About This Episode:
James Kyson was voted by TV Guide as “Hollywood’s 25 Hottest”, he recently finished filming NCIS:LA (CBS), the new HBO show Animals, the new sitcom School of Rock (Nickelodeon), and recurring on the FX drama Justified. He also recently finished Hawaii Five-O on CBS, and a 4-year run on NBC’s Heroes as ‘Ando’.
James will be in two feature films released later this year: Another Time (Romantic Comedy), and The Livingston Gardener (Thriller). He also recently wrapped the feature Take Off (Banana Season), where he had to train as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter for six weeks.
A native of NYC, James graduated from Bronx H.S. of Science, then went on to study communications & broadcasting at Boston University, & New England Institute of the Arts.
After a stint in a hip-hop 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.
His first ever Television audition landed him on CBS’s J.A.G. Other TV credits include CSI, NBC’s Las Vegas, The West Wing, Heist, as well as ABC’s Threat Matrix, & CW’s All About the Andersons.
A world traveler & adrenalin-junkie, James once bungee jumped 8 times in one day in Cairns, Australia, slid down waterfalls in Queenstown, New Zealand, scuba dived into caves in Maui, Hawaii, and deep water solo’ed at the island of Ko Phi Phi, Thailand – where he back-flipped for the first time 50 feet high off a limestone cliff. He & his wife Jamee also just ran the 2016 LA Half Marathon.
James plays basketball for The Hollywood Knights, a charity celebrity team, and participated in Robbie Williams’ Soccer Aid for UNICEF, at Manchester United’s Old Trafford in England. He is also an Ambassador for the International Organization Good Neighbors, and their Water for Life campaign.
James’ Favorite Quote:
“Today’s ceiling is tomorrow’s floor.”
Links From Today’s Show:
James’ IMBD Profile
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want
Iron John: A Book about Men
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