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February 19, 1924|
New York City, U.S.
August 29, 1987|
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Marvin was born in New York City, United States. He began his career with small roles in western movies such as Cave of Outlaws (1951), The Duel at Silver Creek (1952), with Audie Murphy, and Seminole (1953), with Rock Hudson. He was also in The Caine Mutiny (1954) with Humphrey Bogart.
During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Marvin continued to act in small roles in westerns, including: Seven Men from Now (1956), with Randolph Scott, The Comancheros (1961), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), with John Wayne.
In 1973 he had one of his best performances in Emperor of the North Pole (1973). He plays a drifter who often stows away on trains. In 1974 he played a sheriff, who must deal with racism in The Klansman by Terence Young.
In his later years, he worked with Chuck Norris in The Delta Force (1986).
He was a guest star on many series. These include Wagon Train, Ben Casey, Bonanza, The Virginian, The Untouchables, The Twilight Zone and Dr. Kildare. He also played the role of Maj. John Reisman, in the TV movie The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985).