John Lee (producer)
|Born||John Michael Lee
1972 (age 44–45)
|Occupation||Television writer and producer, director, voice actor, musician|
John Michael Lee (born 1972) is an American television writer, producer, director, voice actor, and musician. He is best known for his work on the MTV2 comedy series Wonder Showzen and as a member of the rock band/art collective PFFR.
Lee is long time friends with fellow PFFR member and television writer Vernon Chatman. They met as undergraduates at San Francisco State University. Along with Chatman, Lee is the co-creator, writer, director and star of Wonder Showzen. He voices Wordsworth, one of the main puppet characters, and provides various other voices on the show. The pair also co-created Snoop Dogg's 2002 MTV sketch show Doggy Fizzle Televizzle. In addition, Lee is the co-creator of Xavier: Renegade Angel, also with Chatman, Jim Tozzi (PFFR) and PFFR. He also worked as a creative consultant on the Adult Swim series Superjail! in 2009. In 2011, Lee and PFFR created the Adult Swim mini-series The Heart, She Holler starring Patton Oswalt and Kristen Schaal.
Lee was a member of the now defunct rock trio Muckafurgason. Although his primary role in the band was the bassist, the members of Muckafurgason were often known to "play musical chairs" with their instruments, seeing Lee occasionally turn his hand to lead vocals, guitar and even clarinet. Through Muckafurgason he became acquainted with the band They Might Be Giants, who wrote the song "John Lee Supertaster" about him.
Lee was the director and executive producer of the Adult Swim series Delocated starring Jon Glaser. In 2011, Lee began directing segments for the Comedy Central series Jon Benjamin Has a Van. He has also directed episodes of Inside Amy Schumer. Lee directed the 2016 Pee-wee Herman film, Pee-wee's Big Holiday.
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