Well known for his roles in “Rosanne,” “Ellen,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Clue,” actor and comedian Martin Mull has made himself a household name with his extensive career among Hollywood’s leading actors.
Born in Chicago and raised in Ohio and Connecticut, funnyman Mull planned to become a painter when he enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design. Although he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters in painting, Mull’s uncanny talent for stand-up comedy and satire led him to a career as a nightclub comedian and eventually led to roles on television and film. Mull’s first role was on the nighttime absurdist soap opera “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” in which his character was impaled by a Christmas tree, only to be brought back as that character’s twin brother. That led to spin-off talk shows “Fernwood Tonight” and “America 2-Night,” where Mull shared the screen with Fred Willard.
Currently Martin Mull is starring in Seth McFarland’s new pilot, “Dad’s” alongside Seth Green. Martin is also returning to his recurring role as Jean Parmesan on Netflix’s “Arrested Development.” Other television credits include a guest role on “The Golden Girls,” a long-running role as the gay boss of the lead character on “Roseanne,” starring Roseanne Barr, the CBS sitcom “Domestic Life” and “Gary Unmarried.” He has had series regular roles on “The Ellen Show,” opposite Ellen DeGeneres, “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,” “Family Dog,” “The Jackie Thomas Show,” “Two and a Half Men,” “’Til Death” and most recently, “American Dad!” His recent guest star credits include roles on “Eastwick,” “Reno 911,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Life With Bonnie,” “Less Than Perfect,” “Reba,” “My Boys,” “Mad Love” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” He also appeared as a guest star on the popular game show “Hollywood Squares,” appearing as the center square during the show’s final season in 2004.
In his early career, Mull also recorded several albums of his eccentric comedy, including “Mulling it Over: A Musical Ouvre-View of Martin Mull,” “Near Perfect/Perfect,” “No Hits, Four Errors: The Best of Martin Mull,” “I’m Everyone I’ve Ever Loved,” “Days of Wine and Neuroses,” “In the Soop with Martin Mull” and “Martin Mull and His Fabulous Furniture in Your Living Room!”
Mull has also starred in several feature films, including “Jingle All the Way,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Mr. Mom” and as Colonel Custard in the film version of the popular board game “Clue.”
Mull is also a very in demand artist whose paintings are displayed at some of the most prestigious galleries in the world and most recently used as album artwork for Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new collaboration, Love Has Come for You. His book, Painting, Drawing and World, is a compilation of ten years of his work.