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James Lesure Biography

Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

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