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Jesse L. Martin


Jesse was born in Virginia's Blue Ridge mountain range. His mother, Virginia Price, was a college career counselor. His father, Jesse Reed Watkins, was a truck driver. His parents divorced when he was very young. His mother then moved his family to Buffalo, New York. He and his four brothers took the surname of his mother's second husband. His ... See full bio »

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 2014 The Flash (TV Series) (filming)
Detective Joe West
- Flash vs. Arrow (2014) ... Detective Joe West
- Power Outage (2014) ... Detective Joe West
- The Flash Is Born (2014) ... Detective Joe West
- Plastique (2014) ... Detective Joe West
- Going Rogue (2014) ... Detective Joe West
 2013 Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives (TV Movie)
Greg Cooke
 2011 Hallelujah (TV Movie)
Jared O'Neal
 2011 Puncture
Daryl King
 2010 F--K (Short)
Jesse
 2009 Buffalo Bushido
Shawn
 2009 The Philanthropist (TV Series)
Philip Maidstone
- Haiti (2009) ... Philip Maidstone
- Kashmir (2009) ... Philip Maidstone
- San Diego (2009) ... Philip Maidstone
- Kosovo (2009) ... Philip Maidstone
- Nigeria Part II (2009) ... Philip Maidstone
 2009 Peter and Vandy
Paul
 2008 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (2008) ... Narrator (voice)
 2007 The C.O.R.P.S (Short)
Stack Collins
 2007 The Cake Eaters
Judd
 2005 Rent
Tom Collins
 2003 Season of Youth
Roc Williams
 2002 Burning House of Love (Short)
Andre Anderson
 1999 The X-Files (TV Series)
Josh Exley
- The Unnatural (1999) ... Josh Exley
 1999 Deep in My Heart (TV Movie)
Don Williams
 1995-1998 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Kaylen Foster / Mustafa Hawkins
- All in the Family (1995) ... Mustafa Hawkins
 1998 Restaurant
Quincy
 1997-1998 413 Hope St. (TV Series)
Antonio Collins
- Falling (1998) ... Antonio Collins
- Thanksgiving (1997) ... Antonio Collins
- Lost Boys and Gothic Girls (1997) ... Antonio Collins
- Quentin Goes Home (1997) ... Antonio Collins
- Hate Crimes (1997) ... Antonio Collins
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Quincy (1995)
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Other Works:

He acted in Jonathan Larson's musical, "Rent," at the Nederlander Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Anthony Rappy, Fredi Walker, and Idina Menzel in the cast. Michael Greif was director. See more »

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2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
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I honestly believe there are good things happening in this world, and I'll spend most of my time trying to find them and bring them to light. See more »

Trivia:

In Law & Order (1990), he works with Jerry Orbach, who played "Billy Flynn" in the original cast of "Chicago". In "Rent", (play and film) he works with Taye Diggs, who played the band leader in the 2002 film, and briefly played "Flynn" himself in late 2002 during the Broadway revival. See more »

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First Look At Jesse As Marvin Gaye!!!! Sweet_Thang411
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