8 things you
may not know
(or may not care
to know) about me
Age 55 (2018)
My birth defect
I endured two surgeries to repair a cleft in my upper lip. I used to sport a mustache to cover the scar. Now, I bare it and donate to Operation Smile.
I suffered from night terrors as a child
Funny what darkness can do to a child going through a highly imaginative phase. But that was long ago, now I’m intrigued with arthouse horror films. Still imaginative, though.
I attended a Catholic school with nuns of color
By no means did I practice that faith. My folks paid tuition for private education from kindergarten to 4th grade at Christ The King School in High Point, NC.
Re-enacting a scene from “The Brady Bunch” didn’t go well
It’s the scene where Bobby and a classmate run to each other for a kiss and embrace. My scene partner literally ran into me. The gash required 6 stitches.
The celebrity I closely resembled was . . .
LeVar Burton, or so they said. The kids called me Kunta Kinte when “Roots” premiered in 1977. These days, I follow his podcast, LeVar Burton Reads.
My stint in community theater
Among other roles, I played Jim, the runaway slave, in the musical Big River – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in two productions.
My bucket list item: to visit at least one spot in each of the 7 continents
Being a travel enthusiast and insider, I believe with God’s grace, it’ll happen. 1 down (North America), 6 to go.
My name sounds so closely to the Confederate General’s
I intend to put that irony to good use.
Robert D. Lee was born and raised in Thomasville, NC just on the outskirts of the Triad metropolitan areas of Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree while working as a designer in the media industry. He currently lives and works in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, GA.