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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Martin Milner.


1931 Birth Born on December 28, 1931.


1946 14 Years Old Not two weeks after filming for Life With Father ended in August 1946, Milner came down with polio.
1947 15 Years Old When Milner was fourteen, he moved with his family to Los Angeles where his parents hired an acting coach and later an agent for the budding star. 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
It was on the set of Halls of Montezuma in 1950 that he met and befriended actor Jack Webb. … Read More


1952 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1952, Milner was drafted into the U.S. Army. … Read More
1956 24 Years Old One of Milner's early appearances was a 1956 episode of Science Fiction Theatre in which he played an experimental subject in heart rate acceleration, able to run a "Three Minute Mile".


1965 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Milner appeared in the first season of The Twilight Zone in the episode "Mirror Image". In 1965, he made a guest appearance as Kahuna, a surfer, in the short-lived ABC television series, Gidget starring Sally Field.
1967 35 Years Old 1 More Event
This might have interfered with the start of Milner's involvement in the television production, but the play lasted considerably less than 90 days, opening and closing in November 1967.
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


1974 42 Years Old During Adam-12, Milner co-starred in the 1974 made-for-TV movie Hurricane. … Read More


1992 60 Years Old Martin Milner also played Harris Cassidy in five episodes of the 1992 television series Life Goes On. In May 1956, he met singer and actress Judith Bess "Judy" Jones at a Hollywood dinner party, and asked for her phone number. They were married in February 1957. … Read More
1993 61 Years Old Milner has a passion for fishing, and has traveled all over the world pursuing his hobby. From 1993 to 2004 he was co-host of "Let's Talk Hook-up", a radio talk show about fishing based in San Diego. … Read More
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