In the mid-1970s, he moved to Los Angeles and in 1977 formed Fear. Ving has also sung for the band MD.45, which also featured Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Jimmy DeGrasso of Suicidal Tendencies. The 2004 re-release/remastered record replaced Lee Ving's with Dave Mustaine's vocals. 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. Fear reached national notoriety after the Halloween, 1981 episode of Saturday Night Live, in which they were introduced by guest host Donald Pleasence.
Fear was booked only because former cast member John Belushi had insisted upon their booking as a condition of his return to appear in two skits in cameo parts. The band played two songs, during which hardcore members of the audience, many of whom traveled to NYC from Washington, D.C., slam danced and stage dived damaging the set. As the band began a third song, SNL producer Dick Ebersol ordered the live feed stopped, and a taped rehearsal performance played after a brief black-out delay. Ving played a lead role ("Missoula") in Penelope Spheeris' 1987 "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), and a small role in Streets of Fire (1984), among other roles in films and television shows. In 1983 he self-deprecatingly played an over-the-top punk singer 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 line-up. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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