Geoff Lee was born in the Lancashire glass town of St Helens in September 1939 on the first full day of the war, although it is believed that this was just a coincidence. Geoffs formal education began at the age of five when he was sent to one of the top public schools in the North of England, Knowsley Road Junior School in St Helens. He first worked at Prescot for BICC (British Insulated Callender's Cables), but known locally as the Biggest Individual Collection of Comedians. Since then, until retiring, he was employed as an electrical draughtsman in London in the Swinging Sixties and on returning North in 1972 in Hull and then from 1976 onwards at companies in Halifax, Bradford, Harrogate, Leeds, and Ferrybridge power station.

His working life as a draughtsman came to an end after he underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in 2002. He now lives in Grange over Sands in Cumbria