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Overview (3)

Birth NameGeoffrey M. Lee
Nickname Geoff Lee
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

American-Asian musician and actor, native New Yorker. Geoff's first musical experience, the local church choir at age 10. Studied contemporary Afro-American music at SUNY Old Westbury under jazz professor Makanda McIntryre. Early experience working as musical director for Bullet-Headed Birds, directed by Tisha Chang (Pan Asian Repertory/La Mama). After college Geoff taught music to teenagers at Project Reach in Chinatown, NY, but he left teaching music to answer the call of the vibrant New York rock music scene and joined The Heat. Geoff played bass with and composed songs for this multiracial rock band that ultimately got signed to a major label - Polygram Records, The Heat regularly played Friday and Saturday gigs at clubs such as CBGBs and Max's Kansas City, and also toured England and Wales. After The Heat, Geoff co-founded another rock band, Fierce Jones, which also played at CBGBs - this time Geoff was playing guitar. The acting bug bit hard when Geoff studied drama with Mako (East/West Players, Pacific Overtures) and he took independent classes taught by a member of Actors Studio. In 2013 he composed/recorded the music score for the short film Tu-Na House, directed by Bea Soong. As an actor-musician he has worked in TV, most recently on The Daily Show (4/2013) as Zhi Peng, Jon Stewart's Chinese bandleader, and in feature films, including Year of The Dragon, Gideon Oliver, and Magic Sticks (German). Geoff has also worked as a stunt double in Black Rain (dir Ridley Scott) and The Other Guys (dir Andy McKay) as well doing his own stunts in Taking Manhattan (dir Kirk Wong). In the award winning feature film The Exquisite Corpse Project (dir Ben Popik), a documentary-comedy, Geoff plays the three combo-characters of Mr. Kim.

Recent theater work includes co-leading in the role of George in the staged reading of Aftermath. Geoff played a Vietnam vet whose son returns from Iraq with severe PTSD. In January 2013, Geoff played the title role of Grandpa in "Kikki and Grandpa and Baby", Okada Productions, an Off-Broadway musical comedy at American Theater of Actors, NYC. Other stage readings include "10,000 Happiness" (2015) by Johnny Ma (Columbia Univ.), and "The Guides" (2016) by Lionelle Hamanaka (CUNY).

September 2013, Geoff co-led in the role of Mr. Lu in "A Shanghai Hand, a play written/directed by Dominick Rossetti. This was filmed and screened at Tribeca Film Center Screening room in March 2014.

"Revenge of the Green Dragons" was released in 2014 and Geoff is featured in the role of Charlie Lo, a gambling house owner. He was honored to work with well-known Hong Kong director Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) and co-director Andrew Loo, Exec Producer Martin Scorsese.

20017, Geoff will be featured in two indie films, "Eugenia and John" (director Hossein Keshavar) and "Auraboroughs" (director Al Chan), and also seen in two web series, "The Streets" and "Stills". Additionally, in Spring 2016 he shot two featured roles in a couple of SAG web pilots in New York City, "Mahjongg" (dir Troy Antonio) and "Boroughs" (dir Coffey Hause). He also plays two additional roles in music videos by renown Asian rapper China Mac. In 2017, Geoff appears in "The Garden Left Behind", director Flavio Alves, starring Michael Madsen and Ed Asner.

2017, Geoff is a guest star with Bob Saget in Season 2, Episode 8 of the comedy series Nightcap (POP channel).

2017 Geoff leads in three SAG shorts, Fish Stew by Ran Jing and, Shield by Yijie Mei and Graduation by Robbin Feng. Geoff is a long time member of SAG-AFTRA and ASCAP.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Geoff

Spouse (1)

Holly Cady-Lee (September 1983 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (10)

June 12, 2012, Geoff played guitar and sang backup with the Shanghai Palace Reunion Band, featuring headliner Vivian Fang Liu on vocals, at an event in Flushing, New York honoring returning troops from the war in Afghanistan. The Shanghai Palace Band played and recorded soundtrack music for Michael Cimino's "Year of the Dragon", and included Billy Asai on bass and Chi On Soo Hoo on drums.
The Exquisite Corpse Project, in which Geoff Lee plays the combi-character role of 'Mr. Kim', has won three awards, Audience Choice in the Dances With Films festival in L.A., and also the Best Director and Best Documentary awards in the L.A. New Wave International film festival.
Geoff appeared in "The Sweatshop" in the role of Ahong, the sweatshop owner. The Sweatshop won Best Short in its category at the Shnit Festival in Switzerland, Fall 2012, as well as four other festival awards nationally and internationally.
Geoff is father to two artists. Both his son and daughter were accepted to the Rhode Island School of Design. Devon Cady-Lee, his son, won a RISD scholarship and after graduating went on to become a fine illustrator, now working as a senior concept artist for Motiga in Seattle. Morgan won a scholarship to Maryland Institute College of Art as an award winning photography/film major, graduated May 2013.
Geoff debuted as a theater actor off-off-Broadway in the title role of Grandpa in Kikki and Grandpa and Baby, directed by Yutaka Okada, which ran Jan 5 through Jan 25th, 2013 at the American Theater of Actors.
In his first movie, Magic Sticks, Geoff was honored to be filmed in the same band with renown jazz drummer Chico Hamilton and also keyboardist Michael Wolff (musical director for Arsenio Hall). Magic Sticks also had in its cast a younger Samuel L. Jackson and veteran actor David Margulies, best known as the Mayor of New York in Ghostbusters.
1989: Geoff played Paul Wong on the series America's Most Wanted. The Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014) feature film is based on a true life Chinatown gang story that includes the same Paul Wong. This time, 24 years later, Geoff plays Charlie Lo in Revenge of the Green Dragons.
Tu-Na House, directed by Bea Soong, written by and starring Nancy Eng, won the Cine Golden Eagle Award, short film and video competition 2013 in NYC. Geoff is composer for this comedy short and plays guitar and synthesizer on the soundtrack.
Fish Stew wins the award for Best Short Film at the Around International Film Festival 2017.
RED, a short film by Robbin Feng, starring Geoff Lee and Cherng-Mao Sun, is chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick in Oct 2018.

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