Bobby Lee Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Nov, 2019
Facts of Bobby Lee
Date of Birth: 1972 , September-17
Age: 49 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Bobby Lee
Birth Name Robert “Bobby” Lee Jr.
Father Robert Lee
Mother Jeanie Lee
Nationality American
Birth Place/City San Diego, California, U.S.
Ethnicity Korean-American
Profession Actor, Comedian and writer
Net Worth $1 million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Face Color Fair
Married Yes
Married to Khalyla
Children None
Divorce Not yet
Education Poway High School, Palomar College
Movies Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, The Dictator and Pineapple Express
Siblings Steve Lee
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Bobby Lee is an American actor, as well as a comedian, well known for his appearance in the comedy sketch television series, Mad TV from 2001 to 2009. Some of his other popular TV series and movies include Hangover in 2010, Chelsea Lately in 2010, The Dictator in 2012, Animal Practice in 2012 and Laid in America, a British comedy film in 2016. As of 2018, he is appearing in the ABC's Splitting Up Together. 

Early Life And Education Of Bobby Lee

Bobby Lee was born on 17 September 1972, in San Diego, California, to Robert Lee (father) and Jeanie (mother). His birth name is Robert “Bobby” Lee Jr and his nationality is American. 

His parents have their owned clothing stores in both Encinitas and Escondido, California. His dad, however, passed away on 18th August 2019. 

He has a younger brother named, Steve Lee, is a musician as well as a host of The Steebee Weebee podcast. 

From the age of 12, Lee was addicted to marijuana and meth and was sent to several rehabs. He ended his addiction to meth at the age of 17. During his addiction period, he claimed that he not only participated in wrestling tournaments under the influence of both Methamphetamine and LSD but also won the game.  

Lee left his parent's home at the age of 18 after completing his graduation from Poway High School in Poway, California. And at the same time, he also joined Palomar College. 

Bobby Lee's Career

Lee started working in coffee shops and restaurants to make ends meet. His career in the comedy field began in the year 1994 when he lost his first job at the coffee shop and he joined a comedy store.

“I just went next door to get a job which was The Comedy Store in San Diego”.

For a few months, he worked odd jobs at the La Jolla Comedy Store in San Diego and later on he decided to attempt some stand-up during one of their amateur nights. After a year, he got offers to open for Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia.  And he also got a full-time job at The Comedy Store owned by Pauly Shore's mother in Los Angeles.      

In 2001, Lee joined the cast of Mad TV, where he was the only cast member of Asian descent. He was associated with the show until 2009.  Later on, he appeared in several movies and TV series such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2002, Hangover in 2010, Chelsea Lately in 2010, The Dictator in 2012, Animal Practice in 2012 and Laid in America, a British comedy film in 2016.

Upcoming Projects

The multi-talented comedian Bobby Lee would also appear in two upcoming projects computer-animated comedy film Wish Dragon and Guest House. The former will release sometime in 2020. 

Mencia Controversy   

In 2005, comedian Joe Rogan wrote a post on his social media openly blaming Mencia for being a copier, claiming that Mencia stole jokes from plenty of comedians.  And on 10 February 2007, Rogan confronted Mencia on stage at the Comedy Store and accused him of plagiarism in front of the audiences. 

Rogan posted the video of the argument with video and audio clips from other actors including Bobby Lee, Reverend Bob Levy, George Lopez, and Ari Shaffir among others. Lee was also bought into the controversy as he has worked with Mencia and was a part of his group.  

Bobby Lee talked about Brian Redban's Deathsquad network on the Norm Macdonald Live show that Deathsquad made up of several comedians like Redban, Ari Shaffir, Joey Coco Diaz, was in dispute with Bobby Over Mencia. He was also in controversy of stealing the Freddy Soto's, Ex-boyfriend of Comedy Store fixture Eleanor Kerrigan, the material on behalf of Mencia. Later on, it was proved that Freddy was wrong. 

Does He Have Net Worth In $Million? 

Being an actor and famous comedian Lee has been able to earn a good amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be around $1 million, as per celebrity net worth, in 2019. His main sources of income are his comedy podcasts, and television and movie appearances. 

Besides, Lee is also associated with several endorsements deals and ad campaign which adds more to his value. 

Journey To $1 Million 

Bobby Lee has worked in dozens of most successful movies and TV shows. In 2011, the comedian appeared in a film A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas which grossed over $36 million worldwide. 

On the other hand, Lee also has a considerable subscriber on his YouTube Channel bobbylee with over 185k. It is another essential medium of his income. Moreover, he is a recognized face on Instagram with over 465k followers. According to sources, the comedian can make over $460 a promotional post. 

Who Is His Wife? 

Booby prefers a low key personal life and does not share much about his private life with media and fans. He is a married man. Lee tied the knot to longtime girlfriend in Khalyla in August 2016 at New York Church. 

CAPTION: Bobby Lee with his wife Khalyla SOURCE: lovebirds blog

The couple first met via Tinder and started dating. Not much is known about the pair's married life as both of them are very private people. The duo started a weekly podcast titled Tigerbelly in 2016. 

As of now, Bobby and his loving wife Khalyla are leading their personal and professional life hand in hand.