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Byron Thames (April 23, 1969) is an American television and film actor and musician.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, he relocated shortly after his birth to New Orleans, Louisiana[1 ], he moved to Hollywood, California with his mother at age eight to pursue a career as an actor.

After meeting actor/director Michael Landon, Thames was cast in the NBC television network dramatic television series Father Murphy in 1981 at the age of eleven opposite actor and former NFL athlete Merlin Olsen. The series ran for two seasons and ended in 1983. The following year, he was cast in the Amy Heckerling-directed comedy film Johnny Dangerously, playing the part of actor Michael Keaton's character as a youngster,[1 ] and appeared in the Mick Jagger-penned dramatic film Blame It on the Night.[2]

In 1985 he received a starring role in the Linda Feferman-directed teen comedy-drama Seven Minutes in Heaven. The film centered on the relationships of three teenage friends, portrayed by Thames, Jennifer Connelly and Maddie Corman. During the 1980s, Thames also made appearances in a number of television series, including: CHiPs, Silver Spoons, 21 Jump Street and Family Ties.

In 2001, he appeared in the R.D. Robb-directed dramatic film Don's Plum as the title character 'Don Plum'. The film starred Kevin Connolly, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Jeremy Sisto and Marissa Ribisi.

Byron Thames married actress Tricia Leigh Fisher in August 2007 and resides in Hollywood, California.[3]


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