After nine seasons, Jesse L. Martin has left the popular television series Law and Order. His character, Detective Ed Green, was first introduced in Season 10 and was seen until season 18. In a surprising twist, Martin left the NYPD after being accused of shooting a man. Although the charges were dropped, Green still wanted to leave. While NBC refused to comment on Martin’s departure, a source told The Hollywood Reporter that there are currently no negotiations between the show and the actor.
As far as his exit from the show is concerned, Martin will continue to play the role of detective Ed Green in other projects. His departure from Law and Order was a highly publicized storyline. Martin said that he wanted to get back to acting in other capacities. He was reportedly involved in a shooting at the end of Season 18, but the charges against him were later dropped. After that, Martin is expected to appear in just one more episode of the show this season.
After Law and Order, Martin went back to theater. In the original cast of the West End production of Rent, he played the gay computer wiz Tom Collins. He was one of four original cast members. However, he was reportedly replaced by another actor for a few episodes. And while he has not been seen on the show since his exit, he has continued to work in the theater.