Born in Flushing Queens, NY, Jimmy Lee has always had a love for music - Rock n' Roll, Latin, Hip-Hop and even Opera. It was this affection for music that led Jimmy to the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles, in 1992. Starting as a thrift shop worker and bartender, Jimmy got his first big break in 1996 as the lead singer of the band SOIL on its European tour. In 1997, Jimmy started his own company, Elite Interactive Entertainment, to supply mobile DJ's and dancers for parties. In 2000, he was tapped to co-host the exciting new Studio M shows, Countdown and Live Wire with fellow VJ Marc "Shabazz" Allan. In his spare time, Jimmy enjoys playing guitar, producing music and spinning discs to try out new sounds. He cooks Italian and Japanese food, and stays in shape by running, practicing Yoga and surfing. Jimmy currently resides in Venice Beach, California with his three dogs, two fish and his guitar.

Marc "Shabazz" Allan makes his television debut as the co-host of Studio M's exciting television series', Countdown and Live Wire along with friend Jimmy Lee. Born in Staten Island, NY, Marc always had a knack for entertainment. Throughout college, he performed around New York, New Jersey and Connecticut emceeing parties, dancing and hosting corporate functions. Additionally, he played the Tin Man in a college production of The Wizard of Oz. After graduating in 1995, Marc sold ladies handbags and leather goods before moving to Los Angeles in 1996 to fulfill his dream. Upon arrival, he was promptly attacked by a rabid cat. He held an unfulfilling job as a commercial real estate agent, continuing to emcee parties, before being approached by Studio M in 2000. In Marc's spare time, he enjoys spinning and producing discs, playing the bass guitar and is an avid wine connoisseur. He stays in shape by running, hiking, playing flag football and taking karate lessons. Marc currently resides in the Hollywood Hills.

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