Bobby Lee Net Worth: $1 Million
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 17, 1972|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.64 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Screenwriter, Comedian, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Bobby Lee net worth is $1 million dollars. Lee hosts the podcast TigerBelly with his girlfriend, Khalyla Kuhn. Bobby also co-host a podcast Bad Friends with Andrew Santino.
Bobby Lee net worth 2023:
Bobby Lee net worth is around $1 million in April, 2023.
Bobby Lee Biography:
|Birth name||Robert Lee Jr.|
|Born||September 17, 1972 (age 49)|
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, film, television, podcast|
|Education||Poway High School|
|Alma mater||Palomar College|
|Genres||Observational comedy, black comedy, blue comedy|
|Subject(s)||Human behavior, human sexuality, American politics, gender differences|
Bobby Lee Jr was born on September 17, 1972 in San Diego, California, and graduated from Poway High School. Lee was born to Korean American parents Jeanie and Robert Lee. Lee and his younger brother Steve grew up in Poway, California.
Instead of joining his parent’s clothing retail company, Bobby moved out when he was 18 , and began working in coffee shops and restaurants while studying at Palomar College.
From 2001 to 2009, Lee was a cast member on MADtv, and Lee co-starred in the ABC single-camera sitcom series Splitting Up Together along with Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson between 2018 and 2019. Lee has also appeared in the films like Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004), Pineapple Express (2008), and The Dictator (2012). Lee recently had a guest appearance as the cynical, burned-out Dr. Kang on FX on Hulu’s TV comedy series Reservation Dogs.
Bobby started working for The Comedy Store in San Diego, and performed on one of their amateur nights. Bobby went on to open for other comedians such as Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia.
From there Bobby began appearing at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, and became a household name when he was cast on the sketch comedy show, “MADtv”, in 2001. Apart from appearing on “MADtv”, Bobby has also played supporting roles in such films as, “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”, “The Dictator”, and “Pineapple Express”.
Bobby Lee Career:
Lee worked many jobs at cafes and restaurants before pursuing a career in comedy. In 1994, the coffee shop where Bobby was working abruptly closed.”I just went next door to get a job,” he said, “which was The Comedy Store in San Diego” (also known as the La Jolla Comedy Store).
After working odd jobs at the club for months, Bobby decided to try stand-up during one of their amateur nights. Within a year of doing regular comedy sets, Bobby received offers to open for both Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia. Lee went on to work regularly at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, a comedy club owned by Pauly Shore’s mother Mitzi.
Lee has said that his parents had hoped he would continue on with the family business and were less than supportive of his comedic pursuits at first.
During a podcast interview conducted by Joe Rogan in Feb, 2011, Lee stated that during the first few years he did stand-up, his parents barely spoke to him. But after his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno his father called him and asked how much he had to pay to be on the show and then apologized for not supporting his comedy career.
Lee has included his family in some of his work; his younger brother has appeared in many non-speaking roles on MADtv, and his entire family has appeared in a sketch on the show. Lee also pitched a sitcom to Comedy Central in 2007 about a Korean family which was to star his own family.
Lee hosted the 9th MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert in 2013.
In 2020, Lee began co-hosting the Bad Friends podcast with Andrew Santino.
Bobby Lee MADtv career:
In 2001, Lee joined the cast of MADtv,making him the show’s first and only Asian cast member. He has publicly expressed that he dreaded playing the characters Bae Sung and Connie Chung, describing them as “Average Asian” skits.Lee remained with the cast until the series’ cancellation in 2009 and returned briefly when MADtv was revived in 2016 on The CW.
TigerBelly is a video podcast hosted by Bobby Lee and his girlfriend, Khalyla Kuhn, that they started in 2015, with appearances by technical engineer Gilbert Galon and producer George Kimmel. Kuhn became interested in doing podcasts of her own after she was a guest on the DVDASA podcast. The show’s intro song “Shadow Gook” was written and produced by Lee and performed by Lee and Kuhn.
The hosts discuss events from their lives and news topics from popular culture, often revolving around Asian American issues related to the entertainment industry, adolescence, sexuality, ethnicity, racism, and politics.
Bobby Lee Wife:
Lee began taking methamphetamine and marijuana around age 12, and heroin by age 15 and went through 3 drug-rehabilitation attempts before becoming sober when Lee was 17. Lee relapsed on Vicodin and ended 12 years of sobriety after receiving negative feedback from a producer.
Lee got sober after MADtv producer Lauren Dombrowski fought for him after he was fired from the show a second time, a story which Lee discusses in his appearance on the pilot episode of Comedy Central’s TV series This Is Not Happening.
On TigerBelly Episode 224, Lee admitted to guest Theo Von that Lee had relapsed after his father’s death in August 2019 from Parkinson’s disease. Lee subsequently went to rehab and became sober again. Lee has stated that he is a recovering alcoholic.