While there James Lesure is truly a man that believes in putting himself into the work and the causes he believes in.
Lesure is the new co-star of this season’s comedy series, Men at Work premiering on TBS. Named one of the next generation’s leading men by GQ magazine, he was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His path to Hollywood began with a few unexpected turns. He served in the Air Force Academy before attending the University of Southern California where he received a BFA in theater. During his time at USC, he also studied abroad at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. While there, he performed in the productions Hair and The Island. In addition to performing abroad, he was able to fulfill a life long dream – becoming an amateur boxer.
A natural in front of the camera and on stage, Lesure has also worked in a professional theater company in Los Angeles, where he played the role of Macduff in Shakespeare’s great tragedy Macbeth. Lesure is best known for his portrayal of the suave, competitive head of surveillance, Mike Cannon, on the hit series Las Vegas, opposite legendary actor James Caan. The actor made his series debut on the comedy For Your Love as attorney Mel Ellis, co-starring actress Holly Robinson-Peete. He has also appeared in recurring roles on the hits The New Adventures of Old Christine, Lipstick Jungle, The Division, and Alias. His other television credits include guest-starring roles on LOST, Sherri, Seinfeld, and a notable turn as a resolute military officer on the acclaimed series, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
James Lesure is the recipient of the Celebrity Honoree and Distinguished Support Awards from the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation; Outstanding Male Actor in a TV drama presented by the MIB Prism Awards; a sports enthusiast, in addition, he is a two-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Entertainment League.