|Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy||1998||Actor||n/a||19987|
|Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story||1993||Actor||Bruce Lee||19937|
|Map of the Human Heart||1993||Actor||Avik||19937|
|Dracula III: Legacy||2014||Actor||Father Uffizi||20147|
|Dracula II: Ascension||2002||Actor||Father Uffizi||20027|
|Dance of the Dragon||2008||Actor||Cheng||20087|
|Timecop 2||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Ryan Chan||20047|
|Making of "Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book," The||1995 1994 - 1995||Actor||n/a||19957|
|American Eyes||1990 1989 - 1990||Actor||John Henderson||19907|
|Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book||1994||Actor||Mowgli||19947|
|The Prophecy: Forsaken||2014||Actor||n/a||20147|
|Hawaii Five-O||2013 2010, 2012 - 2013||Actor||Detective Kaleo||20137|
|Murder in Mind||Actor||Detective Holloway||7|
|Vestige of Honor||Actor||Ha-Kuhn||7|
|Arabian Nights||2000 1999 - 2000||Actor||Aladdin||20007|
|Lilo and Stitch||2002||Voice||of David Kawena||20026|
|Balls of Fury||2007||Actor||Siu-Foo||20077|
|The Hunger||2000 1997 - 2000||Actor||("The Secret of Shih-Tan")||20007|
|Back to the Future II||1989||Actor||Whitey--Griff Gang||19897|
|Born in East L.A.||1987||Actor||What's Happening Boy||19877|
|Made TV debut in guest role on the courtroom drama series "Matlock"|
|First released film in four years, "Soldier"|
|Made London West End debut in revival of "The King and I" opposite Elaine Paige; withdrew from production in July citing a family emergency|
|Portrayed Mowgli in the live-action version of "The Jungle Book"|
|Moved to Oahu, Hawaii at age two|
|Performed in "Balm in Gilead", "Marat/Sade", and other plays at Friends and Artists|
|First feature starring role, "Map of the Human Heart", a period romance in which he was cast as an Inuit Eskimo|
|Joined the Friends and Artists Theater Ensemble in L.A.|
|Spent his teenage years as a surfer and gymnast|
|Co-starred in the feature "Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy/Talos the Mummy"|
|Studied hula dancing|
|Headed cast of the Polynesian-set "Rapa Nui"|
|Feature debut as an illegal Asian immigrant posing as a Chicano in Cheech Marin's comedy "Born in East L.A."|
|Opened the Ulua Theatre in Hawaii|
|Cast as Aladdin in the ABC miniseries "Arabian Nights"|
|Breakthrough screen role, cast as martial arts star Bruce Lee in the biopic "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story"|
|TV-movie debut, "The Lookalike" (USA Network)|
|Co-starred in "Nomad," a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan|
|Starred in "American Eyes", a "CBS Schoolbreak Special"|
|Robert Lee||Father||one-quarter Hawaiian, three-quarters Chinese|
|Pearl City High School|
|Lee is a weekend painter.|
|He earned a black belt in Jeet Kune Do, the specialized martial art developed by Bruce Lee, in less than a year.|
|Lee was brought to the attention of "Dragon" director Rob Cohen by a casting director who had seen the actor trying out for Michael Mann's "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992). Lee lost out then because he failed to convince as a Native American but was referred for the role of Bruce Lee with the recommendation: "He can act, he's deep, he has an incredible body. . . ."|
|""Dragon" director Rob Cohen says his star shares with Bruce 'soulfulness, mystery, intelligence and incipient danger at all times.'"
"Plus he has a great body."
"'He's like a living piece of sculpture,' says Cohen. 'His body is so well-proportioned and skin so velvety. He looks gentle in repose--then he becomes a weapon.'"
"Lee's future is as sturdy as his physique. A charismatic performance in "Dragon" has him poised to become an Asian Tom Cruise, the first breakthrough Asian star since Bruce Lee."--From "Enter the 'Dragon' Player" by Tom Green, USA Today, May 4, 1993.
|"Like, wow, he's a combination of the ultimate surfin' dude, Bruce Lee's spiritual son and a Hawaiian Bill and Ted of "Excellent Adventure" fame.
Actor Jason Scott Lee is one awesome, hunky little guy. He looks great, sitting in a New York hotel room with his earth-colored Indian dhoti, jeans and long black hair--but don't ask him to open his mouth. You'll be blown away by the accumulation of New Age psychojargon, Hollywood bizspeak and plain old folksy inarticulateness."
--From "Jason's Excellent Adventure in the 'Jungle'" by Lewis Beale, Daily News, December 27, 1994.
|"'Working with the animals has been the most incredible acting workshop I've ever been to . . . There are so many things going on with an animal's whole way of living that are completely different from how we perceive the same thing.' Spending every spare moment off the set familiarizing himself with the animals, and vice-versa, Jason called upon a level of trust and confidence that he was never aware that he had. 'I soon realized that I had to be very clear and poignant with everything that came out of my mouth when I worked with them. If my actions were too abrupt, or my voice too harsh, it could be a danger or threat to that situation. The more I worked with the animals, especially the bear, I came closer to knowing what they were thinking, and felt much safer working with them." --From the press kit for "Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book"|
|"A wolf is always a wolf, and a bear is always a bear, so in observing that and being a part of what they are doing, you get a strong sense of who you are and what your fears are. It's about as straight ahead as you'll ever get." --From the press kit for "Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book"|
|"Rumour had it I was auditioned for The Matrix. I never was. What happened was that when the fight choreographers were brought in, the film-makers asked: 'Can you make Keanu look like Jason Scott Lee?' And they said: 'Why don't you get Jason?' The producers replied that I had been offered the part and turned it down. It was not true."
He smiles ruefully. "It was just Hollywood economics. Keanu would sell the picture. I could not." --From London's Evening Standard, April 25, 2000
|On taking the role in "The King and I", Lee told the London Times (April 24, 2000): "It's a diversification for me. But sometimes what you know becomes totally boring. So you have to go into new territory, something that is scary and challenging and will put you in the place of being a student once again. I like that feeling. I like big challenges, and I think I that I was getting a little bored with the formulaic movies that I was getting offered."|
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