Jared Martin, actor, dies

Jared Martin in The Fantastic JourneyActor Jared Martin, star of the cult classic genre series The Fantastic Journey and War Of The Worlds, dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 75. In the 1960s, Martin had the good fortune to befriend and room with fellow college student Brian De Palma, and was given a role in some of De Palma’s early films. He moved on to roles in such movies as Westworld, though he may best be known for a recurring role in the prime time soap Dallas. After leaving acting as a full-time profession, he continued to mentor younger filmmakers, especially those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.