Lee was born in Louisville, Kentucky on July 4, 1966. He was a football player, specifically an offensive lineman at Cornell University. This is not surprising at all as he already developed a buff physical attribute even he was just a college student. He graduated from his bachelor degree in 1988. After his college education, he attended the Miami Dolphins training camp trying out for the team’s offensive lineman but he failed to make it. he then transferred and get his Master’s Degree in UCLA Anderson School of Management. He finished a doctorate in Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. After he achieved this educational attainment, he left the academe and pursued a career in television and films.
The start of his career as a professional actor was marked by his appearance in the television show entitled Columbo. He was then cast in the film Last Action Hero. He then was able to climb the stairs of fame when he joined the show American Gladiators. He used the name Hawk to identify himself. He remained a part of that show until 1996. While he was enjoying the peak of his career during that time, he still managed to join small time television shows and short films.
After his fame in American Gladiators, he became the regular host of Hot Rod TV and Forza Motorsport Showdown on the television network, Speed. When TV producers realized his talent in hosting, they started to ask him to host different shows in the following year including Battle of the Supercars (2010) (Speed), Off-Road Overhaul (2011–2012) (Outdoor Channel), and Game Changers (2013) (Stage 5 TV).\
Aside from his television and movie shows, he was also asked to cast in video games. He provided for the voices of the characters in Dead Rising 3 and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter.
Lee Reherman left all of his fans with broken hearts when news about his death surfaced the internet. It was reported that he was found dead by his girlfriend, Natalina Maggio.