AD 248 | Raymond Lee
“Quantum Leap”
Photo by Yoshino

Raymond Lee stars as Dr. Ben Song on the new NBC drama “Quantum Leap.” Ben is a brilliant quantum physicist leaping through time to put right what once went wrong. Lee also stars in the AMC series “Kevin Can F*** Himself,” which begins its second season Aug. 22.

Previously, he was a series regular on Alan Ball’s HBO series “Here and Now.” Additional recurring roles include the HBO Max series “Made for Love,” Fox’s “Prodigal Son,” Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” and ABC’s “Scandal.” On the film side, he is currently appearing in the box office smash “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Theater credits include the world premiere productions of “Vietgone” at Manhattan Theater Club, for which he was awarded the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Debut; “Office Hour,” opposite Sandra Oh, and “Cambodian Rock Band” at the South Coast Repertory.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:
  • Raymond and Yoshino being Cal State Long Beach alums (00:06:31)
  • Raymond dropping out of high school and how that affected him psychologically while growing up (00:07:27)
  • Problems with the education system (00:010:05)
  • Finding a love for performance in his youth (00:13:07)
  • Discovering acting through theatre and deciding to become a professional actor while he was in college (00:14:49)
  • Raymond’s approach to acting (00:18:37)
  • The importance of having discipline and maintaining solid habits (00:22:53)
  • Embodying characters and manifesting roles (00:25:59)
  • Yoshino shares a personal story highlighting the impact art can have on its viewers (00:36:05)
  • The impact art has made on Raymond’s life (00:39:02)
  • The Kybalion and embracing polarities (00:43:56)
  • The Rashomon Effect (00:47:32)
  • Manifesting goals (00:51:18)
  • Honing into and practicing intuition (00:59:22)
  • Raymond and Yoshino speaking about acquiring skill sets (01:10:56)
  • Final words of advice from Raymond (01:22:11)

Artists / People Mentioned:
  • Sandra Oh (Actor)
  • Joseph Lee (Painter / Actor)
  • Akira Kurosawa (Film Director)
  • Rubens Charles Cobrinha (BJJ Practioner)

Books Mentioned:
  • The Kybalion

Films / TV Series Mentioned:
  • Dopesick (2021)
  • Rashomon (1950)

Raymond Lee’s IMDB

Posted 2.6.2023


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino