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.


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Films Starring Jesse L Martin:

1995 & 1998New York UndercoverMustafa (1995 episode: “All In The Family”) and Kaylen (1998 episode: “Going Native”)
1997413 Hope St.Antonio Collins
1998–1999Ally McBealDr. Greg Butters
1999The X-FilesJosh Exley
Deep in My HeartDon Williams
1999–2008Law & OrderDetective Edward “Ed” Green
1999 & 2000Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDetective Edward “Ed” Green
2001Law & Order: Criminal IntentDetective Edward “Ed” Green
2002Burning House of LoveAndre Anderson
2003Season of YouthRoc Williams
2004A Christmas CarolGhost of Christmas Present/ Ticket Seller
2005RentTom Collins
2007The Cake EatersJudd
2008A Muppets Christmas: Letters to SantaA Postal Worker
2009The PhilanthropistPhilip Maidstone
2009Peter and VandyPaul
2009Buffalo BushidoShawn
2011PunctureDaryl King
2012Joyful NoiseMarcus Hill
2013SmashScott Nichols
2013Long Live TOYAs Himself
2014–presentThe FlashDetective Joe West


Check out the Season 2 Interview with Jesse L Martin:

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