Born and raised in Southern California, Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970 in Santa Ana, California) took up skateboarding at age thirteen where he would drop out of high school to become a professional skateboarder. By eighteen, he was on the professional skateboarding circuit, where he wowed legions of young fans and popularized a move called the "360 flip." Inspired to tap into the commercial aspect of the sport, Lee and a friend started the twin companies "Stereo Skateboards" and "Stereo Sounds Clothing."
Along with Tony Hawk, Lee was one of the first two skateboarders to receive a signature shoe with the Airwalk Company during his skateboarding days. 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 "100%," directed by Spike Jonze, who directed skate videos such as the classic Video Days. Lee got his first taste of straight acting the next year when he turned up alongside Jonze as a teenage drug customer in Allison Anders's Mi Vida Loca.
After taking some minor acting roles, Jason Lee retired from skateboarding after being a professional for seven years for a full-time acting career where his first major movie role was in Mallrats that became a cult hit. This started a friendship between Lee and Kevin Smith subsequently leading Lee to appearing in many of Smiths films. Lee gradually made his way to leading roles.
Besides being an actor, comedian, voice actor, producer and professional skateboarder, Jason Lee is also a professional photographer as well as an avid supporter and collector of the arts.
Jason Lee first married Carmen Llywelyn in 1995 but divorced six years later and then married Ceren Alkaç in 2008.
- Mallrats (1995) Brodie Bruce
- Drawing Flies (1996) Donner
- Chasing Amy (1997) Banky Edwards
- Kissing a Fool (1998) Jay Murphy
- Dogma (1999) Azrael
- Mumford (1999) Skip Skipperton
- Almost Famous (2000) Jeff Bebe
- Heartbreakers (2001) Jack Withrowe
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) Brodie Bruce & Banky Edwards
- Vanilla Sky (2001) Brian Shelby
- Big Trouble (2002) Puggy
- Stealing Harvard (2002) John Plummer
- A Guy Thing (2003) Paul
- Dreamcatcher (2003) Beaver
- Clerks II (2006) Lance Dowds
- Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) - David Dave Seville
- Cop Out (2010) Roy
- The Incredibles (2004) Syndrome/Buddy Incredi-boy Pine
- Monster House (2006) Bones
- Underdog (2007) Underdog/Shoeshine
- Alvin and the Chipmunks Video Game (2007) Dave Sevillenote
- Skate (2010) Coach Frank
- The Other Side (2011) Mortimer Flybait
- Noahs Ark: The New Beginning (2012) Japeth
- We Bare Bears (2015) - Charlie