James Lesure

  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Attended the Air Force Preparatory Academy before attending USC.
  • Was an amateur boxer for a semester during college.
  • Portrayed Macduff in a Los Angeles theater company's production of Macbeth.
  • An avid basketball fan, he played in the NBA Entertainment League and was voted the league's MVP for 2005-06. He also portrayed a former basketball player on the sitcom Mr. Sunshine.
  • Though he starred on the NBC drama Las Vegas (2003-08), a series set in a casino, he told buddytv.com in a 2007 interview that he was not a gambling man.
  • In a 2011 TV Guide online interview, he explained that he was often cast against type as confident characters, and that in real life he was "nerdy and klutzy."
  • Has worked with the HollyRod Foundation, which helps people cope with Parkinson's disease, and received the Celebrity Honoree and Distinguished Support Awards from the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.
  • Cofounded a company called What's Your Blend?, which made T-shirts spotlighting the concepts of diversity and multiculturlism.


  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States (BFA in Theater); attended University of Kent, Canterbury, England