September 21, 1970
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Lesure was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended in the University of Southern California and of the USC School of Dramatic Arts. During his student years, Lesure began appearing on stage, performing on Hair and The Island.
Lesure has had guest starring roles on number of television shows during 1990s, include Mad About You, Martin, Seinfeld, and NYPD Blue. His big break came in 1998, then he was cast as co-lead opposite Holly Robinson Peete in the NBC sitcom For Your Love. It was canceled after six episodes, but was picked up by The WB Network. It ran there for four years before its 2002 cancellation. From 2003 to 2008, he starred as Mike Cannon on the NBC comedy-drama Las Vegas.
Lesure had recurring roles on Alias, Half & Half, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Lipstick Jungle, The New Adventures of Old Christine and Blue Bloods. He also starred as basketball star Alonzo Pope on the short-lived ABC comedy series Mr. Sunshine in 2011 alongside Matthew Perry and Allison Janney. From 2012 to 2014, he starred on the TBS sitcom Men at Work. In 2016, he starred in the ABC comedy series Uncle Buck opposite Mike Epps and Nia Long.
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