Martin Milner was an American film, stage and radio actor who was born on 28-Dec-1931 in Detroit, Michigan. He had a number of notable roles in popular movies and television shows. He was a star of the popular TV series “Route 66” and portrayed a veteran police officer in “Adam-12.” He died on September 7, 2015, at age 83 in Carlsbad, California, due to heart failure.
Before achieving his greatest fame as one of the road-hungry bachelors in "Route 66" (1960-1964), Milner had a number of supporting film roles, including the noir "The Captive City," the Western "Springfield Rifle" with Gary Cooper and Anne Baxter, and a couple of comedies. He also played the recurring role of a detective in the radio show "Dragnet" from 1951 to 1952, and co-starred in a filmed adaptation of the same name in 1952.
In the '70s and '80s, Milner guest-starred on a variety of television programs including "Fantasy Island," "Airwolf," and "Murder, She Wrote." He also starred in a few telefilms.
In his personal life, Milner was married twice. His first marriage lasted from 1956 until 1963, and they had two children before divorcing. His second marriage was with actress Vicki Mackenzie from 1967 until his death. He had two grandchildren from his second marriage. Milner had a home in Fallbrook, California, and also had a ranch in the mountains of North San Diego County.