The CULT-TV Faces of: Martin Landau


Before he picked-up a well-deserved Oscar for portraying Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood (1994), actor Martin Landau starred and guest-starred in a number of cult-TV series. I appreciate many aspects of Landau’s fine work across the years on television, but I’ve especially admired the fact that he is a leading actor who is totally unafraid to go under heavy-make-up for the demands of a specific role. Even when “carrying” a series as the “romantic” leading man, you still find Landau beneath the latex, in disguise, wearing wigs, and crafting these highly individual, memorable performances. In a word, he’s incredible. How many specific roles/episode titles can you name here?

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