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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 December 1975Seoul, South Korea
Nickname Kyson
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Voted by TV Guide as "Hollywood's 25 Hottest", James recently finished Elementary and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders on CBS, Sleepy Hollow on FOX, & the new HBO show Animals. He will next be appearing in AMC's Preacher, recently appeared in NCIS:LA & the new Nickelodeon sitcom School of Rock, recurred on the FX drama Justified, and is beloved to many for his 5-year run on NBC's Heroes as 'Ando'.

James will be in two feature films released later this year: Another Time (Romantic Comedy), and The Livingston Gardener (Thriller). He is currently starring in the comedy feature Walk to Vegas, and recently wrapped the feature Banana Season, where he had to train as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter for six weeks.

A native of NYC, James graduated from Bronx H.S. of Science, then went on to study communications & broadcasting at Boston University, and New England Institute of the Arts. After a stint in a hip-hop group in college, and trying out improv comedy, James moved to LA on a one-way ticket & a single suitcase, where he began his training in music, dance, and acting.

His first ever Television audition landed him on CBS's J.A.G. Other TV credits include CSI, NBC's Las Vegas, the West Wing, Heist, as well as ABC's Threat Matrix, & CW's All about the Andersons.

A world traveler & adrenalin-junkie, James once bungee jumped 8 times in one day in Cairns, Australia, slid down waterfalls in Queenstown, New Zealand, scuba dived into caves in Maui, Hawaii, and deep water solo'ed at the island of Ko Phi Phi, Thailand - where he back-flipped for the first time 50 feet high off a limestone cliff. He & his wife Jamee also just ran the 2016 LA Half Marathon.

James plays basketball for The Hollywood Knights, a charity celebrity team, and participated in Robbie Williams' Soccer Aid for UNICEF, at Manchester United's Old Trafford in England. He is also an Ambassador for the International Organization Good Neighbors, and their Water for Life campaign.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: PR

Trivia (9)

Attended Bronx H.S. of Science in New York City.
Was once a member of a Hip Hop group as an MC.
Sings & records jazz standards. Sometimes performs at random piano bars in Los Angeles.
Kyson comes from the 1st letters of his parents' surnames (k & y) and the word "son". Also means "Child of the Spirit".
His Korean name is Lee Jae Hyeok. (or Jae Hyuk).
Currently filming "Beef Palace", a dark dramedy about a vegan couple who are struggling with their lies & disconnection. [August 2006]
Filming "Deface", a drama about a wrongly executed worker in North Korea. [July 2006]
Feature Film Asian Stories: Book 3 premieres at the Directors Guild of America, May 7th, 2006. [May 2006]
Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California. [February 2008]

Personal Quotes (2)

Things that sizzle fast can also fizzle fast. Consistency is the trademark of greatness.
[on the new Star Trek movie] They already had Zach [Quinto, who plays Sylar] to play Spock so maybe it would've been tough to have multiple actors from the same show. I loved the film and they did a great job.

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