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Jesse L. Martin

Jesse Martin was born Jesse Lamont Watkins 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 ... See full bio »

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  Silent Rhythm (pre-production)
Reverend James
 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)
 2009 Buffalo Bushido
 2009 Peter and Vandy
 2008 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (2008) ... Narrator (voice)
 2007 The C.O.R.P.S (Short)
Stack Collins
 2007 The Cake Eaters
 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
 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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He acted in Jonathan Larson's musical, "Rent," at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England with Krysten Cummings, Jacqui Dubois, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Bonny Lockhart, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, and Jessica Tezzier 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 »


6' 2¾" (1.9 m)

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Personal Quote:

From Men's Health: Go back to what's good, what's certain, what's always there. You woke up today. Just start walking. Whatever it is, it'll pass. Time doesn't go backward. That's the one real blessing. It happened; it does you no good to worry. Keep it movin'. See more »


Along with Jerry Orbach, Fred Dalton Thompson, Carolyn McCormick and Leslie Hendrix, he is one of only five actors to play the same character (Detective Ed Green) on all four New York City-based "Law & Order" series: Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005). See more »

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