Martin Milner

Born Dec 30, 1931

Martin Sam Milner is an American actor best known for his performances in two popular television series, Adam-12 and Route 66. He has also appeared in other television series, numerous films, radio dramas, a Broadway play, and even a radio fishing show. In addition, his appearance was the inspiration for Guy Gardner, the Green Lantern Corps superhero created in 1969 by John Broome and Gil Kane.… Read More

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1931 Birth Milner was born on December 28, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Mildred (née Martin), a Paramount Theater circuit dancer, and Sam Gordon Milner, who worked as a construction hand and later a film distributor. … Read More


1946 14 Years Old Less than two weeks after filming for that film ended in August 1946, Milner contracted poliomyelitis.
1947 15 Years Old When Milner was a teenager, he moved with his family to Los Angeles where his parents hired an acting coach and later an agent for him. Milner had his first screen test and began his film career with his debut in the 1947 film Life with Father in the role of John Day, the second oldest son of Clarence Day played by William Powell.
1949 17 Years Old He recovered within a year and had bit parts in two more films before graduating from North Hollywood High School in 1949. … Read More
On the set of Halls of Montezuma in 1950 he met and befriended actor Jack Webb. … Read More


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In 1952, Milner began a two-year stint in the United States Army. … Read More
1953 21 Years Old After his military service ended, Milner had a recurring role on The Life of Riley from 1953 to 1958. … Read More
1957 25 Years Old …  They were married on February 23, 1957, in Waukegan, Illinois. … Read More
1960 28 Years Old In 1960, Milner won the role of Tod Stiles in CBS television series, Route 66, from 1960 to 1964. … Read More


1968 36 Years Old In 1968, Milner returned to television as seven-year LAPD veteran uniform patrol Officer Peter Joseph "Pete" Malloy in the Jack Webb-produced police drama, Adam-12. … Read More


1972 40 Years Old Milner guest starred in three episodes of Emergency! between 1972 and 1976, during and after Adam-12s run on NBC, the best known and first of which was the pilot episode The Wedsworth-Townsend Act. … Read More


1983 51 Years Old In 1983, Milner hosted a morning radio wake-up show on AM 600 KOGO, San Diego.
1990 58 Years Old Milner also has the distinction of having portrayed the victim in the premiere episode of Columbo titled "Murder by the Book". In 1990, Milner re-teamed with Kent McCord, his co-star from Adam-12, in the cable TV-movie Nashville Beat (1990), originally shown on the now-defunct The Nashville Network. … Read More


1992 60 Years Old In 1992, he guest starred on five episodes of ABC's Life Goes On.
2003 71 Years Old In February 2003, Milner's eldest daughter Amy, who appeared in an episode of Adam 12, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. … Read More
2015 84 Years Old On September 6, 2015, Milner died of heart failure at his home in Carlsbad, California, at the age of 83. … Read More
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