Thursday, August 22, 2013
Lee Thompson Young
Was an American actor. He was known for his teenage role as the title character on the Disney Channel television series The Famous Jett Jackson and as Chris Comer in the movie Friday Night Lights. His last starring role was portraying Boston police detective Barry Frost on the TNT police drama series Rizzoli & Isles.
Young was born in Columbia, South Carolina, the son of Velma (née Love) and Tommy Scott Young. 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.