Jesse L. Martin

Biography: One of the most successful original cast members of the award-winning Broadway musical Rent, Martin became interested in acting as a child. He attended a performing arts high school in Buffalo, New York before earning a BFA from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. In the early '90s, he built up his professional career working primarily on stage, and found himself briefly in the spotlight with a short gig on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. As he continued to pursue his acting career, he supplemented his income waiting tables and serendipitously met fellow server Jonathan Larson, a composer and playwright who launched Martin into stardom by casting him in the ground-breaking Rent. The musical's phenomenal success led Martin to a recurring role on Ally McBeal as the quirky heroine's on-again off-again doctor beau. In 1999, he embraced full-fledged leading man status when he signed on to play Detective Edward Green on the long-running NBC series Law & Order, a roleOne of the most successful original cast members of the award-winning Broadway musical Rent, Martin became interested in acting as a child. He attended a performing arts high school in Buffalo, New York before earning a BFA from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. In the early '90s, he built up his professional career working primarily on stage, and found himself briefly in the spotlight with a short gig on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. As he continued to pursue his acting career, he supplemented his income waiting tables and serendipitously met fellow server Jonathan Larson, a composer and playwright who launched Martin into stardom by casting him in the ground-breaking Rent. The musical's phenomenal success led Martin to a recurring role on Ally McBeal as the quirky heroine's on-again off-again doctor beau. In 1999, he embraced full-fledged leading man status when he signed on to play Detective Edward Green on the long-running NBC series Law & Order, a role he inhabited for nine years. These days, he continues to take on impressive stage, film and television roles, proving that his established appeal makes him adaptable to many mediums. Expand

Jesse L. Martin's Scores

Average career score: 70
Highest Metascore: 81 The Flash (2014): Season 2
Lowest Metascore: 54 Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
11 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Flash (2014): Season 7 Mar 2, 2021 Jesse L. Martin 5.0
tbd The Flash (2014): Season 6 Oct 8, 2019 Det. Joe West 4.0
tbd The Flash (2014): Season 5 Oct 9, 2018 Detective West / Det. Joe West 5.8
tbd The Flash (2014): Season 4 Oct 10, 2017 Detective West / Det. Joe West 5.5
80 The Flash (2014): Season 3 Oct 4, 2016 Detective West / Det. Joe West 6.0
81 The Flash (2014): Season 2 Oct 6, 2015 Joe West / Det. Joe West 7.4
73 The Flash (2014): Season 1 Oct 7, 2014 Joe West / Det. Joe West 7.8
tbd The Talk: Season 5 Sep 8, 2014 Guest tbd
63 Smash: Season 2 Feb 5, 2013 Scott 6.3
tbd Law & Order: Season 20 Sep 25, 2009 Det. Edward Green 8.0
60 The Philanthropist: Season 1 Jun 24, 2009 Philip Maidstone / Philip Maidstone 7.9
tbd Law & Order: Season 18 Jan 2, 2008 Det. Ed Green / Det. Edward Green 10
73 Andy Barker, P.I.: Season 1 Mar 15, 2007 Det. Ed Green 7.9
tbd Law & Order: Season 17 Sep 22, 2006 Det. Ed Green / Det. Edward Green 9.8
tbd Law & Order: Season 16 Sep 21, 2005 Det. Ed Green / Det. Edward Green 10
tbd Law & Order: Trial by Jury: Season 1 Mar 3, 2005 Green 9.3
tbd Law & Order: Season 15 Sep 22, 2004 Det. Ed Green / Det. Edward Green 8.8
tbd Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 6 Sep 21, 2004 Det. Ed Green 9.5
tbd Law & Order: Season 14 Sep 24, 2003 Det. Ed Green / Det. Edward Green 10
tbd Law & Order: Season 13 Oct 2, 2002 Det. Ed Green / Det. Edward Green 10
54 Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 1 Sep 30, 2001 Ed Green 8.5
tbd Law & Order: Season 12 Sep 26, 2001 Det. Ed Green / Det. Edward Green 8.8
tbd Law & Order: Season 11 Oct 18, 2000 Det. Ed Green / Det. Edward Green 9.2
tbd Law & Order: Season 10 Sep 22, 1999 Det. Ed Green / Det. Edward Green 9.4
68 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 1 Sep 20, 1999 Det. Ed Green / Ed Green 8.2
tbd The X-Files: Season 6 Nov 8, 1998 Actor 8.4
76 Ally McBeal: Season 2 Sep 14, 1998 Dr. Greg Butters / Dr. Greg Butters / Greg / Greg Butters tbd
tbd Mad About You: Season 6 Sep 23, 1997 Pirate #2 tbd
73 Ally McBeal: Season 1 Sep 8, 1997 Dr. Greg Butters / Dr. Greg Butters / Greg 6.4
68 Law & Order: Season 1 Sep 13, 1990 Det. Ed Green 8.5