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Lee James Capallero
April 10, 1950
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Hardcore punk, blues
Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Slash, Fear, Sector 2
Fear, MD.45, Range War, Easy Love
Lee Ving (born Lee James Jude Capallero; April 10, 1950) is an American musician, most famous for his role as lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the Los Angeles-based punk rock band Fear, and as an actor.
Early life and music [ edit ]
Ving was born in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the late 1960s, Ving joined Sweet Stavin Chain Blues Band in Philadelphia, playing with Michael Brecker and Eugene Busnar; they played shows with B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Cream among others. Later, Ving moved to New York and formed the band Daybreak. In the mid-1970s, he moved to Los Angeles and in 1977 formed Fear.
Ving has also sung for the band
MD.45, which also featured Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Jimmy DeGrasso of Suicidal Tendencies. However, the 2004 re-release/remastered record replaced his vocals with Dave Mustaine's. Ving has also sung country music in the outlaw country genre with the band Range War. Prior to Fear, Ving played in a six piece blues act named Easy Love.
Acting career [ edit ]
Ving played a lead role ("Missoula") in
Penelope Spheeris' 1987 film . As part of Fear he was featured in Spheeris' 1980 documentary on punk Dudes . Furthermore, he played the strip club owner in The Decline of Western Civilization (1983), Mr. Boddy in Flashdance (1985), and a small role in Clue (1984), among other roles in film and television. In 1983 he self-deprecatingly played the over-the-top punk singer named 'Piggy' in the rock-and-roll comedy Streets of Fire . In the Get Crazy episode titled "Walk on the Mild Side", he played Jake Maguire. He also appeared in an episode of the short-lived Who's the Boss spin-off Three's Company as a criminal in a police lineup. Three's a Crowd
Discography [ edit ]
Guitar and vocals on all.
With Sound City Players [ edit ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television appearances [ edit ]
Episode: "Take the Credit and Run"
Episode: "The Monster That Devoured Las Vegas"
Streethawk Virgil Powell
Episode: "Dog Eat Dog"
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Curt Venner
Episode: "Pilot"; segment: "Incident in a Small Jail"
Fast Times Intimidating Guy
Episode: "The Last Laugh"
Crime Story Sam Taylor
Episode: "The Battle of Las Vegas"
Who's the Boss? Jake Maguire
Episode: "Walk on the Mild Side"
Episode: "That Was the Weekend That Was"
Documentaries [ edit ]
The Decline of Western Civilization Himself
Documentary about the Los Angeles
hardcore punk scene; Ving performs with Fear.
The Slog Movie Himself
Documentary about the Los Angeles hardcore punk scene; Ving performs with Fear.
25 Years of Punk Himself
TV documentary; Ving is interviewed about the Los Angeles hardcore punk scene.
Sound City Himself
Sound City Studios; Ving is interviewed about recording The Record at Sound City.
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]