Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9,
1963, he was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school at age 15
in the hopes of becoming a rock musician. He fronted a series of
garage bands including The Kids, which once opened for
Iggy Pop. He got into acting after a
visit to Los Angeles, California, with his former wife, Lori Anne
Allison, who introduced him to actor Nicolas
Cage. He made his film debut in
A Nightmare on Elm Street
(1984). In 1987 he shot to stardom when he replaced
Jeff Yagher in the role of undercover
cop Tommy Hanson in the popular TV series
21 Jump Street (1987).
But enough about Johnny Depp. Mike was born in the hustle and bustle
of “The City” in Oklahoma. That’s Oklahoma City for you normal
people. It’s really the only City in Oklahoma. The others that
make such a claim, like Tulsa, are just wannabes. No offense, they
just aren’t very City like…anyway. When he was but a wee lad, Mike
and his family took a trip to San Antonio, TX where they visited Sea
World, and Mike was introduced to the Great Killer Whale, Shamu.
Mike was inspired by the mystical beast, and decided he was going to
become a marine biologist, and one day perform on the stage with the
very animals he was so awe struck by that fateful day in San
Antonio. He diligently studied marine life, and began taking acting
classes. After years of hard work and dedication to the field, Mike
now works for Hall Communications in Lakeland, FL as an On Air
Personality. Wow, how did that happen?
Well, it started in college when Mike got his first summer job as an
actor for a Production Company based in Arlington, TX. He got
hooked on comedy, and realized that he didn’t really care about
those stupid whales anyway. Mike began to pursue a new dream, and
for the next ten years he studied comedic acting, as he traveled
around the country entertaining audiences of all ages. In December
of 2004, Mike made the move to the Sunshine state, and by November
of 2008 he was a successful - bartender. Wait…what? That’s right,
Mike got laid off from his acting job, and had to take his love of
beer to the bank.
But behind the scenes, Mike was still following his dream of
performing. And it all paid off when Mike’s soon to be mentor, Eric
Michaels, begged - that’s right - BEGGED - Mike to join the morning
team at Max 98.3. Now Mike spends his mornings making Eric’s hair
turn grey one strand at a time, and if Mike is having a good day,
nine strands at a time. It’s been a lot fun though, and Mike is
happy to be part of the team that makes the morning show so, well,
amazing! Who knows what the future holds for Mike, but if the past
truly has a tendency to repeat itself, I see a career as a comedic
garbage man in the near future. But we here at Max hope that
doesn’t happen. We think Mike is awesome…that’s
Mike Lee's Parody Songs:
"Mike's Green Toes"
"Eric's Parents' Anniversary Song"
"Bye Bye Mister Terrorist Guy"
One of Mike's earliest movie
Unfortunately, Mike lost the role to Harry Dean Stanton. His
first early failure haunted Mike for
years, resulting in a self esteem crisis that led
to a teenage decision to undergo plastic surgery.
Before the surgery -
After the surgery -
Mike's career has been skyrocketing ever since!