Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Has Jason Lee lost weight? The newly slimmed-down actor has opened up about his lifestyle change -- and his lifelong love for Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Jason Lee is looking slim, trim and a whole lot less 'Earl' these days. The change, a 35-pound weight loss, came about for a number of reasons. The former My Name is Earl actor revealed why he decided to change his habits at a recent interview promoting his latest film Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Jason Lee, who reprises his role as Dave Seville for the third time in Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, had a great time playing Earl Hickey on television -- but doesn't want to look like his mustachioed, love-handled character forever.

"I gave up a lot of things and started exercising," the 41-year-old explained of his weight loss. "I used to smoke cigarettes and we all like our wine and beer and things like that. I gave all that up and I just got on a very strict diet and started exercising, cycling and running, I dropped about 35 pounds."

The father of 8-year-old son Pilot Inspektor and 3-year-old daughter Casper, who has recently appeared on NBC's sitcom Up All Night, continued, "I'm 41 now and I have kids and I want to keep working. And I like being able to be fit enough to be diverse as an actor. The 'Earl' thing was great. It totally worked being a little frumpy and mustache-y. But, I think it makes things like Up All Night a little bit more realistic if I'm not the sort of portlier Earl… And yes, it feels great. It really feels great to have a good, clean diet."

As for his personal history with Alvin and Chipmunks, long before Jason Lee first screamed "Alvinnnnn!" as Dave Seville he was saving up his allowance to rock out.

The actor, who says he used to watch the cartoon series on Saturday morning television, shared, "I'd buy their records as a kid, too. I remember buying Chipmunk Punk. That had Blondie on it. And what else did it have on it? It had, randomly, 'M-M-My Sharona, duh, duh, duh, uh-uh.' I remember saving up and buying that."

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked opens in theaters Friday!

Image via 20th Century Fox

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Lady Saera April 22, 2012 | 7:10 PM

I love, absolutely adore the Chipmunk movies, and everything 'munk', and really loved the first movie, and Dave too. He looked hunky, I kind of loved the body form he had then, now he is too skinny..but still a handsome man. I think his acting is superb, and one thing comes across clearly, he loves being in the movies as well as loving the entire Chipmunk thing. Just love it and own every movie, watch them a lot, and am not ashamed to say so...I smile very single time.

Debra April 05, 2012 | 6:05 PM

He is so fine. Both my son & I enjoy these movies with this Mommy getting some delicious eye candy while he enjoys a cute movie. In Chipwrecked, Jason Lee looks amazing. I'd like to clone him and take one home for me!

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