Jesse L. Martin

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  • Birth Name: Jesse Lamont Watkins
  • Birth Place: Rocky Mount, VA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/18/1969, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Critic's Notebook: Checking In On Flash, Jane, Forever, Sons

One of the trickier aspects of reviewing TV during a new fall season is judging series based solely on their pilot episodes. It's better to have more in advance, but not always an option. So while I was pleasantly surprised that two of my favorite new shows, The Flash and Jane the Virgin, were on The CW, I was also a bit nervous that they might not be able to sustain.

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Exclusive The Flash Sneak Peek: See How Barry Solved Crimes Before He Got His Powers!

After seeing this exclusive sneak peak of The Flash premiere, you'll have no doubt the lightning bolt struck the right guy.

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New Season Reviews: The Flash, Town of the Living Dead

"Awesome," says the Flash (aka Barry Allen, an adork-able CSI lab nerd), catching his breath after his first mad dash through Central City in fast-forward motion, giving new meaning to happy feet. "Woo-hoo!" he screams during his first supervised test run. "Cool," he reflects later upon his gift of speed, a sentiment echoed by his crime-fighting mentor Arrow, from whose show he is triumphantly spinning off. Couldn't agree more.

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Shooting Fastest Man Alive
Joyful Noise: From Here To The Moon (F
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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 The Flash TV Show Series, Actor - Det. Joe West
2012 Joyful Noise Movie, Actor - Marcus Hill
2009 The Philanthropist TV Show Series, Actor - Philip Maidstone
2008 Peter And Vandy Movie, Actor - Paul
2008 A Muppets Christmas TV Show Series, Actor

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News

Watch Trailers for CW's The Flash and Jane the Virgin

CW has released trailers for its new shows, including the anticipated Arrow spin-off The Flash.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, a scientist who is given the power of super-speed after a freak accident that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive. The series comes from Greg BerlantiAndrew Kreisberg and DC Chief Geoff Johns. Jesse L. MartinTom Cavanagh, Candace Patton, Danielle PanabakerRick CosnettCarlos ValdesMichelle Harrison, Patrick Sabongui and John Wesley Shipp will also star.

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CW Renews Three Dramas, Orders The Flash, iZombie and More

The CW has picked up four new series for next season, including Rob Thomas'iZombie and the Arrow spin-off The Flash, TVGuide.com has learned. The network also ordered Jane the Virgin and The Messengers.

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First Look: Check Out the Full Flash Costume!

The Flash has now officially come to life.

After a small sneak peek of Grant Gustin in the Flash costume was released last month, a complete look at the suit has been revealed.

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First Look: Grant Gustin Suits Up as The Flash

Flash has officially come to life!

The first sneak peek of Grant Gustin in the Flash costume was released on Friday — an up-close shot of his head with his trademark lightning bolt symbol.

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The Complete Pilot Report: The CW Has The Flash and a Supernatural Spin-Off

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Friends' David Schwimmer, and from proven producers like How I Met Your Mother bosses Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Arrow's Greg Berlanti.

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are The CW pilots: read more

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