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Overview (3)

Born in Seoul, South Korea
Nickname Kyson
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

One of today's most exciting & versatile actors, voted by Buzzfeed as a Top 10 Asian-American Leading Man, and by TV Guide as "Hollywood's 25 Hottest Body", James recently guest starred in AMC's Preacher, CBS' Elementary and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and FOX's Sleepy Hollow. He also recently starred in NCIS:LA, the new Nickelodeon sitcom School of Rock, the FX drama Justified, and is beloved to many for his 5-year run on NBC's Heroes as 'Ando'.

James will be returning to the stage in the fall, in La Jolla Playhouse's production of WILD GOOSE DREAMS, directed by Leigh Silverman (2016 TONY nominee). He is currently filming 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. He will next be starring in the romantic comedy ANOTHER TIME, along side Justin Hartley and Arielle Kebbel.

A native of NYC, James graduated from Bronx H.S. of Science, then went on to study communications & broadcasting at New England Institute of the Arts. After a stint in a hip-hop group in college, James moved to LA on a one-way ticket & a suitcase, where he began his training in music, dance, and acting. His first ever TV audition landed him on CBS's J.A.G.

An athlete & avid runner, James has ran the 2016 LA Half Marathon with his wife Jamee , 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 the UK. His favorite hobbies include scuba diving and ultimate frisbee, and he loves playing guitar and the piano.

James is an ambassador for the international non-profit Good Neighbors and their Water for Life campaign, as well as the Creative Coalition and their Arts Education program. His passion is to create media that promotes wellness, fitness, and consciousness.

- 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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