Born in The Bronx in New York City, to Jewish parents Albert Balsam, a manufacturer of ladies sportswear, and Lillian (née Weinstein). He was the eldest of three children.
[on playing Mr. Green in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)] I have always wanted to get away from playing Mr. Nice Guy. I loathe nice guys because I am one, but let's face it, there's a lot of nastiness in me.
The Bronx Barrymore
Martin Henry Balsam
The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Rome, Lazio, Italy
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