American Actor

Jesse L. Martin

  • Jan 18, 1969 (age 52)
  • 6' 1" (1.85 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 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. Filming takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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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
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

G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed …
G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
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2011
Puncture
MovieApr 21, 2011

Puncture

A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer …
A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
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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 developed by actress and host Sara Gilbert. The show features Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba (who also serves as the show's moderator) and Marie Osmond. They discuss the day's latest headlines, while usually tying in the show's theme of motherhood or at least parenthood, such as by giving their opinions "through the eyes of mothers." The show also contains celebrity interviews and segments for mothers and parents in general.
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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 returns home from exile unknowingly seeking the truth.
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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 television series that aired on NBC from June 24 to August 12, 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
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
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MovieNov 21, 2008

A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

When Gonzo accidentally …
When Gonzo accidentally diverts three letters to Santa, he talks Kermit and his friends into delivering them to the North Pole personally.
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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 Consortium of Residual Performers, or The C.O.R.P.S., has just been founded to allow actors to play the 'dead body' when their time has come.
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The Cake Eaters
MovieApr 29, 2007

The Cake Eaters

Two families are brought together by the return of one family's …
Two families are brought together by the return of one family's son -- a reunion that conjures up old ghosts and issues that must be addressed.
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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 television …
Andy Barker, P.I. is an American detective sitcom television series 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

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award …
This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.
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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 legal drama television series 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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Nomination2005

Best Song

Nominated for "Seasons of Love".
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
Best Cast
Nomination2005

Best Cast

Nominated for "Rent".
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2005

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Law & Order".
NAACP Image 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 by Charles Dickens, 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 Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2004

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Law & Order".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nomination2004

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

Nominated for "Law & Order".
Screen Actors Guild 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 in all lowercase) is an American daytime 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
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
TV ShowSep 30, 2001

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent …
Law & Order: Criminal Intent is an American police procedural drama television series set in New York City, where it was also primarily produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and René Balcer, the series premiered on September 30, 2001, as the third series in Wolf's successful Law & Order franchise. Criminal Intent focuses on the investigations of the Major Case Squad in a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department set in New York City's One Police Plaza. In the style of the original Law & Order, episodes are often "ripped from the headlines" or loosely based on a real crime that received media attention.
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Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2001

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Law & Order".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nomination2001

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

Nominated for "Law & Order".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2000
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2000

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Dram…

Nominated for "Ally McBeal".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nomination2000

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

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

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Law & Order".
NAACP Image Award
1999
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
1998
Restaurant
MovieApr 17, 1998

Restaurant

A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are …
A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.
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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 from September 11, 1997 to January 1, 1998. 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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The View
TV ShowAug 11, 1997

The View

The View is an American talk show that was conceived by …
The View is an American talk show that was conceived by broadcast journalist Barbara Walters. It has aired on ABC as part of the network's daytime programming block since August 11, 1997. In its twenty-third season, the show features a multi-generational panel of women, who discuss the day's "Hot Topics" such as sociopolitical and entertainment news. In addition to the conversation segments, the panel also conducts interviews with prominent figures, such as celebrities and politicians. Production of the show was originally held in ABC Television Studio 23 in New York City. In 2014, it relocated to ABC Broadcast Center, also in New York City.
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1996
The Daily Show
TV ShowJul 22, 1996

The Daily Show

The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news …
The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often uses self-referential humor as well.
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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
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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Late Show with David Letterman
TV ShowAug 30, 1993

Late Show with David Letterman

Late Show with David …
Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the Late Show franchise. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and was produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, and CBS Television Studios. The show's music director and leader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, was Paul Shaffer. The head writer was Matt Roberts and the announcer was originally Bill Wendell, then Alan Kalter. Of the major U.S. late-night programs, Late Show ranked second in cumulative average viewers over time and third in number of episodes over time. In most U.S. markets the show aired from 11:35 p.m. to 12:35 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time, and recorded Monday to Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The second Thursday episode usually aired on Friday of that week.
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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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1983
Live with Kelly and Ryan
TV ShowApr 4, 1983

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Live with Kelly and Ryan (or …
Live with Kelly and Ryan (or simply Live) is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Executive produced by Michael Gelman, the Live with... show formula has aired under various hosts since 1983 locally on WABC-TV in New York City and 1988 nationwide. As of 2016, it is produced by WABC.
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1969
Jesse L. Martin
Birth1969

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin was born.
1968
One Life to Live
TV ShowJul 15, 1968

One Life to Live

One Life to Live (often abbreviated as OLTL) is an American …
One Life to Live (often abbreviated as OLTL) is an American soap opera broadcast on the ABC television network for more than 43 years, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and then on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network from April 29 to August 19, 2013. Created by Agnes Nixon, the series was the first daytime drama to primarily feature ethnically and socioeconomically diverse characters and consistently emphasize social issues. One Life to Live was expanded from 30 minutes to 45 minutes on July 26, 1976, and then to an hour on January 16, 1978.
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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 radio and 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 72 years of radio and television runs, Guiding Light is the longest running soap opera, ahead of General Hospital, and is 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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Today
TV ShowJan 14, 1952

Today

Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news …
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and after 68 years of broadcasting it is the fifth-longest-running American television series.
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