Barney Martin was an American actor.


Born in Queens, New York, Martin was an Air Force officer, a policeman and a comedian before becoming an actor, playing Goerring in the "Springtime for Hitler" play within The Producers. He went on to appear in a number of films, including both Arthur films.

Martin was best known, however, for his various roles on television, most notably Seinfeld (as Morty Seinfeld) and various guest roles on The Tony Randall Show and Daddy Dearest.

He passed away in 2005.


Martin sang in a number of Broadway musicals, initially in small comic roles, and in touring and revival productions such as playing Luther Billis in South Pacific and Hucklebee in The Fantasticks. However, he did originate a major role on Broadway, playing Amos Hart in Chicago.


All American (1962)(originated the role)

Around the World in Eighty Days (1964)(originated the role)

How Now, Dow Jones (1967)(originated the role)

  • Panic
  • That's Good Enough for Me

South Pacific (1968)

  • There is Nothing Like a Dame (contains solo lines)

Promises, Promises (1970)

Jesse Vanderhof
  • Where Can You Take a Girl? (contains solo lines)
Dr. Dreyfus (understudy)
  • A Young Pretty Girl Like You (duet)

The Fantasticks (1972)

  • Try to Remember (contains solo lines)
  • It Depends On What You Pay (contains solo lines)
  • I Can See It (duet)
  • Round and Round (contains solo lines
  • Try to Remember (reprise)(solo)

Chicago (1975)(originated the role)

  • Mr. Cellophane (solo)

The Music Man (1978)

  • The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl (duet)
  • Shipoopi (contains solo lines)


Lunch (1994)

  • Man Like Me (duet)


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