Biography

Thomas Lee Bass (born October 3, 1962) is an American musician and founding member of Mötley Crüe. As well as being the band's long-term drummer, Lee founded rap-metal band Methods of Mayhem, and has pursued solo musical projects.

Lee was born Thomas Lee Bass on October 3, 1962, in Athens, Greece, to father David Lee Thomas Bass, an American U.S. Army sergeant, and mother Vassilikki "Voula" Papadimitriou (Greek: Βασιλική Παπαδημητρίου), a Miss Greece contestant for the 1960 Miss World event. His family moved to California a year after he was born. He received his first drum when he was four years old, and his first drum kit when he was a teenager. Lee dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, starting with the band Suite 19. He has a younger sister, Athena Lee (née Bass), who was also the drummer in his solo band KrunK and was married to James Kottak, the drummer for the rock band Scorpions.

As a teenager, Lee listened to Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Kiss, AC/DC and Sweet. His main drumming influences were John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Alex Van Halen and Terry Bozzio.

Thomas Lee Bass (born October 3, 1962) is an American musician and founding member of Mötley Crüe. As well as being the band's long-term drummer, Lee founded rap-metal band Methods of Mayhem, and has pursued solo musical projects.

Lee was born Thomas Lee Bass on October 3, 1962, in Athens, Greece, to father David Lee Thomas Bass, an American U.S. Army sergeant, and mother Vassilikki "Voula" Papadimitriou (Greek: Βασιλική Παπαδημητρίου), a Miss Greece contestant for the 1960 Miss World event. His family moved to California a year after he was born. He received his first drum when he was four years old, and his first drum kit when he was a teenager. Lee dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, starting with the band Suite 19. He has a younger sister, Athena Lee (née Bass), who was also the drummer in his solo band KrunK and was married to James Kottak, the drummer for the rock band Scorpions.

As a teenager, Lee listened to Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Kiss, AC/DC and Sweet. His main drumming influences were John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Alex Van Halen and Terry Bozzio.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1962-10-03

Place of Birth Athens, Greece

Adult Actor True

Official Site http://www.tommylee.com/

Also Known As

  • Thomas Lee Bass

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Mark and Carol's Blooming Orchids as Himself
2016 Mötley Crüe: The End as Drums
2014 The Young Blood Chronicles as Himself
2009 Mötley Crüe ‎– The Spirit Of Buenos Aires
2009 Dear Jack as Narrator
2008 Battleground Earth (10 episodes)
2008 E!'s Pam: Girl on the Loose! (8 episodes)
2007 Californication (1 episode) as Himself
2006 Disaster! as Himself - Motley Crue (voice)
2006 VH1 Rock Honors (1 episode)
2005 Mötley Crüe: Carnival of Sins as Drums
2005 Tommy Lee Goes to College (6 episodes)
2005 Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson as Himself
2005 Mötley Crüe‎: Greatest Video Hits as Himself
2004 Steve-O: The Early Years as Himself
2003 Viva La Bam (1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2 episodes)
2003 Celebrities Uncensored (4 episodes)
2003 Punk'd (1 episode) as Himself
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead as Himself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (4 episodes)
2003 Mötley Crüe: Greatest Videos Hits as Himself
2002 Fastlane (1 episode)
2002 The New Guy as Himself
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (1 episode)
1998 Mötley Crüe: Behind The Music as Tommy Lee
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1995 MADtv (2 episodes)
1995 The Frank Skinner Show (1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2 episodes)
1991 Ozzy Osbourne: Don't Blame Me as Himself
1989 Moscow Music Peace Festival as Himself
1986 Mötley Crüe: Uncensored as Drums
1984 Mötley Crüe Quebec City 06-05-1984 as self / drums
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (2 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode)

Production

2019 The Dirt Co-Producer
2005 Rock Star (53 episodes)Producer

Writing

2019 The Dirt Book

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