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Lee Thompson Young was born as the son of Velma Love and Tommy Scott Young. When he was in second grade his parents split up and he went to live with his mother. At age ten, he portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King in a play called "A Night of Stars and Dreams". That's when Lee decided he wanted to be an actor. After doing community theater for a while, he traveled to New York during the spring break of 1996 and got himself an agent. He moved to NY in June but it wasn't until next year that he got to audition for the part of Jett Jackson. Lee filmed the pilot. He found out in June 1998 from Disney that the show had been picked up.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Disney Star Lee Thompson Young -- Death Certificate Released ... Gunshot Wound To Head

Ex-Disney Superstar
Death Certificate Released Gunshot Wound To Head

Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ... this according to the actor's official death certificate obtained by TMZ. We broke the story ...… READ MORE >

Lee Thompson Young -- Funeral Service on Famous Movie Lot

Lee Thompson Young
Funeral Service On Famous Movie Lot

Lee Thompson Young will be laid to rest this week ... and TMZ has learned the actor's funeral service will take place at the legendary Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood.We've learned ...… READ MORE >

- 390 days ago
Lee Thompson Young -- 'Rizzoli & Isles' Runs On-Air Tribute to Fallen Star

Lee Thompson Young
'Rizzoli & Isles' Runs On-Air Tribute to Fallen Star

Just one day after learning of his death, Lee Thompson Young's co-stars on the TNT show "Rizzoli & Isles" paid homage to the fallen actor with an on-air tribute. At the end of the show Tuesday… READ MORE >

- 391 days ago
Lee Thompson Young -- Suicide Still a Dark Mystery

Lee Thompson Young
Suicide Still a Dark Mystery

Law enforcement is STUMPED as to why Lee Thompson Young shot himself to death ... TMZ has learned.Our sources say Young did not leave a suicide note.  He had a diary, but we're told it… READ MORE >

- 391 days ago
Lee Thompson Young -- No Suicide Note

Lee Thompson Young
No Suicide Note

Lee Thompson Young's suicide is a dark mystery ... because law enforcement sources tell TMZ he did NOT leave a suicide note.TMZ broke the story ... Young was found dead in his North Hollywood… READ MORE >

- 393 days ago
Lee Thompson Young Dead -- 'Jett Jackson' Actor Commits Suicide at 29

Lee Thompson Young
Ex-Disney Superstar Dead Suicide

Lee Thompson Young -- who played the main character on Disney's "The Famous Jett Jackson" -- has committed suicide, TMZ has learned.  He was 29. Young's body was discovered inside his North… READ MORE >

- 393 days ago

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