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] In 2002 he appeared in commercials for the 2002 MTV Movie Awards alongside Jack Black. He played a role in the short The Pick Up in 2003.[6] In 2005, he appeared in episodes of Living with Fran and Alias as well as appearing in the internet viral video short 'Captain Lou Albano's Birthday Slam'.[7] He also played 'Randy' in the 2007 short What Ever Happened to Gavin Buckmaster?.[8] In 2008, He featured in the summer blockbuster, Kung Fu Panda alongside Kyle Gass as well as playing 'Coop' in the short, The 7th Claus. In 2009 he co-starred in the film Other People's Parties, as well as appearing in the short, Addicted to Facebook. In 2010, Reed featured in the film Removal and also featured in the short film Errand boy. In 2013, he played roles in the Community TV series and played main roles in the Campus Security Show.

He has featured in two viral music videos. He is notably featured in Muscle Milk's Thanksgiving viral music video "Sexy Pilgrim".[9] His second role was in BroBible's Keep It Hairy?.

He has also starred in various commercials, examples include McDonald's Filet-o-Fish, Planter's Nuts, TiVo, Microsoft, Time Warner Cable, Carl's Jr/Hardees, Taco Bell, Silk Soy Milk, Tanqueray and Volkswagen.

Tenacious D[edit]

Reed played the character of 'Lee', a crazed 'psycho' fan of Black and Gass, in the duo's television series, movie and in their concert DVD series.[10] He was also the main villain in the Tenacious D short, 'Time Fixers' as the 'Time Goblin'.[11] He has a song dedicated to him on the duo's debut album titled 'Lee', during the time of release for the album, Reed was the head editor on the band's website.[12] Reed featured with the band during their very first club shows as well as appearing with them on their debut album tour and on the Pick Of Destiny tour. He has also featured at shows including Marlay Park and Reading and Leeds festivals in 2008, Tenacious D and Friends, Jack's 40th birthday jam and Outside Lands in 2009 and Bonnaroo and Blizzcon 2010.

Reed also performed in the band Trainwreck as lead vocals.[13] Whilst under the stage name 'Daryl Lee Donald', he was on stage with fellow Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass.[14]