• Bobby Lee is a successful stand-up comedian and actor, best known for his role in the sketch comedy series “MADtv” and “Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle”.
• He had severe problems with drug abuse from the age of 12, but managed to overcome it after three rehab attempts.
• His career began when he performed at The Comedy Store in San Diego and was noticed by Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia.
• He is a star on the internet, with close to 500,000 fans on social media networks.
• Bobby married his then-girlfriend and now wife Khalyla Khan in August 2016.

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Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 17, 1971
FactStand-up comic who has appeared on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" He performs regularly at the legendary Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California.

Who is Bobby Lee?

Born Robert Lee Jr. on the 18th September 1971, in San Diego California USA, he is a successful stand-up comedian and actor, probably best known to the world for being a part of the sketch comedy series “MADtv” from 2001 to 2009, and as Kenneth Park in the comedy films “Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle”, and “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas”, among many other accomplishments.

Early Life, Brother, Family, and Education

The older son born to Robert Lee Sr. and his wife Jeannie, Bobby went to Poway High School in Poway, California. His younger brother is Steve Lee, who is now a successful musician and podcaster. After turning 18, Bobby moved away from his parents’ house and took several odd jobs in order to support his living and education expenses, as he attended Palomar College; however, he didn’t finish his studies.

Drug Addiction

Bobby had severe problems with drug abuse from the age of just 12 years, starting as a heavy user of meth and marijuana, while also becoming familiar with LSD. Five long years passed, and Bobby was finally sober after three rehab attempts. According to reports, during his drug abuse time Bobby still won a wrestling tournament. He apparently remained drugs free for 12 years, until depression hit him after receiving negative criticism of his comedy skills. However, Bobby managed to bounce back quickly, and since then has stayed away from drugs.

Career Beginnings

After he left his parents’ house, Bobby had a job in a coffee shop, but after it was closed he joined The Comedy Store in San Diego, a comedy club. At first, he didn’t have any contact with comedy, but after a few months he decided to try himself out during one of the many amateur nights held in the club. He was well-received by the public, and after almost a year of regular performances, he was spotted by Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia, and was subsequently booked into a gig at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, owned by Pauly Shore’s mother Mitzi.

Big Break and Rise to Prominence

2001 was the year of Bobby Lee; he was made a cast member of MADtv, actually their only East Asian member, and remained in the show until 2009, when the whole series was canceled. During this time, Bobby went through a lot; after first being told that he wasn’t that funny, he became a star following his portrayal of such characters as Kim Jong-il, Conne Chung, Dr. Poon Ji-Sum, and Yamanashi, among others. As his popularity rose, Bobby was cast in films and TV series, playing Kenneth Park in the comedy film “Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle” in 2004, while in 2007 he featured in the comedy film “Kickin’ It Old Skool”, starring Jamie Kennedy, Maria Menounos and Miguel A. Nunez Jr. The following year, Bobby appeared in the Golden Globe Award-nominated action comedy film “Pineapple Express”, with James Franco, Seth Rogen and Gary Cole in the lead roles, all of which made Bobby extremely popular with casting directors and producers, and provided new, somewhat different roles for Bobby.

Continual Success

After the cancellation of MADtv, Bobby continued with his own stand-up comedy routines, but also pursued acting further, making several more notable appearances. In 2010 he appeared in Harland Williams’ fantasy comedy film “Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face”, while the next year he had a notable role in the comedy film “Paul”. From 2012 to 2013 he played Dr. Yamamoto in the TV series “Animal Practice”, concurrently starring in the romantic comedy film “Wedding Palace”, next to Brian Tee and Hye-jeong Kang. In recent years, Bobby portrayed Truman in the TV series “Love”, and latterly was Arthur in the TV series “Splitting Up Together” (2018). He is now working on several projects, including the television film “High & Tight”, and the comedy film “Extracurricular Activities”, both scheduled for release late in 2018.

Stand-Up Comedy Career

Since his first performance at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Lee has maintained regular performances at the famous comedy club. He has written and produced a number of comedy shows on his own too, such as “Laugh Factory” (2009-2017), and “Funny You Should Ask” (2017). Bobby has also made a number of guest appearances in such shows as “Chelsea Lately”, “The Kevin Nealon Show”, and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, among others.

Podcast Shows

Over the years, Bobby has also launched a few podcasts on his own, including TigerBelly with his girlfriend Khalyla Kuhn. The podcast’s topics include such as Asian American issues related to adolescence, ethnicity, sexuality, politics and other. Their show has become quite popular with over 125,000 subscribers, which only further increased Bobby’s net worth.

Do You Know How Rich, Controversial Comedian Bobby Lee is?

Bobby has come a long way since launching his career and faced a number of problems from as early as being 12 years old. He managed to overcome all his hardships, and now is a respected comedian, actor and writer. All his hard work paid off eventually, as he now counts his wealth in millions. So, have you ever wondered how rich Bobby Lee is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Lee’s net worth is well over $1 million, earned through his successful career in entertainment.

Do You Know About Bobby Lee’s Personal Affairs?

When it comes to his personal life, Bobby has had many ups and downs, but had help in sorting out his problems in the way of his then-girlfriend and now wife, Khalyla Khan; the couple married in August 2016. Prior to marrying Khalyla, Bobby faced allegations that he was gay, since he kept secret all details about any romantic relationship, so many faces became red when Bobby announced his marriage to Khalyla.

Internet Popularity

Bobby is a star not only on screen and stage, but also on the internet; he has used social media networks to connect with his fans, and now has close to 500,000 loyal fans. His official Instagram page has 265,000 followers, with whom he has shared pictures of himself in various comedy situations, which has made his even more popular. He is also a heavy Facebook user, on which he has a fan base of over 110,000, using it primarily to promote and announce his work, such as his newest shows, and where he will perform. Bobby is also no stranger to Twitter, on which he also has over 110,000 followers. Many of his tweets have gone viral, including the announcement of the second season of the TV series “Splitting Up Together” https://twitter.com/bobbyleelive/status/995063829343055872, and his work on the TV series “Love”


So, if you are not already a fan of this successful comedian and actor, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one.

General Info

Full NameBobby Lee
Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 17, 1971
Height1.64 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Comedian, Voice Actor
EducationPalomar College, Poway High School


ParentsJeanie Lee, Robert Lee


MoviesThe Dictator, Pineapple Express, Kickin' It Old Skool, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Hard Breakers, Wedding Palace, Pauly Shore Is Dead, Killer Pad, Final Recipe, The Underground Comedy Movie, Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face, Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness, Undoing, Laid...
TV ShowsThe Awesomes, Deal with It, Big Time Rush, Animal Practice, Mad TV, Cubed, State Of Romance

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1Stand-up comic who has appeared on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" He performs regularly at the legendary Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California.




Extracurricular Activities2017post-productionMr. Mulnick
Public Disturbance2017post-productionChuck
Out of Love2014Short completedStanley
Keeping Up with the Joneses2016
Son of Zorn2016TV SeriesJakton
Untitled MadTV Revival2016TV SeriesVarious
Laid in America2016Goose
Another Period2016TV SeriesSea Captain
Love2016TV Series
Nature Cat2015-2016TV SeriesMC Ferret
Bad Weather Films2015TV Series short
The Comments2015ShortHugh
The Awesomes2013-2015TV SeriesTim / Sumo
NCIS: Los Angeles2015TV SeriesRio Syamsundin
The Night Time Show with Stephen Kramer Glickman2015TV Series
The Comedians2015TV SeriesFortune Teller's nephew
The League2009-2014TV SeriesLee Wei Lee / Chu
Bro, What Happened?2014Brah Man
TripTank2014TV SeriesLi Ching Mongolian Mongolian Leader
Jesus is My Co-Pilot2013ShortBobby Lee
Sean Saves the World2013TV SeriesMr. Kim
Tubbin' with Tash2013TV SeriesTiger Belly
Wedding Palace2013Kevin
Final Recipe2013
Arrested Development2013TV SeriesMrs. Oh
JustKiddingFilms2013TV Mini-Series short
Animal Practice2012-2013TV SeriesDr. Yamamoto
RVC: The Lone Shopping Network2012TV SeriesHiri
Samurai! Daycare2012TV SeriesPark
Emerald Acres2012TV MovieSammy No
The Dictator2012Mr. Lao
Family Guy2009-2011TV SeriesChinese Man Sharply Dressed Asian Man
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas2011Kenneth Park
Big Time Rush2011TV SeriesT.J.
Hard Breakers2010Travis
Cubed2010TV SeriesBob Yamamoto
Ktown Cowboys2010TV SeriesBobby Lee
Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face2010Kangaroo Hands
Soldiers of Capernaum2009Video
State of Romance2009TV SeriesAndrew
Whorified! The Search for America's Next Top Whore2009TV SeriesBobby Lee
MADtv2001-2009TV SeriesVarious / Kim Jong-il / Johnny Gan / ...
Larry of Arabia2008ShortBobby
Pineapple Express2008Bobby
Killer Pad2008Winnie
Sales Guys2007TV SeriesEarl Wayne Thurman
Kickin' It Old Skool2007Aki
American Dad!2007TV SeriesDanny
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness2006TV MovieMr. Lee Young / William Hung (voice)
Mind of Mencia2005-2006TV SeriesGay Pirate / Asian CSI Agent
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesSung
Accidentally on Purpose2005ShortBobby
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle2004Kenneth Park
American Misfits2003VideoKorean General
Pauly Shore Is Dead2003Delivery Boy
Unreal TV2001TV MovieQuang Duck, The Loud Ninja, Lazy Principal
The Underground Comedy Movie1999Chinese Man


The Bobby Lee Project2008TV Movie written by
Kims of Comedy2005TV Movie
MADtvTV Series writer - 25 episodes, 2001 - 2002 written by - 1 episode, 2005
Unreal TV2001TV Movie additional material


MADtv2004-2006TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Mighty Warriors of Comedy2006TV Movie documentary special thanks


Poop Talk2017Documentary completedHimself
Everybody Has an Andy Dick Story2016TV Movie documentary post-productionHimself
@midnight2016TV SeriesHimself
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
One Minute Comic: The Rob Sampson Story2016Video documentaryHimself
Dying Laughing2016DocumentaryHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself / Herself
This Is Not Happening2015TV SeriesHimself
Deal with It2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Tom Green Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2007-2014TV SeriesHimself - Round Table / Himself - The Asians / Himself - Guest Assistant / ...
Level 482014Himself
This Is Not Happening2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Funny: The Documentary2013DocumentaryHimself
Gotham Comedy Live2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Knife Fight2013TV SeriesHimself - Timekeeper / Comedian
Making Yogurt with Brady Matthews2013TV SeriesHimself
Who Gets the Last Laugh?2013TV SeriesHimself
The Burn with Jeff Ross2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Naughty Show2012TV SeriesHimself
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After Lately2011TV SeriesHimself
Funny by Nature2011TV SeriesHimself
Pauly Shore's Vegas Is My Oyster2011TV MovieHimself
BPM: Beats Per Mnet2011TV SeriesHimself
ToniLeeTV2011TV SeriesHimself
Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Supreme Court of Comedy2010TV SeriesHimself
Snorfin with Bobby Lee2010TV SeriesHimself
Jesus Is My Co-Pilot2009ShortHimself
Live at Gotham2009TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Bobby Lee Project2008TV MovieHimself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Spread TV2008TV SeriesHimself
Icons2006TV SeriesHimself
The Slanted Screen2006DocumentaryHimself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Comedy Zen2006TV SeriesHimself
QTN Holiday Reel2005TV MovieHimself
Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett2005TV SeriesHimself
The Drop2005TV SeriesHimself
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2005TV SpecialHimself
Kims of Comedy2005TV MovieHimself
Minding the Store2005TV SeriesHimself
John Cho & Kal Penn: The Backseat Interview2005Video shortHimself
Party @ the Palms2005TV SeriesHimself
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself / Suchin Pak
Faking It2004TV SeriesHimself
Asia Street Comedy2004TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
G-Phoria 20042004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002TV SeriesHimself
Late Friday2001TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

E.C.W.2006TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw2006TV SeriesHimself

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