Martin Balsam



Place of birth:

Bronx, New York, USA:


Martin Henry Balsam (November 4, 1919 – February 13, 1996) was an American character actor. He is best known for a number of film roles, including detective Milton Arbogast in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), Arnold Burns in A Thousand Clowns (1965), which earned him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Juror #1 in 12 Angry Men (1957), and Mr. Green in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), as well as for his role as Murray Klein in the television sitcom Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983).

Film Credits

Legend of the Spirit Dog (1997)
as Gramps
O. Henry´s Christmas (1996)
Il silenzio dei prosciutti (1994)
as Det. Martin Balsam
La Classe américaine (1993)
as Callaghan (archive footage)
Cape Fear (1991)
as Judge
The Last Match (1990)
as Lawyer
Due occhi diabolici (1990)
as Mr. Pym
Innocent Prey (1989)
as Sheriff Virgil Baker
Fratello dello spazio (1988)
as Frather Howard
Kids Like These (1987)
as Grandpa
Brothers in Blood (1987)
P.I. Private Investigations (1987)
as Cliff Dowling
Queenie (1987)
as Marty
The Delta Force (1986)
as Ben Kaplan
The Goodbye People (1986)
Second Serve (1986)
as Dr. Beck
Grown Ups (1985)
as Jack
Death Wish 3 (1985)
as Bennett Cross
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
as Mr. Beamish
Murder in Space (1985)
as Alexander Rostov
The People vs. Jean Harris (1981)
as Joel Aurnou
The Salamander (1981)
as Captain Steffanelli
L'avvertimento (1980)
as Questore Martorana
There Goes The Bride (1980)
as Elmer Babcock
Cuba (1979)
as Gen. Bello
Aunt Mary (1979)
as Harry Strasberg
The House on Garibaldi Street (1979)
as Isser Harel
Gardenia, il giustiziere della mala (1979)
as Salluzzo
Rainbow (1978)
as Louis B. Mayer
Siege (1978)
as Henry Fancher
Occhi dalle stelle (1978)
as Inspector Jim Grant
The Storyteller (1977)
as Ira Davidoff
Contract on Cherry Street (1977)
as Ernie Weinberg
Silver Bears (1977)
as Joe Fiore
The Sentinel (1977)
as Prof. Ruzinsky
Diamanti sporchi di sangue (1977)
as Rizzo
Raid on Entebbe (1976)
as Daniel Cooper
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
as Sam McKeever
Con la rabbia agli occhi (1976)
as Commissario
Pronto ad uccidere (1976)
as Giulianelli
All the President's Men (1976)
as Howard Simons
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
as Edward J. Reilly
Il tempo degli assassini (1975)
as Commissioner Katroni
Mitchell (1975)
as James Arthur Cummings
Cipolla Colt (1975)
as Petrus Lamb
Corruzione al palazzo di giustizia (1975)
as Carlo Goja
Miles to Go Before I Sleep (1975)
as Ben Montgomery
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
as Signor Bianchi
Trapped Beneath the Sea (1974)
as T.C. Hollister
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
as Mr. Green
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
as Harry Walden
The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (1973)
as Dr. Rudy Wells (uncredited) (archive footage)
Il consigliori (1973)
as Don Antonio Macaluso
The Stone Killer (1973)
as Al Vescari
The Six Million Dollar Man (1973)
as Dr. Rudy Wells
A Brand New Life (1973)
as Jim Douglas
Night of Terror (1972)
as Capt. Caleb Sark
The Man (1972)
as Jim Talley
Il vero e il falso (1972)
as District Attorney Turrisi
Imputazione di omicidio per uno studente (1972)
as Giudice Aldo Sola
La colonna infame (1972)
The Anderson Tapes (1971)
as Haskins
Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della Repubblica (1971)
as Commissario Bonavia
Little Big Man (1970)
as Mr. Merriweather
The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970)
as Stanley Pulska
Catch-22 (1970)
as Col. Cathcart
Hunters Are for Killing (1970)
as Wade Hamilton
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
as Admiral Husband E. Kimmel
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)
as Mayor Wilker
Me, Natalie (1969)
as Uncle Harold
Trilogy (1969)
as Ivor Belli
Around the World of Mike Todd (1968)
as Michael Todd (voice)
Hombre (1967)
as Henry Mendez
After the Fox (1966)
as Harry
A Thousand Clowns (1965)
as Arnold Burns
The Bedford Incident (1965)
as Lieut Cmdr. Chester Potter, M.D., U.S.N.
Harlow (1965)
as Richard Manley
The Carpetbaggers (1964)
as Bernard B. Norman
Seven Days in May (1964)
as Paul Girard
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963)
as Sanford Kaufman
La città prigioniera (1962)
as Joseph Feinberg
Cape Fear (1962)
as Police Chief Mark Dutton
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
as O.J. Berman
Ada (1961)
as Steve Jackson
Tutti a casa (1960)
as Sergente Quintino Fornaciari
Psycho (1960)
as Det. Milton Arbogast
Middle of the Night (1959)
as Jack
Al Capone (1959)
as Mac Keeley, reporter
Bomber's Moon (1958)
as Captain Mantell
Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
as Dr. David Harris
Time Limit (1957)
as Sgt. Baker
12 Angry Men (1957)
as Juror 1
On the Waterfront (1954)
as Gillette (uncredited)