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Birth name  Lee James Capallero
Name  Lee Ving
Occupation(s)  Musician, actor
Role  Musician

Years active  1960s–present
Record label  Slash Records
Labels  Slash, Fear, Sector 2
Genres  Hardcore punk, Blues
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Born  April 10, 1950 (age 65) (1950-04-10)
Origin  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Instruments  Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Music groups  Fear (Since 1977), Teenage Time Killers, MD.45 (1996)
Albums  Have Another Beer with FEAR, More Beer, American Beer, Live...For the Record, The Craving, The Record
Movies  Flashdance, Clue, Streets of Fire, Black Moon Rising, Dudes
Similar People  Alain Johannes, Pat Smear, Reed Mullin, Sunny Johnson, Taylor Hawkins

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Lee Ving (born Lee James Capallero; April 10, 1950) is an American musician most known for his role as lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the Los Angeles-based punk rock band Fear, and as an actor.


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Early life and music

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Lee James Capallero was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the late 1960s, under the name Lee Ving, he joined Sweet Stavin Chain Blues Band in Philadelphia, playing with Michael Brecker and Eugene Busnar; they played shows with B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Cream among others. Later, Ving moved to New York and formed the band Daybreak. In the mid-1970s, he moved to Los Angeles and in 1977 formed Fear.

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Ving has also sung for the band MD.45, which also featured Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Jimmy DeGrasso of Suicidal Tendencies. However, the 2004 re-release/remastered record replaced his vocals with Dave Mustaine's. Ving has also sung country music in the outlaw country genre with the band Range War. Prior to Fear, Ving played in a six piece blues act named Easy Love.

Acting career

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Ving and his band Fear appeared in the 1981 rotoscope animated film American Pop, directed by Ralph Bakshi, lead singer Ving acted under the name Lee James Jude.

Ving played a lead role ("Missoula") in Penelope Spheeris' 1987 film Dudes. As part of Fear he was featured in Spheeris' 1980 documentary on punk The Decline of Western Civilization. Furthermore, he played the strip club owner in Flashdance (1983), Mr. Boddy in Clue (1985), a murderer in Nightmares_(1983_film), and a small role in Streets of Fire (1984), among other roles in film and television. In 1983 he self-deprecatingly played the over-the-top punk singer named 'Piggy' in the rock-and-roll comedy Get Crazy. In the Who's the Boss episode titled "Walk on the Mild Side", he played Jake Maguire. He also appeared in an episode of the short-lived Three's Company spin-off Three's a Crowd as a criminal in a police lineup.


Guitar and vocals on all.

  • The Record (1982)
  • More Beer (1985)
  • Live...For the Record (1991)
  • Have Another Beer With FEAR (1995)
  • American Beer (2000)
  • MD.45

  • The Craving (1995) - vocals, harmonica
  • With Sound City Players

  • Sound City: Real to Reel (2013) - vocals on "Your Wife Is Calling"
  • References

    Lee Ving Wikipedia

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