About Duane Martin
Duane Martin net worth is currently estimated at $18 million dollars. He has proved to be a talented and skilled basketball player while still studying at the New York University. Following his last year at NYU, Duane was signed as an un-drafted free agent to a non-guaranteed contract with New York Kinks in the National Basketball Association… Right now you must be thinking that the source of Duane Martin net worth is his career in sports, but I’m just messing with you. The millionaire we are talking about has never played with Knicks or any other team on NBA. As I have already mentioned, the contract was non-guaranteed (honestly, I have no idea why is it still called a contract then) and soon Duane was cut. Without doubt, at first he was disappointed. After all, he was so close to entering NBA – fulfilling the dream of nearly every American teenager boy, and this opportunity just slipped through his fingers.
But as they say, „whenever God closes a door, he opens a window“. As Duane did not get the offer to sign a binding contract with Knicks, he had plenty of time to pursue career in acting. And as we already know, eventually this career has boosted Duane Martin net worth to millions of dollars. So I guess in the end everything worked out for the best. But let‘s not jump to the conclusions and take a look at the beginnings of his professional career in front of the cameras.
Duane made his acting debut in 1992, appearing as Willie Lewis in White Man Can‘t Jump. The sports buddy comedy grossed almost $91 million and received positive critical reviews. Although most of the credits went to the leading actors, Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes (and especially for the later one), it gave some spotlight to Duane too. Following this debut the actor has appeared on other movies, such as The Inkwell, Down Periscope, Fakin’ da Funk, Any Given Sunday and Deliver Us from Eva. For the performance in the last of these films Martin was nominated for BET Comedy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Box Office Movie”.
While filming for movies, Duane has also managed to build a successful career on television. His first regular role was on television series Out All Night, which aired from 1992 to 1993. Than in 1998 the actor was cast to portray Milo Doucette on the show Getting Personal. But the most significant role on television he has ever had was that of Robert James on All of Us. Not only the work on this television series has boosted Duane Martin net worth, it has also garnered him a nomination for BET Comedy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”.