The director's family reveals Martinson died from natural causes at his Los Angeles home on Saturday (03Sep16).

The Boston, Massachusetts native began his directing career in TV in the 1950s, working with Mickey Rooney on his panned sitcom, The Mickey Rooney Show.

Martinson went on to find success taking charge of episodes of Maverick, Mission: Impossible, The Brady Bunch, and Diff'rent Strokes, as well as TV movie Rescue from Gilligan's Island.

He also worked on Wonder Woman and CHiPs, among many other series.

On the big screen, Martinson reunited with Rooney for his 1954 film, The Atomic Kid, while he was also known for directing 1966's Batman: The Movie, which starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader and Burt Ward as his superhero sidekick Robin.