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Strother Martin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Strother Martin (March 26, 1919 – August 1, 1980) was an American actor in numerous films and television programs. Martin is perhaps best known as the prison "captain" in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, where he uttered the line, "What we've got here is...failure to communicate." Description above from the Wikipedia article Strother Martin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Mar 26, 1919 In Kokomo, Indiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Asphalt Jungle 1950-06-01
Latest Project:
Movie Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade 2004-07-25
Known For
Poster of One of Our Own
Poster of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Poster of The Wild Bunch
Poster of The Sons of Katie Elder
Movie Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Self (archive footage) 2004-07-25
Movie The Secret of Nikola Tesla George Westinghouse 1980-02-19
Movie Hotwire The Weasel 1980-09-01
Movie The Champ Riley 1979-07-10
Movie The Villain Parody Jones 1979-07-26
Movie Nightwing Selwyn 1979-06-22
Movie Love and Bullets Louis Monk 1979-08-14
Movie Better Late Than Never J.D. Ashcroft 1979-10-17
Movie The End Dr. Waldo Kling 1978-05-10
Movie Up in Smoke Arnold Stoner 1978-01-01
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Movie Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy Turtle Ranch Boss 1978-11-22
Movie Steel Cowboy Unknown 1978-12-06
Movie Stubby Pringle's Christmas Old Hollander 1978-12-17
Movie Slap Shot Joe McGrath 1977-02-25
Movie The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday Billy 1976-06-23
Movie Mitzi and a Hundred Guys Himself 1975-03-24
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Movie Rooster Cogburn Shanghai McCoy 1975-10-17
Movie One of Our Own LeRoy Atkins 1975-05-05
Movie Hard Times Poe 1975-08-11
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Movin' On Unknown 1974-05-08
Series Paper Moon Unknown 1974-09-12
Series The Rockford Files Thomas Tyler 'T.T.' Flowers 1974-09-13
Series Hawkins R.J. Hawkins 1973-03-13
Movie Sssssss Dr. Carl Stoner 1973-07-06
Movie Pocket Money Bill Garrett 1972-01-01
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie Red Sky at Morning John Cloyd 1971-05-12
Movie The Brotherhood of Satan Doc Duncan 1971-08-06
Movie Hannie Caulder Rufus Clemens 1971-11-08
Movie Fools' Parade Lee Cottrill 1971-08-18
Movie The Ballad of Cable Hogue Bowen 1970-05-13
Movie The Wild Bunch Coffer 1969-06-17
Movie True Grit Colonel G. Stonehill 1969-06-11
Series Marcus Welby, M.D. Unknown 1969-09-23
Movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Percy Garris 1969-09-23
Movie Cool Hand Luke Captain 1967-06-22
Series The Invaders Charlie Coogan 1967-01-10
Series He & She Unknown 1967-09-06
Movie The Flim-Flam Man Lovick 1967-08-22
Series The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie Harper Claude 1966-02-22
Movie Nevada Smith Strother (uncredited) 1966-06-10
Movie An Eye for an Eye Trumbull 1966-06-13
Series Tarzan Unknown 1966-09-08
Movie Shenandoah Train Engineer 1965-06-03
Movie Brainstorm Mr. Clyde 1965-05-05
Series The Legend of Jesse James Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie The Sons of Katie Elder Ned Ross 1965-06-23
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series Lost in Space Nerim 1965-09-15
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Gilligan's Island Unknown 1964-09-26
Series Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Movie Invitation to a Gunfighter Fiddler 1964-10-14
Series The Dakotas Unknown 1963-01-07
Movie Showdown Charlie Reeder 1963-05-03
Series The Fugitive Deputy Shirky Saulter 1963-09-17
Movie McLintock! Agard 1963-11-12
Movie Pericles on 31st Street Unknown 1962-04-11
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Floyd 1962-04-22
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Stoney Burke Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Sanctuary Dog Boy 1961-04-18
Movie The Deadly Companions Parson 1961-06-06
Series The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Pete and Gladys Unknown 1960-09-19
Series Black Saddle Unknown 1959-01-10
Movie The Wild and the Innocent Ben Stocker 1959-05-27
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie The Shaggy Dog Thurm 1959-03-19
Movie The Horse Soldiers Virgil 1959-06-11
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Hotel de Paree Unknown 1959-10-02
Series The Rebel Unknown 1959-10-04
Movie Bitter Heritage Earle Eheeler 1958-08-07
Series The Texan Unknown 1958-09-29
Movie Cowboy Trailhand Bitten by Rattlesnake 1958-02-19
Series Lawman Unknown 1958-10-05
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Movie Copper Sky Pokey 1957-09-01
Series Panic! Unknown 1957-03-05
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie Black Patch Deputy Petey Walker 1957-09-15
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Perry Mason Pete Gibson 1957-09-21
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Movie Johnny Concho Townsman (uncredited) 1956-07-01
Movie World Without End Nihka (uncredited) 1956-03-25
Movie The Black Whip Thorny 1956-12-01
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Attack Sgt. Ingersol 1956-09-19
Movie Strategic Air Command Airman 1955-07-12
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Kiss Me Deadly Harvey Wallace 1955-04-28
Series Navy Log Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie The Big Knife Stillman 1955-10-25
Movie Target Zero Pvt. Dan O'Hirons 1955-11-15
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie World for Ransom Unknown 1954-01-31
Series The Lone Wolf Unknown 1954-01-01
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Series Studio 57 Unknown 1954-09-21
Movie Drum Beat Scotty 1954-11-10
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Magnetic Monster Co-Pilot 1953-02-18
Movie South Sea Woman Marine in Audience at Court-martial (uncredited) 1953-06-27
Series Dangerous Assignment Unknown 1952-01-01
Movie Storm Over Tibet Co-pilot 1952-07-01
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Androcles and the Lion Soldier (uncredited) 1952-12-01
Movie Rhubarb Michael 'Shorty' McGirk (uncredited) 1951-08-29
Series I Love Lucy Unknown 1951-10-15
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie The Asphalt Jungle William Doldy (uncredited) 1950-06-01