Jesse L. Martin (b. 1969) is an actor who has had regular roles on Law & Order, two seasons of Ally McBeal, and as Detective Joe West on The Flash. He originated the role of Tom Collins in the Broadway musical Rent and reprised it in the film version.
Martin played a singing postal worker in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa.
Martin's other TV credits include a season six episode of The X-Files, a recurring role on Smash, and appearances on New York: Undercover.