Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseDiana Chan
FactAuditioned for the role of Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat (1995), but lost out to Robin Shou.
PaymentsEarned $250,000 from Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)


Who is Jason Scott Lee?

Jason Scott Lee is an American actor and a martial artist, who is best known to the world as Bruce Lee in the film “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story” (1993), and as Mowgli in the film “The Jungle Book” (1994), based on the novel of the same name.

Jason Scott Lee Bio- Age, Childhood, and Education

Jason Scott Lee was born on the 19th of November 1966, in Los Angeles, California USA, the son of Robert Lee and his wife, Sylvia; of Chinese and Hawaiian ancestry, Jason spent his childhood in Hawaii, and went to Pearl City High School.

While in high school, Jason became interested in acting, and after matriculation enrolled at Fullerton College in California. He started studying acting under coach Sal Romeo.

Career Beginning

Jason’s career started in the mid-‘80s with a minor role in the TV series “The A-Team” (1986), while in 1987 he had another minor role, this time in the film “Born in East L.A”. He continued with minor roles in films and TV series, such as “Back to the Future Part II” in 1989, then in the film “Ghoulies Go to College” (1990), and in the television movie “The Lookalike”, also in 1990.

With the start of the ‘90s, his career started improving, and in 1992 he had his first starring role, as Avik in the romantic drama film “Map of the Human Heart”, with Anne Parillaud, and Patrick Bergin.

Rise to Prominence

Jason was on the rise now, and in 1993 he was cast in his career role, as Bruce Lee in the biopic film “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”, for which he received good reviews and also earned a couple of award nominations. The following year, Jason had another tremendous accomplishment as an actor, when he was selected for the role of Mowgli in the film “The Jungle Book”.

Jason Scott Lee

Before the ‘90s ended, Jason featured in a couple more popular films, such as the thriller drama film “Murder in Mind” (1997), then the fantasy horror “Tale of the Mummy” (1998), and also co-starring with Kurt Russell and Jason Isaacs in the Paul W.S Andersen sci-fi drama film “Soldier” (1998).

Career Decline

With the start of the 2000s, Jason’s career started declining, although he kept pushing until the middle of the decade. His most memorable role in this period was as Father Uffizi in the horror film “Dracula II: Ascension”, which he reprised two years later in another sequel “Dracula III: Legacy” (2005).

Also, in 2003 he starred in the sci-fi action film “Timecop: The Berlin Decision”. Through to 2010, Jason also appeared in the films “Balls of Fury” (2007) and “Dance of the Dragon” (2008), but then failed to secure any noteworthy role until the mid- 2010s, as he returned to the big screen with a role in the action-adventure film “Seventh Son”, starring Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges. In recent years, Jason has featured in several films, including the action-adventure “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” (2016), then in the comedy-drama “Burn Your Maps” (2016), and co-starred in the action-drama “Mulan”, with Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen and Jet Li among other stars.

Jason Scott Lee Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Jason has become a star since launching a career, though there is a feeling that he could have achieved more. Nevertheless, his wealth has increased by a large margin, and according to sources, Jason Scott Lee’s net worth has been estimated at over $6 million, as of early 2020.

Jason Scott Lee stands at 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, while he weighs approximately 176lbs (80kgs). His body measurements are unknown, but he has an athletic figure. His hair is black, and he has brown eyes.

Jason Scott Lee Personal Life, Marriage, Wife Diana Chan

Jason is a very private man and some details about his personal life are still obscure. However, it is revealed that Jason is a married man and that his wife’s name is Diana Chan. The couple has been married since 2008, and has a daughter together, born in 2011, but there is no more information. Jason’s wife is a Singapore native, and the two met when Jason was working in Singapore on one of his many films. Diana is involved in public relations, but no other information has been made available.

Jason Scott Lee News, Facts, and Influence

Jason Scott Lee’s career was in a constant decline in the last few years, but he has re-emerged as a star with the role of Bori Khan in the film “Mulan”, which gave a boost to his popularity and a few interviews in magazines and online publications, including for the Hollywood Reporter.

Jason, although his last name is Lee and he played Bruce Lee in one of the films, is in no way related to the late acting and mixed martial arts star. Before he was selected for the role of Bruce Lee, Jason didn’t train in any martial art, but he has always been interested in attaining the skills.

Jason continued to train martial arts after the film “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”, closely working with the trainer Jerry Poteet, who is a former student of Bruce Lee, especially Jeet Kune Do, and is now a certified trainer under Jerry Poteet. As he progressed with his martial arts training he became more popular, and in 2012 he was featured in the documentary “Secrets of Shaolin with Jason Scott Lee”, which displayed his training with Shaolin masters.

With his recent upscale in popularity, he has become popular on social media platforms, especially Instagram, and now has more than 11,000 followers on his official page.

General Info

Full NameJason Scott Lee
Height1.76 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Martial Artist
EducationFullerton College
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseDiana Chan
ParentsSylvia Lee, Robert Lee

Accomplishments

NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
MoviesDragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, The Jungle Book, Lilo & Stitch, Back to the Future Part II, Map of the Human Heart, Rapa-Nui, Balls of Fury, Tale of the Mummy, Dracula II: Ascension, Born in East L.A., Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision, Dance of the Dragon...

Social profile links

Salary

TitleSalary
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)$250,000

Facts

#Fact
1Chosen by Goldsea Asian American Daily as one of the "100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time".
2Auditioned for the role of Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat (1995), but lost out to Robin Shou.
3Trained in Jeet Kune Do with former Bruce Lee student, Jerry Poteet, for the role of "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" (1993).
4Although they share the same surname, Jason Scott Lee is of no relation to Bruce Lee.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alaska Is a Drag2016post-productionDiego
Burn Your Maps2016Shaman Helper
Beyond the Game2016/II
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny2016Hades Dai
Warrior2015TV MovieKoto
Seventh Son2014/IUrag
Hawaii Five-02010-2013TV SeriesDetective Kaleo
Dance of the Dragon2008Cheng
Balls of Fury2007Siu-Foo
Only the Brave2006Sgt. Glenn 'Tak' Takase
The Prophecy: Forsaken2005VideoDylan
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch2005VideoDavid Kawena (voice)
Nomad: The Warrior2005Oraz
Dracula III: Legacy2005VideoFather Uffizi
Timecop: The Berlin Decision2003VideoRyan Chan
Dracula II: Ascension2003VideoFather Uffizi
Lilo & Stitch2002David Kawena (voice)
Arabian Nights2000TV Mini-SeriesAladdin
Soldier1998/ICaine 607
Tale of the Mummy1998Riley
The Hunger1997TV SeriesCraig Yun
Murder in Mind1997Holloway
The Jungle Book1994Mowgli
Picture Bride1994Worker collecting pay (uncredited)
Rapa Nui1994Noro
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story1993Bruce Lee
The Making of 'Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story'1993ShortBruce Lee
Map of the Human Heart1992Avik
Ghoulies Go to College1991VideoKyle
Vestige of Honor1990TV MovieHa-Kuhn
The Lookalike1990TV MovieJohn 'Charlie' Chan
CBS Schoolbreak Special1990TV SeriesJohn Henderson
Back to the Future Part II1989Whitey
Wolf1989TV SeriesChin
Matlock1988TV SeriesLe Tran
Born in East L.A.1987What's Happening Boys

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Balls Out: The Making of 'Balls of Fury'2007Video documentary short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Roots of 'Ulu2015Documentary short voice
Secrets of Shaolin with Jason Scott Lee2012TV Movie documentaryJason Scott Lee
State of Aloha2009Documentary voice
Toward Living Pono2008Documentary
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentary
Balls Out: The Making of 'Balls of Fury'2007Video documentary shortHimself - 'Siu-Foo' / Bruce Lee
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The Slanted Screen2006DocumentaryHimself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Making of 'Timecop: The Berlin Decision'2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 20002000TV Movie documentaryHimself / King of Siam
Open Sesame: The Making of 'Arabian Nights'2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rapa Nui: Legends in Stone1994TV SeriesHimself
The Making of Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book'1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - 'Mowgli'

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ultimate Fights from the Movies2002Video documentaryBruce Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story)
The Unbeatable Bruce Lee2001Video documentaryHimself
The Jungle Book1996Video GameMowgli (uncredited)
American Masters2009TV Series documentary
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies2005TV MovieHimself - Place #76

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Actor in a DVD Premiere MovieDracula II: Ascension (2003)
1994CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActorDragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
1994MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceDragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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