RonReaco Lee

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RonReaco Lee
Born (1977-08-27) August 27, 1977 (age 46)
Years active1983–present
Sheana Freeman
(m. 2010)

RonReaco Lee (born August 27, 1977)[2] is an American television and film actor best known for his roles as Tyreke Scott on the ABC/The WB sitcom Sister, Sister, and as Jamal Woodson on the BET romantic comedy Let's Stay Together. From 2014 to 2017, he starred as Reggie Vaughn in the LeBron James-executive produced Starz series Survivor's Remorse.



Lee was born in Decatur, Illinois, and moved to Atlanta, Georgia at age 9.[1] He began his acting career in 1983 as the host of the short-lived television show Kid's Beat.[1] His early work consisted of relatively minor roles in films and television, but after being cast as a mute drummer in the 1989 film Glory,[3] his career blossomed.[4]

By the early 1990s, Lee began receiving many guest-starring roles in television shows such as In the Heat of the Night. In 1997, he guest-starred in 413 Hope St. and Home Improvement. From 1997 to 1999, RonReaco played the part of the mechanic Tyreke "Ty" Scott in the television series Sister, Sister.[5] On the series, Tyreke was the boyfriend of Tia Landry.[1] At the conclusion of his role as Tyreke, Lee guest-starred on the UPN sitcom Moesha as Tate in the episode "Lets Talk About Sex."[6] In late 2000, RonReaco continued his long string of guest-starring roles on the NBC medical drama ER playing the character of Davis.

In 2002, he guest-starred in Boston Public. Lee was seen in the short lived WB sitcom All About the Andersons and in the FX hit show The Shield, as well as the award-winning TV series Monk. In 2005, he received a recurring role as wheelchair user Todd, in NBC's short-lived comedy Committed.[7] Lee recurred as Chris on CW's sitcom Girlfriends.[1] He appeared frequently as David on the CBS sitcom Worst Week[1] and played the role of Jason, Emily's husband, on short-lived series In the Motherhood.[8]

Lee recurred as Julius Grant on the Fox show The Good Guys,[9] and portrayed Jamal in the BET comedy Let's Stay Together from 2011 to 2014.[10][11] He starred in Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe, a spin-off movie based on the television series Burn Notice. Lee starred as Reggie Vaughn, Cam Calloway's cousin and manager,[12] in the Starz original comedy Survivor's Remorse produced LeBron James.[13] For his work on the series, Lee received two NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series in 2016[14] and 2018.[15] He portrayed Gary, an unfaithful teacher cheating on his wife, in First Wives Club.[16] Lee recurred on Queens as the husband of Eve's character.[17]


Having made his film debut in Glory, Lee next played Omar in The Return of Swamp Thing (1989).[18] He appeared as Chester Sayers in television film Paris Trout (1991).[19]

He also took on a major role as Perry in the film How I Spent My Summer Vacation.[20][21] In 2001, he appeared in the film Fire & Ice as co-star to Robert Aimes, Jr. That same year, he acted in the independent film Jacked Up alongside Anna Maria Horsford and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Bizzy Bone. Lee portrayed Ben in Killer Diller (2004).[22]

Lee co-starred as Reggie in Guess Who (2005) with Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher.[23] Lee played the character of Blaine in the WB comedy Americanizing Shelley (2007). He portrayed Chuck, a lawyer, in the 2009 Tyler Perry film Madea Goes to Jail.[1] In 2020, Lee appeared as a drug dealer in Coffee & Kareem.[24]

He now[when?] plays Miles in a play about HIV/AIDS called What You Don't Know Can Kill You.



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Unconquered Busboy TV movie
The Return of Swamp Thing Omar
Glory Mute Drummer Boy
1991 Career Opportunities Boy #3
Paris Trout Chester Sayers
1994 Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Bellhop
1997 How I Spent My Summer Vacation Perry
2003 Fire & Ice Robert Aimes Jr. TV movie
Jacked Dre
2003 Mr. Ambassador Trey TV movie
Life on Parole Charlie TV movie
2004 Killer Diller Ben
2005 Guess Who Reggie
Good Vibrations Steve Short
2006 Haskett's Chance Aaron Pottle TV movie
2007 Americanizing Shelley Parminder 'Pammy' Brar
Eight Days a Week Nathan Bloom TV movie
2008 Man of Your Dreams Mitch TV movie
2009 Madea Goes to Jail Chuck
2011 Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe Ben Delaney TV movie
2014 Love the One You're With - TV movie
2016 The Last Punch Donald 'Nine' Rolles
2017 We Are Family Attorney Bray
2018 Nappily Ever After Gerard
Running Out Of Time Cain
2020 Coffee & Kareem Orlando Johnson
2 Minutes of Fame Eddie


Year Title Role Notes
1992 I'll Fly Away Lugene Episode: "Cool Winter Blues"
1993 In the Heat of the Night David Collins Episode: "Your Own Kind"
1996 Savannah Pizza Man Episode: "The Battle of Midway"
1997 413 Hope St. - Episode: "Hate Crimes"
1997-99 Sister, Sister Tyreke Scott Recurring cast: season 5, main cast: season 6
1998 Home Improvement Billy Episode: "The Old College Try"
2000 Moesha Tate Episode: "Let's Talk About Sex"
2000-01 ER Davis Guest: season 6, recurring cast: season 7
2002 Boston Public Wesley Poe Episode: "Chapter Thirty"
Girlfriends Chris Dennison Recurring cast: season 2, guest: season 3
2003-05 The Shield Taylor Orrs Recurring cast: season 2-3, guest: season 4
2004 All About the Andersons Marcus Thornhill Recurring cast
2005 Committed Todd Recurring cast
2007 Monk Denny Hodges Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Rapper"
2008 Do Not Disturb Billy Episode: "Work Sex"
Chocolate News Lance Burrows Episode: "Episode #1.2"
2008-09 Worst Week David Clayton Recurring cast
2009 In the Motherhood Jason Main cast
2010 The Good Guys Julius Grant Recurring cast
2011 Love Bites Jason Episode: "Modern Plagues"
2011-14 Let's Stay Together Jamal Woodson Main cast
2012 Fairly Legal Travis Cleighton Episode: "Gimme Shelter"
2014-17 Survivor's Remorse Reggie Vaughn Main cast
2015 Complications Dr. Quentin Harper Recurring cast
2017 APB Special Agent Charlie Vaughn Episode: "Last Train to Europa"
2017-18 The Quad Clive Taylor Guest: season 1, recurring cast: season 2
2019- First Wives Club Gary Washington Main cast
2021 Queens Jeff Robinson Recurring cast


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