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. He also starred as basketball star Alonzo Pope on the ABC series Mr. Sunshine, a 2010-11 midseason replacement with Matthew Perry and Allison Janney. 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 The Cosby Show, Alias, The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez, Lost, Monk, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Seinfeld, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Harry's Law. He is currently playing Gibbs on the new TBS sitcom Men at Work.