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Jesse L. Martin to join The Philanthropist?

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 4th 2008 10:02AM
Jesse L. MartinWow, is this right? Jesse L. Martin was on Law and Order for nine seasons? How could that be? Where has the last decade gone? I feel really old.

Martin was indeed on the hit NBC drama for that long. He left last season, in a storyline involving a gambling addiction, a murder, and a court trial. But now he might actually be coming back to the same network. Martin is in negotiations to play the James Purefoy's sidekick on the midseason replacement series The Philanthropist, about a rich man who helps people with his dough. The character's name is Philip Maidstone.

Martin must really like NBC. He's also going to be in a new Muppets movie this Christmas season on the network.

It will be interesting to see how big this sidekick role will be, because you would think at this point that Martin would be getting or going for the lead roles, not the buddy ones.

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Jenny K.

I like Jesse L. Martin and James Purefoy, but the first thing I thought of was SCTV. There was a skit about a show called "The Millionaire" where Joe Flaherty played an old rich guy who had John Candy deliver money to people who needed it. Eventually, he was reduced to giving away $50 personal checks.

October 05 2008 at 7:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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