Barney Martin

American actor

Barney Martin (March 3, 1923 – March 21, 2005) was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for playing Morty Seinfeld, father of Jerry, on the famous sitcom Seinfeld.

Barney Martin
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Martin (right) with Tony Randall and Rachel Roberts, 1977
Born(1923-03-03)March 3, 1923
DiedMarch 21, 2005(2005-03-21) (aged 82)
Cause of deathLung cancer
Years active1956–2000
Known forMorty Seinfeld in Seinfeld

Martin was born on March 3, 1923 in Queens, New York to an Irish-Catholic family. Martin died on March 21, 2005 in his home in Studio City, California from lung cancer, aged 82.[1]


  1. "Obituary in The New York Daily News". Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2013-02-09.

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