Robert Young Lee Jr., better known as Bobby Lee, is an American comedian, actor, and podcast host. He gained recognition for his role in the comedy series MADtv and his appearances in movies like Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. Despite facing initial opposition from his parents, Lee pursued his dream of becoming a comedian and worked hard to achieve success.
Bobby Lee was born on September 17th, 1971, in San Diego County, California, to parents Robert and Jeanie Lee. He has a younger brother, Steve Lee. Bobby attended Painted Rock Primary School and Poway High School, where he was a member of a breakdancing squad. At the age of 18, he left his parents’ house and worked at various restaurants and coffee shops to make a living.
Lee’s parents owned clothing shops, but he didn’t want to follow in their footsteps. Instead, he pursued his passion for comedy, taking interviews and auditioning for comic roles.
Bobby Lee worked various jobs before finding his calling in comedy. In 1994, the restaurant he was working at suddenly closed down, leaving him unsure of what to do next. However, he was determined not to join his family’s business and instead began auditioning for comic roles. He eventually landed a spot on the comedy series MADtv, which brought him to the attention of a wider audience.
In addition to MADtv, Lee has appeared in movies like Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Pineapple Express, and The Dictator. He has also made guest appearances on numerous TV shows, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The League.
Lee is also a successful podcast host, co-hosting the Bad Friends podcast with Andrew Santino. He has also appeared on other podcasts such as TigerBelly and The Joe Rogan Experience.
Bobby Lee’s parents were of Korean and American descent, and they owned clothing shops. When Lee was in primary school, he began experimenting with drugs like marijuana and methamphetamine. His parents sent him to rehab several times to help him overcome his addiction.
Lee is married to Kayla Kuhn, and the couple took their vows in 2018.
As of 2023, Bobby Lee’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million.
Bobby Lee has achieved success in his career as a comedian, actor, and podcast host. He has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, and his podcast Bad Friends has gained a large following. Despite facing initial opposition from his parents, Lee pursued his dream and worked hard to achieve success.