Date of Birth : Nov 19th 1966
Lee was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Sylvia and Robert Lee, a bus driver. Lee was raised in Hawaii and is of Chinese-Hawaiian descent. He attended school at Pearl City High School and is a friend of Carrie Ann Inaba, of Dancing with the Stars, and dated her briefly. He currently owns the Ulua Theatre, which opened in 2005, where he performed as Pale in the production of Burn This. He played an Inuit in Map of the Human Heart, a Polynesian in Rapa Nui and as Mowgli in The Jungle Book.
Lee is not related to martial arts legend Bruce Lee, whom he portrayed in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Lee has trained in Bruce Lee’s martial art Jeet Kune Do since portraying Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story in 1993. He continues to train and is now a certified instructor under former Bruce Lee student Jerry Poteet. Lee is among the actors, producers and directors interviewed in the documentary The Slanted Screen (2006), directed by Jeff Adachi, about the representation of Asian and Asian American men in Hollywood.
Lee married Diana Chan, a native of Singapore while he was filming there, in May 2008 in Pearl City. Lee made his operatic debut in the non-singing role of Pasha Selim in Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii, in February 2009.