Lee Thompson Young
Most iconic role: Jett Jackson in Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001)
Place of birth: Columbia, SC
Most recent project: Rizzoli & Isles (TV series, 2012)
The Disney machine didn't grind up young Lee Thompson Young. No, his lead role on The Famous Jett Jackson and the DCOM it spawned allowed the South Carolina native to get work on other shows that appealed to DCOM stans as they aged. He had a stint on Smallville, then Scrubs, with other film and TV work scattered in between.
TNT pays him regularly now, thanks to his supporting role on Rizzoli & Isles, a show someone must watch, certainly. Maybe it's left on at the retirement home, a sign of where all DCOM stans will eventually reside, when their children tire of them. —RS