Jason Lee of ‘Memphis Beat’

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on April 17, 2011

We have really enjoyed the TNT series Memphis Beat with Jason Lee. Does he actually sing the songs?
—R.M. Burrs, Des Moines, Iowa

No. “I gave it a shot,” says the actor, 41, whose character, detective Dwight Hendricks, moonlights in a blues club as an Elvis Presley impersonator. “I went into the studio and recorded, and I came pretty close. But it wasn’t as good as what we got.” The vocals they got—and you hear—belong to British-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Mark Arnell. Season two of Memphis Beat premieres in June.