December 13, 2008

Lee Thompson Young

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Lee Thompson Young
(born February 1, 1984) is an American actor, known for starring in the Disney television series, The Famous Jett Jackson.

Biography

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 split up 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 Reporte Theatre 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 got an agent.

Career

Young moved to NY that June but it wasn't 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 in the movie. The movie went on to be a big success, but Lee didn't reprise his role as Sam 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 could recently be seen on UPN's low-rated TV drama South Beach, which was produced by Jennifer Lopez. He portrayed Victor Stone (known in DC Comics as Cyborg) in a fifth season episode of the television series Smallville in 2006.

Young has also appeared in Akeelah and the Bee playing Akeelah's brother Devon. Young reprised his character of Cyborg on the CW's "Smallville" Season Six episode "Justice", which aired on January 18, 2007. He is slated to return once more to Smallville in the current season 8.

Young played National Guard rookie, Delmar, in The Hills Have Eyes 2.

Personal life

Young attended the University of Southern California, majoring in Cinematic Arts. Young enjoys writing and helped write the screenplay for the future film Mano.

Filmography

Television appearances


Source: Wikipedia

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