Duane Martin

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Duane Martin

Duane Martin at the Los Angeles Lakers Victory Celebration at the Trousdale in West Hollywood, California on Monday, June 21, 2010.
Born(1965-08-11) August 11, 1965 (age 47)
Harlem, New York, US
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Tisha Campbell-Martin (1996–present)
 
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Duane Martin

Duane Martin at the Los Angeles Lakers Victory Celebration at the Trousdale in West Hollywood, California on Monday, June 21, 2010.
Born(1965-08-11) August 11, 1965 (age 47)
Harlem, New York, US
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Tisha Campbell-Martin (1996–present)

Duane Martin (born August 11, 1965) is an American film and television actor.

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Personal life

Martin was born in Harlem, New York, and is a graduate of New York University. He played on the university's basketball team. He is married to former Martin and My Wife and Kids star Tisha Campbell-Martin. The couple wed on August 17, 1996. Together they have two sons: Xen Martin, born on August 8, 2001, and Ezekiel, born September 8, 2009.

Career

Martin had a short stint as a point guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the New York Knicks. He was signed to a 1 year contract, but he was released after 3 months[1] due to injury.[2] He is the owner of Impact Sports, a company that represents professional athletes.[2]

A native of New York and NYU graduate. Duane was drafted by the New York Knicks before pursuing an acting career.

His love for sports was the motivation for him to launch his own sports agency, "Impact Sports." Duane started "Impact Sports," with 2 clients holding $1 million in contracts, the company has since expanded and now represents 50 clients and holds $1 billion in contracts.

Over the years, "Impact Sports," has become one of the premiere sports agencies in the industry and handles some of the most sought after players in the NFL, NHL, and MLB.

After acquiring an extensive real estate holdings portfolio (valued in the millions), Duane recently launched a real estate company which will revitalize homes in the inner city by giving underprivileged families the rare opportunity to become home owners.

Martin first made his TV appearance in the short-lived NBC comedy series Out All Night, which also starred Patti LaBelle, Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut. He appeared in the Boyz II Men music video "I'll Make Love to You". He was a cast member with Vivica A. Fox and Jon Cryer in the short-lived Fox sitcom Getting Personal. He portrayed TV reporter Robert James on the The CW TV series All of Us, Chuck on Rita Rocks (2009), and Fernando on The Paul Reiser Show (2011).

Notable feature film roles include Willie in White Men Can't Jump (1992), Jr. Philips in The Inkwell (1994), and Kyle Lee Watson in Above the Rim (1994). In the romantic comedy The Seat Filler (2004), Martin plays a lead role as law student Derrick who falls in love with a celebrity.

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleOther notes
1992White Men Can't JumpWillie Lewis
1994Above the RimKyle Lee Watson
The InkwellJr. Phillips
1996Down PeriscopePlanesman 1st Class Jefferson 'R.J.' Jackson
1997Fakin' da FunkBrandon
Scream 2Joel
1998WooFrankie
The FacultyOfficer #1
1999Any Given SundayWillie's Agent
2003Deliver Us from EvaMichael 'Mike'
What Boys LikePhil
Ride or DieConrad 'Rad' McRaeDirect-to-Video Release
2004The Seat FillerDerrick
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1990Moe's WorldSteveTV-Movie
1991Against the Law1 episode
1992RocKenny1 episode
CBS Schoolbreak SpecialJordan1 episode
1992–1993Out All NightVidal Thomas20 episodes
1993, 1995The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirDuane2 episodes
1995Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildThe Prince1 episode
voice role
1997Living SingleTy Richardson1 episode
'Between BrothersMason1 episode
1998'Mr. HeadmistressJimTV-Movie
Getting PersonalMilo Doucette17 episodes
1999Sugar Hill1 episode
MutinyB.J. TeachTV-Movie
2000GirlfriendsJoan's love interest1 episode
2001Blind MenTV-Movie
One on OneElliott1 episode
2002I Got YouTV-Movie
Yes, DearAlan1 episode
2003Abby1 episode
2003–2007All of UsRobert James88 episodes
2006Ghost WhispererAshton Belluso1 episode
2009Rita RocksChuck DeShannon5 episodes
2011The Paul Reiser ShowFernando7 episodes

Awards and nominations

BET Comedy Awards

Daytime Emmy Award

NAACP Image Award

References

  1. ^ Hotwire News
  2. ^ a b Duane Martin, BuddyTV.com, 10 January 2007.

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