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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.

From the music video “Bones” by The Killers (©2006 The Island DefJam Music Group)

From the music video “Bones” by The Killers (©2006 The Island DefJam Music Group)

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.