Best remembered by the public for working with Dan Rowan on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1967) (1967).
Father of Richard Martin
Father-in-law of Kim Steer.
He lost use of one of his lungs from tuberculosis as a teenager. He used bottled oxygen the rest of his life.
He was the partner of Dan Rowan who together formed the comedy team of Rowan and Martin.
When he was taping five game show episodes in one day (such as the later years of "Match Game 73" (1973)), he often didn't bother with the facade of changing his clothes for each show - he wore the same clothes throughout the taping, making it appear he was wearing the same outfit each day he appeared on the show.