In the flashy world of Las Vegas, nothing is what is seems. Such is the case with hotel valet and mechanical engineer Mike Cannon played by veteran television actor James Lesure on NBC's new drama Las Vegas
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lesure went on to serve his country in the Air Force Academy, before attending the University of Southern California where he received his B.F.A. in theater.
During his time at USC, he had the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. While there, Lesure performed in the productions Hair
and The Island
. He also has worked in a professional theater company in Los Angeles, where he played the role of Macduff in Shakespeare's great tragedy Macbeth.
Perhaps best known for his role as Holly Robinson-Pete's husband on the series For Your Love
, Lesure recently appeared in recurring roles on Alias
and The Division
. His other television credits include guest starring roles on NYPD Blue
, Mad About You
, Space Above and Beyond
, Diagnosis: Murder
and The Burning Zone
Lesure also appeared in the feature film Crimson Tide
opposite Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman.
He currently resides in Los Angeles. His birthday is September 21.