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Jason Lee

Jason Lee's favorite actor is Burt Reynolds.
 
Lee played the role Paul Morse in A Guy Thing (2003).
 
For Kevis Smith's 2001 movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Lee reprised his role as Brodie.
 
Jason Lee (on My Name Is Earl): I can be out on location, it feels just like being on a film set. So it definitely took a lot for me to decide, but I’m glad I decided to do it.
 
Lee quoted about his role in Almost Famous: "I know how to play guitar, and I watched a lot of documentaries. Plus I got insight from Peter Frampton, one of our consultants."
 
In 2001 Lee co-starred with Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky.
 
Lee's decision to leave professional skating for mainstream acting took the skateboarding world by surprise.
 
Lee's part in the 1991 Blind skateboards promotional video Video Days remains very influential to this day.
 
Lee was one of the first skateboarders to receive a pro model shoe.
 
Jason is a follower of Scientology.
 
Jason Lee: I was never going to be Joe College. I didn't even finish high school.
 
Lee said he emulated moves of Paul Rodgers, lead singer of Free and Bad Company, to accurately portray rock star Jeff Bebe (his aim was not to be a parody) in Almost Famous (2000).
 
Was cast as Loki in Dogma (1999), but had to take a smaller part (Azrael) because of scheduling conflicts, so the role went to Matt Damon.
 
Originally auditioned for Jason Biggs role in Jersey Girls (2004).
 
Lee's son, Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee was born on September 28, 2003.
 
Lee has most recently established the non-profit Jason Lee Foundation for the Arts, to support artists and artistic projects.
 
Lee was never interested in TV, but My Name Is Earl struck him because it’s shot like a film.
 
Lee has appeared as a secondary character in Enemy of the State, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, Dreamcatcher, and The Ballad of Jack and Rose.
 
Jason Lee is 6'2" (1.88 m).
 
Jason voiced the evil Syndrome in the animated movie The Incredibles (2004).
 
Most consider Lee's acting career to have truly launched with his Independent Spirit Award-winning role in Chasing Amy (1997) as Banky Edwards.
 
His son's name, Pilot Inspektor Reisgarf-Lee, was reportedly inspired by the song "He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot" by the band Grandaddy.
 
Given a shoe deal from Airwalk during his skateboarding days.
 
In 1999, Lee landed two significant acting gigs: one as the demon Azrael in Kevin Smith's Dogma (1999), and another as the eccentric young billionaire Skip Skipperton in Mumford (1999).
 
After appearing in several indies and a made-for-TV movie, Lee crossed over into mainstream circles with Kissing A Fool (1998).
 
Started up Stereo Skateboarding Company again with his partner Chris Pastras in July, 2003.
 
Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck insist that he's one of the funniest and most gentlemanly actors in the business.
 
Lee got his first taste of straight acting when he turned up alongside Jonze as a teenage drug customer in Allison Anders's Mi Vida Loca (1993).
 
Has performed skateboarding tricks in numerous music videos including one for the Sonic Youth song "100%", directed by Spike Jonze.
 
He was paid $3,000,000 for his role in A Guy Thing (2003).
 
Attended Ocean View High School, but never graduated. (Huntington Beach, CA).
 
Retired from skateboarding in 1996 after being pro for 7 years.
 
Dropped out of high school to be a pro skate boarder.
 
Doesn't know who Bobby Gaza of Scuba Wars is. Bobby Gaza insists Jason Lee learned everything from him.
 
His child is named Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee. That's right, he named his son Pilot Inspektor.
 
His fiancee, Beth Riesgraf, recently gave birth to their son.
 
Divorced from wife, actress Carmen Llwellyn, in July of 2001.
 
Appeard in the 1999 music video "There She Goes" by Sixpence None The Richer.
 
Mentioned a number of occasions in the autobiography of skating legend Tony Hawk, "Hawk: Occupation Skateboarder".
 
urned down the lead in Boogie Nights (1997).
 
Owner of Stereo manufacturing Corp. (Skateboard company)
 
Was cast as Loki in Dogma (1999), but had to take a smaller part, so the role went to Matt Damon.
 
Married Carmen Llwellyn in July of 1995.
 
His first hit movie was Mallrats (1995).
 

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