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actor , skateboarder

Jason Michael Lee is an American actor and skateboarder best known for his role as the title character on the NBC television series My Name is Earl, his portrayal of Syndrome in the film The Incredibles, his role as Dave Seville in the Alvin and the Chipmunks films, and his work with director Kevin Smith.

Career

After taking some minor acting roles in 1992, including the Jonze-directed Sonic Youth music video for "100%," and a small part in Allison Anders' 1993 film Mi Vida Loca, Lee left professional skateboarding for a full-time acting career. His first major movie role was in Kevin Smith's Mallrats, which became a cult hit. This started a friendship that subsequently led to appearances in many of Smith's films, including Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks 2, and Cop Out. Lee won an Independent Spirit Award for his role in Chasing Amy as Banky Edwards, a comic book inker.



Lee graduated to leading man roles in Heartbreakers (with Jennifer Love Hewitt) and Stealing Harvard (with Tom Green), as well as A Guy Thing (with Julia Stiles). He has had supporting roles in Vanilla Sky, Almost Famous as a rock star, Dreamcatcher, Big Trouble, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, and Mumford, as well as a minor role in Enemy of the State. Lee also voiced the supervillain Syndrome in the animated movie The Incredibles and its DVD bonus video Jack-Jack Attack. Lee reprised the role as a "robot copy" of Syndrome in the 2006 Disney on Ice play Disney Presents Pixar's The Incredibles in a Magic Kingdom Adventure. He is also the voice of Underdog in Underdog and plays David "Dave" Seville in the films Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked''



In 2005, Lee was offered the lead role in the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl. According to interviews on the first-season DVD, he passed on the series twice before finally agreeing to read for the pilot. In the series, Lee stars as Earl Hickey, a petty thief who discovers karma and sets out to put right all his past wrongs. Lee received two Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2006 and 2007, as well as a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006. After four seasons of My Name is Earl NBC cancelled the series.



On June 22, 2010, the new TNT series Memphis Beat premiered. Lee stars with Alfre Woodard and plays Dwight Hendricks, a character who works as a police officer and moonlights as a blues singer. In October 2011, it was announced the series was not renewed for a third season.



Lee also guest-starred on an episode of Fox's Raising Hope, a show created by My Name is Earl producer and creator Greg Garcia.

Beginning in October 2011, Lee became a recurring guest star in the new NBC comedy Up All Night.

2000 Almost Famous Jeff Bebe

2001 Heartbreakers Jack Withrowe

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Brodie Bruce / Banky Edwards

Vanilla Sky Brian Shelby

2002 Big Trouble Puggy

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator Documentary

Stealing Harvard John Plummer

2003 A Guy Thing Paul

Dreamcatcher Beaver

I Love Your Work Larry Hortense

2004 Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party Documentary

Jersey Girl PR Exec #1

The Incredibles Syndrome / Buddy Pine ("IncrediBoy") (voice)

2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose Gray

Drop Dead Sexy Frank

2005–2009 My Name Is Earl Earl Hickey TV Series: 96 Episodes

Also Producer for 50 Episodes

2006 Clerks II Lance Dowds

Rising Son: The Legend of Christian Hosoi Documentary

Monster House Bones Voice

2007 Underdog Underdog (Shoeshine) Voice

The Man Who Souled the World Documentary

Alvin and the Chipmunks David "Dave" Seville

2008 Celebrity Family Feud

2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel David "Dave" Seville

2010 Cop Out Roy

Raising Hope Smokey Floyd TV, Guest Star

2010-2011 Memphis Beat Dwight Hendricks TV series: 20 episodes

2011 Noah's Ark: The New Beginning Japheth

The Other Side Mortimer Flybait Voice

Columbus Circle

Up All Night Kevin

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked David "Dave" Seville

2012 Back in Time Henry Foster

Happy Holidays, Katherine Sloane

Views

Realism

Interests

  • Sport & Clubs

    skateboarding, football

  • Other Interests

    Scientology

  • Music & Bands

    Classic

Connections

father:
Greg Lee

mother:
Carol Lee

ex-wife:
Carmen Llywelyn

wife:
Ceren Alkaç

daughter:
Casper

ex-fiancée:
Beth Riesgraf