Jesse L. Martin Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics, Biography, Family

Jesse L. Martin Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics, Biography, Family
Jesse L. Martin Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth January 18, 1969
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Eye Color Dark Brown

Jesse L. Martin is an American actor, producer, singer, and voice artist who is known for originating the role of Tom Collins on Broadway in the musical Rent. He is also known for having been cast in television roles like Detective Edward “Ed” Green in the NBC police procedural and legal drama series Law & Order, Joe West in The CW superhero drama series The Flash, Philip Maidstone in the NBC action drama series The Philanthropist, Dr. Greg Butters in the Fox legal comedy-drama series Ally McBeal, Scott Nichols in the NBC musical drama series Smash, and Antonio Collins in the Fox drama series 413 Hope St.

Born Name

Jesse Lamont Watkins

Other Names

Jesse L. Martin, Lamont

Jesse L. Martin at the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews 2014 for the TV show 'The Flash'
Jesse L. Martin at the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews 2014 for the TV show ‘The Flash’ (Dominick D / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Rocky Mount, Virginia, United States

Residence

Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Jesse L. Martin attended the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and was voted “Most Talented” in his senior class. Then, he attended New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts‘ theatre program.

Also, during his time at NYU, he was the popular president of Rubin Dorm, the former domain of Mark Twain.

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Occupation

Actor, Producer, Singer, Voice Artist

Family

  • Father – Jesse Reed Watkins (1943-2003) (Truck Driver)
  • Mother – Virginia Price (College Counselor)
  • Siblings – He has 2 older brothers and a younger brother.

Manager

Jesse L. Martin has been signed with –

  • Jim Butler Productions, Inc., Production Company, West Hollywood, California, United States
  • ICM Partners, Talent and Literary Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth had been $10 Million.

Build

Average

Jesse L. Martin (Left) and Keiynan Lonsdale speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International, for 'The Flash', at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California
Jesse L. Martin (Left) and Keiynan Lonsdale speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International, for ‘The Flash’, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California (vagueonthehow / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

77 kg or 169.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Deep voice

Jesse L. Martin at the Annual Flea Market and Grand Auction hosted by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on September 26, 2006
Jesse L. Martin at the Annual Flea Market and Grand Auction hosted by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on September 26, 2006 (Insomniacpuppy / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Jesse L. Martin Facts

  1. He is the 3rd of 4 sons and was born 2 months premature.
  2. Jesse was a child when his parents got divorced.
  3. After his mother’s remarriage, he adopted his stepfather’s surname.
  4. He was in grade school when his family moved to Buffalo, New York.
  5. Martin’s Southern accent made him feel shy and he started to dislike speaking. Then, a mentor influenced him to join an after-school drama program and cast him as the pastor in The Golden Goose. Martin gave an amazing performance as an inspired Southern Baptist preacher.
  6. He came to Buffalo, New York to work on the independent film titled Buffalo Bushido in October 2006 and was robbed 2 days after his arrival.
  7. Jesse L. Martin appeared as Marcus Hill, Vi Rose’s estranged husband, in the 2012 musical comedy-drama film, Joyful Noise, starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, and Courtney B. Vance.
  8. His stage credits include having been a part of productions like Timon of AthensThe Merchant of VeniceThe Winter’s TaleThe Prince and the PauperThe Government InspectorRomeo and Juliet, and Arabian Nights.
  9. Along with Jonathan Larson, Jesse L. Martin used to work at the Moondance Diner in New York City.
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