Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young

Highest Rated: 85% Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Lowest Rated: 12% The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)

Birthday: Feb 1, 1984

Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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, 2001-11) - 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, 2010-16). Thompson died on August 19, 2013 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 29.

Highest rated movies

Akeelah and the Bee
Friday Night Lights
The Hills Have Eyes 2

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
12% 40% The Hills Have Eyes 2 PFC Delmar Reed (Character) $20.8M 2007
85% 81% Akeelah and the Bee Devon (Character) $18.8M 2006
No Score Yet 83% Redemption Charles Becnel (Character) - 2004
82% 85% Friday Night Lights Chris Comer (Character) $61.2M 2004
No Score Yet 48% Jett Jackson: The Movie Jett Jackson/Silverstone (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 63% Johnny Tsunami Sam Sterling (Character) - 1999

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 84% Rizzoli and Isles Detective Barry Frost (Character) 2010-2014
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Kelvin Moore (Guest Star) 2012
80% 77% FlashForward al Gough (Guest Star) 2009-2010
83% 87% Scrubs Derek (Guest Star) 2009
85% 85% Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
78% 68% Smallville Victor Stone (Guest Star) 2006-2007
15% No Score Yet South Beach Alex Bauer (Character) 2006
83% No Score Yet Kevin Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
69% No Score Yet Jake 2.0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Famous Jett Jackson Unknown (Character) 1998-2001