS


1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1994 Ed Wood
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

MARTIN LANDAU’S FILMOGRAPHY


1959 Pork Chop Hill
Lt. Marshall
1959 North By Northwest
Leonard
1959 The Gazebo
The Duke
1962 Stagecoach to Dancers’ Rock Dade Coleman
1963 Decision At Midnight
Nils
1963 Cleopatra
Rufio
1965 The Hallelujah Trail
Chief Walks-Stooped-Over
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
Caiaphas
1966 Nevada Smith
Jesse Coe
1970 Operation Snafu
Joe Mellone
1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Logan Sharpe
1971 A Town Called Bastard
The Colonel
1972 Black Gunn
Capelli
1976 Strange Shadows in an Empty Room
Dr. George Tracer
1979 Meteor
Major General Adlon
1980 Without Warning
Fred “Sarge” Dobbs
1980 The Last Word
Captain Garrity
1980 The Return
Niles Buchanan
1982 Alone In The Dark
Byron “Preacher” Sutcliff
1983 The Being
Garson Jones
1984 Access Code
Agency Head
1985 Treasure Island
Old Captain
1987 Cyclone Bosarian
1987 Sweet Revenge
Cicero
1987 Empire State
Chuck
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Abe Karatz / Voice of Walter Winchell
1989 Paint It Black
Daniel Lambert
1989 The Neon Empire Max
1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors Judah Rosenthal
1992 Mistress Jack Roth
1993 No Place To Hide
Frank McCoy
1993 Sliver Alex Parsons
1994 Intersection
Neal
1994 Ed Wood
Bela Lugosi
1996 The Elevator
Roy Tilden
1996 City Hall
Judge Walter Stern
1996 The Adventures of Pinocchio Geppetto
1997 B*A*P*S Mr. Donald Blakemore
1997 Legend of the Spirit Dog Storyteller (voice)
1998 The X Files
Alvin Kurtzweil, MD
1998 Rounders Abe Petrovsky
1999 EDTv
Al
1999 The Joyriders
Gordon Trout
1999 The New Adventures of Pinocchio
Geppetto
1999 Sleepy Hollow
Peter Van Garrett
1999 Carlo’s Wake
Carlo Torello
2000 Ready To Rumble
Sal Bandini
2000 Shinner Frank Spedding
2000 Very Mean Men
Mr. White
2001 The Majestic
Harry Trimble
2003 Hollywood Homicide
Jerry Duran
2003 The Commission
Senator Richard Russell
2003 Wake
Older Sebastian Riven
2004 The Aryan Couple
Joseph Krauzenberg
2006 Love Made Easy Don Farinelli, Sr.
2006 An Existential Affair The Wedding Doctor
2008 David & Fatima Rabbi Schmulic
2008 City of Ember
Sul
2008 Billy: The Early Years Older Charles Templeton
2008 Harrison Montgomery
Harrison Montgomery
2008 Lovely, Still
Robert Malone
2009 9
2 (voice)
2010 Ivory Leon Spencer
2010 Finding Grandma (short)
Doc Fine
2011 Mysteria Hotel Manager
2012 Frankenweenie Mr. Rzykruski (voice)
2015 Entourage Bob Ryan
2015 Remember Max
2016 The Red Maple Leaf Bernard Florence
2017 The Last Poker Game
Dr. Abe Mandelbaum

MARTIN LANDAU’S TELEVISION APPEARANCES


1953 The Goldbergs
n/a Episode: “Episode dated 17 July 1953”
1955 Omnibus Jokanaan Episode: “Salome”
1956 Armstrong Circle Theatre Ralph Lowenstein Episode: “House Divided”
1957 Harbormaster First Mate Episode: “Sanctuary”
1958 The Walter Winchell File Bus Boy
Episode: “Flight to Freedom: File #36”
1958 Schlitz Playhouse n/a Episode: “A Thing to Fight For”
1958 Maverick Mike Manning Episode: “High Card Hangs”
1958 Sugarfoot Jim Kelly Episode: “The Ghost”
1958 Lawman Bob Ford Episode: “The Outcast”
1958 Gunsmoke Thorp Episode: “The Patsy”
1959 Tales of Wells Fargo Doc Holliday Episode: “Doc Holliday”
1959 Rawhide Cort Episode: “Incident Below the Brazos”
1959 The Lawless Years Silva Episode: “Lucky Silva”
1959 Johnny Staccato Jerry Lindstrom Episode: “Murder for Credit”
1959 Playhouse 90 MacCormick Episode: “The Sounds of Eden”
1959 General Electric Theater Apache Indian Episode: “Survival”
1959 The Untouchables Jerry Fanning Episode: “Mexican Stake-Out”
1959 The Twilight Zone Dan Hotaling Episode: “Mr. Denton on Doomsday”
1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive Khorba Episode: “The Monster”
1960 Johnny Ringo Wes Tymon Episode: “The Derelict”
1960 Tate John Chess Episode: “Tigrero”
1960 Wagon Train Preacher Episode: “The Cathy Eckhart Story”
1960 Shirley Temple’s Storybook
Clifford Pyncheon Episode: “The House of the Seven Gables”
1960 The Islanders Arnie Episode: “Duel of Strangers”
1960 Adventures in Paradise Sacheveral Sackett Episode: “Nightmare on Napuka”
1960 Checkmate Lieutenant Diaz Episode: “Moment of Truth”
1961 The Law and Mr. Jones n/a Episode: “Lincoln”
1961 The Best of the Post James Episode: “Frontier Correspondent”
1961 Adventures in Paradise Miller Episode: “Mr. Flotsam”
1961 Bonanza Emiliano Episode: “The Gift”
1961 Outlaws Rankin Episode: “The Avenger”
1961 Checkmate
Stoney Episode: “Hot Wind on a Cold Town”
1961 The Rifleman
Miguel Patrone Episode: “The Vaqueros”
1961 The Detectives Vince Treynor Episode: “Shadow of His Brother”
1961 The Tall Man Francisco Valdez Episode: “Dark Moment”
1961 The Untouchables Larry Coombs Episode: “Loophole”
1962 The Tall Man
Father Guesclin Episode: “The Black Robe”
1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters Cochio Episode: “The Day of the Killer”
1963 Mr. Novak Victor Rand Episode: “Pay the Two Dollars”
1963 The Outer Limits Andro Episode: “The Man Who Was Never Born “
1964 The Defenders
Dr. Daniel Orren Episode: “The Secret”
1964 The Outer Limits
Richard Bellero Episode: “The Bellero Shield”
1964 The Greatest Show on Earth Mario de Mona Episode: “The Night the Monkey Died”
1964 The Twilight Zone
Major Ivan Kuchenko Episode: “The Jeopardy Room”
1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Ned Murray Episode: “The Second Verdict”
1964 The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre Nelson Orion Television movie
1965 Mr. Novak Robert Coolidge Episode: “Enter a Strange Animal”
1965 I Spy
Danny Preston Episode: “Danny Was a Million Laughs”
1965 A Man Called Shenandoah
Jace Miller Episode: “The Locket”
1965 The Big Valley
Mariano Montoya Episode: “The Way to Kill a Killer”
1965 The Wild Wild West
General Grimm Episode: “The Night of the Red-Eyed Madmen”
1966 Branded Edwin Booth Episode: “This Stage of Fools”
1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Count Ladislaus Zark Episode: “The Bat Cave Affair”
1966 Gunsmoke
Britton Episode: “The Goldtakers”
1966-1969 Mission: Impossible
Rollin Hand Main Cast; 76 episodes
1969 Get Smart Max’s new face Episode: “Pheasant Under Glass”
1972 Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol Johnny Bristol Television movie
1973 Columbo Dexter Paris / Norman Paris Episode: “Double Shock”
1973 Savage
Paul Savage Television movie
1975-1977 Space: 1999
Commander John Koenig Main Cast; 48 Episodes
1976 Journey Through the Black Sun Commander John Koenig Television movie
1976 Alien Attack Commander John Koenig Television movie
1978 Destination Moonbase-Alpha Commander John Koenig Television movie
1979 The Fall of the House of Usher
Roderick Usher Television movie
1979 The Death of Ocean View Park Tom Flood
Television movie
1981 The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island J.J. Pierson Television movie
1982 Cosmic Princess Commander John Koenig Television movie
1983 Matt Houston Marquis Duval Sr. Episode: “The Hunted”
1983 Hotel
Russell Slocum Episode: “Confrontations”
1984 Buffalo Bill
Hayden Stone Episode: “Company Ink”
1984 Murder, She Wrote
Al Drake Episode: “Birds of a Feather”
1985 The Twilight Zone
William Cooper-Janes Episode: “The Beacon”
1986 Kung Fu: The Movie John Martin Perkins III Television movie
1986 Blacke’s Magic
Broderick Episode: “Last Flight from Moscow”
1987 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Wallace Garrison Episode: “The Final Twist”
1987 The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman Lyle Stenning Television movie
1990 Max and Helen Simon Wiesenthal  Television movie
1990 By Dawn’s Early Light President of the United States  Television movie
1991 Secrets Of The Unknown
Narrator  Television movie
1991 The Neon Empire
Max  Television movie
1992 Legacy of Lies Abraham Resnick  Television movie
1993 12:01 Dr. Thadius Moxley  Television movie
1995 Joseph Jacob  Television movie
1995-1996 Spider-Man The Scorpion/Mac Gargan (voice) 4 Episodes
1996 1914-1918 Woodrow Wilson Television mini-series
1997 Merry Christmas, George Bailey Pa Bailey / Mr. Potter  Television movie
1999 Bonanno: A Godfather’s Story Joseph Bonanno (age 94)  Television movie
2000 In the Beginning Abraham Television mini-series (2 Episodes)
2001 Haven Papa Gruber  Television movie
2002 Corsairs n/a Television pilot
2004-2009 Without A Trace
Frank Malone 5 Episodes
2006 The Evidence
Dr. Sol Gold 8 Episodes
2006-2008 Entourage Bob Ryan 4 Episodes
2009 In Plain Sight
Joseph Thomas/Joseph Tancredi Episode: “Training Video”
2011 The Simpsons
The Great Raymondo (voice) Episode: “The Great Simpsina”
2011 Have a Little Faith Rabbi Albert Lewis  Television movie
2012 Dark Horse
Mr. Armin  Television movie
2013 The Anna Nicole Story
J. Howard Marshall II  Television movie
2014 Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs Rulon Jeffs Television movie

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