Jason Reed

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Jason Reed
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Jason performing live with Tenacious D
Background information
Also known as Lee
Darryl Lee Donald
Born (1967-12-13) December 13, 1967 (age 46)
in Corvallis, Oregon
Genres Comedy Rock
Occupations Actor, Singer
Years active 1994 - present
Associated acts Tenacious D
Website www.tenaciousd.com

Jason "JR" Reed (also known by the name of his signature character, Lee), is an American actor and musician, originally from Corvallis, Oregon. He grew up in Las Vegas, NV where he graduated from Bonanza High School. He is best known for his association with the comedy rock band Tenacious D.[1]

Acting career[edit]

Reed's first film was The Shot in 1996.[2] His first TV series appearance was Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the episode 'Choices' in 1999.[3] He later appeared in the films The Anniversary Party and Camera Obscura in 2000 and 2001.[4] He appeared in the Dead Last episode 'Laughlin It Up' in 2001.[5]

He recently was in a commercials for McDonald's Filet-o-Fish and Planter's Nuts. Reed also performs in Muscle Milk's Thanksgiving viral music video "Sexy Pilgrim".[6] He featured in 2008 summer blockbuster, Kung Fu Panda. More recent works show Reed playing roles in Community and 'Campus Security' in 2013.

Tenacious D[edit]

Reed works with the band Tenacious D and he played the character of 'Lee', a crazed 'psycho' fan of Black and Gass, in the duo's television series and movie. He was also the main villain in the Tenacious D short, 'Time Fixers' as the 'Time Goblin'. He has a song dedicated to him on the duo's debut album in a song called 'Lee' which he frequently performs live with the band as well as 'Special Things'.[7] Reed featured with the band during their early club shows [8] as well as appearing with them on their debut album tour[9] and on the Pick of Destiny tour. He has also featured at shows with Tenacious D including Comic Con 2005, an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2006, Reading and Leeds festivals in 2008, Outside Lands 2009 and Blizzcon 2010.

Reed also performed in the band Trainwreck as lead vocals.[10] Whilst under the stage name 'Daryl Lee Donald', he was on stage with fellow Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass.[11]