JR Lemon plays Kenny on NBC's new medical drama "The Night Shift."
As a nurse, Kenny keeps the doctors focused on the tasks at hand and is always at the ready. He works hard to ensure that patients get the care they need, even if it means he has to break a few rules.
Lemon was born and raised in Atlanta. A Stanford University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science and Engineering, Lemon was drafted as a running back by the Oakland Raiders after finishing college.
After being released from the Raiders, he relocated to Southern California with the intention of continuing his football training. Little did he know at the time, but that move exposed him to a life in the entertainment industry.
While appearing in numerous national commercial and print campaigns, Lemon honed his craft and pursued an acting career. The hard work paid off late last year when he landed one of the male leads in "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas," the latest installment in Lionsgate's successful franchise.
Lemon also continues to do much of the motion capture on the extremely popular EA Sports video game football series "Madden NFL."
He currently lives in Los Angeles.