Skip to Content

Martin Milner – star of such classic television series as Adam-12 and Route 66 – has passed away at the age of 83.

TMZ confirmed moments ago that Milner died at home surrounded by friends and family. No cause of death was given.

Martin Milner

Though best known for his roles as the cool cop Pete Malloy on Adam-12 and the Kerouac-esque drifter Tod Stiles on Route 66, Milner had over 100 film and television credits to his name.

He continued to appear on television well into his 60s, with recurring roles on popular shows such as Life Goes On and Murder, She Wrote.

Over the course of his decades-long career, Milner appeared onscreen alongside Orson Welles, John Wayne and James Cagney.

After his retirement from acting, Milner hosted a highly-rated radio show that was broadcast in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Married to actress Judy Jones since 1957, Milner raised four children, the oldest of whom appeared alongside her dad on an episode of Adam-12.

Social media tributes from Milner’s hundreds of co-stars and thousands of professional admirers have already begun to pour in.

A known "actor’s actor," Milner is credited with mentoring dozens of young up-and-comers during his almost 50 years in Hollywood.