New Photos From Joyful Noise!


Finally the wait is just about over and you’ll be able to catch Jesse in the movie Joyful Noise.


He is playing the role of Marcus Hill who will be Vi Rose Hill’s (Queen Latifah) husband. By the looks of these pictures he will be playing a U.S soldier. Hopefully this won’t mean Marcus will be away on combat for the entire duration of the movie!


We’d like to see quite a bit of screen time for Mr. Martin!


Joyful Noise is released to cinema’s in the U.S on January 13.


For now, enjoy these photographs and this interview with Jesse. To see the pictures in full size just click on them!



More information and pictures will be posted here as it is released.


In the meantime, if you happen to go and see the movie, please leave your review in the comments section below… if you haven’t seen the movie and just want to leave a comment sharing your views or opinions about anything Jesse L Martin related, please feel free!


Hopefully everybody had a happy Christmas and a very safe New Year celebration!


Til next time!

Joyful Noise & Puncture

Hi everyone,

It’s been awhile since an update due to a number of reasons but mostly attributed to time!

If any of those awesome people who have been writing to this site have want to help with updating news and articles, please send an email via the contact form. Updates are made in a blogstyle fashion so no programming knowledge is necessary!

There has been a few interesting articles regarding Jesse’s new movie Puncture and also, the trailer for another movie in post-production, Joyful Noise has been released!

Also, there are a lot of photographs that are going to be uploaded when a spare second to edit them comes up!  Huge apologies for being so MIA.

If you have anything you would like to submit to this site that is related to Jesse and his work, please forward it along through the contact page.

Please see subsequent links for the articles and the trailer.

News & Updates:

Joyful Noise Trailer
Puncture Trailer
Puncture Press Interview

Tail ‘Tale’ upon us – Ny Post

News & Photos

Let’s start with the good news, shall we? The good news is that Jesse L. Martin gallery has been updated with some new photos. This is a work in process, so please keep checking back, there’s a bunch more left to add but it just takes some time.

The bad news is, if you haven’t heard already that Jesse’s new show by Marc Cherry (Hallelujah) was not picked up and unfortunately we won’t be seeing it any time soon. It’s very disappointing because the storyline seemed pretty interesting and a bit different to the usual run-of-the-mill TV show. Maybe one day soon we’ll see it picked up by another channel.

In other news though, Jesse is working on a movie called Joyful Noise with Queen Latifah which will be released early next year!

On to the pictures…

2 x Photos – Misbehavin’ In Harlem, May 12, 2011
12 x Photos – Tribeca Film Festival for the Premiere of Puncture, April 21, 2011
3 x Photos – 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards, February 26, 2006

There will be a heap more photos coming soon as well as a bunch of other stuff and I apologise for the wait between updates. Life sometimes gets in the stupid way of updating!

‘Go Rent!’ – RENT makes it’s way back to Broadway!!

Rent, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Jonathan Larson, is officially headed back to the New York stage. The production, which is being helmed by original Rent director Michael Greif, set dates this summer at off-Broadway’s New World Stages. asked Jesse L. Martin, who played Tom Collins in the original company as well as the movie adaptation, about the musical’s return to the boards.

I think it’s amazing! I want Rent to last forever,” Martin exclaimed and then added, “I’m a little shocked, to be honest, that’s it going to be back so soon, and that Michael Greif is directing it again. But if anybody can do it, he can. It’ll be interesting to see how it’s retold.

Martin noted that the world has changed since Rent’s premiere at off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop on January 26, 1996 (it moved to Broadway in April of that year). “It’s definitely a period piece now,” the actor, who just landed a new TV pilot, told, “but the music is timeless and absolutely beautiful. I think it’s going to stick around for a really, really long time. There are constantly new productions—it’s happening all over the world, so go Rent!

[Source: Broadway.Com ]

Photo Gallery Update

In addition to the exciting news about the upcoming  TV Pilot, “Hallelujah” (see here) starring Jesse, the photo gallery has been updated with 128 new photographs.

The following galleries have been updated / added.

05 photos – Second Street Bowling Fundraiser – 05th Feb, 2011
26 photos – Law & Order Screen Captures – Season 13
19 photos – Law & Order On Location – 06th Oct, 2005
07 photos – Regis & Kelly – 11th Sept, 2009
14 photos – Jesse arriving @ Regis & Kelly – 22nd Feb, 2007
03 photos – One Time Award Trust – 14 April, 2008
30 photos – RENT Film – On Location – 14th March, 2005
08 photos – Revlon Walk / Run for Women – 4th May, 2002
05 photos – Miscellaneous Events & Galas – Various
01 photos – Merchant Of Venice Opening – 07th Nov, 2010
01 photos – Winter’s Tale Opening – 30th June, 2010
02 photos – Merchant of Venice Show – 2010
07 photos – Rent Press Conference – 19th Nov, 2005


Jesse L. Martin to STAR in TV Pilot.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) — Actor Jesse L. Martin has signed on to star in a musical drama pilot called “Hallelujah,” The Hollywood Reporter said.

The project is headed up by “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry for ABC. It is about a Tennessee town where the forces of good and evil are at war, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

Martin is best known for his work on TV’s “Law & Order,” as well as in the movie musical “Rent.”

[ Source: UPI.Com / Hollywood Reporter ]

They Can Act, But Can They Bowl?

Bobby Cannavale, Jesse L. Martin and More Roll One for Second Stage

[ click here to see photos of Jesse L. Martin from this event ]


“I’m not a good bowler, I’ve never been a good bowler, I will likely never be a very good bowler,” admitted Bobby Cannavale who, along with other A-list actors, captained a team of lucky donors at Second Stage’s 24th annual All-Star Bowling Classic at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge on February 7.


Fresh off his first day of rehearsals for Broadway’s The Motherf**ker with the Hat, the actor wasn’t expecting to lead his team to victory, but he did have a more reasonable goal in mind. “I’m hoping to walk away with the award for ‘Most Spirited’ again,” he said of the accolade he took home at last year’s event. “I have that up on my bookshelf, and I’m really proud of it.”


So who was going to walk away the night’s big winner? “I’m lookin’ at Anthony Mackie,” Second Stage alum Dylan Baker told “Come on, he was on the cover of Vanity Fair, now he’s going to come in here and destroy the place.”


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Site update

I hope that everybody stayed safe during Christmas-time and the New Year and had a very happy and festive time. 🙂

It’s still seems a little bit uncertain whether or not Jesse will resume his role of Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice on Broadway along with the new and remaining cast on February 1st, but let’s keep our fingers crossed!

In regards to this website, I’ve just uploaded quite a few images from NBC’s The Philanthropist where Jesse starred alongside the very handsome James Purefoy and the lovely Neve Campbell. Please click below on the following image to be taken straight to the gallery.

Please feel free to use any of these still frames for anything that you would like. Still frames from the remaining episodes will be coming up with the next update as well as some stills from Law & Order.

Thanks for the feedback that I’ve received thusfar and please continue to visit the site, check for new updates and share this link!!


Welcome to this Jesse L Martin website.

This website has culminated a lot of sources of information to serve those who are looking to find information, news, articles and photos of Mr Martin, himself!

Today it was confirmed that The Merchant of Venice shows, that Jesse has had a role in since Summer, have been extended for another two weeks – but it is unconfirmed as to whether or not the extention will include him. We’ll keep our ears and eyes open for that information!

Please be sure to check out the photo gallery, it is wonderfully organised and boasts more than 350+ high quality photographs of Jesse since 2001.

If you have any questions or queries or even something to share on the website please use the contact form or drop a comment below!

Other than that, please enjoy your visit to this site… and have a very, very Merry Christmas and an amazing new year with love and blessings afoot!

Jesse attends ‘The Face of Tisch’ 2010

December 6, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts held their annual The Face of Tisch 2010 gala at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, honoring Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Crystal. Arthur Masella directed the event, which was a fundraiser for the Tisch School of the Arts’ efforts to renovate the original home of the school on Second Avenue.

Besides Jesse L. Martin, participants and attendees included Christina Bianco, Seán Curran, Whoopi Goldberg, Marcia Gay Harden, Isaiah Johnson, Krysta Rodriguez, Paul Shaffer, Mark Shaiman, Noah Weisberg, and Robin Williams.

Please check the photo gallery for more photos from this event.