Bobby Lee resisted his parents’ desire to continue the family business and pursued his dreams, and later received an apology from his father who did not believe in him at first.
Lee is an accomplished American actor and comedian who is best remembered as a cast member on Mad TV from 2001 to 2009. He also played roles in the movies Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Pineapple Express, and The Dictator, which received positive reviews.
His success in the entertainment industry was no walk in the park, as the actor had to fight against drug addiction at some point in his life. In the following, you will find all the details you need to know about the Korean-American entertainer.
Bobby Lee was born Robert Lee Jr. as the son of his parents – Robert and Jeanie Lee – on September 17, 1971, in San Diego, California. He is the first of two sons of the family. Already at the age of 12, Lee went through rehab after severe meth and marijuana abuse. At the age of 17, however, he got clean.
Lee left home at age 18 after graduating from Poway High School in Poway, California. He worked in restaurants and coffee shops to make ends meet while attending Palomar College.
His career in comedy began when he lost his job in the coffee shop in 1994 after the shop closed. He then worked in odd jobs at the La Jolla Comedy Store in San Diego and later tried his hand at standing up during one of the amateur nights at the club. A year later he received offers to open for Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia. He also got a regular job at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, owned by Mitzi, Pauly Shore’s mother.
In 2001 Lee became the only East Asian cast member of Mad TV and remained so until the end of the series in 2009, coming back for a short stint when MADtv returned to action on The CW in 2016.
Most notably, Lee fell back into drug abuse when a producer from Mad TV told him that they wouldn’t use him often in the series because he wasn’t funny enough. This ended his 12 years of sobriety, but he soon sobered up after Mad TV producer Lauren Dombrowski intervened in his case on the show.
Some of Bobby Lee’s other projects include appearances in shows and films such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002, Animal Practice 2012, The Dictator 2012, Hangover 2010, and the British comedy film Laid in America 2016.
In 2016, Bobby Lee launched a weekly podcast called Tigerbelly in collaboration with his girlfriend, who became his wife Khalyla Kuhn.
Bobby’s Brother Steve Lee
Steve Lee was born on 25 August 1977 as Bobby’s younger brother. Like his brother, he struggled with drug addiction in the past. After meeting David Chloe, an underground artist, who brought him on board his famous podcast DVDASA – Double Vag Double Anal Sensitive Artist, Steve Lee performed with Money Mark, Asa Akira, Dylan Fujioka, Die Antwoord, Eddie Kim, Bobby Lee and a whole bunch of others. Later he started his own podcast The Steebee Weebee Show, inspired by his brother.
During his brother’s time on the show, Steve appeared in several non-speaking roles on Mad TV. Currently, he is happy with the money he earns from his podcast.
Bobby Lee’s Wife, Girlfriend
Although he doesn’t show it in the media, Bobby Lee is married to his long-time girlfriend Khalyla.
The couple met on the popular online dating site Tinder. After much speculation and rumor about their relationship, Bobby Lee revealed in the social media that they are a couple. The couple made it official when they got married in August 2016 at the New York Church.
Bobby Lee: Height and Body Measurements
Bobby Lee is 1.5 meters 4 inches tall and has black hair and a pair of dark brown eyes. More information about his body measurements including weight and shoe size are not available.
His Net Worth
As an actor and comedian, Bobby Lee was able to accumulate a net worth of 1 million dollars. His fortune he has collected mostly from his acting activities and podcasts, and from the looks of it, he hasn’t done badly.