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Martin E. Brooks
Martin E. Brooks appeared as U.S. Land Management official Edgar Randolph in Season 7 of the CBS-TV series "Dallas".
Martin E. Brooks
General Information
Birth Name: Martin Baum
Born: November 30, 1925
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Died: December 7, 2015(2015-12-07) (aged 90)
Deathplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Vitals
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1951–1996
Appeared on/in
(or involved with):
Dallas (first series)
Appeared as: Edgar Randolph
Episodes appeared in
/involved with:
10 in Season 7

Martin E. Brooks (born November 30, 1925-died December 7, 2015) appearing in the recurring role of Edgar Randolph, a U.S. Federal land management offical who was a nemisis of J.R. Ewing, in the seventh season the the original Dallas TV series, which aired on CBS-TV.

Life and careerEdit

Born Martin Baum in The Bronx, when he was 10, young Martin moved with his family to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. After high school, he volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army, became a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division and was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries received during World War II. He attended Penn State University and enrolled at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School for Social Research in New York City. He won the off-Broadway best actor award for his performance in Outside the Door and changed his name to Martin Brooks, following the advice of producer Richard Rodgers.

In perhaps his most recognized role, Martin was the third and most-used actor in the role of Dr. Rudy Wells on both the ABC-TV/NBC-TV series The Six Million Dollar Man and ABC-TV's The Bionic Woman.

He was eventually "promoted" to the status of "regular" in the last two seasons of both series. Although his name and image now appeared in the title sequence, he did not appear in even the majority of episodes of any one season. He was most present in the third season of The Bionic Woman, by which time the series had switched networks, though he continued to appear in both series. He appeared in most of the multi-part storylines, and all of the episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man focused on Jaime Sommers, except for her introductory episode.

Brooks appeared with BW co-star Lindsay Wagner on an episode of her television series Jessie (1984) as "Dr. Welt". One of his most recent film appearances was in the 1995 science-fiction B-movie T-Force in which he plays Dr. Gant, a Rudy Wells-like character who creates a team of terrorist-fighting androids who run amok.

DeathEdit

Brooks died on December 7, 2015, of natural causes at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles, CA. He had turned 90 a week prior to his death.[1][2]

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