Jesse L Martin

Well, it's not the Marvin Gaye project he's been trying to make for years now, but Jesse L. Martin is returning to NBC's musical drama series Smash, in a recurring role as Scott Welker, an Artistic Director of a theater company, who has some history with characters on the show, and may even get involved with Debra Messing’s character Julia.

The Law & Order alum, and one of the original cast members of the stage musical Rent, joins other Smash season 2 multi-episode stars like Jennifer Hudson and Sheryl Lee Ralph.

Congrats Mr Martin, who last appeared on the big screen with Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise.