Jason Lee

Highest Rated: 97% The Incredibles (2004)
Lowest Rated: 0% Behaving Badly (2014)
Birthday: Apr 25, 1970
Birthplace: Orange, California
A puppy-eyed professional skateboarder turned actor, Jason Lee has proven himself as versatile and engaging onscreen as he once did as a skater who turned 360-degree flips on the half-pipe. Discovered by director Kevin Smith, who gave him his first break with a lead role in Mallrats (1995), Lee went on to win over critics and audiences with his portrayals of men who often harbored some degree of endearing immaturity and/or sweet-natured dorkiness. In the process, he created a reputation for himself as one of the more talented and underrated actors to emerge from the 1990s indie scene, eventually beginning to earn mainstream acceptance with his casting in such successes as Smith's Dogma (1999) and Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous (2000).A native of Orange, CA, Lee began skateboarding when he was 13. Five years later he had gone professional, traveling the world, appearing in a number of popular skateboarding videos, and, along with a friend, founding the company Stereo Skateboards and Stereo Sounds Clothing. Deciding to retire from skateboarding before he became too old for the sport and went to seed, Lee made his first foray into acting in 1993 with a walk-on role in Allison Anders' Mi Vida Loca. Two years later he auditioned for and won the lead role of Brodie, a wise-ass slacker, in Kevin Smith's Mallrats (1995). Although the film received a critical thrashing, Lee did earn positive notices for his work in it, and was further rewarded with a lead part in Smith's Chasing Amy (1997). Cast as comic-book artist Banky, best friend and partner of Ben Affleck's Holden, the actor earned an Independent Spirit Award for his smart-assed yet deeply felt portrayal, and subsequently crossed over into more mainstream work with a bit part in the Will Smith suspense thriller Enemy of the State (1998) and a lead in the flop romantic comedy Kissing a Fool (1998), in which he starred with David Schwimmer and Mili Avital.Lee again collaborated with Smith for the writer/director's Dogma (1999), playing the satanic Azrael alongside a cast that included Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Chris Rock, and Alan Rickman. His work in the high-profile film was complemented that same year by his well-received portrayal of a sweet-natured computer mogul in Lawrence Kasdan's ensemble comedy Mumford. The following year Lee appeared in one of his biggest films to date, Cameron Crowe's much lauded Almost Famous, portraying the lead singer of the '70s rock band Stillwater. Crowe and Lee would also re-team for Vanilla Sky in 2001. Edging ever closer to the elusive leading man status, Lee would subseqently appear in the ill fated Big Trouble before taking the lead opposite Tom Green in Stealing Harvard. Though Big Trouble and Stealing Harvard both performed abysmally at the box-office, the likable Lee could still hold out for romantic comedy success with the release of A Guy Thing in early 2003. A third strike in terms of hitting box-office gold, the undaunted former skateboard pro soldiered on into the cold wilderness for the horrors of Dreamcatcher before re-teaming with faithful cohort Smith for the one-two punch of Jersey Girl and Flectch Won in late 2003. Over the coming years, Lee would tontinue to gain notoriety, popularly starring on the TV series My Name is Earl, Memphis Beat, and Up All Night, and appearing in movies like Cop Out and the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
73% Growing Up Smith (Good Ol' Boy) Butch Brunner $15.4K 2017
15% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Dave $66.6M 2015
No Score Yet Away and Back Jack Peterson 2015
No Score Yet Tell Ray 2014
0% Behaving Badly Father Krumins 2014
No Score Yet We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding Actor 2013
11% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Dave Seville $133.2M 2011
18% Cop Out Roy $44.1M 2010
No Score Yet Columbus Circle Charles Stratford Executive Producer 2010
20% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Dave $219.4M 2009
28% Alvin and the Chipmunks Dave Seville $217.2M 2007
No Score Yet The Man Who Souled the World Actor 2007
14% Underdog Underdog $43.8M 2007
74% Monster House Bones $73.7M 2006
63% Clerks II Lance $24M 2006
No Score Yet Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi Actor 2006
22% I Love Your Work Larry Hortense 2005
12% Stealth Yune $31.8M 2005
47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose Gray $0.6M 2005
No Score Yet Drop Dead Sexy Frank 2005
97% The Incredibles Buddy Pine/Syndrome 2004
No Score Yet Dead Leaves Actor 2004
42% Jersey Girl PR Exec No. 1 2004
29% Dreamcatcher Beaver $33.8M 2003
24% A Guy Thing Paul Coleman $15.5M 2003
9% Stealing Harvard John Plummer $14M 2002
48% Big Trouble Puggy 2002
42% Vanilla Sky Brian Shelby 2001
52% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Brodie Bruce/Banky Edwards $29.9M 2001
53% Heartbreakers Jack 2001
No Score Yet Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma Actor 2001
89% Almost Famous Jeff Bebe $31.8M 2000
No Score Yet View Askew's Look Back at Mallrats Actor 1999
67% Dogma Azrael 1999
56% Mumford Skip 1999
71% Enemy of the State Zavitz 1998
No Score Yet American Cuisine Loren 1998
29% Kissing a Fool Jay Murphy 1997
87% Chasing Amy Banky Edwards 1997
No Score Yet Weapons of Mass Distraction Phillip Messenger 1997
No Score Yet A Better Place Dennis Pepper 1997
No Score Yet Hiatus Director 1996
40% Drawing Flies Actor Director 1996
56% Mallrats Brodie 1995
71% Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) Teenage Drug Customer 1993
No Score Yet Video Days Actor 1991

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet We Bare Bears
2015
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
33% Cocked
2015
Grady Paxson
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2011
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • 2013
  • 2012
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Smokey Floyd
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
Kevin
  • 2012
  • 2011
53% Memphis Beat
2010-2011
Dwight Hendricks
  • 2011
  • 2010
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
Earl Producer
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet American Chopper
2003
Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Performer
  • 2005

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