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Also Known As: Martin Eugene Mull Died:
Born: August 18, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter, songwriter, nightclub singer, creative consultant, artist, TV host

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Born in Chicago in 1943, Martin Mull moved to Connecticut during high school, then attended the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with a MFA in painting. While in school, Mull began playing guitar in a band and writing his own songs. As the folk music scene began to gain in popularity, Mull found himself playing solo gigs and his songs and banter began to take on a comedic tone. Between 1972 and 1975, Mull released five albums of comic infused folk music. After meeting with creator Norman Lear about a writing job on the show "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (Syndicated, 1976-77), Mull was instead offered a part on the show, playing the twins Garth and Barth Gimble. After Garth was fatally impaled on an aluminum Christmas tree, Barth continued on the series' "Fernwood 2 Night" (Syndicated, 1977) and "America 2 Night" (Syndicated, 1978). Both shows satirized talk shows and began the long collaboration between Mull and Fred Willard. In 1979, Mull's comedy album "Sex and Violins" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Mull continued to make a mark for himself on screen, playing memorable supporting roles in a multitude of films and series, including "Taxi" (ABC, 1978-1982), "Mr....

Born in Chicago in 1943, Martin Mull moved to Connecticut during high school, then attended the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with a MFA in painting. While in school, Mull began playing guitar in a band and writing his own songs. As the folk music scene began to gain in popularity, Mull found himself playing solo gigs and his songs and banter began to take on a comedic tone. Between 1972 and 1975, Mull released five albums of comic infused folk music. After meeting with creator Norman Lear about a writing job on the show "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (Syndicated, 1976-77), Mull was instead offered a part on the show, playing the twins Garth and Barth Gimble. After Garth was fatally impaled on an aluminum Christmas tree, Barth continued on the series' "Fernwood 2 Night" (Syndicated, 1977) and "America 2 Night" (Syndicated, 1978). Both shows satirized talk shows and began the long collaboration between Mull and Fred Willard. In 1979, Mull's comedy album "Sex and Violins" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Mull continued to make a mark for himself on screen, playing memorable supporting roles in a multitude of films and series, including "Taxi" (ABC, 1978-1982), "Mr. Mom" (1983), and most notably in "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997, 2018) playing her gay boss with Willard playing his domestic partner. His remarkable professional longevity extended through the 2000s and into the 2010s, continuing to put his unique comic spin on a number of roles in shows like "Two and a Half Men" (CBS, 2003-2015) and "Veep" (HBO, 2012-), as well as films like "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" (Netflix, 2018) about the life of Doug Kenney, who brought the National Lampoon to the national spotlight and was one of the first writers on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975-). In 2018, it was announced that he would be a series regular on the new comedy "The Cool Kids" (Fox, 2018-).

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Tim's Vermeer (2013)
3.
 Oliver's Ghost (2011)
4.
 Killers (2010)
5.
 Aristocrats, The (2005)
6.
 Year That Trembled, The (2003) Wayne Simonelli
7.
 Sister Mary Explains It All (2001) Skeptical Husband
8.
9.
 Zack & Reba (1998)
10.
 Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998) Mr Rich
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1984:
Created, starred in and performed the theme song of CBS-TV sitcom, "Domestic Life"
1988:
Feature debut as screenwriter and producer, "Rented Lips"
1997:
Portrayed the high school principal on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (ABC)
1986:
Wrote and produced the satirical cable TV program and book, "The History of White People in America"
1990:
Starred in the CBS TV sitcom, "His & Hers"
2005:
Appeared in the family drama "Come Away Home"
1977:
Feature acting debut, "FM"
1977:
Appeared in his first series lead role on "Fernwood 2 Night"
1991:
First appeared on "Roseanne"
1976:
First appeared on "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"
2005:
Played questionable private investigator Gene Parmesan on the acclaimed comedy series "Arrested Development"
2013:
Co-starred in Seth McFarland sitcom "Dads"
2016:
Played Bob Bradley in n arc on the series "Veep"
:
Co-starred in sitcom "The Cool Kids"
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Education

Rhode Island School of Design: Providence, Rhode Island - 1965
Rhode Island School of Design: Providence, Rhode Island - 1967

Notes

Mull is also an accomplished painter.

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wife:
Kristin Johnson. Artist. Married in 1972; divorced in 1978.
wife:
Sandra Baker. Married in 1978; divorced.
wife:
Wendy Mull. Composer, musician.

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daughter:
Maggie Mull. Born c. 1986.

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"The History of White People in America"

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