Dewey Martin (actor)
Dewey Martin c. 1950s
December 8, 1923 |
Katemcy, Texas, United States
|Occupation||Film and television actor|
(married 1956–1958; divorced)
|Relatives||Ross Bass (first cousin)|
Dewey Martin (born December 8, 1923) is a retired American film and television actor.
His film debut was an uncredited part in Knock on Any Door (1949). He also appeared in The Thing from Another World (1951), co-starred with Kirk Douglas in The Big Sky (1952), played the younger brother of Humphrey Bogart's character in The Desperate Hours (1955), and was featured opposite Dean Martin in his first post-Martin and Lewis film – the notorious flop Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) – but did not become a full-fledged star.
Martin worked extensively in television as well, including The Twilight Zone episode "I Shot an Arrow Into the Air" (1960) and The Outer Limits episode "The Premonition" (1965), co-written by Ib Melchior.
Starting in 1960, he also played Daniel Boone on four episodes of Walt Disney Presents, an unsuccessful attempt to duplicate the national craze which had ensued when Fess Parker had portrayed Davy Crockett on the same series several years earlier.
- Knock on Any Door (1949) (uncredited)
- Battleground (1949) (uncredited)
- Kansas Raiders (1950)
- The Golden Gloves Story (1950)
- The Thing from Another World (1951)
- Flame of Araby (1951)
- The Big Sky (1952)
- Tennessee Champ (1954)
- Prisoner of War (1954)
- Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)
- Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
- The Desperate Hours (1955)
- The Proud and Profane (1956)
- Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)
- Savage Sam (1963)
- Flight to Fury (1964)
- Seven Alone (1974)
Partial television work
- The Twilight Zone episode "I Shot an Arrow Into the Air" (1960)
- The Outer Limits episode "The Premonition" (1965)
- four episodes of Walt Disney Presents (1960)
- Staff (May 22, 1952). "Dewey Martin, Florence's Own Movie Star, Visits". The Florence Times. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
- Staff (June 14, 1959). "Peggy Lee, Dewey Martin, Divorce". Associated Press (via The Florence Times). Retrieved May 3, 2014.
- "Dewey Martin". Corsicana Daily Sun. January 12, 1955. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
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