James Lesure Movies and Career Information
Sep 21, 1970
James Lesure (born September 21, 1970) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Mike Cannon on the NBC comedy-drama Las Vegas, and as Mel Ellis on the NBC/WB sitcom For Your Love. Lesure portrays Alonzo, a former basketball star, in the upcoming ABC Television comedy, Mr. Sunshine, with Matthew Perry and Allison Janney. Mr. Sunshine is currently scheduled as a 2010-11 midseason replacement. His previous TV roles included the characters Mike Cannon on NBC's Las Vegas (2003–2008) and attorney Mel Ellis on the NBC/WB sitcom, For Your Love (1998–2002) co-starring Holly Robinson Peete. Lesure had a recurring role on the NBC show, Lipstick Jungle, playing Griffin Bell, and is also known for his guest appearances on many different American TV series, including Alias, The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez, Lost, Monk, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Seinfeld, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. His awards include two MVP Awards from the Entertainment League; Outstanding Actor in TV Drama at the Multicultural Prism Awards (2006); and Distinguished Support Award from the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California.