Bryshere Gray, who plays one of the Lyon children on the FOX series Empire, was recently arrested in Chicago.
Police spokeswoman Karie James said Monday that Bryshere Gray, who plays a younger brother of Jussie Smollett’s character on the Chicago-based Fox TV show, was pulled over Thursday because a temporary license plate didn’t match the 2014 Rolls Royce he was driving. She says he was arrested on a misdemeanor registration charge and ticketed for driving an uninsured vehicle and failure to carry a driver’s license.
James says the 25-year-old Gray isn’t in custody, but it wasn’t immediately clear when he was released. Chris Alexander, a publicist for 20th Century Fox Television, didn’t immediately reply to a message seeking comment.
Empire is in its final season. Co-creator Lee Daniels reportedly believes the show’s demise is due to the controversy surrounding Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
The actor/singer was accused of staging his own hate-fueled attack in January and eventually charged with 16 felonies related to the incident. Prosecutors ultimately dropped all charges in March, while Empire was renewed for Season 6 — without Smollett.