Robert Young Lee Jr. is an American actor. He is also a comedian and is best known for his part in MAD TV from 2001 to 2009. He also acted in ‘Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,’ ‘The Dictator’ and ‘Pineapple Express.’ At the present moment, he is co-starring in ‘Splitting Up Together.’
In the year 2016, he and his girlfriend, Khalyla Kuhn started a weekly podcast called ‘Tigerbelly.’ Hence, keep reading further if you are interested to know more about the early life, biography, career, personal life and net worth of Bolly Lee in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Bobby Lee was born on the 18th of September 1971. He was born in San Diego, California. He attended Poway High School in Poway, California. When he was 18, he attended Palomar College for a short while and took up jobs in restaurants and coffee shops.
He got addicted to methamphetamine and marijuana, which he had started taking at the age of twelve. He says that he took part in a wrestling match under the influence of drugs and even won the game. He went through drug rehabilitation attempts three times and finally stopped meth abuse around the time he was 17.
However, after 12 years of being sober, he went into depression and started retaking drugs. This was because a producer told him that he was not funny and they would not use him in the show of MAD TV very often. MAd TV producer fought for him after he got fired from the show a second time. He got sober shortly after.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1994, he found that the coffee shop where he had worked closed. So, he went next door looking for a job. That was ‘The Comedy Store in San Diego’. He tried doing stand up comedy during amateur night. Within a year, he got offers from Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia. He started working for ‘The Comedy Store’ in Los Angeles regularly.
His parents wanted him to continue the family business, but instead, he was interested in comedy. They barely spoke to him and did not support his interest in stand-ups. Only after he was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, his father called him up and apologized for not supporting him.
Lee had his brother in some non-speaking roles on MAD TV.
In 2001, Bobby Lee was part of the cast of MAD TV. He was the show’s only Asian cast member.
Bobby Lee and Kuhn hosted a video podcast on YouTube called ‘Tigerbelly’. Even the show’s intro song was written by Lee.
Bobby Lee and Erik Griffin had also earlier started a podcast together called ‘All Things Comedy’. At this time, Lee and Kuhn were in the Philippines when she was hospitalized with serious heart disease. She could not return to her nursing career, so Lee decided to drop Erik and partner with Kuhn instead. As Tigerbelly grew, they needed more help. So, they got help from Gilbert, who handled the technical issues.
‘Splitting Up Together’ is Bobby Lee’s latest project. In 2018, he also did H3 Podcast.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Bobby Lee stands as one of the best examples of the self-made man. He denied to follow up his parents’ business and wanted to start something on his own. Having worked in coffee shops and eateries, he had started his career at a very young age. However, his present net worth is the result of his sheer dedication and hard work. At the present day, the approximated net worth of Bobby Lee is $1.5 million.
Though he had garnered several controversies throughout his life, Bobby Lee had always come out with flying colors in his career. He is also loved by his fans. ‘Splitting Up Together’ is Bobby Lee’s latest project. In 2018, he also did H3 Podcast. He strives towards becoming the best actor and comedian in future.