What is Martin Starr from Freaks and Geeks doing today? Wiki

April 18, 2024
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Who is Martin Starr?

Martin James Pflieger Schienle, better known by his stage name of Martin Starr, was born on 30 July 1982 under the zodiac sign of Leo, in Santa Monica, California USA. He’s a 39-year-old actor and producer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Bill Haverchuck in “Freaks And Geeks” (1999-2000), playing Roman DeBeers in “Party Down” (2009-2010), and featuring as Bertram Gilfoyle in “Silicon Valley” (2014-2019).

How rich is he, as of now? Martin Starr Net Worth

As of early 2022, Martin Starr’s net worth is estimated at over $6 million; earned through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. He has worked on more than 115 television and film titles since he launched his career back in the early 1990s.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Martin Starr spent his early years in his hometown of Santa Monica, where he was raised by his father, Jim Schienle, who works as an elementary school guidance counselor, and his mother, Jean St. James (nee Pflieger), an actress. Following his parents’ divorce, he moved to live with his father and stepmother in South-West Florida; it’s unknown whether he has any siblings or not. He holds American nationality, and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, while he’s of British, Eastern European and German ancestry, but is a Buddhist.. Regarding his education, Martin Starr attended Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.


Career Beginnings

Martin Starr launched his professional acting career back in 1992, when he made his debut feature film appearance in the small role of Allen in Coma in the comedy-drama film “Hero”, alongside Dustin Hoffman, Andy Garcia and Geena Davis. Three years later, he played Biff Atkins in the sci-fi horror film “Xtro 3: Watch The Skies”, after which he landed his first TV role in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated NBC teen comedy-drama series “Freaks and Geeks”, next to James Franco and, starring in the role of Bill Haverchuck, which was also the first major role that gained him enormous popularity.

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It was broadcast from 1999 until it was canceled after a single season in 2000, but although short-lived, the series gained a cult following.

Thereafter, he went on to star as Monk Pyle in the third season of The WB/UPN sci-fi series “Roswell” from 2001 to 2002. He then continued to appear in minor roles in such film titles as the crime comedy “Stealing Harvard” (2001), along with Tom Green and Jason Lee, and the comedy “Cheats” (2002), directed by Andrew Gurland.

Rise to Fame

In 2005, Martin Starr was cast as Mark Rubio in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated NBC apocalyptic drama miniseries “Revelations”, which was created by David Seltzer and is based on the Book of Revelation.


Two years later, he starred in Judd Apatow’s romantic comedy “Knocked Up”, next to Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Katherine Heigl, which was both a commercial and a critical success. The same year, he also took the minor roles of James Masselin in the coming-of-age teen comedy film “Superbad”, starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, and Schmendrick in the Golden Globe Award-nominated cult comedy film “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”, along with John C. Reilly. It was followed by his portrayals of Simon in Marianna Palka’s romantic comedy-drama film “Good Dick” (2008), and Joel in the comedy-drama film “Adventureland” (2009), next to Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds, and Kristen Stewart.


His next major TV appearance came when he was chosen to play Roman DeBeers in the Starz sitcom “Party Down through 2009 to 2010.

Continued Success

In 2011, Martin Starr had the parts of Duquez in the comedy film “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” and Alan in the romantic comedy film “6 Months Rule”. Afterwards, he joined the main cast of the Adult Swim parody series “NTSF:SD:SUV::”, in which he starred as Sam Stern in more than 30 episodes from 2011 to 2013. Concurrently, in 2012, he also played Andrew in the romantic comedy film “Save The Date”, alongside Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie. The following year, he featured as himself in the apocalyptic comedy film “This Is The End”, which was written and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, and then portrayed Lloyd Cavanaugh in the thriller film “Deep Dark Canyon”.


Also in 2013, he was cast as Leo in the Emmy Award-nominated web and TV comedy series “Burning Love”, which was aired on Yahoo! Screen’s Comedy Channel. In 2014, he landed the roles of Daniel in the “Dead Snow” sequel, “Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead”, and Sam in the romantic comedy film “Amira & Sam”, written and directed by Sean Mullin. During the same year, he also starred as Lyle in the romantic comedy film “Playing It Cool”, in which he shared the screen with Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan.

Further Work

Martin Starr’s most prominent role to date came in 2014, when he joined the main cast of the HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley”, in which he landed the role of Bertram Gilfoyle until 2019 – the series received critical acclaim and five Primetime Emmy Award nominations in the category of Outstanding Comedy Series.

While working on the series, he continued to work on other projects. He played Lloyd in Brett Haley’s comedy film “I’ll See You In My Dreams” (2015) and featured as Joe Larsen in the comedy-drama film “Operator” (2016), for which he also served as a co-producer. It was followed by his appearances as Adam in the comedy film “Lemon”, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Malcolm in the comedy film “Infinity Baby”, both in 2017. The same year, he also took the role of Mr. Harrington in the hit superhero film “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, which he also reprised in its two sequels – “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019) and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021).


Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2018, Martin Starr played Jim Doyle in the Western comedy film “The Escape Of Prisoner 614” and landed the lead role of Nathan in the comedy film “Silver Lake”, written and directed by Sean McGinly also producing the latter. He then featured as Alec in the drama film “Honey Boy”, which received positive reviews from critics, and portrayed Mel in the comedy film “Frances Ferguson”, both films released in 2019. Speaking about his upcoming projects, it is announced that he will appear in the revival of “Party Down”., and will play Arthur in the upcoming superhero film “Samaritan”, alongside Sylvester Stallone and Javon Walton, and portray Travis in the short film “Milford”.


Appearance and Vital Statistics

Martin Starr has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 1ins (1.85m), while his weight is around 180lbs (81kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Martin Starr isn’t very open when it comes to his personal life, and manages to keep it away from the eye of the public. However, it’s known that he was previously involved with a girl named Kate Gorney, and the two were even engaged, but eventually called it off. It seems that he is currently in a relationship with the music artist Alex Gehring, since the two frequently shared their photographs on social media.

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