Jesse L. Martin


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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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Known For

Rent Tom Collins
(2005)
Law & Order Detective Ed Green / Detective Edward 'Ed' Green
(1999-2008)
(2016)
The Flash Joe West / Digsy Foss / Joseph West
(2014-2022)

Filmography

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  Sexual Healing (announced)
Marvin Gaye
  Silent Rhythm (pre-production)
Reverend James
  Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives (TV Movie)
Greg Cooke
  The Irrational (TV Series) (announced)
Alec Baker
- Episode #1.1 ... Alec Baker
 2014-2022 The Flash (TV Series)
Joe West / Digsy Foss / Joseph West
- Negative, Part Two (2022) ... Joe West
- Negative, Part One (2022) ... Joe West
- The Man in the Yellow Tie (2022) ... Joe West (credit only)
- Keep It Dark (2022) ... Joe West
 2019 Rent: Live (TV Movie)
The Original Broadway Cast of RENT
 2017 Supergirl (TV Series)
Joe West
- Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1 (2017) ... Joe West
 2016-2017 Sofia the First (TV Series)
Kai
- The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye (2017) ... Kai (voice)
- The Bamboo Kite (2016) ... Kai (voice)
 2013 Smash (TV Series)
Scott Nichols
- The Phenomenon (2013) ... Scott Nichols
- The Producers (2013) ... Scott Nichols
- Opening Night (2013) ... Scott Nichols
- The Dress Rehearsal (2013) ... Scott Nichols
- The Surprise Party (2013) ... Scott Nichols
 2012 Joyful Noise
Marcus Hill
 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 A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (TV Movie)
Postal Worker
 2008 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (2008) ... Narrator (voice)
 1999-2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Detective Ed Green / Detective Edward 'Ed' Green
- Burn Card (2008) ... Detective Ed Green
- Angelgrove (2008) ... Detective Ed Green
- Submission (2008) ... Detective Ed Green
- Betrayal (2008) ... Detective Ed Green
- Tango (2008) ... Detective Ed Green
 2007 The C.O.R.P.S (Short)
Stack Collins
 2007 The Cake Eaters
Judd
 2007 Andy Barker, P.I. (TV Series)
Detective Ed Green
- The Big No Sleep (2007) ... Detective Ed Green
 2005 Rent
Tom Collins
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Detective Ed Green
- Skeleton (2005) ... Detective Ed Green
 2004 A Christmas Carol: The Musical (TV Movie)
Ghost of Christmas Present / Ticket Seller
 2004 Law & Order: Justice Is Served (Video Game)
Detective Ed Green (voice)
 2003 Season of Youth
Roc Williams
 2002 Burning House of Love (Short)
Andre Anderson
 2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Detective Ed Green
- Poison (2001) ... Detective Ed Green
 1999-2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Detective Ed Green
- Entitled (2000) ... Detective Ed Green
- ...Or Just Look Like One (1999) ... Detective Ed Green
 1998-1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Dr. Greg Butters
- The Green Monster (1999) ... Dr. Greg Butters
- Only the Lonely (1999) ... Dr. Greg Butters
- Civil War (1999) ... Dr. Greg Butters
- Sex, Lies and Politics (1999) ... Dr. Greg Butters
- Sideshow (1999) ... Dr. Greg Butters
 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
- Going Native (1998) ... Kaylen Foster
- 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
 1995 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Quincy
- Episode #1.6843 (1995) ... Quincy
 1992 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Keith
- Episode #1.11482 (1992) ... Keith
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Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Parents:

Watkins, Jesse Reed | Price, Virginia
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Did You Know?

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 »

Trivia:

Worked at the Moondance Diner in New York City with Jonathan Larson. See more »

Trademark:

Deep rolling voice

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