Birth Date: April 25, 1970 / Age: 43
Birth Place: Huntington Beach, California, USA
Also Credited as: Dennis Pepper and Linus Peacock
Biography: Jason Lee (born April 25, 1970) is an American film actor.
Lee's first career was as a professional skateboarder in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Notable tricks performed by Lee (and there were many) were 360 kickflips, kickflip backside tailslides, and curb cut launched Japan airs. He was co-founder of Stereo skateboards (along with Chris Pastras) in 1992, a company which has been revived by the pair as of 2004 after having been defunct for several years. He was one of the first skateboarders to receive a pro model shoe, produced by Airwalk, and his part in the 1991 Blind skateboards promotional video Video Days, shot by Spike Jonze, remains very influential to this day. Today, he is remembered as one of the most influential and innovative street skaters of the early 1990s.
Lee's decision to leave professional skating for mainstream acting took the skateboarding world by surprise. His first major film role was in Kevin Smith's Mallrats which became a cult hit. He remained a close friend of Smith and has appeared in most of the director's works—including Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Jersey Girl. He starred in the movie Stealing Harvard alongside Tom Green as well as A Guy Thing. He has appeared as a secondary character in Enemy of the State, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, Dreamcatcher, and The Ballad of Jack and Rose. He also voiced the evil Syndrome in the animated movie The Incredibles. Lee's new sitcom, My Name Is Earl, will debut in the fall of 2005.
Jason Lee also has a son who has a strange name even by Hollywoood standards: Pilot Inspektor Reisgard Lee.
|September 8, 2005
(Posted by Leah Yoakum)
Lee, Like 'Earl,' Tries to Do Good Things
Just like his character on "My Name is Earl," Jason Lee tries to do good things in real life.
"I try to do good things, you know, and good things happen when you keep yourself open like that, definitely," Lee told reporters.
On his new NBC comedy, which debuts Sept...
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