Of Korean descent, American actor Bobby Lee began his show business career in standup comedy, being asked to open for Pauly Shore, who then introduced the young comic to his mother, Mitzi, the owner of the legendary Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Lee became a regular act, and it led to a continuing gig on the long-running sketch comedy series "MADtv" for FOX in 2001, where Lee remained for eight years. Some of his more famous characters include the confused film critic Johnny Gan, the Blind Kung Fu Master, a "gearhead" named Tank, Bae Sung the world's worst translator, an ongoing takeoff on "24", and parodies of Connie Chung and Kim Jong-il. Lee has branched out into feature films with two appearances in the "Harold & Kumar" comedy franchise movies as well as turns in the Jamie Kennedy comedy "Kickin' It Old School" and the Seth Rogan drug comedy, "Pineapple Express". Lee was also memorable as a Korean bookie in a 2005 episode of Larry David's quirky comedy series "Curb Your Enthusiasm".