Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is an American on-screen character, picture taker, maker and skateboarder. He is best referred to for his parts as Earl Hickey in the TV parody arrangement My Name Is Earl, David Seville in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film establishment and the voice of Syndrome in The Incredibles. He is likewise known for his parts in Kevin Smith movies, for example, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Clerks II and Cop Out. A skateboard aficionado, Lee is the fellow benefactor and co-proprietor of Stereo Skateboards, an organization that makes skateboard decks.
Lee was conceived in Santa Ana, California on April 25, 1970. His dad, Greg, was an auto dealership administrator and his mom, Carol, a homemaker. Lee was brought up in Huntington Beach and went to Ocean View High School.
Before he turned into a performing artist, Lee was known as an expert skateboarder in the late 1980s and mid 1990s. In 1992, he established Stereo Sound Agency, known as Stereo Skateboards, with kindred skater Chris “Ridge” Pastras. In 2003, after the organization had been dead for a couple of years, the match effectively restored the company. As of October 2013, Lee and Pastras stay on the expert “Works of art” group roster.
Lee was included in the skateboarding special video, Video Days, recorded for the skateboarding organization “Daze Skateboards”. In 2004, Lee’s skateboarding was highlighted in Way Out East!, a film created by Stereo Skateboards.
In August 2012, Lee was additionally included in a short video on the skateboard site The Berrics entitled “Jason Lee chose to go to the park.”
In August 2012, Lee took an interest in the ninth yearly Stand-Up for Skateparks Event, which he led with Tony Hawk. The occasion is held every year by the Tony Hawk Charitable Foundation and looks to “help make free, quality open skateparks for youth in low-wage communities.”
In October that same year, a video was discharged by the Keep A Breast Foundation, highlighting different skateboarding personalities, including Lee, together with Pastras. The video, adding to the Foundation’s expect to avert and bring issues to light of bosom disease, advances the “I Love Boobies” armlet. It additionally includes Clint Peterson (Stereo) and Giovanni Reda (WESC), who are the two colleagues of Lee.
Lee later worked with Tony Hawk when he loaned his voice and similarity to Tony Hawk’s Project 8 to end up a playable character. Lee at that point voiced Coach Frank, a character made amid the improvement of Stereo, in Skate 3.
Proficient skateboarder and proprietor of the Girl and Lakai Limited Footwear skateboard brands Mike Carroll has refered to Lee as one of his skating influences.
In the wake of playing some minor acting parts in 1992– 1994 (counting the music video for the Sonic Youth single “100%”, a little part in Mi Vida Loca, and a bit part as a move teacher on Chance and Things), Lee left proficient skateboarding for a full-time acting career. His first real motion picture part was in Kevin Smith’s Mallrats, which turned into a faction hit. This began a companionship that accordingly prompted appearances in a considerable lot of Smith’s movies, including Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks II, and Cop Out. Lee won an Independent Spirit Award for his part in Chasing Amy as Banky Edwards.
Lee at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 25, 2006
Lee graduated to driving man parts in Heartbreakers, Stealing Harvard, and A Guy Thing. He has had supporting parts in Vanilla Sky, Almost Famous, Dreamcatcher, Big Trouble, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, and Mumford, and additionally a minor part in Enemy of the State. Lee additionally voiced Syndrome in The Incredibles and Jack-Jack Attack. He repeated the part as a “robot duplicate” of Syndrome in Disney Presents Pixar’s The Incredibles in a Magic Kingdom Adventure. Lee is likewise the voice of Underdog in Underdog and depicts Dave Seville in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film franchise.
In 2005, Lee was offered the lead part in My Name Is Earl. According to interviews on the principal season DVD, he passed on the arrangement twice before at long last consenting to peruse for the pilot. In the arrangement, he stars as Earl Hickey. Lee got two Golden Globe assignments for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2006 and 2007, and also a selection for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006. After four periods of My Name is Earl NBC wiped out the arrangement.
On June 22, 2010, Memphis Beat debuted. In the arrangement, Lee featured with Alfre Woodard and depicted Dwight Hendricks.In October 2011, it was reported the arrangement was not recharged for a third season. He additionally visitor featured in 2010 and 2013 scenes of Raising Hope, made by My Name is Earl maker and maker Greg Garcia.
As of December 2011, Lee showed up in Up All Night, however after its second season, it was formally wiped out on May 9, 2013. In June 2013, a fourth portion of the Alvin and the Chipmunks establishment was then declared by the twentieth Century Fox studio and a discharge date of December 18, 2015; it was titled The Road Chip.
Lee’s most recent undertakings are with Amazon Studios and The Hallmark Channel. With Amazon Studios, Lee is found in the pilot of Cocked, where he plays the character of Grady Paxson, one of three men who run a weapon producing organization. The show debuted on January 15, 2015 and furthermore stars Brian Dennehy, Diora Baird, Dreama Walker, and Sam Trammell. On January 25, 2015, The Hallmark Channel debuted Away and Back, a Hallmark Hall of Fame film featuring Lee alongside Maggie Elizabeth Jones and Minka Kelly.
Lee started shooting photographs routinely in the mid 2000s, and wound up keen on moment photographer. He as of late discharged a photograph book through Refueled Magazine. It comprises of “184 pages of Polaroid and Fuji Instant Film photos from 2006-2016.” Printed in a constrained version keep running of 500 duplicates, the book sold out before transportation began.
Lee on the top of the Beverly Laurel Hotel on June 28, 2005.
Lee wedded on-screen character and picture taker Carmen Llywelyn in 1995; they separated in 2001. Llywelyn later refered to Lee’s sense of duty regarding Scientology as the important reason for their separation. Llywelyn composed that their relationship crumbled when she uncovered to her ability administrator and kindred Scientologist, Gay Ribisi (mother of performer Giovanni Ribisi), that she had perused A Piece of Blue Sky, a hostile to Scientology book. Two days after her discussion with Ribisi, Llywelyn got a one-passage “disengagement letter” from Lee and was named a Suppressive Person.
Following his separation from Llywelyn, Lee wound up connected with to on-screen character Beth Riesgraf. Together, they have a child, Pilot Inspektor. Lee expresses their child’s name was motivated by “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot” by musical crew Grandaddy.
Lee met mold model and performing artist Ceren Alkaç at a show while in the midst of some recreation in Britain.[when?] Alkaç was conceived in Izmir, and emigrated with her family from Turkey to Australia soon afterward. Following their underlying gathering, the combine kept in contact by means of email and messages, with Alkaç in this manner moving to the United States and beginning an association with Lee. The couple wedded in California in July 2008; after a month, Alkac brought forth a little girl named Casper. The couple had their second kid, a child named Sonny, in 2012. In 2017, the couple respected their third tyke, a little girl named Alberta ‘Birdy’ Lee. As of 2016, Lee never again hones Scientology. Currently Lee lives in Denton, Texas, where he is seeking after photography, and is a co-proprietor of Barley and Board. He likewise skateboards in his extra time.
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