Lee Thompson Young is from Columbia, South Carolina. After playing Martin Luther King at a local theatre, he decided that he wanted to be an actor.
His first role, and probably most famous role, was his leading role on Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson.
Since then, Thompson has also been in Jake 2.0, Xiaolin Showdown, South Beach, Smallville, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Kevin Hill, Scrubs, Flash Forward, Lincoln Heights, The Good Guys, and currently plays Barry Frost on Rizzoli & Isles.
He has also been in the disney original movies Johnny Tsunami, and Jett Jackson: The Movie. In addition, Lee Thompson Young can be seen in Redemption: TheStan Tookie Williams Story, Friday Night Lights, Akeelah and the Bee, and The Hill Have Eyes 2.