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Cast in The Flash – Jesse L Martin

Cast in The Flash – Jesse L Martin

Jesse L Martin

jesse l martin as Joe Wesr

 

Jesse L Martin is an African American actor and singer coming from a Broadway background.   He excelled in school and got his break starting in small musicals, progressing onto bigger roles in TV shows like Law and Order.  He has also been in X-Files where he played the role of a baseball loving Alien!

In The Flash he plays the role of detective Joe West, father to Iris West and plays the father role to Barry Allen, as he takes care of him like his own son, after his mother is killed.

He plays a key role and is present (from what we remember) in almost every episode of Season 1 and 2 of The Flash.  A leader role in Team Flash although he himself has no powers the team respect him and make use of his connections and authority within the cities law and enforcement.  He plays an important part in holding the team down, giving insight and keeping calm when things are getting out of hand.  He is someone The Flash looks upto and relies on for support.  He manages to play a good father figure to Iris West and Wally west showing good acting when it comes to being assertive, angry and loving.

 

Broadway Stage Work:

 

Films Starring Jesse L Martin:

1995 & 1998 New York Undercover Mustafa (1995 episode: “All In The Family”) and Kaylen (1998 episode: “Going Native”)
1997 413 Hope St. Antonio Collins
1998–1999 Ally McBeal Dr. Greg Butters
1998 Restaurant Quincy
1999 The X-Files Josh Exley
Deep in My Heart Don Williams
1999–2008 Law & Order Detective Edward “Ed” Green
1999 & 2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Edward “Ed” Green
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Detective Edward “Ed” Green
2002 Burning House of Love Andre Anderson
2003 Season of Youth Roc Williams
2004 A Christmas Carol Ghost of Christmas Present/ Ticket Seller
2005 Rent Tom Collins
2007 The Cake Eaters Judd
2008 A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa A Postal Worker
2009 The Philanthropist Philip Maidstone
2009 Peter and Vandy Paul
2009 Buffalo Bushido Shawn
2011 Puncture Daryl King
2012 Joyful Noise Marcus Hill
2013 Smash Scott Nichols
2013 Long Live TOY As Himself
2014–present The Flash Detective Joe West

 

Check out the Season 2 Interview with Jesse L Martin:

More info:
http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/11/the-flash-family-drama-jesse-l-martin-victor-garber

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Jesse L Martin
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actor

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