Sadly, actor Martin Milner has died on Sunday September 6 near the La Costa neighborhood of Carlsbad, California at the age of 83.

Martin Sam Milner was born December 28, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. At age 15, Martin's father got him an agent and he was chosen to play the role of "John Day" in Life with Father (1947), Warner Bros.' version of Clarence Day, Jr.'s popular Broadway play.

Milner contracted polio shortly after filming was completed and his career was put on hold for a year as he recovered from the illness. After graduating from North Hollywood High School and studying for one year at the University of Southern California, Milner worked steadily in films during the years 1949-1960. He appeared in films such as Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), Marjorie Morningstar (1958) and Sweet Smell of Success (1957).

Milner married television actress and singer Judy Jones in 1957 and they have four children--Amy, Molly, Stuart, and Andrew.

View Martin Milner’s filmography on IMDb.

In buzz, for 45 years, actor Martin "Marty" Milner, who shot to fame in his TV co-starring roles on “Route 66” and “Adam-12,” has lived quietly in San Diego County. His son, Stuart Milner, 53, of La Mesa, says his dad was always a gentleman and a truly nice guy. He spent hours volunteering at Humane Society pet adoption events, not as a public spokesman, but simply as a volunteer passionate about homeless animals. Read more at The San Diego Union-Tribune.