Reggie Lee

Reggie Lee


Quezon City, Philippines

Birth Name

Reggie Valdez


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Reggie Lee was born in Quezon City, Philippines as the first of three sons. In addition to English, he continues to speak his native language Tagalog, as well as Cantonese. During his childhood, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio where Reggie graduated from a Franciscan High School. In…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Reggie Lee starred in the indie film XCU: Extreme Close Up with Sarah Chalke.

    • Reggie appeared in the Sony Pictures Classics release Masked and Anonymous with Bob Dylan.

    • Lee's commitment to the Asian community and other minority groups transcends on-screen work and takes him behind the scenes as well. He is currently developing scripts targeting minorities in non-stereotypical roles for his own production company.

    • Reggie plays the lead role in the upcoming independent feature Chinaman's Chance opposite Timothy Bottoms, Danny Trejo, Theresa Russell, Olivia Hussey, and Ernest Borgnine.

    • Reggie played Byong, the second-in-command of the Flaming Dragon gang, in the movie Tropic Thunder (2008).

    • Reggie Lee plays Stu Rubin in Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell (2009).

    • Before appearing in television, Reggie starred in plays including Carousel and F.O.B.

    • Although Reggie Lee speaks English, he continues to speak his native language - Tagalog. Tagalog is one of the primary languages of the Republic of the Philippines. Reggie also speaks Cantonese.

    • Reggie Lee is the oldest of his two brothers.

    • In his free time, Reggie Lee likes to take part in various sports ranging from competitive tennis to avid hiking.

  • Quotes

    • Reggie Lee: (discussing the Western/Drama independent feature Chinaman's Chance) It's an important story that definitely needs to be told and humanized. Plus I get to play pretend in the Old West. How great is that!

    • Reggie: (discussing his role as Special Secret Service Agent Bill Kim in Prison Break) A guilty pleasure to play – wonderfully complex and devious.

    • Reggie: I always enjoy the opportunity to play roles that are the opposite of who I really am because, for me, finding the character and playing pretend is the real joy in all this. It's what keeps me going.