Lee Thompson Young (1 de febrero de 1984 – 19 de agosto de 2013) fue un actor estadounidense. Conocido por su papel de adolescente como el personaje principal en la serie de televisión de Disney Channel, The Famous Jett Jackson y como Chris Comer en la película Friday Night Lights. Participó en la serie de juvenil de Superman, Smallville en tres episodios interpretando a Cyborg. Su último papel protagonista fue de un detective policial de Boston llamado Barry Frost, en la serie dramática policiaca de TNT, Rizzoli & Isles.
El 19 de agosto de 2013, Young no se presentó para el rodaje de un episodio de Rizzoli & Isles. Se alertó a la policía para ver cómo estaba en su apartamento de Los Ángeles, donde fue encontrado muerto. Su mánager confirmó que el actor se quitó la vida. La policía confirmó que la causa de muerte fue al parecer una herida de bala autoinfligida. Young tenía 29 años.
- Fecha de nacimiento: 1984-02-01
- Falleció: 2013-08-19
- Lugar de nacimiento: Columbia - South Carolina - USA
Lee Thompson Young's star quality has graced the stage, the small screen and the big screen from a very early age. Portraying 'Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.' in the production of "A Night Of Stars And Dreams" in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina at the mere age of 10 inspired him to pursue a career as an actor. Young's professional career took off with his leading role on the Disney Channel television series, "The Famous Jett Jackson" (1998). Lee can be seen in the hit TNT series "Rizzoli & Isles" (2010), playing Detective Barry Frost, the partner of Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon). A passionate student of the craft of acting, Lee conducted extensive research with the Homicide Unit of the Boston Police Department in preparation for the role. He is also widely recognized for his work co-starring in several films, including Friday Night Lights with Billy Bob Thornton, Akeelah and the Bee (2006) with Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne and Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004) (TV) with Jamie Foxx. In 2008 Young signed a talent development deal with ABC, which resulted in a critically acclaimed seven-episode arc in the drama"FlashForward" (2009). He also played important recurring roles on both the hit comedy "Scrubs" (2001) and the fan favorite "Smallville" (2001). He's appeared on numerous television series including "The Event" (2010), "The Guardian" (2001), "South Beach" (2006), and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (2008). After working with directors Shawn Levy, James Marshall and Milan Cheylov at a young age, Lee became fascinated with the art, craft, and discipline of film making. He attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts on a full academic scholarship, where he graduated with honors. He is an avid photographer who enjoys traveling and immersing himself in the culture of the places he visits. He has studied many different styles of martial arts throughout his life and is training Wun Hop Kuen Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is very passionate about education and children, and a strong supporter of the Children's Defense Fund.