Strother Martin
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Birth March 26, 1919
Death August 1, 1980
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
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Strother Martin is the actor who played Joe McGrath in the 1977 film Slap Shot.


Personal lifeEdit

Martin was born in Indiana in 1919. He was an avid swimmer and diver and, as a teenager, won the National Junior Springboard Diving Championship. He later served as a swimming instructor for the United States Navy during World War II.

Film careerEdit

His film career began after the war ended. He appeared in many western films such as The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Sons of Katie Elder and True Grit.


The following is a selected filmography.

  • The Shaggy Dog (1959)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  • McLintock! (1963)
  • The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
  • Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • True Grit (1969)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Rooster Cogburn (1975)
  • Slap Shot (1977)
  • Up in Smoke (1978)

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