Jason Reed

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Jason Reed
Jason Reed.jpg
Jason performing live on stage.
Background information
Also known as JR
Lee
Darryl Donald
Born (1967-12-13) December 13, 1967 (age 47)
in Corvallis, Oregon
Genres Comedy Rock
Occupation(s) Actor, Singer
Years active 1991 - present

Jason "JR" Reed is an American actor and musician, originally from Corvallis, Oregon. He grew up in Las Vegas, NV where he graduated from Bonanza High School.

Early life[edit]

Reed was originally from Corvallis, Oregon. He grew up in Las Vegas, NV where he graduated from Bonanza High School. He later moved to Los Angeles. Reed enrolled in the UCLA School of Theater in 1987 and graduated in 1991. He not long after that joined Tim Robbins' Actors Gang and his first production with the group was the 'Good Woman of Setzuan'.

Acting Career[edit]

Early roles[edit]

Reed's first motion picture was The Shot in 1996.

Commercial Work[edit]

Reed's career includes commercial work for Time Warner, Microsoft, TiVO, Carl's Jr, Hardees, Taco Bell, Silk Soy Milk, Tanqueray, Volkswagen, Planter's Nuts and Castrol Motor Oil. His lead role in McDonald's "The Fish Is Back" Filet-O-Fish commercial went viral in 2010. He has also featured in Remington's "Keep it Hairy" and in Muscle Milk's "The Sexy Pilgrim" music videos, both of which feature Reed as the lead role. More recently, Reed featured in a commercial for hotels.com.

Music Career[edit]

Whilst at the Actors Gang theatre group, Reed would get involved with Kyle Gass and Jack Black in productions, this led him to be associated with the band Tenacious D after Gass and Black formed it in 1994. Reed quickly became the roadie for the group and would later adopt the role of Spider-Man at their shows. In 2000, he featured on Tenacious D's TV series in episode 5 as 'Lee' - the band's biggest fan, the episode saw the debut of the song "Lee" as well as Reed singing the song "Special Things" which he had previously performed on stage as Peter Parker at live shows. Reed became the lead administrator for tenacious.com in 2000. In 2001, Reed went on the Tenacious D "The Rise and Fall" tour, as well as on the "Midget" tour when Tenacious D supported Weezer. In 2006, Reed starred in the film: Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny and also went on the world tour as "Satan" and "The Metal". Reed reprised his roles at Reading and Leeds festivals 2008, Outside Lands 2009, Bonnaroo 2010 and was most recently seen at their Blizzcon 2010 closing ceremony.

In 2002, Reed started a side-project band with Gass called Trainwreck. The band broke up in 2011. Reed also featured at "Wank" shows too in 2002.

Personal Life[edit]

Reed lives in Los Angeles.

Appearances[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Shot Police Officer
1996 Scream, Teen, Scream! Tony
2000 Camera Obscura Bouncer
2001 Frank's Book Stoney Friend
2001 The Anniversary Party Party Guest
2003 The Pick Up Mick The Bartender
2003 Humanoid Mullet Man
2003 Johnny Kazoo Johnny Kazoo
2005 Captain Lou Albano's Birthday Slam Hulk Hogan
2006 Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny Lee
2007 What Ever Happened to Gavin Buckmaster? Randy
2008 Kung Fu Panda JR Shaw
2008 The 7th Claus Coop
2009 Other People's Parties Duane DuFresne
2009 Addicted to Facebook Group Leader
2010 Removal Mike
2010 Errand_boy Bo

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Guard Episode: Choices
2000 The Adventures of Tenacious D Lee Episode: The Fan
2001 Dead Last Tom Trevino Episode: Laughlin It Up
2005 Living with Fran Rocker Dude Episode: The Concert
2005 Alias Lead CIA Agent Episode: Authorized Personnel Only: Part 2
2006 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Satan Performing "POD"
2006 The David Letterman Show Satan Performing "POD"
2006 American Music Awards Satan Performing "POD"
2006 Saturday Night Live The Metal Performing "The Metal"
2006 Spike Video Game Awards The Metal Performing "The Metal"
2007 Jimmy Kimmel Live Satan Performing "Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)"
2009 Spike Video Game Awards Satan 2009 Awards Show
2013 Campus Security Karl Thompson
2013 Community Inspector Spacetime Episode: Conventions of Space and Time
2014 Henry Danger Ortho's Father Episode: Jasper Danger

Music[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Tenacious D - Tribute Security Guard Music Video
2003 Trainwreck - 2 Tracks Lead Vocals (Darryl Donald) Album
2004 Trainwreck - Trainwreck Live Lead Vocals (Darryl Donald) Album
2006 Trainwreck - The EP Lead Vocals (Darryl Donald) Album
2006 Tenacious D - POD Lee Music Video
2006 Tenacious D - The Pick Of Destiny Lee Album
2006 Tenacious D - More Rocktastic Music From The Film Lead Vocals (Darryl Donald) Album
2008 Tenacious D - The Complete Master Works 2 Lee; Magical Mushroom; Metal; Satan Concert DVD
2008 D Tour: A Tenacious Documentary Himself Concert Documentary
2009 Trainwreck - Tim Blankenship Lead Vocals (Darryl Donald) Music Video
2009 The Sexy Pilgrim Sexy Pilgrim Music Video
2010 Trainwreck - Brodeo Lead Vocals (Darryl Donald) Music Video
2010 Trainwreck - The Wreckoning Lead Vocals (Darryl Donald) Album
2010 Keep It Hairy Hairy Music Video

Theater/Stagework[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Good Woman of Setzuan Policeman The Actors Gang
1994 The Orestia Pylades The Actors Gang
1994 - 2010 Tenacious D Roadie, Peter Parker, Spider-Man, Lee, Police Officer, Magical Mushroom, The Metal, Satan N/A
1995 Washington Confidential Chip UCLA
1995 Peer Gynt Peer Gynt The Actors Gang
1996 Cool Cops! Officer Tyler The Actors Gang
1996 Sweet Hostage JR Pornstar Evidence Room
1997 The Firebugs Schmitz Powerhouse Theater
1997 The Waiting Room Ken/Oliver Center Theatre Group
1998 Heart of Man" Dutch Center Theatre Group
1998 Salome Page The Actors Gang
1998 Steeltown Bo Workaday The Actors Gang
1999 Exit the King The Guard The Actors Gang
1999 Broadway Steve Crandall The Actors Gang
2000 Swan Ride Tom The Actors Gang
2000 Tarantula Tip Cast Theater
2002 - 2010 Trainwreck Darryl Lee Donald N/A
2002 - 2004 Wank Darryl Lee Donald N/A
2013 Star Wars Saga in 60 Minutes Darth Vader / Chewbacca The Next Arena
2013 Von Bach Von Bach The Next Arena

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