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|Born||Martin C. Grabstein
November 28, 1954
Astoria, New York
|Occupation||Film, voice, television, actor|
Grabstein's career has included work in films, television series, live sketch comedy, theater and commercials. Grabstein’s film credits include Bury The Evidence and Apartment #5C. His television credits include parts on all three Law & Order series, Third Watch, and Conviction.
In addition to roles in several theater productions, Grabstein co-wrote and co-starred with Rick Mowatt for their sketch comedy act Lab Rats, which performed to rave reviews in comedy clubs throughout New York City.
Grabstein is well known for doing the voice of Courage in the popular Cartoon Network show Courage the Cowardly Dog. Grabstein used a combination of paranoia and panic to make the voice of Courage authentic. In the first few episodes, he actually said many spoken words as Courage, but as the series progressed Courage had less lines and did most of its talking by mumbling and saying "The things I do for love" and "Either that or my name is (...), and (thank goodness) it's not." This is because when viewing season one of the show, the powers that be at Cartoon Network felt that Courage "talked too much" and wanted the dog to be more laconic.
Marty's father was an owner of Grabstein's Deli in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Grabstein currently lives with his wife Nancy and two sons Matthew and Daniel.
- Bury the Evidence (1998)
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series 2002)
- Dead Air (short 2002)
- Apartment#5C (2002)
- Courage the Cowardly Dog (TV series 1999-2002, 2013)
- Manhattan's Best Friend (short 2003)
- Law & Order (TV series 1997-2003)
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series 2003)
- Third Watch (TV series 2004)
- Wonder Showzen (TV series 2005)
- Cartoon Network Racing (Video Game 2006)
- Conviction (TV series 2006)
- Hanging Plant (short 2009)
- FusionFall (Video Game 2009)
- Facebook. "Grabstein's Deli".
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