Byron Lawson is a talented and versatile actor who has been making a name for himself in television and film, since booking his first audition after college. The Vancouver born and raised Chinese/Irish/Japanese/Korean Canadian can be recognized from his many varying film and television roles. Up next for the vibrant talent is a lead role alongside an incredible cast, lead by Shawn Ashmore, in the new eight-part original drama series Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures. The series is based on the Giller Award-winning set of linked short stories by Dr. Vincent Lam.
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures follows the lives of young doctors going through residency. Byron plays Dr. Karl Yi on the series as a senior attending physician at the hospital. Karl is a powerful force and is constantly vying for the spotlight with Fitz (Shawn Ashmore). The new series will debut on HBO Canada in early 2010.
On top of his role in Bloodletting, Byron recently finished filming the thriller A Dangerous Man with Steven Seagal. Byron plays Mao in the film, a ruthless gangster who pulls Seagal into the middle of a drug war. Since first stepping onto the entertainment scene, Byron has also appeared in such popular films as: Snakes on a Plane (Samuel L. Jackson), The Corruptor (Chow Yun Fat and Mark Wahlberg), Romeo Must Die (Jet Li).
Lawson’s television appearances include a lead role in the hit sci-fi series Jeremiah, and supporting roles in ABC’s mini-series Fallen and Josh Berman’s (CSI:Crime Scene Investigation) FOX series Killer Instinct. Byron’s other accomplishments include the honour of being voted No. 12 in Canada’s TOP 20 Sexiest Men by Entertainment Tonight Canada.
Byron currently resides in Los Angeles. He is interested in architecture, home design, cars and motorbikes. He also enjoys staying active with Canada’s favourite pastime: hockey; and he is always doing his best to stay active outdoors. He prides himself by living his dream and not apologizing for it. “Who I am is someone that lives life to the fullest and kicks ass which inspires others to go for it.”