D’Urville Martin was an American actor and director in both film and television. He appeared in numerous 1970s movies in the blaxploitation genre. He also appeared in two unaired pilots of what would become All in the Family as Lionel Jefferson. Born in New York City, Martin began his career in the mid-1960s and soon appeared in prominent films such as Black Like Me, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and Rosemary’s Baby. Martin also directed films in his career, including Dolemite, starring Rudy Ray Moore.
11 May 2022