Lee Thompson Young (born February 1, 1984 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an African-American actor, best known for starring in the Disney television series, The Famous Jett Jackson.
Young was in the second grade when his parents split up and he went to live with his mother. At age ten, he portrayed Martin Luther King in a play called A Night of Stars and Dreams. It was then that Lee decided he wanted to become an actor. After doing community theater for a while, he traveled to New York during the spring break of 1996 and got an agent. He moved to NY that June but it wasn't until the next year that he auditioned for the part of Jett Jackson in The Famous Jett Jackson. Lee filmed the pilot and found out in June 1998 from The Disney Channel that the show had been picked up. It later went on to become a Disney movie in June 2001.
After the show's cancellation, Young had guest spots in CBS's The Guardian. He had a part in the movie Friday Night Lights portraying Chris Comer and a part in the Jamie Foxx movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story. Lee can now be seen on UPN's new TV drama South Beach, which is produced by Jennifer Lopez. He portrayed Victor Stone (known in DC Comics as Cyborg) in a fifth season episode of the television series Smallville in 2006.
Lee is going to be in the upcoming movie Akeelah and the Bee playing Akeelah's brother Devon.