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Jason Scott Lee (Chinese: ; pinyin: Lǐ Jié, born November 19, 1966) is an American actor and martial artist. Lee is perhaps best known for his role as Bruce Lee in martial arts film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.

Personal life

Lee was born in Los Angeles, California.[1] Lee was raised in Hawaii and is of Chinese-Hawaiian descent.[2] He attended school at Pearl City High School and is a friend of Carrie Ann Inaba, of Dancing with the Stars, whom he dated briefly.


Lee has trained in Bruce Lee's martial art Jeet Kune Do since portraying Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story in 1993. He continues to train and is now a certified instructor under former Bruce Lee student Jerry Poteet. Lee performed in another film role as Mowgli in the 1994 film The Jungle Book. Lee was originally to play Liu Kang in 1995 film Mortal Kombat, but turned down the role and was replaced by Robin Shou.

Other films

Lee also showed off his martial arts skills in a starring role in the film Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision, the sequel to the original 1994 film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Lee also co-starred in the 1998 movie Soldier with Kurt Russell.

Lee is among the actors, producers and directors interviewed in the documentary The Slanted Screen (2006), directed by Jeff Adachi, about the representation of Asian and Asian American men in Hollywood.


Lee married Diana Chan, a Public Relations professional and a native of Singapore, in May 2008 on the Big Island of Hawaii.[3]

Lee made his operatic debut in the non-singing role of Pasha Selim in Hawaii Opera Theatre's production of Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii, in February 2009.[citation needed]


Year Film Role Other notes
1987 Born in East L.A. Paco
1989 Blind Fury
Back to the Future Part II Whitey
1993 Map of the Human Heart Avik
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Bruce Lee
1994 Rapa Nui
Picture Bride
The Jungle Book Mowgli
1997 Murder In Mind Holloway
1998 Tale of the Mummy Riley
Soldier Caine 607
2000 Arabian Nights Aladdin
2002 Lilo & Stitch (voice) David Kawena
2003 Dracula II: Ascension Father Uffizi
Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision Ryan Chan
2005 Dracula III: Legacy Father Uffizi
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (voice) David Kawena
The Prophecy: Forsaken
Only the Brave
2006 Nomad
The Slanted Screen documentary
2007 Balls of Fury
2008 Dance of the Dragon
2011 Strange Frame: Love & Sax Atem


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