Christopher Play Martin was born on the 10th July 1962 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, USA, and is probably best recognized for being a hip hop artist, who was a member of the duo Kid ‘n’ Play, alongside Christopher Reid, and has released three studio albums. He is also known as an actor, starring in such TV and film titles as the “House Party” film series, “Class Act” (1992), and “Rising To The Top” (1999). Cristopher has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1986.
Have you ever wondered how rich Christopher Play Martin is? It has been estimated from authoritative sources that the total size of Martin’s net worth is as high as $300,000, as of late 2016. The main source of this amount of money represents his involvement in the entertainment industry as a musician and actor. Another source is coming from his career as a teacher.
Christopher Play Martin Net Worth $300,000
Christopher Play Martin grew up in New York City, where he matriculated from the High School of Art and Design, after which he enrolled at Lehman College in the Bronx.
His career began in the mid- 1980s, when he was an MC for the group Quicksilver and the Super Lovers; while being a part of the group he met and befriended Christopher “Kid” Reid, who performed under the name Kid Coolout in the group The Turnout Brothers. After a while, other group members beside Martin and Reid moved on, while the two formed the hip hop duo Kid`n Play.
With Reid, Christopher worked on three studio albums; their debut album, entitled “2 Hype”, came out in 1988, and achieved gold status while reaching No. 96 on the Billboard 200, and No. 9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Two years later, their second album was released, under the title “Kid ‘n Play’s Funhouse”, and again achieved gold status, which only increased Martin`s net worth. Also, the album reached No. 58 on the Billboard 200 chart, and No. 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
Before disbanding, duo released one more album “Face the Nation” in 1991, which spawned the hit “Ain`t Gonna Hurt Nobody”, which topped the Hot Rap Singles.
Thanks to his successful career as a musician, Christopher launched an acting career, debuting in the film “House Party”, as Peter “Play” Martin, and repeating his role in the sequels “House Party 2” (1991), and “House Party 3” (1994). In 1992, he appeared in the film “Class Act”, and in 1999 featured in “Rising to the Top”. His most recent credit includes an appearance in the film “Funny Business” in 2014, which has also contributed to his net worth.
Christopher also worked as the hip hop teacher at North Carolina Central University, but was made redundant from the facility due to budget cuts in 2009. Currently he works as a professional-in-residence with the Institute for Hip Hop and Music Industry Studies at Florida A & M University
When it comes to his personal life, Christopher Play Martin was married to actress Shari Headley (1993-1995), with whom he has a child. He also has a child with Janae Yvonne Jackson. His current residence is in Durham, North Carolina. In his spare time, he collaborates with the organization Campaign for Change.
|Full Name||Christopher Martin|
|Net Worth||$300 Thousand|
|Date Of Birth||July 10, 1962|
|Died||November 25, 2015, London, United Kingdom|
|Place Of Birth||Jamaica, Queens, New York City|
|Education||St. Jago High School|
|Spouse||Shari Headley (m. 1993–1995)|
|Children||Skyler Martin, Vannessa Martin-Jackson|
|Parents||Anthony Martin, Alison Martin, Hymn for the Weekend, The Scientist, Paradise|
|Siblings||Nicola Martin, Richard Martin, Alex Martin, Hymn for the Weekend, The Scientist, Paradise|
|Awards||Grammy Award for Song of the Year, NME Award for Hottest Man, Hymn for the Weekend, The Scientist, Paradise|
|Music Groups||Kid ‘n Play|
|Nominations||Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, NME Award for Hero of the Year, NME Award for Worst Dressed, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track, Hymn for the Weekend, The Scientist, Paradise|
|Movies||Welcome to Durham, USA, House Party 3, Class Act, House Party 2, House Party, The Toughest Girl in the World, Rising to the Top, Welcome to Durham, USA, House Party 3, Class Act, House Party 2, House Party, The Toughest Girl in the World, Rising to the Top|
|TV Shows||Kid ‘n Play, Food Jammers|