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Charlie S. Lee[1] (born December 30, 1971), known professionally as C. S. Lee, is a Korean American actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known for playing sex-obsessed forensics analyst Vince Masuka on the Showtime drama series Dexter.

C. S. Lee
C.S. Lee at PaleyFest2010.jpg
Lee at the PaleyFest 2010's Dexter night at the Saban Theatre on March 4, 2010
Born (1971-12-30) December 30, 1971 (age 47)
Other namesCharlie Lee, C.S. Lee
EducationCornish College of the Arts (BFA)
Yale University (MFA)
Years active1998–present
Notable work
Vince Masuka on Dexter
Spouse(s)Lara Cho
C. S. Lee
Revised RomanizationI Seung-hui
McCune–ReischauerI Sǔng-hǔi

Personal lifeEdit

Lee was born in Cheongju, South Korea. Film became his passion in his junior year of high school while playing football at Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, Washington. He attended Cornish College of the Arts on an acting scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.[2] He graduated from the Yale School of Drama with a Master of Fine Arts degree.[3] Lee then spent eight years in New York City acting with various theater companies, regional theater, as well as television and film.

He is married to Lara Cho.


Lee was made a series regular cast member on the Showtime drama series Dexter, playing the role of Vince Masuka, a forensic scientist known for his raunchy sense of humor.

Lee plays Dr. Ba on the HBO drama series The Sopranos. He plays a doctor in the 2009 film The Unborn. Lee has also appeared as Harry Tang, Chuck's officious co-worker, in the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck and as a deputy in an episode of Monk, "Mr. Monk Is on the Run (Part One)". He can also be seen as the office worker holding the boombox in the award-winning Nextel commercial, "Nextel Dance Party". In the CBS series The Unit, Lee plays a small part as a South Korean submariner in episode 13 of the second season.

He also provides the voice of Jin Jae-Hoon and Illuminati Pyramidion in the video game The Secret World.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Random Hearts Luncheonette Counterman
2002 Sophie Father Kim Short film
2004 Cha Cha de los Chans Dr. Chan
2004 Our Italian Husband Shuei
2004 The Stepford Wives Additional Stepford Husband
2009 Tenderness Highway Patrolman
2009 The Unborn Dr. Lester Caldwell
2012 Innocence Blood Vincent Lee
2015 Altered Minds Harry Shellner
2017 Everything Beautiful Is Far Away The Stranger


Year Title Role Notes
1998–1999 Spin City First Reporter 2 episodes
1998–2003 Law & Order Forensics Technician Turot / Kenny Chen / Pharmacist 3 episodes
2002 Guiding Light Dr. Hong Unknown episodes
2003 Ed Hal Clapone
2004–2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Detective Mike Lew / Detective Matt See / Detective Choi 3 episodes
2005 As the World Turns Faux Hwa 2 episodes
2006 The Sopranos Dr. Ba 2 episodes
2006–2013 Dexter Vince Masuka 95 episodes
2007 Chuck Harry Tang 6 episodes
2007 The Unit XO Episode: "Sub Conscious"
2008 Monk Deputy Bell Episode: "Mr. Monk Is on the Run (Part One)"
2013 Blue Bloods Mr. Lin
2014 Criminal Minds Justin Leu Episode: "Burn"
2015 Fresh Off the Boat Steve Chen 2 episodes
2015 Blunt Talk Emanuel 2 episodes
2015 The League Assistant Minister Episode: "The Last Temptation of Andre"
2015 True Detective Richard Geldof 4 episodes
2015–2017 Sneaky Pete Joseph Lee 3 episodes
2016 Family Guy Soap Opera Actor (voice) Episode: "Candy, Quahog Marshmallow
2016 Power Jae Shin 5 episodes
2017 24: Legacy Agent Daniel Pang Episode: "10:00 PM – 11:00 PM"
2017 Silicon Valley Monk 2 episodes
2018 Lethal Weapon Gene Nakahara Episode: "Diggin' Up Dirt"
2018 Magnum P.I. William Malau Episode: "Die He Said"
2018–2019 Chicago Med Bernard 'Bernie' Kim 6 episodes
2019 Warrior (TV series) Lu Episode: "The Blood and the Sh*t"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Gangster
2005 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Pedestrian
2009 Dexter the Game Vince Masuka
2012 The Secret World Jin Jae-Hoon, Illuminati, Pyramidion


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  2. ^ Davila, Florangela (2007-10-07). "Television | "Dexter's" C.S. Lee gets to be "the naughty one" | Seattle Times Newspaper". Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  3. ^ "C.S. Lee as Vincent Masuka in Dexter". Retrieved 2013-09-15.

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