Jesse L. Martin Married, Wife, Gay, Net Worth, Rent, Education

A vigilant and talented stage artist who made a name for himself as Tom Collins of Rent on Broadway, Jesse L. Martin now plies his image as Captain Joe West in the TV series The Flash. Martin is certainly an idle husband to his on-screen wife, Cecile. The couple welcomed their daughter, Jenna West, on the fifth season of The Flash.

Jesse L. Martin Married, Wife, Gay, Net Worth, Rent, Education

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth Jan 18, 1969
  • Age 55 Years, 5 Months
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Actor
  • Marital Status Single
  • Divorced Not Yet
  • Girlfriend/Dating Not Yet
  • Gay/Lesbian Gay (Rumors)
  • Net Worth $10 Million Dollars
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Height 6 feet 2 Inches (1.88 m)
  • Education New York University
  • Parents Jesse Reed Watkins (Father), Virginia Price (Mother)
  • Siblings Four (Brother)

American actor Jesse L. Martin recognized as Captain Joe West of the famous CW series 'The Flash,' is taking a medical leave of absence from the ongoing 5th season of the show due to a back injury. 

Break From the Series Due To Back Injury 

On October 31, 2018, TV Line revealed that Martin, who portrays the role of Captain Joe west from the American superhero series 'The Flash,' suffered from a back injury and will be taking a medical leave of absence from the series. 

During the 5th season of 'The Flash,' Martin/ Joe West was mostly seen sitting in the show. According to various sources, Martin's absence will be addressed in the series, and it is unclear how long Martin's character will be absent during the ongoing show. The fifth season of DC Comics includes 22 episodes and first went air on 9 October 2018.

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Produced by Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, and DC Entertainment, the TV series includes renowned actors including Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Hartley Sawyer, etc.

Famous Roles Portrayed By Jesse L. Martin 

Famous actor Jesse L. Martin moved to stardom after his role as Detective Ed Green in the TV series Law and Order. Similarly, he portrayed the role of a gay philosophy professor named Tom Collins in the 2005 American musical drama film Rent. The film starred most top Hollywood stars, including Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, and Idina Menzel, to name a few.

American Filmmaker Chris Columbus directed the film and was financed on a budget of $40 million by producers, including Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro. With $10 million of significant loss, the movie made a box office collection of just $30 million.

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How Much Is Detective Ed’s Net Worth And Salary?

The talented actor has accumulated most of his net worth from his acting career. According to Celebrity Networth, Martin has a net worth of $10 million, and his salary consists of $100K per episode. 

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Is Jesse L. Martin Married? 

Martin is certainly an ideal husband to his on-screen wife, Cecile. The couple welcomed their daughter, Jenna West, on the fifth season of The Flash. Martin's character Captain Joe West also has two children from his previous marriage- Iris West Allen and Wally West. 

When it comes to Jesse's off-screen love life, he has chosen to keep things out f the media.

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Short Bio

Jesse was born with the birth name Jesse Lamont Watkins on 18th January 1969 in Rocky Mount, Virginia, to his parents Jesse Reed Watkins and Virginia Price. His parents got divorced when he was young, and after his mother got remarried, Jesse and his four brothers were adopted by his stepfather's family name.

The famous actor stands at the height of 1.85 m (6 feet 1 inch) and possesses American Nationality. Martin completed his education at Buffalo Academy of Visual Arts and Performing Arts, New York.