Lee Thompson Young

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Lee Thompson Young
BornLee Thompson Young
(1984-02-01) February 1, 1984 (age 29)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1998–present
 
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Lee Thompson Young
BornLee Thompson Young
(1984-02-01) February 1, 1984 (age 29)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1998–present

Lee Thompson Young (born February 1, 1984) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his teenage role as the title character on the Disney Channel television series The Famous Jett Jackson. Currently, he portrays Boston police detective Barry Frost on the TNT police drama series Rizzoli & Isles.

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Early life

Young was born in Columbia, South Carolina,[1] the son of Velma (née Love) and Tommy Scott Young.[2] He was in the second grade when his parents' marriage ended, and he went to live with his mother. At age ten, he portrayed Martin Luther King in a play called A Night of Stars and Dreams by Dwight Woods, and the Phillis Wheatley Repertory Theater of Greenville, South Carolina. It was then that Lee decided he wanted to become an actor. After doing community theater for a while, he traveled to New York during the spring break of 1996 and secured an agent.

Career

Young moved to New York that June, but it was not until the next year that he auditioned for the part of Jett Jackson in The Famous Jett Jackson. Lee filmed the pilot and found out in June 1998 from The Disney Channel that the show had been picked up. It later went on to become a Disney movie in June 2001. In 1999, Lee starred in Johnny Tsunami, another Disney Channel Original Movie, as Sam Sterling (a major character). The movie was successful, but Lee did not reprise the role in the sequel, Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board.

After the cancellation of The Famous Jett Jackson, Young had guest spots in CBS's The Guardian. He had a part in the movie Friday Night Lights portraying Chris Comer and a part in the Jamie Foxx movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story. Lee appeared on UPN's TV drama South Beach. He portrayed Victor Stone (known in DC Comics as Cyborg) in a fifth season episode of the television series Smallville in 2006. He reprised his character in the Season Six episode "Justice", which aired on January 18, 2007, and again in the Season Nine finale "Salvation", which aired on May 14, 2010.

Young appeared in the feature film Akeelah and the Bee, playing Akeelah's brother Devon. He played National Guard rookie, Delmar, in The Hills Have Eyes 2.

In 2009, Young played a cocky surgical intern in the hit comedy show, Scrubs. It is revealed that his character was an overweight child. The character becomes involved in a romance with one of the medical interns.

Young played the role of Al Gough an FBI agent, in the new ABC Television Drama FlashForward. He was written off the show in episode 7, when his character committed suicide to prevent the death of an innocent civilian. He currently plays Barry Frost, partner of Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) on the TNT drama Rizzoli & Isles, and made an appearance on the Fox drama The Good Guys as the brother and business partner of an arms dealer.

Young also starred in Sugababes video for their 2009 single "About A Girl".

Personal life

Young graduated with Honors from the University of Southern California, majoring in Cinematic Arts. Young enjoys writing and helped write the screenplay for the future called Mano[clarification needed].He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.

In an August 2012 interview with FHN magazine Lee Thompson Young disclosed that he is single.[citation needed]

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Friday Night LightsChris Comer
2006Akeelah and the BeeDevon
2007Hills Have Eyes 2, TheThe Hills Have Eyes 2Delmar
2007ManoMachitoShort film
2010BastardPassenger 1Short film
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1998-2001Famous Jett Jackson, TheThe Famous Jett JacksonJett Jackson / SilverstoneLead role
1999Johnny TsunamiSam SterlingTV movie
2001Jett Jackson: The MovieJett Jackson / SilverstoneTV movie
2002PhillySteven HicksEpisode: "There's No Business Like No Business"
2002Guardian, TheThe GuardianLevi Mooney3 episodes
2003Jake 2.0Prince Malik NamirEpisode: "The Prince and the Revolution"
2004Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams StoryCharles BecnelTV movie
2004Proud Family, TheThe Proud FamilyTeen Bebe (voice)Episode: "Twins to Tweens"
2004Xiaolin ShowdownJermaine (voice)Episode: "My Homey Omi"
2005Xiaolin ShowdownJermaine (voice)Episode: "Something Jermaine"
2005Kevin HillLeviEpisode: "Homeland Insecurity"
2006South BeachAlex Bauer5 episodes
2006SmallvilleVictor StoneEpisode: "Cyborg"
2007SmallvilleVictor Stone / CyborgEpisode: "Justice"
2008Five Year PlanMutabiTV movie
2008Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesAgent StewartEpisode: "Heavy Metal"
2009ScrubsDerek3 episodes
2009Lincoln HeightsJulianEpisode: "Bully for You"
2009-2010FlashForwardAl Gough8 episodes
2010SmallvilleVictor Stone / Cyborg (uncredited)Episode: "Salvation"
2010Good Guys, TheThe Good GuysEric WilliamsEpisode: "Small Rooms"
2010-2012Rizzoli & IslesDet. Barry FrostRecurring role
2011Event, TheThe EventCorporal BellEpisode: "Inostranka"
Episode: "And Then There Were More"
2012CSI: NYKelvin MooreEpisode: "Unwrapped"

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