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Born: January 1, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: comedian, actor

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Often appearing in basketball films, Duane Martin was once a player himself. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he played briefly for the New York Knicks before a career in showbiz beckoned. Martin showed off his skills in a minor role in the 1992 b-ball drama "White Men Can't Jump" before landing the lead in the Harlem-set "Above the Rim." Martin developed an affinity for comedy afterwards; he soon appeared twice on the Will Smith sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and played an NBA hopeful in the Kelsey Grammer submarine spoof, "Down Periscope." Martin further perfected his comedic timing as a timid cameraman in the sequel to Wes Craven's horror satire "Scream" and played Frankie in the romantic comedy "Woo." He rounded out the decade playing an athletic agent in Oliver Stone's football flick, "Any Given Sunday," mirroring his real-life status as owner of the management firm Impact Sports. The year 2003 proved important for Martin; he starred in "All of Us," a family sitcom inspired and produced by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. The show ran for four years between 2003 and 2007. In 1996, Martin married actress and singer Tisha Campbell-Martin, who later appeared as his sister on the series. ...

Often appearing in basketball films, Duane Martin was once a player himself. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he played briefly for the New York Knicks before a career in showbiz beckoned. Martin showed off his skills in a minor role in the 1992 b-ball drama "White Men Can't Jump" before landing the lead in the Harlem-set "Above the Rim." Martin developed an affinity for comedy afterwards; he soon appeared twice on the Will Smith sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and played an NBA hopeful in the Kelsey Grammer submarine spoof, "Down Periscope." Martin further perfected his comedic timing as a timid cameraman in the sequel to Wes Craven's horror satire "Scream" and played Frankie in the romantic comedy "Woo." He rounded out the decade playing an athletic agent in Oliver Stone's football flick, "Any Given Sunday," mirroring his real-life status as owner of the management firm Impact Sports. The year 2003 proved important for Martin; he starred in "All of Us," a family sitcom inspired and produced by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. The show ran for four years between 2003 and 2007. In 1996, Martin married actress and singer Tisha Campbell-Martin, who later appeared as his sister on the series.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 What Boys Like (2004) Phil
2.
 Deliver Us from Eva (2003) Mike
3.
 Mutiny (1999) B J Teach
4.
 Any Given Sunday (1999) Willie'S Agent
5.
 Mr. Headmistress (1998) Jim
6.
 Faculty, The (1998) Officer No 1
7.
 Woo (1998) Frankie
8.
 Fakin' Da Funk (1997) Brandon
9.
 Scream 2 (1997) Joel--Gale'S Cameraman
10.
 Down Periscope (1996) Jackson
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wife:
Tisha Campbell-Martin. Married.
wife:
Tisha Campbell-Martin. Actor, singer.

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son:
Xen Martin. Architect.
son:
Xen Martin. Born on August 8, 2001.

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