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Barney Martin (March 3 1923 – March 21 2005) was an American actor. He was born in Queens in 1923. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII, he returned to his native New York City and served as a policeman. He got his start as a comedian while still a police officer, writing jokes for his deputy commissioners' speeches.
He entered show business in the 1950's as a writer for Steve Allen. In 1968, he was discovered by Mel Brooks, who cast him in The Producers. He went on to act in dozens of films, though none are particularly notable.
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