Actor in a Drama Series" for each of the three seasons he appeared, and in 1968, he won the Golden Globe award as "Best Male TV Star."
In addition, he has also appeared in many other television series, such as: The Outer Limits, Star Trek, In the Heat of the Night, and of course, Gunsmoke, which earned him the prestigious Silver Spur award in 2015.
Portraying Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's Ed Wood (1994), earned him the “Best Supporting Actor” Oscar, as well as his third Golden Globe, and top honors from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics. Martin was looking forward to a return visit to the 2017 Silver Spur Award Show.
The Reel Cowboys will forever miss this wonderful friend.