Lee was born in Hebron, Nebraska. He attended York College (Nebraska) in York, Nebraska, and Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City in the early 1980s. Lee co-hosted (with Molly Scott) Nickelodeon's variety show Total Panic from 1989 to 1990. From 1990 to 1991, he stayed on Nickelodeon to be an announcer for another show, Outta Here! He is best known for his roles as the ACME Senior Agent in Charge of Training New Recruits of Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and the voice of Mayor/Principal White on Doug. Lee got his start acting on television commercials and bit parts on different films and TV shows. He worked as a contestant coordinator on Double Dare. Lee currently is a player with Tokens, a variety show from Nashville Tennessee that performs at the Ryman Auditorium. His character is Brother Preacher.