Martin Gabel

Martin Gabel (June 19, 1911 – May 22, 1986) was an American actor, film director and film producer. Gabel was first associated with Orson Welles when he played Javert in his six-part radio adaptation of Les Misérables (1937).  He became one of the original members of Welles's Mercury Theatre repertory company. On the stage Gabel portrayed Cassius in Caesar (1937), a critically acclaimed modern-dress adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy streamlined into an anti-fascist tour de force,  and starred as Danton in Danton's Death (1938). On radio, he played Professor Van Helsing in "Dracula" (1938), the debut episode of The Mercury Theatre on the Air.