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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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 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 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:

In 1994, originated the role of Tom Collins, the AIDS-infected professor and companion of Angel, a drag queen, in Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize- winning musical "Rent" on Broadway and in London, England, UK See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
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Personal Quote:

I want to be remembered as a great actor - and a shining example of humanity. See more »

Trivia:

Currently preparing two one-man shows: "Fiend" and an untitled piece based on the life of Marvin Gaye. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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