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James Kyson Lee Biography

Birth Place:
Seoul, South Korea
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • At the age of 10, moved from his native South Korea to New York City with his parents
  • Has appeared in numerous commercials, including spots for Hyundai, Butterfinger and Red Robin Restaurants
  • Landed his first credited TV role in a 2003 episode of CBS's JAG
  • First role as a series regular came with NBC's hit Heroes, playing Ando Masahashi, the best friend of breakout character Hiro Nakamura
  • Middle name, Kyson, is derived from the first letters of his parents' names ("K" and "Y") and the word "son
  • " A piano player and singer, Lee has recorded jazz standards and performed at Los Angeles piano bars
  • Plays basketball for the Hollywood Knights, a charity entertainment team