D'Urville Martin biography

D'Urville Martin

Actor, Film director

1939 – 1984

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Who was D'Urville Martin?

D'Urville Martin was an American actor and director in both film and television. He appeared in numerous 1970s movies in the blaxploitation genre of films. He also appeared in two unaired pilots of what would become All in the Family as Lionel Jefferson, the role was later played by Mike Evans. Born in New York City, Martin began his career in the mid-1960s, soon becoming a prominent recurring figure in the genre. Martin acted in several movies of the time, including Black Like Me and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Among his partners was the famous blaxploitation actor Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, playing his partner Toby in the Black Charley pictures. Martin also directed films in his career, including Dolemite, starring Rudy Ray Moore.

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Born
Feb 11, 1939
New York City
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
May 28, 1984
Los Angeles
Resting place
Inglewood Park Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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