Via The Hollywood Reporter: Jared Martin, the actor best known as sexy “Dusty Farlow” on Dallas (1979-1982, 1985, 1991) who was the son of New Yorker illustrator Charles E. Martin (1910-1995), has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 75.
Martin got his start as the roommate of future A-list director Brian De Palma, who cast him as an insane killer in his first movie, Murder a la Mod (1968), and also his third, The Wedding Party (1969).
The actor has a strong sci-fi following thanks to his stints on the series The Fantastic Journey (1977) and War of the Worlds (1988-1990), and also the classic movie Westworld (1973). He appeared with Pia Zadora in The Lonely Lady (1983), one of the worst films ever made, in a good way.
After retiring from acting, Martin took up photography, directed and co-founded Big Picture Alliance, a program that taught filmmaking to inner-city children.
He is survived by his wife, his son and two grandkids.