Jamie Foxx is a real-life action hero.

The A-lister’s rep confirmed to FOX411 the actor rushed to the rescue after a fiery car crash took place outside his Southern California home on Monday night.

The California Highway Patrol told the Associated Press a pickup truck went off the road in unincorporated Ventura County then went into a ditch, rolling over multiple times and becoming engulfed in flames with a male driver trapped inside.

Foxx told reporters Tuesday that he heard the crash from his house, called 911, and ran to the scene. He said another man, an off-duty paramedic who was driving by, had large EMT scissors that the two used to break the truck's window, cut the man's seatbelt and pull him out.

Foxx said "within five seconds" the truck went up in flames.

Foxx said he told the man, "You've got to help me get you out, because I don't want to have to leave you. You've got angels around you."

The crash victim has been identified as 32-year-old Brett Kyle, who suffered broken bones and a punctured lung but is expected to survive. Foxx met and talked with Kyle's father, Brad, before addressing the media.


"I don't look at it as heroic," Foxx said. "I just look at it like, you know, you just had to do something. And it all just worked out."

Brad Kyle said he had been shown surveillance video of the crash scene, and he saw several cars passing by without helping.

"I just kept watching it and going `My god, my god, he didn't have to do a thing,' " Kyle said, breaking into tears as he spoke. "I think we all hope that we can do something when the time is there. But the question is, do we act or do we fear for our own life? He did not."

Foxx's role in the rescue was first reported by the website TMZ. The name of the paramedic who stopped and helped was not immediately available.

Foxx, who won an Academy Award for playing singer Ray Charles in the 2004 biopic "Ray," played the villain Electro in 2014's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and the titular renegade slave in 2012's "Django Unchained."

The Associated Press contributed it this report.