James Kyson Profile

James_Kyson_Headshot1Voted by TV Guide as “Hollywood’s 25 Hottest”, James recently finished filming NCIS:LA (CBS), the new HBO show Animals, the new sitcom School of Rock (Nickelodeon), and recurring on the FX drama Justified. He also recently finished Hawaii Five-O on CBS, and a 4-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 also recently wrapped the feature Take Off (fka 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.

James_Kyson_Headshot2A 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 so an Ambassador for the International Organization Good Neighbors, and their Water for Life campaign.

Credits (Taken from IMDB.com)

No Trace (Short) (pre-production)
Phil Chung
 2016Altered Reality (completed)
 2016Misirlou (post-production)
Mack Delaney
 2016Bulldoque (announced)
 2016Nobility (post-production)
Lt. Bob Takashima
 2013At Dawn They Sleep (Short) (completed)
 2016School of Rock (TV Series)
David Kwan

We’re Not Gonna Take It (2016) … David Kwan
 2016NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
James Kang

Seoul Man (2016) … James Kang
 2016Animals. (TV Series)
Floor Manager

Rats (2016) … Floor Manager (voice)
 2012-2016Adventure Time (TV Series)
Big Destiny / Trami

Crossover (2016) … Big Destiny (voice)
Finn the Human (2012) … Big Destiny / Trami (voice)
Jake the Dog (2012) … Big Destiny / Trami (voice)
 2015The Livingston Gardener
Pierce Lawrence
 2015Battlefield Hardline (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2015/VIThe Other Side (Short)
Guard #1 / Hank Lee
 2015The Startup (TV Series)
Officer Carey
 2014At the Maple Grove
 2014Melody and Her Many Men, Episode 2: The Jungle (Short)
Charles Van De Hayden
 2014/IIThe Interview
Secretary of Communication (uncredited)
 2014Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2014Born to Race: Fast Track (Video)
 2014Justified (TV Series)

Raw Deal (2014) … Yoon
Kill the Messenger (2014) … Yoon
 2014Pretty Rosebud
Jun Lam (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2014Shapetown (TV Series)
Nate Parker

Pilot (2014) … Nate Parker
 2013/VThe Proposal (Short)
James Kyson
 2013Patient Number Seven (Short)
Patient Number Seven
 2013Non-Stop (TV Movie)
 2013Don’t Know Yet
Coat & Tie Fan
 2013Armed Response (TV Series)
Charlie Scortino (2013)
 2013Between Bullets (TV Series)
Johnny Parker

Simple Job (2013) … Johnny Parker
Pilot (2013) … Johnny Parker
 2013Waiting for SuperMEN?! (Short)
 2012Have You Met Miss Jones? (Short)
 2012Tea (Short)
Japanese Captain
 2012Have You Met Miss Jones? (TV Series)

Cakes & Cookies (2012) … Jacob
Atheist (2012) … Jacob
Pilot (2012) … Jacob
 2012Guardian (TV Series)

Awakening (2012) … Gabe
 2012Daybreak (TV Series)
Gregg Harding

Chapter 1 (2012) … Gregg Harding
 2012Chasing the Hill (TV Series)
Curt Barboa

Send in the Dancing Chihuahuas (2012) … Curt Barboa
 2012Never Say Never (Video short)
Company President
 2011/IIThe Mark (Short)
John (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2011Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Sean Leung

Ma Ke Kahakai (2011) … Sean Leung (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2010Hard Breakers
Evan (as James Kyson Lee)
 2010How to Make Love to a Woman
Aaron (as James Kyson Lee)
 2010Despicable Me
Additional Voices (voice, as James Kyson Lee)
 2006-2010Heroes (TV Series)
Ando Masahashi

Chapter Eighteen ‘Brave New World’ (2010) … Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Chapter Fifteen ‘Pass/Fail’ (2010) … Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Chapter Fourteen ‘Close to You’ (2010) … Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Chapter Twelve ‘Upon This Rock’ (2010) … Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Chapter Eleven ‘The Fifth Stage’ (2009) … Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Jerry (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2009Star Runners (TV Movie)
Lei Chen (as James Kyson Lee)
 2009White on Rice
Tim Kim (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2009Why Am I Doing This?
Eric (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2008Disarmed (Short)
Spencer (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2008Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (Video Game)
Shang Tsung (voice, as James Lee)
 2008CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Officer Kwan

Say Uncle (2008) … Officer Kwan (as James Kyson Lee)
 2008Pretty to Think So
Yong Kang (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2008Certainty (Short)
Sergeant (as James Kyson-Lee)
Ritsuo (as James Kyson Lee)
 2007Doberman (Video)
Johnny the Bartender (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2007Beef Palace
John (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2007The Darkness (Video Game)
Peter Chen / Cops (voice, as James Kyson Lee)
 2007Akira’s Hip Hop Shop (Short)
Akira (as James Kyson-Lee)
Jimmy Woo (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2007Deface (Short)
Agent Jae Sun (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2007Las Vegas (TV Series)
June Ho Park

Wagers of Sin (2007) … June Ho Park (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2007A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser
Shu Men (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2006Point of Contact
Dr. Ken Shin (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2006Big Dreams Little Tokyo
Murakami (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2005-2006Untold Stories of the ER (TV Series documentary)
Resident Park / Reenactments / X-Ray Doctor

Code Black (2006) … Resident Park (as James Kyson-Lee)
How Can This Happen? (2005) … Reenactments (as James Kyson-Lee)
Prepare for the Worst (2005) … X-Ray Doctor (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2006On the Rocks (Short)
Donald Park (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2006Heist (TV Series)
Tour Guide #2

Ladies and Gentlemen… Sweaty Dynamite (2006) … Tour Guide #2 (as James Kyson Lee)
 2006Honey (Short)
Honey (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2006Asian Stories
Jim Lee (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2006Stranger Adventures (TV Series)
Mysterious Man

Helen Beaumont (2006) … Mysterious Man (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2006/IKnow Your Enemy (Short)
Takeshi Kazumoto (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2006Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (Video)
Private J.J. (voice, uncredited)
 2005The Poseidon Adventure (TV Movie)
Ensign Body (uncredited)
 2005I See (Short)
Kevin Parks (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2005Snapdragon (Short)
Hyun (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2005Bunny & Clydo (Short)
Clydo (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2005Xtreme Fakeovers (TV Series)
James Parker

Xtreme Fakeover (2005) … James Parker (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2005The Franklin Spirit (Short)
 2005Chinese Beauty (Short)
Jerry (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2004The West Wing (TV Series)
Chinese Translator Zheng

Impact Winter (2004) … Chinese Translator Zheng (as James Kyson Lee)
 2004Up Against the 8 Ball
Bruce (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2004ShellShock: Nam ’67 (Video Game)
Monty / Vietnamese Soldiers / Prisoners and Civilians #4 (voice, as James Lee)
 2004Harlequin (Short)
Emeril Park (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2004Unsolved History (TV Series documentary)
Korean Co-Pilot

Flight KAL-007 (2004) … Korean Co-Pilot (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2004Haircut (Short)
Joe the Barber #1 (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2004Alias (TV Series)
Korean Soldier

Crossings (2004) … Korean Soldier (uncredited)
 2003-2004MADtv (TV Series)
Korean Soldier

Episode #9.13 (2004) … Korean Soldier (uncredited)
Episode #9.8 (2003) … Korean Soldier (uncredited)
 2004Pol Pot’s Birthday (Short)
Honey (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2004Threat Matrix (TV Series)
Vargas Killer

PPX (2004) … Vargas Killer (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2003All About the Andersons (TV Series)

Joe’s Big Break (2003) … Josh (as James Kyson-Lee)
 2003JAG (TV Series)
Lieutenant Pak

Close Quarters (2003) … Lieutenant Pak (as James Kyson Lee)
 2003The Lone Ranger (TV Movie)
Dr. Li (uncredited)

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