List of Famous people named Martin

Name Martin is among the most common names in Germany, USA, England, Argentina, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Australia. Similar names: Martina, Martine, Maarten, Marten, Martino, Martyn, Maartin, Martyna. Here are some famous Martins:

Martin Luther King Jr.

Michael King
First Name Martin
Last Name Jr.
Born on January 15, 1929
Died on April 4, 1968 (aged 39)

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. He was the son of early civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Sr..

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Martin Scorsese

Martin Charles Scorsese
First Name Martin
Last Name Scorsese
Born on November 17, 1942 (age 81)
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Martin Charles Scorsese is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. One of the major figures of the New Hollywood era, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential directors in film history. Scorsese's body of work explores themes such as Italian-American identity, Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, faith, machismo, nihilism, crime and sectarianism. Many of his films are known for their depiction of violence, and the liberal use of profanity and rock music. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation and in 2017, he introduced the African Film Heritage Project.

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Martin Short

Martin Hayter Short
First Name Martin
Last Name Short
Born on March 26, 1950 (age 74)
Born in Canada, Ontario
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Martin Hayter Short is a Canadian–American actor, comedian, singer, and writer. He is known for his work on the television programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has starred in comedy films such as Three Amigos (1986), Innerspace (1987), Three Fugitives (1989), Father of the Bride (1991), Pure Luck (1991), Captain Ron (1992), Father of the Bride Part II (1995), Mars Attacks! (1996), Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006). Short created the characters Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley.

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Martin Shkreli

First Name Martin
Last Name Shkreli
Born on March 17, 1983 (age 41)

Martin Shkreli, called "Pharma Bro" by some media, is an American former hedge fund manager and convicted felon. Shkreli is the co-founder of the hedge funds Elea Capital, MSMB Capital Management, and MSMB Healthcare; the co-founder and former chief executive officer (CEO) of the pharmaceutical firms Retrophin and Turing Pharmaceuticals ; and the former CEO of start-up software company Gödel Systems, which he founded in August 2016.

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Martin Sheen

Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez
First Name Martin
Last Name Sheen
Born on August 3, 1940 (age 83)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez, known professionally as Martin Sheen, is an American actor. He first became known for his roles in the films The Subject Was Roses (1968) and Badlands (1973), and later achieved wide recognition for his leading role in Apocalypse Now (1979), as United States President Josiah Bartlet in the television series The West Wing (1999–2006), and as Robert Hanson in the Netflix television series Grace and Frankie (2015–present).

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Martin Kove

First Name Martin
Last Name Kove
Born on March 6, 1946 (age 78)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Martin Kove is an American actor and martial artist best known for The Karate Kid (1984), in which he played John Kreese, the head teacher of the Cobra Kai karate dojo. He reprised the role in two sequels, The Karate Kid Part II (1986) and The Karate Kid Part III (1989) as well as the 2018 television sequel series Cobra Kai. He also appeared as Nero the Hero in Death Race 2000 (1975), and afterward as Clem in White Line Fever (1975). He appeared in the TV series Cagney and Lacey (1981) portraying Police Detective Victor Isbecki, and afterward appeared in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985).

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Martin Freeman

Martin John Christopher Freeman
First Name Martin
Last Name Freeman
Born on September 8, 1971 (age 52)
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Martin John Christopher Freeman is an English actor. Among other accolades, he has won an Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

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Martin Braithwaite

Martin Christensen Braithwaite
First Name Martin
Last Name Braithwaite
Born on June 5, 1991 (age 33)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Martin Braithwaite is a Danish professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Denmark national team. Mainly a striker, he can also play as a winger.

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Martin Schulz

First Name Martin
Last Name Schulz
Born on December 20, 1955 (age 68)

Martin Schulz is a German politician who served as Leader of the Social Democratic Party 2017 to 2018, and has served as a Member of the Bundestag (MdB) since 2017. Previously he was President of the European Parliament from 2012 to 2017, Leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats from 2004 to 2012 and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany from 1994 to 2017.

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Martin Henderson

First Name Martin
Last Name Henderson
Born on October 8, 1974 (age 49)
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Martin Henderson is a New Zealand actor known for his roles on the ABC medical drama Off the Map as Dr. Ben Keeton, the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Nathan Riggs, the Netflix romantic drama Virgin River as Jack Sheridan and for his performance as Noah Clay in the 2002 horror film The Ring, while remaining known in his home country for his teenage role as Stuart Neilson in the soap opera Shortland Street.

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