James Hiroyuki Liao

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James Hiroyuki Liao
Born (1976-02-06) February 6, 1976 (age 43)
Other namesJames Liao
James Hirouki Liso
Jay Lee
Years active2004–present

James Hiroyuki Liao (born February 6, 1976) is an American actor known for his roles as Jay Lee on Unforgettable and Roland Glenn on Prison Break.


Liao was born on February 6, 1976 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, His father is Taiwanese and his mother is Japanese.[1] He graduated from Juilliard School's drama division in 2004 and studied at the Marjorie Ballentine Studio, where he befriended Amaury Nolasco.

Liao played Roland Glenn in season four of Prison Break, and starred in other television roles, such as 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Bones, CSI: Miami and Law & Order. His stage work includes playing Song Liling (Butterfly) in Washington DC's Arena Stage production of M. Butterfly.[2] He also starred with Jennifer Aniston in Management.[1] Liao and Nolasco starred in the fourth season of Prison Break.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Management AI
2011 Battle: Los Angeles LCpl. Steven Mottola
2012 Frankenweenie Toshiaki Voice
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness U.S.S. Vengeance Bridge Officer
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Law & Order Bobby Ito Episode: Gaijin
2004 CSI: Miami M.E. Assistant Episode: MIA/NYC Nonstop
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury ADA Eddie Perkins Episode: Truth or Consequences
2007 Bones Assistant Coroner Episode: The Man in the Mansion
2007–08 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Eric 'Precious Ricky' Hong 2 episodes
2008 The Shield Llewellyn Wang Episode: Game Face
2008 Prison Break Roland Glenn 7 episodes
2010 24 Devon Rosenthal 3 episodes
2011 House Luca Episode: Moving On
2013–2016 Unforgettable Jay Lee 34 episodes
2016 NCIS Brandon Pierce Episode: "Radio Silence"
2016 Heartbeat Rafe Tollefson Episode: "Sanctuary"
2017 Preacher Teddy Gunth Episode: "Viktor"
2017-18 SEAL Team Dr. Lucien 3 episodes
2018-present Barry Albert Recurring
2018 Manifest Rob Episode: "Turbulence"
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Hard Luck Chang


  1. ^ a b "James Liao in Management". Asiance Magazine. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
  2. ^ "Theater: M. Butterfly". TV.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-03. Retrieved 2011-03-19.

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