Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16, 1965) is a German-born American actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and comedian. He is known for the TV sitcom Martin and films such as Bad Boys, Nothing To Lose, Big Momma's House, and Blue Streak. He also voiced Boog, in the Sony animated film, Open Season.

For Disney, he played the role of Police Chief James Porter in the 2008 Disney film, College Road Trip.


  • He was was named after Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and U.S. President John F. Kennedy.