A veteran of almost 200 episodes of NBC’s "Law & Order" will co-star in a new spinoff of the superhero series "Arrow." The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Jesse L. Martin, who played NYPD Det. Ed Green on the NBC drama series, is joining the cast of the CW’s “The Flash.”
Martin will play Detective West, a blue-collar cop who is a father figure to Barry Allen, the Flash. Barry is an assistant police forensic investigator who is searching for clues that a string of robberies might shed light into his tragic past. His character was raised in foster homes after his mother was killed and his father jailed, the piece notes.
Martin is an actor and singer who is also known for his work on Broadway, where he originated the role of Tom Collins in "Rent."
His character on “The Flash” has a daughter named Iris who is a potential love interest for Barry, the piece notes.