Law & Order Alum Jesse L. Martin Joins CW's Flash Pilot

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Jesse L. Martin has joined the cast of The CW's Flash pilot, has confirmed.

The Law & Order alum will play Detective West, an honest, blue-collar cop who is a surrogate father to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). West is the father of Barry's eventual wife in the comics, Iris West.

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The Arrow spin-off initially launched during the final episodes of sophomore series' fall run, when Barry traveled to Starling City to help on a case before he was struck by lightning mixed with chemicals in the midseason finale.

The pilot will be executive-produced by Arrow executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, as well as DC Comics chief Geoff Johns.

Aside from starring on Law & Order for nine seasons as Det. Ed Green, Martin is also known for his roles in Rent and on Ally McBeal. He most recently recurred on Smash.

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