Martin Starr played the role of Bertram Gilfoyle, a pretentious computer programmer who specialised in deadpan putdowns, on the HBO series Silicon Valley. More recently, his fame has expanded thanks to a role in the 2019 blockbuster movie Spider-Man: No Way Home.
But the actor, who was born in Santa Monica and is a veteran of the cult television favourites Freaks and Geeks and Party Down, is undeniably more Southern Californian than Northern Californian, and he has an attitude that is undeniably upbeat.
Early on, he made the decision to pursue a career in acting and enrolled at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Martin Starr takes great pride in the fact that his ancestors hail from a diverse range of countries, including Hungary, Austria, Poland, Bohemia, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, and England.
Who is Martin Starr?
Martin Starr is an American comedian and actor. He is best known for his roles as Roman DeBeers in the comedy series “Party Down” and Bill Haverchuck in the comedy drama “Freaks and Geeks.” The actor has also had appearances in the television series ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Revelations,’ ‘NTSF:SD:SUV::,’ ‘Burning Love,’ and ‘Life in Pieces.’ Starr has also established a significant body of work in the film industry.
In addition, the American actor and comedian has been seen in the web series “Dating Rules from My Future Self.” When it comes to his life away from the spotlight, Starr is one of those performers that prefers to keep their private lives private from the public eye and the media. On the other hand, the actor maintains a high level of activity across a variety of social networking sites in order to keep in touch with his supporters and admirers.
How Many Movies Has He Appeared in?
Starr played Bill Haverchuck in Freaks and Geeks. Critics liked the show, but low viewership terminated it after one season. Starr then guest-starred on Ed, Mysterious Ways, Providence, King of the Hill, and Normal, Ohio. Monk was a minor character in Roswell’s third season.
Stealing Harvard and Cheats starred Starr in 2002. In Undeclared’s “The Perfect Date,” he reconnected with Freaks and Geeks producer Judd Apatow and co-star Seth Rogen. He appears in How I Met Your Mother in the 2005 miniseries Revelations.
Judd Apatow directed Knocked Up, which stars Starr. He appeared briefly in Apatow’s Superbad and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story the same year. Knocked Up was critically and commercially successful. After Knocked Up, Starr got bigger roles in Good Dick and Adventureland. Starr stars in several Sundance Film Festival-premiered short films.
Starr played Roger Harrington in The Incredible Hulk (2008). In Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Far From Home (2019), and No Way Home (2020), he reprised the character (2021).  Party Down starred Starr as Roman DeBeers from 2009 to 2010. After two seasons, the series was cancelled.
There were talks of turning it to cinema, but it never happened. Sam Stern in Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV:: from 2011 to 2013. Starr starred in A Good Old Fashioned Orgy in 2011 and appeared on Mad Love, Community, and Childrens Hospital. He reprised Roman DeBeers from Party Down.
Save the Date, which premiered at Sundance in 2012, reunited Starr with Freaks and Geeks and Party Down star Lizzy Caplan. He guest-starred on Parks and Recreation and New Girl and appeared in Deep Dark Canyon the same year.
He appeared in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s 2013 film This Is the End as himself. He starred in The Lifeguard and Veronica Mars alongside Kristen Bell. He guest-starred on Franklin & Bash, Drunk History, and The Aquabats! Super Show! He played Bertram Gilfoyle in Silicon Valley in 2014.
Dan Etheridge, Party Down’s co-creator and producer, announced a reunion with the original ensemble, including Starr, at Vulture Festival in 2019.
His Favorite Food Places
On asking about his favorite food spot, Martin said “My focus in life is food. I love food. I love to cook. And there are so many great spots here. There’s a place in L.A. called Cha Cha Chicken that’s right on the beach. I go so often I’ve become friends with the family. It’s Jamaican-Caribbean-Mexican fusion.”
There’s an authentic German sausage place I’ve been going to since I was a kid called European Deluxe Sausage Kitchen in Beverly Hills. It’s where we always get our bratwurst. It’s not a restaurant. It’s a butcher. So good. They also sell amazing South African beef jerky called biltong. So damn good.