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Jason Lee: skateboarder to star of 'Memphis Beat'

Updated: June 13, 2011, 5:37 PM ET
By Lynn Hoppes

Jason Lee, known for his role as the title character of "My Name is Earl" and currently the star of the TNT series "Memphis Beat," didn't get the acting bug as a youth.

In fact, the 41-year-old Lee got into acting as a hobby.

He already was a big-time California pro skateboarder in his 20s. He and legendary star Tony Hawk were the first two skateboaders to get signature shoes, and Lee also has appeared in several skateboarding video games.

Then, ...

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