7 Things You May Not Know (or May Not Care to Know) About Me

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  • I was born with a birth defect.

I had a cleft in my upper lip. I used to sport a mustache to cover the surgical scar. Now I believe in baring it and donating to Operation Smile.

  • I suffered night terrors as a child.

Funny what darkness can do to a child going through a highly imaginative phase.

  • My reenactment of 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 doctor treated my wound with 6 stitches.

From the music video “Bones” by The Killers (©2006 The Island DefJam Music Group)
  • I resembled actor LeVar Burton so closely kids called me Kunte Kinte when the TV miniseries “Roots” premiered in 1977.

I guess I missed my opportunity to play his relative in TV or film. Now that “Reading Rainbow” has ended, where is he these days?

  • I performed in community theater.

I played Jim the runaway slave in the musical “Big River – The Adventures of Huckaberry Finn” in two productions.

  • A bucket list item:  To visit at least one spot in each of the 7 continents. 

One down (North America), 6 to go (even Antartica).

  • My professional name is one letter short of the Confederate General’s.

In addition to personal identification, I intend to use it for ironic purposes.

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 Atlanta, Georgia.