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December 13, 1975 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||I Jae-Hyeok|
Early life and education
Kyson was born in Seoul and 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 Art.
After a stint in a hip-hop rap group in college, and trying out improv comedy, James moved to LA on a one-way ticket & a single suitcase, where he began his training in music, dance, and acting.
He will next be appearing in the new series Daybreak, from the producers of 24 and Touch (FOX), as well as the feature films Plush, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the romantic comedy Don't Know Yet, the action thriller Criticized, and the race driving film Born to Race 2.
After a stint in a hip-hop rap group in college, and trying out improv comedy, James moved to LA on a one-way ticket and a single suitcase, where he began his training in music, dance, and acting.
An avid outdoorsman, James enjoys scuba diving, Ultimate Frisbee, and playing basketball for the Hollywood Knights, a charity celebrity team for the USO. He is also an active member of the Global Green eco campaign and the Creative Coalition.
- Justified (2014) - Yoon
- Plush (2013)
- Hawaii Five-0 (2011) - Sean Leung
- Why Am I Doing This? (2009) – Eric
- Celebrity Ghost Stories (2009)
- WWII in HD (2009) -- voice of Jimmie Kanaya
- Star Runners (2009) – Lei Chen
- How to make love to a Woman (2009) – Aaron
- Necrosis (2009) – Jerry
- Hard Breakers (2009) – Evan
- White on Rice (2009) – Tim Kim
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2009) – Korean Translator (1 episode – "Say Uncle")
- Akira's Hip Hop Shop (2008) - Akira
- Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008) – voice of Shang Tsung
- Shutter (2008) – Ritsuo
- Asian Stories (Book 3) (2006) – Jim Lee
- Big Dreams Little Tokyo (2006) – Murakami
- Las Vegas – Joon Ho Park (2007)
- Heroes – Ando Masahashi (2006–2010)
- On the Rocks (2006) – Donald Park
- Heist (2006) – Universal Studio Guide
- Doberman (2005) – Johnny
- The West Wing (2004) – Chinese Translator Zheng
- Threat Matrix (2004) – Vargas Killer
- All About the Andersons (2003) – Josh
- JAG (2003) – Lieutenant Pak (1 episode, 2003)
Kyson represented the Rest of the World team in 2010 Soccer Aid, a British charity soccer match in aid of UNICEF. The Rest of the World team defeated their opponents England after a penalty shoot-out.
- James Kyson Official website
- James Kyson at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Twitter page
- LA Times article