Lee Thompson Young

Born on Feb. 1, 1984 and raised in Columbia, SC, actor Lee Thompson Young got his start at age 10 when he played Martin Luther King in a production of "A Night of Stars and Dreams," whetting his appetite for further ... Read more »
Born: 01/31/1984 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Rizzoli & Isles 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Event 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flash Forward 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Guys 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lincoln Heights 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Proud American 2008 (Movie)

Curtis Jackson (Actor)

Smallville 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hills Have Eyes 2 2007 (Movie)

Delmar Reed (Actor)

Akeelah and the Bee 2006 (Movie)

Devon (Actor)

South Beach 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Kevin Hill 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friday Night Lights 2004 (Movie)

Chris Comer (Actor)

Redemption 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Jake 2.0 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Philly 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Famous Jett Jackson 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Guardian 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jett Jackson -- The Movie (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Tsunami (TV Show)

Actor

Redemption (Movie)

Charles Becnel (Actor)

Biography

Born on Feb. 1, 1984 and raised in Columbia, SC, actor Lee Thompson Young got his start at age 10 when he played Martin Luther King in a production of "A Night of Stars and Dreams," whetting his appetite for further acting pursuits. A stellar academic, Young was Student of the Year at Irmo Middle School and won the Optimist Oratorical Scholarship prior to moving to New York City with his mother after his parents divorced. He attended the Professional Children's School, a private arts institution, around the time he landed his breakout leading role on the Disney Channel's "The Famous Jett Jackson" (1998-2002). On the teen-themed sitcom, Young played a famous child actor who moves home after longing for a normal life, only to discover that life has gotten much more complicated. Though he starred in "Jett Jackson" for four seasons, Young nonetheless stayed focused on his studies, graduating with honors in 2001 from the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. On full scholarship, Young attended the University of Southern California while maintaining a steady stream of guest spots on series television, including "Philly" (ABC, 2001-02), "Jake 2.0" (UPN, 2003-04) and a four-episode arc on "The Guardian" (CBS, 2001-04). Moving over to features, he landed a supporting role in the football flick, "Friday Night Lights" (2004), playing a determined benchwarmer who gets his shot when he replaces the ailing starting running back (Derek Luke). In 2005, Young graduated magna cum laude from USC with a bachelor's in Film & Television Production. After a leading role in the short-lived primetime soap, "South Beach" (UPN, 2005-06), Young was the dismissive brother of a precocious young girl (Keke Palmer) from South Central L.A. in "Akeelah and the Bee" (2006), then played Cyborg on an episode of "Smallville" (CW, 2001- ) - a role he later revived in early 2007 when several past superheroes reunited to form the beginnings of the famed Justice League. In 2010 Young landed the part of Detective Barry Frost on the police drama, "Rizzoli & Isles" (TNT, 2010- ). Thompson died on August 19, 2013 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 29.

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

2012 - 2012
Graduated 2012

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