Martin Mull, Known for ‘Roseanne’ and ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ Dies at 80

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Martin Mull, the talented actor known for his roles in “Arrested Development,” “Roseanne,” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” has passed away at the age of 80.

His daughter, Maggie Mull, announced the news on Instagram, saying, “I am heartbroken to share that my father passed away at home on June 27th, after a valiant fight against a long illness.”

She added, “He was known for excelling in every creative field and for doing Red Roof Inn commercials. He would find that joke funny. He was always funny.”

“My dad will be deeply missed by his wife and daughter, friends and coworkers, fellow artists, comedians, musicians, and—sign of a truly exceptional person—many, many dogs. I loved him tremendously.”

Martin Mull’s career spanned nearly 50 years. He played twins Barth and Garth Gimble on “Mary Hartman,” and recently portrayed Monty in “Not Dead Yet.” He was Principal Willard Kraft on “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” Leon Carp on “Roseanne,” and pharmacist Russell on “Two and a Half Men.”

In “Arrested Development,” he was the Bluth family’s private investigator, Gene Parmesan, a role he reprised in the Netflix reboot.

In 2016, Mull received an Emmy nomination for playing Bob Bradley on HBO’s “Veep.”

His notable film roles included “Mr. Mom” (1983), “Clue” (1985), “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993), “Jingle All the Way” (1996), and “Killers” (2010).

Martin Mull is survived by his wife, Wendy Haas, and daughter Maggie Mull.

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