STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,247 this week

Martin Luther King (1929–1968)


Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father, Martin Luther King Sr., was a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. His mother was a schoolteacher. For Martin the civil rights movement began one summer in 1935 when he was six years old. Two of his friends did not show up to play ball with him and ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 39) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7 people
created 03 Feb 2012
 
a list of 408 people
created 06 Jul 2012
 
a list of 32 people
created 29 Oct 2012
 
a list of 44 people
created 28 Dec 2013
 
a list of 34 people
created 11 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Martin Luther King's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
 2007 Freedom Writers (as Martin Luther King, Jr., "A Dream")
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (245 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Why We Can't Wait", 1964. See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Biographical Movies | 21 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | 20 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | Martin Luther King Jr. | Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr. | Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. | Dr Martin Luther King | Dr. Martin Luther King | Rev. Martin Luther King

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live. See more »

Trivia:

He stated that he would not live to be 40. He died aged 39. See more »

Nickname:

M.L.K.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How can you defend womanizing while fighting for racial equality? vavoom74
Finding The Perfect Actor: chpenichet-1
Birthday!!! Barbossas_Apples
King was great! DonSDavis
PBS documentary with church group... nsavage3-1
His wife's love life after his death soluvli04
Discuss Martin Luther King on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page