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Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young's star quality has graced the stage, the small screen and the big screen from a very early age. Portraying 'Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.' in the production of "A Night Of Stars And Dreams" in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina at the mere age of 10 inspired him to pursue a career as an actor. Young's professional career took off with his leading role on the Disney Channel television series, "The Famous Jett Jackson" (1998). Lee can be seen in the hit TNT series "Rizzoli & Isles" (2010), playing Detective Barry Frost, the partner of Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon). A passionate student of the craft of acting, Lee conducted extensive research with the Homicide Unit of the Boston Police Department in preparation for the role. He is also widely recognized for his work co-starring in several films, including Friday Night Lights with Billy Bob Thornton, Akeelah and the Bee (2006) with Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne and Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004) (TV) with Jamie Foxx. In 2008 Young signed a talent development deal with ABC, which resulted in a critically acclaimed seven-episode arc in the drama"FlashForward" (2009). He also played important recurring roles on both the hit comedy "Scrubs" (2001) and the fan favorite "Smallville" (2001). He's appeared on numerous television series including "The Event" (2010), "The Guardian" (2001), "South Beach" (2006), and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (2008). After working with directors Shawn Levy, James Marshall and Milan Cheylov at a young age, Lee became fascinated with the art, craft, and discipline of film making. He attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts on a full academic scholarship, where he graduated with honors. He is an avid photographer who enjoys traveling and immersing himself in the culture of the places he visits. He has studied many different styles of martial arts throughout his life and is training Wun Hop Kuen Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is very passionate about education and children, and a strong supporter of the Children's Defense Fund.

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Feb 1, 1984 In Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Famous Jett Jackson 1998-10-25
Latest Project:
Series Rizzoli & Isles 2010-07-12
Known For
Poster of Bastard
Poster of Friday Night Lights
Poster of Smallville
Poster of Scrubs
Movie Bastard Passenger 2010-04-23
Series The Good Guys Unknown 2010-05-19
Series Rizzoli & Isles Detective Barry Frost 2010-07-12
Series FlashForward Al Gough 2009-09-24
Series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Agent Stewart 2008-01-13
Movie The Hills Have Eyes 2 Delmar 2007-03-22
Series South Beach Alex Bauer 2006-01-11
Movie Akeelah and the Bee Devon 2006-04-28
Series Kevin Hill Unknown 2004-09-29
Movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story Charles Becnel 2004-03-03
Movie Friday Night Lights Chris Comer 2004-10-08
Series Jake 2.0 Unknown 2003-09-10
Series The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Movie Jett Jackson: The Movie Jett Jackson / Silverstone 2001-06-08
Series The Guardian Unknown 2001-09-25
Series Philly Steven Hicks 2001-09-25
Series Smallville Victor Stone 2001-10-16
Series Scrubs Derek 2001-10-02
Series The Jersey Unknown 1999-01-30
Movie Johnny Tsunami Sam Sterling 1999-07-24
Series The Famous Jett Jackson Unknown 1998-10-25