Duane Martin

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This article is about the actor. For the soldier, see Duane W. Martin.
Duane Martin
Born (1970-08-11) August 11, 1970 (age 46)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Education Wright State University
Occupation Actor / Comedian
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Tisha Campbell (m. 1996) (2 children)

Duane Martin (born August 11, 1970) is an American film and television actor, comedian and real estate agent. [1]


Martin was born in Dayton, Ohio, and is a graduate of Wright State University. Martin played NCAA Division III basketball at Dayton flyers and was signed as an un-drafted free agent to a non-guaranteed contract in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1989.[2] However, he was soon cut and never actually played in the NBA.[3] This led to him pursuing an acting career. Martin first made his TV appearance in the 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". After he left the cast shortly after Out All Night ended its run. 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 CW TV series All of Us. He guest starred on his wife's sitcom Rita Rocks (2009) as Chuck; 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 (2005), Martin plays a lead role as law student Derrick who falls in love with a celebrity. He portrays himself in the BET comedy Real Husbands of Hollywood.[4] 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 and Ezekiel Czar Martin. In 2016, the couple filed for bankruptcy listing $15 million in debts while claiming only $313,000 in assets. The debts included payments on a leased 2016 Range Rover, a 2016 Jeep Wrangler and a 2014 Range Rover. [5]


Year Film Role Other notes
1992 White Men Can't Jump Willie Lewis
1994 Above the Rim Kyle Lee Watson
The Inkwell Jr. Phillips
1996 Down Periscope Planesman 1st Class Jefferson 'R.J.' Jackson
1997 Fakin' da Funk Brandon
Scream 2 Joel
1998 Woo Frankie
The Faculty Officer #1
1999 Any Given Sunday Willie's Agent and
2003 Deliver Us from Eva Michael 'Mike'
What Boys Like Phil
Ride or Die Conrad 'Rad' McRae Direct-to-Video Release
2005 The Seat Filler Derrick
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Moe's World Steve TV-Movie
1991 Against the Law 1 episode
1992 Roc Kenny 1 episode
CBS Schoolbreak Special Jordan 1 episode
1992–1998 Out All Night Vidal Thomas 130 episodes
1993, 1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Duane 2 episodes
1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child The Prince 1 episode
voice role
1997 Living Single Ty Richardson 1 episode
'Between Brothers Mason 1 episode
1998 'Mr. Headmistress Jim TV-Movie
Getting Personal Milo Doucette 17 episodes
1999 Sugar Hill 1 episode
Mutiny B.J. Teach TV-Movie
2000 Girlfriends Joan's love interest 1 episode
2001 Blind Men TV-Movie
One on One Elliott 1 episode
2002 I Got You TV-Movie
Yes, Dear Alan 1 episode
2003 Abby 1 episode
2003–2007 All of Us Robert James 88 episodes
2006 Ghost Whisperer Ashton Belluso 1 episode
2009 Rita Rocks Chuck DeShannon 5 episodes
2011 The Paul Reiser Show Fernando 7 episodes
2013–Present Real Husbands of Hollywood Himself 11 episodes


New Edition movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

BET Comedy Awards

  • 2004: Nominated, "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Box Office Movie" - Deliver Us From Eva
  • 2005: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" - All of Us

Daytime Emmy Award

  • 1993: Nominated, "Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special" - CBS Schoolbreak Special

NAACP Image Award

  • 2007: Nominated, "Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series" - All of Us


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