Martin E. Brooks: ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ Actor Has Died at Age 90

Updated: December 10, 2015
Martin E. Brooks: "Six Million Dollar Man" Actor Has Died at Age 90

Martin E Brooks, best known for his role in The Six Million Dollar Man, has died, a friend of the star said.

Film producer Jon Landau said that Brooks died on Monday of natural causes after a brief time in hospital in Los Angeles. He was 90 years old.

Brooks played Dr. Rudy Wells on The Six Million Dollar Man and its spinoff, The Bionic Woman in addition to being an accomplished theatre actor.

Other notable TV appearances for Brooks include Knots Landing, Dallas, General Hospital and Cagney & Lacey. He memorably played Edgar Randolph, the main suspect in the “Who Killed J.R.?” storyline on Dallas, which set the standard for the way television now deals with finales and premieres.

Martin E Brooks also wrote two novels and at least one play that was optioned for Broadway. He is survived by his longtime partner, Edie Landau, and several nephews and grand-nephews.

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