Peter Wang

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Founding member of the San Francisco-based Asian Living Theater, with which he wrote and staged several productions before turning to film. Wang made a number of documentaries centering on Chinese culture and history ... Read more »
Born: in Taiwan

Filmography

Actor (5)

First Date 1991 (Movie)

Yang Huai Xun (Actor)

The Laserman 1990 (Movie)

Lieutenant Lu (Actor)

The Great Wall Is a Great Wall 1986 (Movie)

Leo Fang (Actor)

Ah Ying 1983 (Movie)

Cheung Chung-pak (Actor)

Chan Is Missing 1982 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)
Writer (4)

First Date 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Laserman 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Great Wall Is a Great Wall 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ah Ying 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (3)

First Date 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

The Laserman 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Great Wall Is a Great Wall 1986 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (3)

First Date 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Laserman 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Great Wall Is a Great Wall 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Founding member of the San Francisco-based Asian Living Theater, with which he wrote and staged several productions before turning to film. Wang made a number of documentaries centering on Chinese culture and history, including the acclaimed "Old Treasures From New China" (1977). He appeared in Wayne Wang's "Chan is Missing" (1982) as a short order cook and co-wrote (with director Allen Fong) and starred in the highly regarded feature, "Ah Ying" (1984).

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(electro-optics)

Milestones

1985

Feature directing and co-producing debut (also co-writer; actor), "A Great Wall Is a Great Wall"

1982

Feature film acting debut (as cook with "Samurai Night Fever" t-shirt) in Wayne Wang's "Chan Is Missing"

1982

Feature co-writing debut (also actor), Allen Fong's "Ah Ying"

Made series of documentaries dealing with Chinese culture

Moved to San Francisco in early 1970s; co-founded Asian Living Theater; with ALT wrote and directed numerous stage productions

At age 18, instead of joining a travelling circus in Taiwan, moved to USA to complete education

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