Russell Wong

Actor
Asian-American actor Russell Wong first appeared on film as a dancer in music videos of the '80s, leading to his first film role in the musical "Ge wu sheng ping". His first English-language film, "Tai-Pan", based on ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1963 in Troy, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

NCIS: New Orleans 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unshakeable 2014 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 2011 (Movie)

Bank CEO (Actor)

What Women Want 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nikita 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dim Sum Funeral 2009 (Movie)

Alexander (Actor)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 (Movie)

Ming Guo (Actor)

Undoing 2007 (Movie)

Leon (Actor)

Commander in Chief 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Out 2004 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Takedown 2004 (Movie)

Tsutomu Shimomura (Actor)

Twisted 2004 (Movie)

Lieutenant Tong (Actor)

Black Sash 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Aaliyah: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Romeo Must Die 2000 (Movie)

Kai Sing (Actor)

Prophecy II: Ashtown 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vanishing Son IV 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Vanishing Son 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Vanishing Son II 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Vanishing Son III 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Chunggamsuk 1993 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

Lin Xiao (Actor)

New Jack City 1991 (Movie)

Kim Park (Actor)

China Cry 1990 (Movie)

Lam Cheng Shen (Actor)

China White 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eat a Bowl of Tea 1989 (Movie)

Ben Loy (Actor)

Tongs 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

China Girl 1987 (Movie)

Yung-Gan (Actor)

Harry's Hong Kong 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Tai-Pan 1986 (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost Empire (TV Show)

Actor

Vanishing Son (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Asian-American actor Russell Wong first appeared on film as a dancer in music videos of the '80s, leading to his first film role in the musical "Ge wu sheng ping". His first English-language film, "Tai-Pan", based on the novel by James Clavell, led to a supporting role in 1987's re-telling of "Romeo and Juliet", "China Girl". Gaining exposure, Wong had a breakthrough role in 1989 as Ben Loy in Wayne Wang's indie romance "Eat a Bowl of Tea", an exploration of culture and love. Continuing to make Chinese films, he starred in "China White", about the drug trade, in 1989. Expanding his range, Wong was cast in Mario Van Peebles's directorial debut, "New Jack City", starring Wesley Snipes as a ruthless drug lord. Working with Wang again in 1993, Wong was cast as Lin Xiao in the Asian-American drama "The Joy Luck Club". Based on the book by Amy Tan, the film follows four women and their daughters in transition between cultures. The following year Wong took on the role of Jian-Wa in the made-for-tv actioner "Vanishing Son", spawning three other TV movies and a series that ran for 13 episodes in 1995. In the '00s Wong continued to appear in martial arts-centered parts like Kai in "Romeo Must Die", but broke out of the Asian stereotype with roles like Lieutenant Tong in the Ashley Judd thriller "Twisted" and as Frank in the David Ogden thriller "Inside Out".

Relationships

Sunny Chae

Companion

Michael Wong

Brother

Milestones

2004

Featured in the thriller "Twisted"

2003

Voiced the character of Nick Kang in "True Crime: Streets of LA"

2001

Co-starred with Ling Bai in the television movie "The Lost Empire"

2000

Co-starred with Jet Li and Aaliyah in the film "Romeo Must Die"

1998

Guest starred on "Touched by an Angel"

1996

Signed three picture deal with Miramax; in first film under this agreement wong will play Charlie Chan

1994

Co-starred in "Vanishing Son" TV-movies and the short-lived spin-off series

1988

TV debut, guest appearance on an episode of "The Equalizer"

1986

Early film credit, "Tai Pan"

Raised in Albany, NY

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