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A native of Southern California residing in Texas since 2015, Jason Lee (born 1970) is a film photographer, actor, and director. Having established a successful career as a professional skateboarder during the sport’s pivotal late-1980s and early-’90s period, Lee would go on to pursue acting in 1994, which lead to work in film, television, and voiceover, and with such directors as Kevin Smith, Cameron Crowe, Lawrence Kasdan, and Rebecca Miller. Despite retiring from skateboarding in 1995, Lee continued co-managing Stereo Skateboards with co-founder and former professional skateboarder Chris Pastras. In 2018, the two longtime friends celebrated the company’s 26-year-anniversary.
In 1991, Jason joined Blind and scored a part in their magnum opus, Video Days, which is one of the most highly revered skateboarding videos of the 1990s, if not all time. After running the short-lived Blue Skateboards with Pastras, the two friends started the aforementioned Stereo in 1992. In 1994, Jason appeared in Stereo’s A Visual Sound video, followed by Tincan Folklore in 1996. In 2006, Jason lent his voice and likeness as a playable character in Tony Hawk’s Project 8 video game. In 2010, he also voiced Coach Frank, a character in Skate 3. Jason currently resides with his family in Texas, where he works as a photographer.