Lee Thompson Young’s Top Acting Ventures
The unsettling death of famed actor Lee Thompson Young rocked fans when news broke that the 29-year-old committed suicide on August 19. He was known for his role on the hit mystery show Rizzoli and Isles, but more famously for his lead character on The Famous Jett Jackson. From the television screen to movie theaters, Lee Thompson Young covered all areas of acting. In remembrance, check out this list of his top six acting ventures.
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Rizzoli and Isles
As a break though detective (Barry Frost) on TNT’s hit show, Young’s last acting gig depicted his growth and maturity as an actor.
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Akeelah and the Bee
In this 2006 flick, Young played Devon, the brother of Akeelah (Keke Palmer) and showcased his versatility to go from teen sensation to a young adult making waves in the movie industry.
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The Hills Have Eyes II
In the horror visual, Young puts on his brave face as his National Guards team battles mutants.
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Better known as Sam Sterling in this movie, Young remained with his Disney family in this 1999 flick.
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Friday Night Lights
The gritty football movie displayed Young’s talents as a running back and showcased just how far his emotions can go as a burgeoning actor.
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The Famous Jett Jackson
From the late 90's to the early 2000's, Lee Thompson Young had children glued to their television sets as he starred as Jett Jackson on the Disney channel. His charismatic and helpful tendencies depicted on the show made his half-an-hour long segment a staple in everyone’s household.
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