James Kyson

Full / Real Name: James Kyson Lee
Born: 13 December 1975 (45 years old)
Gender: Male



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James Kyson is a Korean-born American actor best known for his role as Ando Masahashi in the science fiction television series Heroes, from 2006-2010.

Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. His middle name, Kyson, an Anglicized version of his Korean name, means "Child of the Spirit."

Lee moved with his family to New York City at the age of 10, where he later attended the Bronx High School of Science.

He studied communications at Boston University and the New England Institute of the Art, where he also began performing in music, dance, and improvisational comedy.

In the summer of 2001, he moved to Los Angeles. There he began training in jazz singing, musical theatre and acting.

He performed improv and sketch comedy at I.O. West and Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles.

In his first ever television audition, he landed a guest-starring role on the CBS television drama JAG, in the episode entitled "Close Quarters" (Season 9, Episode 7).

Since then he has guest starred on numerous television shows including Threat Matrix, Alias, The West Wing, Heist, Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty and Las Vegas.

He has acted in a number of feature films as well, including Harlequin (2004), Chinese Beauty (2005), Know Your Enemy (2006), Big Dreams Little Tokyo (2006) and Beef Palace (2007).

Lee appeared at the Miss Universe competition held in Mexico City (where he was incorrectly introduced as a Japanese-American). His question to a contestant — who was coincidentally Miss Korea 2007, Honey Lee — was "If you had a superpower, what would it be and why?"

Lee's picture is featured on the top right image of Seagate's Product finder page and on the Hard Drive Product Pages, and his official website states that he shot a print campaign for Seagate.

He also voiced the character of Peter Chen in the 2007 action thriller videogame The Darkness, which was released on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Television Roles



Korean Soldier

Officer Kwan

Joey Ng

Sean Leung

Ando Masahashi

Ando Masahashi

Ando Masahashi

Ando Masahashi

Joon Ho Park

James Kang

Chinese Translator Zheng


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