- Category : 1929-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 3
American actor of stage, film and television, perhaps best known for performing the role of Oscar in Sweet Charity on Broadway in 1966, opposite Gwen Verdon, garnering a Tony nomination, and for playing the role again in the 1969 film opposite Shirley MacLaine.
He made his off-Broadway debut in Little Mary Sunshine in 1959, opposite Eileen Brennan and Elmarie Wendel. He won a Theatre World Award for his role as Corporal Billy Jester, and married one of the show's producers, Cynthia Baer, in 1960; they divorced in 1971.
He appeared in various Broadway productions, and on television in As the World Turns, Beauty and the Beast and The Golden Girls, among other series. His film roles included the foreign editor in All the President's Men (1976), a Senator in Brubaker (1980), a political advisor in Blow Out (1981) and a significant part in Legal Eagles (1986) as millionaire Mr. Forrester.
McMartin died of cancer in Manhattan, New York on 6 July 2016, aged 86. He was survived by his two daughters from his marriage, and his long-time partner, actress Charlotte Moore, the artistic director of the Irish Repertory Theatre.