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United States Virgin Island celebrities

On the left is Timothy Thomas Rock City also known as Uptown AP while on the right is actor Duane Martin.

Rock City, also known as R. City and lead by AkonPlanet VI, is an American musical duo formed in 2003, from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The duo, composed of brothers Theron and Timothy Thomas, who use the stage names, A.I. and Uptown AP respectively, are also a songwriting and record production team. The Thomas brothers also write and produce for other artists, including Sean Kingston (“Take You There”), Miley Cyrus (“We Can’t Stop”), Nicki Minaj (“Only”) and Rihanna (“Pour It Up”). They have a song called “Locked Away” also called “Love Me The Same” featuring Adam Levine. The song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100.

Duane Martin sometimes called Dwayne Martin or Dwain Martin was born in Brooklyn, New York,USA on 11 August 1965. He is a graduate of New York University. He is 5′ 10″ in height and played NCAA Division III basketball at NYU and was signed as an un-drafted free agent to a non-guaranteed contract in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the New York Knicks in 1989. However, Duane Martin was soon cut and never actually played in the NBA. This led to him pursuing an acting career. He first made his TV appearance in the short-lived NBC comedy series Out All Night, which also starred Patti LaBelle, Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut. He appeared in the Boyz II Men music video “I’ll Make Love to You”. He was a cast member with Vivica A. Fox and Jon Cryer in the short-lived Fox sitcom Getting Personal. Duane Martin portrayed TV reporter Robert James on The CW TV series All of Us. He guest starred on his wife’s sitcom Rita Rocks (2009) as Chuck; and Fernando on The Paul Reiser Show (2011). Notable feature film roles include Willie in White Men Can’t Jump (1992), Jr. Philips in The Inkwell (1994), and Kyle Lee Watson in Above the Rim (1994). In the romantic comedy The Seat Filler (2004), Duane Martin plays a lead role as law student Derrick who falls in love with a celebrity. He portrays himself in the BET comedy Real Husbands of Hollywood. He is married to former Martin and My Wife and Kids star Tisha Campbell-Martin. The couple wed on August 17, 1996. Together they have two sons: Xen and Ezekiel Czar Martin.

Actor Duane Martin look like Timothy Thomas aka Uptown AP of R. City. They have a similar facial structure, complexion, body type and voice.