Balding, hard-eyed and incisively-spoken, Martin Balsam was a tough fellow to be up against. One of the many actors who first became familiar in the days of live TV drama from New York, Balsam made his film debut in "On The Waterfront" in 1954 (in common with such…more
Balsam was the father-in-law of actor George Clooney.
Balsam studied Monkey Kung Fu as a hobby.
Balsam served in the Army Air Corps during WWII.
Along with Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, Martin Balsam appeared in both the 1962 and 1991 versions of Cape Fear.