Duane Martin stars in Paul Reiser's new NBC comedy "The Paul Reiser Show" as Fernando, Paul's charismatic friend who is a successful entrepreneur and restaurateur.
New York native Martin has had a successful career as an actor, writer and producer in Hollywood. He wrote, produced and starred in "The Seat Filler" with Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child, and "Ride or Die" opposite Vivica A. Fox. "The Seat Filler" was chosen to close the eighth annual Urbanworld Film Festival in August 2004. He also starred opposite LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union in "Deliver Us From Eva" for USA Films/Focus Films.
Martin's upcoming producing credits include the comedy "Mother's Day" with Will Smith's company, Overbrook Entertainment, and the golf comedy "Inglewoods," in which he will star opposite Jamie Foxx.
Martin's other film credits include "The Groomsmen," "Any Given Sunday," "Scream 2," "Down Periscope," "White Men Can't Jump," "Woo," "The Faculty" and "Above the Rim."
For four seasons, Martin starred on the hit comedy series "All of Us" as Robert James. The show, which was produced by and loosely based on the lives of Martin's longtime friends, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, received rave reviews for its innovative and comical look at the ever-typical version of today's modern family. He was nominated for the 38th NAACP Image Awards for "Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series" in recognition of his work on the series. Martin's other television credits include guest star appearances in "Rita Rocks," "Abby," "Yes Dear," "One on One," "Girlfriends," "Between Brothers," "Living Single" and "Fresh Prince of Bel Air." He produced and starred in the acclaimed series "Getting Personal" and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his role in the telefilm "Different Worlds: An Interracial Love Story." Martin also starred opposite Patti LaBelle in "Out All Night" and hosted 20 episodes of NBC's late night talk show "Later."
Martin lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Tisha Campbell-Martin, who also guest stars on "The Paul Reiser Show," and their two sons.