Jason has been nominated for four SAG Awards. In 2001, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for Almost Famous. In 2006, he was nominated for both Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for My Name is Earl. In 2007, he was nominated again for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for >My Name is Earl.
Lee is the godfather of Kevin Smith's daughter, Harley
He does the voice of Shoeshine/Underdog in the Live action Movie Underdog.
He sang all of the Stillwater songs in the movie "Almost Famous".
Jason is currently working on a book of photography.
Jason Lee was friends with My Name Is Earl co-star, Ethan Suplee prior his acting career. Suplee was also in Mallrats, which was Lee's first acting job.
Says that his worst skateboarding injury was when he broke his left wrist. The movement of his bones caused his watch to fly off. While he still had the cast on, he injured his right wrist as well.
Jason's race car school went out of business.
Lee admitted that if a scene requires him to be shirtless, he often trims his chest hair and "sucks in his gut".
One of Jason Lee's lesser known interests is fly-fishing in the Florida Keys.
Cameron Crowe once called Jason Lee "the poster boy for casual ambition".
Jason Lee loves to watch comedies.
Jason Lee collects art.
Jason Lee dropped out of high school to become a Professional Skateboarder.
Jason Lee loves animals.
Jason Lee loves to watch cartoons in his spare time.
Jason Lee was the lead singer in the movie Almost Famous.
Jason Lee attended Ocean View High School but did not graduate.
On the Letterman Show, Jason Lee stated that he started riding the skateboard when he was only 5 years old.
As a kid had a pet dog simply called 'dog'.
Jason has signed on to appear in The Other Side, a film due out in 2007.
Jason Lee has one son, Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee.
Jason Lee's favorite book is Ham on Rye.
Jason Lee's favorite shows are South Park and King of the Hill.
Jason Lee's favorite movie is Amadeus.
Jason Lee's favorite music is anything by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros.
Lee won an Independent Spirit Award for his performance Chasing Amy.
In the early 1990s, Lee took his tricks in front of the camera, appearing in several music videos - including one for the Sonic Youth song
Jason starred in Enemy of the State.
Jason is currently lending his voice for Underdog, a movie set to come out in 2007.
Jason is set to star in Monster House and is due out in 2006.
Launched the twin companies Stereo Skateboard and Stereo Sounds Clothing which has become one of the most respected companies in skateboarding.
Writes and records music; plays the guitar; belonged to a band called Chiaroscuro.
Jason made his first on-camera appearance in a Sonic Youth video.
Ceren Alkaç - Fiancée
Carmen Llywellyn - Ex-wife
Beth Riesgraf - Ex-Fiancée
Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee - Son
James Lee - Brother
Carol - Mother
Greg Lee - Father
Has a passionate interest in art and started the Jason Lee Foundation for the Arts in 2001 in hope of displaying his large collection.
Is a member of the Church of Scientology, as is My Name Is Earl creator Gregory Thomas Garcia, leading to rumors that their sitcom has a disguised religious subtext.
Jason is sometimes credited as Dennis Pepper and Linus Peacock.
Is credited with inventing the 360 kickflip (a skateboarding trick).
Nominated for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards for his role of Earl Hickey on My Name is Earl. He was nominated again the next year, in 2007.
Jason Lee caught the chicken pox January 23rd, 2006, which brought a slight halt to the filming of his show, My Name is Earl.
Jason Lee's favorite actor is Burt Reynolds.
Lee played the role Paul Morse in A Guy Thing (2003).
For Kevin Smith's 2001 movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Lee reprised his role as Brodie and Banky Edwards.
In 2001 Lee co-starred with Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky.
Lee's decision to leave professional skating for mainstream acting took the skateboarding world by surprise.
Lee's part in the 1991 Blind skateboards promotional video Video Days remains very influential to this day.
Lee was one of the first skateboarders to receive a pro model shoe.
Jason is a follower of Scientology.
Lee said he emulated moves of Paul Rodgers, lead singer of Free and Bad Company, to accurately portray rock star Jeff Bebe (his aim was not to be a parody) in Almost Famous (2000).
Was cast as Loki in Dogma (1999), but had to take a smaller part (Azrael) because of scheduling conflicts, so the role went to Matt Damon.
Originally auditioned for Jason Biggs role in Jersey Girls (2004).
Lee has most recently established the non-profit Jason Lee Foundation for the Arts, to support artists and artistic projects.
Lee was never interested in TV, but My Name Is Earl struck him because it's shot like a film.
Lee has appeared as a secondary character in Enemy of the State, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, Dreamcatcher, and The Ballad of Jack and Rose.
His part in the 1991 Blind Skateboards pro video Video Days remains very influential to this day.
Jason Lee is 6'2" (1.88 m).
Jason voiced the evil Syndrome in the animated movie The Incredibles (2004).
Most consider Lee's acting career to have truly launched with his Independent Spirit Award-winning role in Chasing Amy (1997) as Banky Edwards.
His son's name, Pilot Inspektor Reisgarf-Lee, was reportedly inspired by the song "He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot" by the band Grandaddy. He was born on September 28, 2003.
Lee won an Independent Spirit Award for his performance as Banky in Chasing Amy (1997).
Inspired to tap into the commercial aspect of the sport of Skateboarding, Lee and a friend started the twin companies Stereo Skateboards and Stereo Sounds Clothing.
While on the professional skateboarding circuit he wowed legions of young fans and popularized a move called the "360 flip."
Jason Lee took up skateboarding at age 13. By 18 he was on the professional skateboarding circuit.
Given a shoe deal from Airwalk during his skateboarding days.
In 1999, Lee landed two significant acting gigs: one as the demon Azrael in Kevin Smith's Dogma (1999), and another as the eccentric young billionaire Skip Skipperton in Mumford (1999).
After appearing in several indies and a made-for-TV movie, Lee crossed over into mainstream circles with Kissing A Fool (1998).
Started up Stereo Skateboarding Company again with his partner Chris Pastras in July, 2003.
On working with Lawrence Kasdan and Cameron Crowe, and Writer-Directors in general: "I'd love to establish relationships with other writer-directors, too, but Chasing Amy (1997) is what got things going for me, and I'll always stick by Kevin."
Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck insist that he's one of the funniest and most gentlemanly actors in the business.
Lee got his first taste of straight acting when he turned up alongside Jonze as a teenage drug customer in Allison Anders's Mi Vida Loca (1993).
On his performance as a rock star in Almost Famous (2000): "I wanted to be very serious about being a musician -- a guy who cares a lot about the music and the band and why we did it in the first place. We wanted to show an actual passion on stage with the intent of turning on the audience."
Has performed skateboarding tricks in numerous music videos including one for the Sonic Youth song "100%", directed by Spike Jonze.
He was paid $3,000,000 for his role in A Guy Thing (2003).
Attended Ocean View High School, but never graduated. (Huntington Beach, CA).
Retired from skateboarding in 1996 after being pro for 7 years.
Dropped out of high school to be a pro skate boarder.
Doesn't know who Bobby Gaza of Scuba Wars is. Bobby Gaza insists Jason Lee learned everything from him while skating in the Bay Area together one day years ago.
Appeared in the 1999 music video "There She Goes" by Sixpence None The Richer.
Turned down the lead in Boogie Nights (1997).
Was cast as Loki in Dogma (1999), but had to take a smaller part, so the role went to Matt Damon.
His first hit movie was Mallrats (1995).
Jason: Celebrities say they date other celebrities because they have the same job. But I think they just like dating famous people. Celebrities attract each other, like cattle.
Jason Lee: I was never going to be Joe College. I didn't even finish high school.
Jason: I wasn't a kid who moved out from Iowa with aspirations of becoming a famous star-I was intrigued by the idea of filmmaking and by the idea of what it would be like to play a character in a movie.
Jimmy Kimmel asked Jason what people say to him when he asks to take their picture
Jason: Honey get out here Earl wants to take our picture.
Jason (on fatherhood): It's an amazingly beautiful thing. The surprising thing is that you never get used to it. I mean, some people do, sure, but I've never really gotten used to it. I'm still blown away every time I look at Pilot. I'm partly responsible for that person existing - it's such a strange concept. But he really drives me.
Jason (on what he has in common with his character Earl Hickey): I try to do the right thing. I've got a good heart and I'm a good guy at the end of the day.
Jason (on his popularity at school): I was a little nerdy, but I got along with everybody. I had fun at school - skateboarding, surfing, getting kicked out of class for making too much noise.
Jason (The worst injury he received when he was a professional skateboarder): I chipped my pelvis, which was brutal, and I couldn't walk for a couple of weeks - all they could give me were crutches. I snapped my wrist in half. I cut my legs open and had to get a lot of stitches...
Jason (how he came up with his son's name, Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee): His mum came up with Pilot… and I said, "I love it!" [laughs]. A friend of ours came up with Inspektor. I said, "God, if my name was Inspektor I'd be the coolest kid at school. So we'll make it his middle name.
Jason (asked if he has his own list of things to do before he dies): It's probably more things to do with my son, and things that I want to make sure to accomplish, places I want to make sure to go to, and experiences and a life for my son. That kind of thing.
Jason Lee (on "giving the finger" in traffic): It's how we stay connected in L.A.
Jason Lee [on his performance as a rock star in Almost Famous (2000)]: I wanted to be very serious about being a musician -- a guy who cares a lot about the music and the band and why we did it in the first place. We wanted to show an actual passion on stage with the intent of turning on the audience.
Jason Lee: Mumford more than any movie marked the turning point ... That was the first time where I really changed my mannerisms, my speech mannerisms, the way I talked, the way I carried myself.
Jason Lee (on My Name Is Earl): I can be out on location, it feels just like being on a film set. So it definitely took a lot for me to decide, but I'm glad I decided to do it.
Jason Lee: I wanted to be looked at for the skateboarder that I was. I didn't want to be the 36-year-old skateboarder who's still holding on while owning a company at the same time. I wanted to make my mark and travel and accomplish a few things here and there and then get out.