Who is Bobby Lee and what is his net worth 2018? Bobby Lee is an American comedian and actor. From 2001 to 2009 he gained popularity as the cast member on Mad TV. He is extremely popular for his films Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Pineapple Express and The Dictator.
So how did he earn all his fortune considering he is into comedy. Let us take a deeper look at his income and wealth and find out more about Bobby Lee’s income profile and how did he make a great net worth.
On 17th September, 1971 Bobby Lee was born Robert Lee, Jr. to Korean American parents Jeanie and Robert Lee in San Diego, California. Bobby Lee has a younger sibling. Lee’s parents owned clothing stores in both Encinitas and Escondido, California. Lee graduated from Poway High School in Poway, California. Around age 12 Lee began taking marijuana and meth. Lee wrestled in high school.
During his wrestling years Lee performed in tournaments under the influence of both LSD and Methamphetamine. Lee went on to win many tournaments. At the age of 17 Lee quit his meth abuse after he and went through three drug rehab attempts. At 18, Lee moved out of his parents’ home, he attended Palomar College. During his time in college he took jobs in coffee shops and restaurants in San Diego.
Lee’s strict Korean parents were never in favour of Lee joining the comedy scene. His parents had hoped for him to continue in the family business. Initially they were unsupportive of Lee’s comedic pursuits. On February 1, 2011, in a podcast interview given to comedian Joe Rogan, Lee stated that during the first few years he did stand-up comedy his parents refused to speak to him.
The turnaround happened when Lee made his first appearance on Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show”. After watching him on TV, Lee’s father called him and apologised for not understanding Lee’s passion for comedy and not supporting his comedy career.
Lee’s family has also performed on MadTV. Lee’s family has appeared in a skit on MadTV. Additionally, Lee’s younger brother has played some non-speaking roles on Mad TV. In 2007 Lee also wanted to cast his own Korean family and pitched that idea to Comedy Central. Lee’s parents currently live in Phoenix, Arizona.
Bobby Lee got his first job in “The Comedy Store in San Diego”. During one of the amateur nights, Lee debuted as a standup comedian at the club. This proved to be a good decision for Lee. Lee soon found success. Within a year of doing regular comedy sets he got offers to open for both Carlos Mencia and Pauly Shore. Later Lee became a regular at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, a comedy club owned by Mitzi, Pauly Shore’s mom.
Soon Lee became a sensation and a household name. Bobby Lee made a stellar performance in the sketch comedy show, “MADtv”. Lee has also successfully forayed into films with a variety of comic roles such as in “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”, “The Dictator”, and “Pineapple Express”.
Bobby Lee Net Worth
Bobby Lee is an American actor and comedian who has a net worth of $1.2 million. Lee has been in the news for his comedic performances. He owes his wealth to his success in comedic characters. Lee owes his great fortune to his talent and hard work. His rise in annual income and net worth has only been possible because he has continued to discover himself and excel in his skill professionally.
Bobby Lee’s career continues to flourish. Bobby Lee continues to perform in many more iconic comedic roles. Today Bobby Lee is recognised as a uniquely talented and gifted comedic actor. His life and work stand as a shining example for minorities who want to succeed in Hollywood.