Duane Martin is an American actor of film and TV, as well a business man who deals with real estate. With success in his business, he has also established himself as a veteran actor playing roles of different types in a list of movies as well as TV series. He has been known for playing some significant roles like that of Jr. Phillips in the movie The Inkwell (1994), or as Conrad 'Rad' McRae in the thriller Ride or Die (2003). His professional acting career began in 1990, with a small role as Steve in Moe’s World (1990), followed by another small appearance in Against the Law (1991). Then in 1992, after playing in CBS’s Schoolbreak Special, he was offered a first film role in White Men Can't Jump (1992). From 1992 to 1993, he was casted in Out All Night, a TV show in which he played for 20 episodes.
Duane was born on the 11th of August 1965, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was born as the younger son of a basketball coach father and his mother was a dance teacher who had a short career in Broadway. Growing up with his brother, they had a fairly decent childhood and would often run for long hours playing basketball. He studied in a local public school and was listed in their basketball team, where as acting was something that always fascinated him. He had appeared in a couple of stage plays at his school, as well as played school level basketball tournaments too. Upon graduation, he went on to study at New York University, with a scholarship degree through sports. Born and raised as an American by nationality, he belongs to black community and is a Christian by religion.
During his time at NYU, he played basketball in the NCAA Division III, winning a couple of trophies for his team. Impressed by his performance, he was signed by the NBA team New York Knicks in 1989, as a free transfer agent but with an unguaranteed contract. As he didn’t have a good agent nor a strong contract, he never really got a chance to play at the National Basketball Association (NBA). So he quit the team and decided to go after acting, and landed a small role in Moe's World (1990). Some of his most notable roles have come in movies and TV shows like: CBS Schoolbreak Special (1992), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1993/ 95), 'Between Brothers (1997), Deliver Us from Eva (2000), Blind Men (2001), All of Us (2003/ 07) and in The Paul Reiser Show (2011). Since 2013, he has been playing in the reality TV show Real Husbands of Hollywood and has already completed 11 episodes, successfully.
Being a celebrity, he has made a lot of fans and followers; not just inside his country but from other places too. He has always had the media behind his tail, and his personal life has been a matter of interest to many people. However, there doesn’t seem to be much to talk about his private life; especially his relationships or affairs. Already married to his wife Tisha Campbell-Martin in 1992, he hasn’t been linked or rumored in any other affairs and has had a successful marriage for 23 years. The couple have got two kids together; Xen Martin (born 2001) and Ezekiel Czar Martin (born 2010).
|Birth Date:||11 Aug, 1965|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Education:||Wright State University
New York University
|Spouse:||Tisha Campbell-Martin [M. 1996]|
|Net Worth 2021:||500 thousand|