Where Are They Now? The Cast and Characters of “Martin”

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April 3, 2012 ‐ By

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I dare you to try and think of one, just one, episode of “Martin” that you could classify as your favorite. It’s hard, right? The Fox show was probably what brought folks home on Thursday nights, and is also one of the few TV sitcoms that many people actually own on DVD, even though it often appears on TV through syndication. It was just THAT funny. Maybe it was crazy Martin Lawrence and his many characters, the silly stories, or just how well the cast meshed together, but this show was THE bomb. Time to take a walk down memory lane, and also look to the present to see what our favorite cast members and characters from the iconic black comedy are up to now. And as always, be prepared to click (so don’t complain).

Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence did a lot of film and TV work before he landed his own show. He was on “What’s Happening Now,” in Do The Right Thing, and of course, House Party. But it wasn’t until he played insane Martin Payne that he blew up. We loved his penchant for throwing people out when they tried to play him, his hilarious dancing skills, and his back and forth banter with Pam.  He was everyone from Sheneneh Jenkins and old Otis, to Jerome and King Beef (“But first, I must dance!”). Of course, Martin had success during and after the show, appearing in the film, Bad Boys and A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, and then doing a lot of family friendly and crazy movies: Big Momma’s House, Rebound, and Death at a Funeral. It was recently announced that a possible Bad Boys 3 will be brought to theaters in the future. *Excited face*

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  • Philip Powell

    Ain’t no Prince Oochie gon be hitting my wife’s coochie!

  • K.R.

    We are going to you not. Hahaha, Pam voice. The best show ever.

    • Josie

      My favorite Martin episodes were : The Credit cards fraud, when they bought the house, when Gina had to work for and many more……………..

  • Dwilliams0291

    I cry laughing every time i see martin its so funny.. 

  • Dwilliams0291

    I cry laughing every time i see martin its so funny.. 

  • TDR25_Forever

    Like everyone in the mid-90’s, if it was Thursday at 8-9 O’Clock, you were watching Martin from somewhere, whether it was your home or someone else’s. His Dragonfly Jones episodes were funny as hell, and how he always got beat up by his fellow student/con-man KENJI! made it even funnier.

    • GLTMngt

      LOL @ the person that said, “rent-em spoons.”  These comments were hilarious.  My favorite characters were Bruh Man and Hustle Man.  I was on the floor when as Bruh Man was about to leave Martin looked at him and then yelled out, “Hole Up, Hole Up”  No you do NOT have on my robe!”  Also, when Martin and Gina got Stan and Myra as their new hang out partners, “Ain’t that right girlfriend?”

  • Sveltegirl

    Actually my favorite episode is when Martin, Gina, Tommy and Pam go to Chilligan’s Island and fight with the mongoose or rat, whatever it was.  I still crack up to this day.

  • So_What

    Awwww!  We all still watch Martin in the reruns.  All of the shows were funny, but the funniest was when Gina had to go and work at Shuh-nay-nay’s hair shop.  And she had to powerdrill Myra’s toenails down! 

    I just saw that the other day.  I had tears in my eyes —- everytime.  I wish that they would do a reunion show.

  • Jaljor11

    You forgot about Nipsey!!!  He was actually funny.  Remember when he was responsible for the food for Pam’s fake wedding.

  • Longleggs50

    I first saw Tisha Campbell-Martin on “HOUSE PARTY’.

  • IJS

    Best episode… David Allen Grier as Rev. Leon Lonnie Love singing “I got the feeling everything is gonna be alright” down the church aisle.   Pure comedy.  Even DAG couldn’t help laughing.

  • uniquefashionista

    One of the funniest shows on the air, ever! I can still sit and watch every episode today and laugh like I have never seen it before. What about Shanice, Cole Brown’s crazy girlfriend? She was hilarious. This is one show that I would love to see a reunion happen. I wish Martin and Tisha could squash their differences and make that happen. Glad to see that everyone is doing ok.
    RIP, Ms. Gheri! She was funny!

    • Geniadaydream

      Loved that show and still do I Believe they did squash their beef I remember a couple of years ago Tisha and Tichina presented Martin with an award on BET

  • Love Milkduds

    My favorite episode was when martin and gina were trying to figure out what tommy’s job and caught him stripping.  I nearly choked when they called him a bald-headed lie, lol.

  • emily

    one of my faves was when martin went on the radio and told a secret about pam and all hell breaks loose.  Another fave was when Tommy Davidson came on the show twice.  DID YOU MISS ME?  And that song he sings to a caller on the radio show, i still can’t get enough!  Love you Martin!

  • C485

    You say that Jon Gries was the “lone white character” on the show, but I didn’t expect him to be the lone person on this list without a “before” picture. You even did a screen shot of Tracy Morgan, a guest star. C’mon Madame Noire, put a before picture of Jon Gries up there!

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  • Antique

    TTommy worked at a chop shop!

  • Sammilu1224

    Ok y’all go waaay back in your memory museum on this one.. Cole aka Cockroach was on someone’s music video back in the day where he played a junkie.. what song/video/artist was it??

  • FromUR2UB

    That show had the funniest mix of characters on it, with Martin Lawrence playing half of them himself.
     
    I remember Garrett Morris as one of the original members of Saturday Night Live.  There weren’t a lot of sketches written for him in those days, though.  I thought he was his funniest as cheapskate Stan on ‘Martin’.

  • Thugstress326

    “COLE SIT YA $5 A** DOWN BEFORE I MAKE CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    • movie quote man

       rent’em  spoon!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Slward1971

    My favorite episode is when Martin goes to court and has a jury for a speeding ticket. That ridiculous episode has me screaming every time I see it.  Ri-dic-u-lous!!

    • Donna

      especially when he start singing “Do the pocket knife” I died laughing..LOL

  • eyeEEsha

    They were trying hella hard not to laugh during that scene at the DMV!! I’m crying!!

  • Stacy L

    I will NEVER get tired of this show!!! I can def quote damn near every line, lmaoo.. it’s hard to pick a fav episodes but one of my top 5’s is when Martin and Gina basically stalked Tommy to try and find out his “job”.. w/ the cat eye and that drunk woman!!! *dead and buried*

  • BM1

    “Martin” is one of the greatest sitcoms of all time!  Glad to see all the main cast members still doing well and prospering!

  • http://twitter.com/wizkidworld Jay

    I wasn’t even though of when this show started in 1992, but I kind of remember it from when I was little.  I love this show and Shenehneh Jenkins.  I always watch the re-runs on MTV

  • Lady G

    My favorite is when Martin, Tommy, and Cole went to their class reunion. “Pretty Ricky what they call him”. Who knew we were being introduced to Wendy Rachel in that episode. Gina showing up to the reunion looking busted and cursing out everyone. Classic!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Hall/100001466597987 Gary Hall

      Yeah, one of my faves too!

  • MannieCarlo_SS

    I really enjoyed this 

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  • miche

    what?!!…I still watch this show EVRY’ day!…I have always had a crush on “Cole” since his days on Cosby…he STILL looks good…yall see him on The Game?..umph….this was, is and always will be hands down my favorite show…I feel a little sad tho when I watch the episode with Martin fighting Tommy the hitman Hearns because it was my mother’s favorite episode…she would call me and we would watch it together on the phone…she’s gone now, but I sometimes feel the urge to call her when it comes on. I find myself laughing and crying at the same time… I love Martin!

    • MissDiva05

      I’m sure your mother had a wonderful personality then. That was THE most hilarious episode ever…. I cry laughing whenever Martin comes out with his head all swollen and lumpy…. LOL. And Gina blew him the kiss. LMAO just thinking about it.

    • Shoeluvah81

      Awwww, I started crying when I read your comment. This is my favorite show too! I own the dvd’s. I watch EVERYDAY along with my 5yr old neice. God bless you. When I watch tonight I know I will think about you and your momma.

    • David

      Its gone be alright u beta go girl keep yah head up

  • Lindsay_natasha

    I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ok ooooooooooooove MARTIN show. Just watched it last night. I have my kids loving it also. They should have gotten an award for that show.

  • Bylaw99

    My favorite martin episode was when White man bob from sales crashed Ginas batchlorette party….”Eh yo martin you need to get down here Ginas tearing the pants off some stripper….I’ld like to order 2 large pizzas and charge it to the room..I dont know buddy which ever room I’m calling from. LMAO

  • LGadson

    I have two episodes that I love. Any episode with Sheneneh Jenkins in it, and when Dragon Fly Jones used to get his butt kicked EVERY TIME by the same dude!! LOL Miss that show…

  • christielove

    I loved that show”Martin”, Shenehneh Jenkins was one of my favorite characters. The Halloween episode was so funny,Tommy pretended to have caught the evil spirit and was flickering his tongue as all hell broke loose. The wedding episode was so touching and beautiful. My kids now love “Martin” too.

  • Miss_Understood

    This is my hands-down favorite show! I am a super fan and own all seasons (although I can’t watch the last season because it makes me sad lbvs)…I still question Tisha’s reasoning for leaving-it ruined the show, was the last successful acting job most of them had and was just odd that after all those years he suddenly began sexually harrassing her around the same time that she got married in real life…hmmmm…

    • David

      I thought dey had an affair but she stoped wanting him

  • Hollywood 256

    I LOVED Martin!!! Fave ep was when Bruh man “borrowed” his cd player and Martin made everybody dress in black and he had that fake dog, walking it around barking at people! I die laughing every single time! Mart-IN is the best!

  • Smiff-N-Wesson

    OK #dontjudgeme, but I just realized (like 2 weeks ago) that Cole is Cockroach from the Cosby Show. Hands down, Martin was one of the best shows…EVER!

  • @msredbonebrite

    My fav episode of Martin always has and always will be when he proposed to Gina! I still cry my eyes out when Brian McKnight came out the bushes and sang “Never Felt This Way”! The way he had all their friends in on the plan was LOVE!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RosarioRed Rosario Stefania Scarsci

    Omg. Bentley Kyle Evans. Lol I remember him as the gay guy that always wanted Martin. Lmao. That show was too much.

  • IllyPhilly

    Get to steppin’! LMAO!!

  • Butta_flyme

    My favorite show hands down. did not know Ms. jeri died.. That was my girl.. Myra was on David E Talbot’s play “What goes around comes around”

  • K.C

    Tommy was a lawyer, he had his own firm, with his last name in it and it was stated that he was a possibly a lawyer when he decided to defend himself against Sheneneh when she tried to sue him. Really loved Martin, wish TV was like this today. *sigh*

    • http://www.facebook.com/RosarioRed Rosario Stefania Scarsci

       Wait…Tommy on the show? Or Tommy Ford in real life? That’s so crazy cause I never remembered them ever revealing what he did for a living.

    • Miss_Understood

      Tommy said he “went to law school for a year” so he wasn’t a lawyer.

      I think he was a teacher because in season one, he was working at an elementary school, remember when Martin dressed up as Santa and kept gettin into it with “Water Head” lol

      • Shoeluvah81

        No, he worked with children at a Community Center in the 1st season. lol… How cute is it that we are all talking about “Tommy” like he was not a character. That just shows you how brilliant Martin Lawrence is and how we all were apart of that show. Shout out to Martin, You Go, Boy! Love you!

  • Love_Sexy

    Martin is the BOMB and watching him now as I read this article…Love that man!

  • Divan1986

    Where’s Myra?

    • Ladychicap

      Myra (Bebe Drake Massey) is still working. She was the landlord in “Friday After Next” and has done voice over work on “The Boondocks” (Funniest appearances: Smoking with Cigarettes and The Hateocracy).