‘Empire’ actor Bryshere Gray, 25, who plays baby boy Hakeem Lyon on the show ,the brother of Jamal Lyon, who is portrayed by Jussie Smollett, was recently arrested for driving without a license or insurance.
According to Chicago police, he was allegedly driving a Rolls-Royce without insurance or valid license plates. The temporary license plates were registered to a different vehicle and were past their expiration date.
Gray allegedly told police he had a driver’s license, but it was not with him and that he did not have insurance for the car. He was arrested and booked on three misdemeanors and released on a $2,000 bond, according to the Chicago Police Department.
He was also issued tickets for driving an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to carry a driver’s license. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court July 18.
Gray was one of several “Empire” actors who signed a letter urging producers to bring hos fellow actor Jussie Smollett back to the show in its final season. Smollett was written off the show after allegations that he faked an attack on himself in January.