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Jesse L. Martin

  • Jan 18, 1969 (age 50)
  • 6' 2" (1.88 m)
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2019
Rent: Live
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MovieJan 27, 2019

Rent: Live

The story of several friends in New York City facing financial …
The story of several friends in New York City facing financial poverty, homophobia, AIDS, and, of course, rent.
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2016
The Letter Carrier
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MovieNov 1, 2016

The Letter Carrier

A mother hides her family from slavery in the Blue Ridge …
A mother hides her family from slavery in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The children have grown up with a tale of a man known as The Letter Carrier. As the legend goes, he roams the mountains looking for children to sell as slaves.
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2015
Supergirl
TV ShowOct 26, 2015

Supergirl

Supergirl is an American superhero television series developed …
Supergirl is an American superhero television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg (the latter two having previously created Arrow and The Flash) that originally aired on CBS and premiered on October 26, 2015. It is based on the DC Comics character Supergirl, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, and stars Melissa Benoist in the title role. Supergirl is a costumed superheroine who is Superman's cousin and one of the last surviving Kryptonians. The series is the third series set in the Arrowverse, sharing continuity with the other television series of the franchise.
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2014
The Flash
TV ShowOct 7, 2014

The Flash

The Flash is an American superhero television series …
The Flash is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, airing on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character Barry Allen / Flash, a costumed superhero crime-fighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds. It is a spin-off from Arrow, existing in the same fictional universe. The series follows Barry Allen, portrayed by Grant Gustin, a crime scene investigator who gains super-human speed, which he uses to fight criminals, including others who have also gained superhuman abilities.
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2012
Sofia the First
TV ShowNov 18, 2012

Sofia the First

Sofia the First is an American animated television series …
Sofia the First is an American animated television series that premiered on November 18, 2012, produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Jamie Mitchell is the director and executive producer and Craig Gerber serves as creator, story editor and producer. The show follows the adventures of Sofia, played by Ariel Winter. Sofia becomes a princess when her mother, Miranda, marries King Roland II of Enchancia. The show features songs by John Kavanaugh and Erica Rothschild and a musical score by Kevin Kliesch. The show had its final episode on September 8, 2018.
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Smash
TV ShowFeb 6, 2012

Smash

Smash is an American musical drama television series …
Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced by DreamWorks Television and Universal Television. The series revolves around a fictional New York City theater community and specifically the creation of a new Broadway musical. It features a large ensemble cast, led by Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, and Anjelica Huston.
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Joyful Noise
MovieJan 13, 2012

Joyful Noise

This is the story of a small town choir out to win a national …
This is the story of a small town choir out to win a national competition despite overwhelming odds. A story of faith and determination by the choir leaders (Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton) and the young talent who give their all to win God's praise and beat the competition for the grand prize.
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2011
Puncture
MovieApr 21, 2011

Puncture

Idealistic lawyers Mike Weiss and Paul Danziger are partners. …
Idealistic lawyers Mike Weiss and Paul Danziger are partners. Mike is a drug-addict and Paul is a family man with a pregnant wife. When nurse Vicky Rogers seeks them out, they learn that she contracted AIDS a couple of years ago when she was accidentally pinpricked with a contaminated needle by a violent patient. Vicky shows a retractable safety needle invented by engineer Jeffrey Matthew Dancort, who owns the Safety Point Company, but is unable to sell his product to any hospital from the United Medical group, apart from San Antonio Memorial. Danziger and Weiss accept the case and go to court against United Medical, defended by powerful lawyer Nathaniel Price. Soon, they see all the doors closed in their fight against the powerful mafia of the medical supply system.
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2010
The Talk
TV ShowOct 18, 2010

The Talk

The Talk is an American talk show that debuted on October 18, …
The Talk is an American talk show that debuted on October 18, 2010, as part of CBS's daytime programming block. The show was created by actress Sara Gilbert, who also serves as an executive producer alongside John Redmann.
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F--K
MovieApr 1, 2010

F--K

Some people will do anything to find the location.
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2009
Buffalo Bushido
MovieNov 14, 2009

Buffalo Bushido

A man seeking to find a way back home and reconnect with old …
A man seeking to find a way back home and reconnect with old friends assumes the role of a samurai, attempting to strike a delicate balance between his old and new lives in this independent drama featuring Bruce Glover, John Savage, Leila Arcieri, and "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka. Written, directed by, and starring Peter McGennis.
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The Philanthropist
TV ShowJun 24, 2009

The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist was an American action drama …
The Philanthropist was an American action drama series that premiered on NBC on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. The program was a limited summer series, principally filmed in South Africa. It opened to strong ratings, but saw a drop in viewers in subsequent weeks. The Philanthropist is a Carnival Films production in association with The Levinson/Fontana Company and Original Media. Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Peter Horton, Charlie Corwin, Gareth Neame, and Teri Weinberg served as executive producers.
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Peter and Vandy
MovieJan 19, 2009

Peter and Vandy

'Peter and Vandy' is a love story told out of order. Set in …
'Peter and Vandy' is a love story told out of order. Set in Manhattan, the story shifts back and forth in time, juxtaposing Peter and Vandy's romantic beginnings with the twisted, manipulative, regular couple they become. The film explores the question most couples ask themselves... 'How the hell did we get this way?'
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2008
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2008

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Law & Order".
NAACP Image Award
2007
The C.O.R.P.S
MovieMay 3, 2007

The C.O.R.P.S

The C.O.R.P.S. is a satirical look at the film community's …
The C.O.R.P.S. is a satirical look at the film community's obsession with stardom and celebrity. Actors now have a chance to work on films even after they are dead. A new union, the ...
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The Cake Eaters
MovieApr 29, 2007

The Cake Eaters

The Cake Eaters is a 2007 American independent …
The Cake Eaters is a 2007 American independent drama film about two small town families who must confront old issues with the return of one family's son. The film was directed by Mary Stuart Masterson (in her feature film directorial debut) and stars Kristen Stewart, Aaron Stanford, Bruce Dern, and Jayce Bartok. Kristen Stewart is featured as Georgia, a young girl with Friedreich's ataxia, a rare disease for which there is no cure.
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Andy Barker, P.I.
TV ShowMar 15, 2007

Andy Barker, P.I.

Andy Barker, P.I. is an American detective sitcom starring …
Andy Barker, P.I. is an American detective sitcom starring Andy Richter produced and broadcast by NBC, and co-starring Tony Hale, Marshall Manesh, Harve Presnell, and Clea Lewis. Richter plays Andy Barker, a certified public accountant who reluctantly becomes a private investigator after he is mistaken for the former office tenant, a private eye, now retired. Andy develops a taste for solving cases, assisted by the former P.I., a film buff owner of the downstairs video store, a surveillance-expert restaurateur, and as time goes on, his wife.
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Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2007

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Law & Order".
NAACP Image Award
2006
Rachael Ray
TV ShowSep 18, 2006

Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray, also known as Rachael and The Rachael …
Rachael Ray, also known as Rachael and The Rachael Ray Show, is an American talk show starring Rachael Ray that debuted in syndication in the United States and Canada on September 18, 2006 and also airs in other countries. It is taped at Chelsea Television Studios in New York City. The show's 13th season premiered on September 10, 2018, and in the seventh season, the show became the last Harpo show in syndication to switch to HD with a revamped studio.
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Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2006

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Law & Order".
NAACP Image Award
2005
Rent
MovieNov 17, 2005

Rent

Based on Puccini's 'La Boheme', 'Rent' tells the story of one …
Based on Puccini's 'La Boheme', 'Rent' tells the story of one year in the life of friends living the Bohemian life in modern day East Village, New York City, 1989-1990. Among the group are our narrator, nerdy love-struck filmmaker Mark Cohen; the object of Mark's affection, his former girlfriend, Maureen Johnson; Maureen's Harvard-educated public interest lawyer and lesbian lover Joanne Jefferson; Mark's roommate, HIV-positive musician and former junkie, Roger Davis; Roger's new girlfriend, the HIV-positive drug addicted S&M dancer, Mimi Marquez; their former roommate, HIV-positive computer genius Tom Collins; Collins' HIV-positive drag queen street musician/lover Angel; and Benjamin Coffin III, a former member of the group who married for money and has since become their landlord and the opposite of everything they stand for. Shows how much changes or doesn't change in the 525,600 minutes that make up a year.
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Law & Order: Trial by Jury
TV ShowMar 3, 2005

Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Law & Order: Trial by Jury is …
Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American television drama about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the fourth series in Dick Wolf's successful Law & Order franchise. The show's almost exclusive focus was on the criminal trial of the accused, showing both the prosecution's and defense's preparation for trial, as well as the trial itself. The series premiered on Thursday, March 3, 2005, and ended on January 21, 2006. Its regular time slot was Fridays 10/9 p.m. ET on NBC. The last episode aired on Court TV months after the series' cancellation.
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Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2005

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Law & Order".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2005

Best Song

Nominated for "Seasons of Love".
Critics' Choice Movie Award
Best Acting Ensemble
Nomination2005

Best Acting Ensemble

Nominated for "Rent".
Critics' Choice Movie Award
2004
A Christmas Carol
MovieNov 28, 2004

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol: The Musical is a 2004 American television …
A Christmas Carol: The Musical is a 2004 American television film based on the 1843 novella of the same name, which also inspired a 1994 stage musical by Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens. The film was produced by Hallmark Entertainment (now known as Sonar Entertainment) and currently distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution.
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Law & Order: Profile - Jesse L. Martin
MovieMay 4, 2004

Law & Order: Profile - Jesse L. Martin

Law & Order: Profile - Jesse L. Martin released.
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nomination2004

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

Nominated for "Law & Order".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2004

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Law & Order".
NAACP Image Award
2003
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
TV ShowSep 8, 2003

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show …
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (often shortened to Ellen and stylized as ellen) is an American television variety comedy talk show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures and airs in syndication, including stations owned by NBCUniversal. For its first five seasons, the show was taped in Studio 11 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. From season 6 onwards, the show moved to being taped at Stage 1 on the nearby Warner Bros. lot. Since the beginning of the sixth season, Ellen has been broadcast in high definition.
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Season of Youth
MovieMar 1, 2003

Season of Youth

Season of Youth released.
2002
Burning House of Love
MovieFeb 13, 2002

Burning House of Love

Burning House of Love released.
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nomination2002

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

Nominated for "Law & Order".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2001
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nomination2001

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

Nominated for "Law & Order".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2001

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Law & Order".
NAACP Image Award
2000
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nomination2000

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

Nominated for "Law & Order".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2000

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Dram…

Nominated for "Ally McBeal".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2000

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Law & Order".
NAACP Image Award
1999
Restaurant
MovieJul 24, 1999

Restaurant

Restaurant is a 1998 independent film starring Adrien Brody, …
Restaurant is a 1998 independent film starring Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, David Moscow and Simon Baker. Written by Tom Cudworth and directed by Eric Bross, Restaurant was the follow-up to this writing–directing duo's first film, TenBenny, which also starred Adrien Brody. Restaurant premiered at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival on April 17, 1998, and garnered Adrien Brody an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead. Set in Hoboken, New Jersey, Restaurant is a romantic comedy about young waiters with big dreams, but few chances to actually succeed.
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Deep in My Heart
MovieFeb 14, 1999

Deep in My Heart

A white woman who was raped by a black man gives the baby …
A white woman who was raped by a black man gives the baby up for adoption. The film follows the life of the child as she grows up and has children of her own.
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Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nomination1999

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

Nominated for "Law & Order".
Screen Actors Guild Award
1997
413 Hope St.
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TV ShowSep 11, 1997

413 Hope St.

413 Hope St. is an American drama series which aired on the Fox …
413 Hope St. is an American drama series which aired on the Fox network in the fall of 1997. The series was co-created by actor/comedian Damon Wayans, who made a stark departure from his usual comedic work.
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Ally McBeal
TV ShowSep 8, 1997

Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television …
Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997, to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in the title role as a lawyer working in the fictional Boston law firm Cage and Fish, with other lawyers whose lives and loves were eccentric, humorous, and dramatic. The series received critical acclaim in its early seasons, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 1997 and 1998, and also winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1999.
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1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
TV ShowJun 10, 1996

The Rosie O'Donnell Show

The Rosie O'Donnell Show is …
The Rosie O'Donnell Show is an American daytime television talk show created, hosted, and produced by actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. It premiered on June 10, 1996, and concluded after six seasons on May 22, 2002.
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Special Citations
Award1996

Special Citations

Won award for "Rent".
Obie Award
1994
New York Undercover
TV ShowSep 8, 1994

New York Undercover

New York Undercover is an American police drama that …
New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the FOX television network from September 8, 1994, to February 11, 1999. The series starred Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York City's Fourth Precinct who were assigned to investigate various crimes and gang-related cases. The cast also included Patti D'Arbanville-Quinn as their superior, Lt. Virginia Cooper, and Lauren Vélez, who joined the cast in the second season as Nina Moreno, fellow detective and love interest to Torres. New York Undercover was created and produced by Dick Wolf, and its storyline takes place in the same fictional universe as Wolf's NBC series Law & Order, its spin-offs, the Chicago series, and Homicide: Life on the Street.
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1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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TV ShowSep 13, 1993

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan …
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity interviews, and musical and comedy performances. Late Night aired weeknights at 12:37 am Eastern/11:37 pm Central and 12:37 am Mountain in the United States. From 1993 until 2000, Andy Richter served as O'Brien's sidekick; following his departure, O'Brien was the show's sole featured performer. The show's house musical act was The Max Weinberg 7, led by E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg.
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The X-Files
TV ShowSep 10, 1993

The X-Files

The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television …
The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox. The program spanned nine seasons, with 202 episodes. A short tenth season consisting of six episodes premiered on January 24, 2016, and concluded on February 22, 2016. Following the ratings success of this revival, Fox announced in April 2017 that The X-Files would be returning for an eleventh season of ten episodes. The season premiered on January 3, 2018, concluding on March 21, 2018. In addition to the television series, two feature films have been released: The 1998 film The X-Files, which took place as part of the TV series continuity, and the stand-alone film The X-Files: I Want to Believe, released in 2008, six years after the original television run had ended.
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1990
Law & Order
TV ShowSep 13, 1990

Law & Order

Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama …
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series created by Dick Wolf, launching the Law & Order franchise. Airing its entire run on NBC, Law & Order premiered on September 13, 1990 and completed its twentieth and final season on May 24, 2010.
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1989
The More You Know
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TV ShowSep 9, 1989

The More You Know

The More You Know is a series of public service …
The More You Know is a series of public service announcements (PSAs) broadcast on the NBC family of channels in the United States and other locations, featuring educational messages. These PSAs are broadcast occasionally during NBC's network programming.
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1986
American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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1985
Larry King Live
TV ShowJun 3, 1985

Larry King Live

Larry King Live is an American talk show that was hosted by …
Larry King Live is an American talk show that was hosted by Larry King on CNN from 1985 to 2010. It was CNN's most watched and longest-running program, with over one million viewers nightly. Mainly aired from CNN's Los Angeles studios, the show was sometimes broadcast from CNN's studios in Atlanta, New York or Washington, D.C., where King gained national prominence during his years as a radio interviewer for the Mutual Broadcasting System. Every night, King interviewed one or more prominent individuals, usually celebrities, politicians and businesspeople.
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1969
Jesse L. Martin
Birth1969

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin was born.
1952
Guiding Light
TV ShowJun 30, 1952

Guiding Light

Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light before 1975) is …
Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light before 1975) is an American television soap opera. It is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running drama in television in American history, broadcast on CBS for 57 years from June 30, 1952, until September 18, 2009, overlapping a 19-year broadcast on radio from 1937 to 1956. With an uninterrupted 72 years of radio and television runs, Guiding Light is the longest running soap opera, ahead of General Hospital, and the fifth-longest running program in all of broadcast history; only the American country music radio program Grand Ole Opry (first broadcast in 1925), the BBC religious program The Daily Service (1928), the CBS religious program Music and the Spoken Word (1929), and the Norwegian children's radio program Lørdagsbarnetimen (1924-2010) have been on the air longer.
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