MARTIN: And I’m supposed to be oblivious to all of it, but Joe knows. He knows that Barry might have something for Iris because he raised them together.
When I told him that I was meeting with Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti about playing Detective Joe West on The Flash, he was like, “If you don’t take this job, I promise you, I will kill you.” He literally said that. They were very secretive, but I told them, “I can’t say yes, until I read something.” So, it was in pencil that I would do it, until I read it. I thought the artwork was incredibly beautiful, and I wanted to be able to draw and paint like that. With The Flash, I told Andrew and Greg and Geoff [Johns] that I’m not going to read them. Joe West doesn’t know that much, just like the audience. He’s gonna see it the same time that they see it and be like, “What the hell was that?! I can’t wait to see what it looks like in person.” And then, there was the day that Grant [Gustin] showed up wearing the suit, and we were like, “Woah, that’s awesome! MARTIN: Well, on TV, you never know where it’s going. You never really know because the scripts come in, every couple of weeks or so. Before, I would have anxiety about it because you never know what they’re going to do with your character.
He would not speak much and interact with a lot of people.
His teacher in High school forced him to participate in drama shows so that he could open up.
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Viewers were introduced to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) during Season 2 of the hit CW drama series Arrow, in a way that made the character both likeable and intriguing, and it was easy to see why he immediately got his own TV show.
His mother married another person and he stayed on with his mother and his step-father.