Tee in April 2011
March 15, 1977 |
Tee was born in Okinawa, to a Korean father and Japanese mother. At the age of two, he moved to Hacienda Heights, California, and was raised there ever since. He attended Glen A. Wilson High School where he was Associated Student Body president and captain of the football team. While in high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Theater/Performance Arts. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, playing sports, and practicing martial arts. He speaks fluent Korean, Japanese, and English.
Tee also played Kazu, the owner of Sushi Rox, on Nickelodeon's Zoey 101. He played Eddie Choi in Crash. He also starred as Akira Kimura on Grimm and Takeda on Burn Notice. He also appeared in the season 4 episode "The Girl in the Mask" as Ken Nakamura on the show Bones. He has also played Dwayne Archimedes in the indie Feature film Roswell FM. Tee has also appeared in an episode in the first season of the television show Dark Blue as a Korean criminal. He also had a short part in Austin Powers Goldmember as a Japanese pedestrian ("Run! It's Goldzilla!"; "Still we should run like it is Godzilla!"). Brian can also be seen on an episode of Hollywood Squares presented by Tom Bergeron playing in 1999 against a woman named Heidi.
Tee was also in the music video "Dance Like Michael Jackson" by Far East Movement.
In James Mangold's The Wolverine (2013), starring Hugh Jackman, Tee played Noburo Mori, a sadistic minister of justice arranged to marry the daughter of Yakuza Boss Shingen Yashida (Hiroyuki Sanada).
Tee appeared made for television movie The Gabby Douglas Story on October 18th, 2013, where he plays the role of her coach Liang Chow, which aired in 2014 on Lifetime.
|2002||We Were Soldiers||Pfc. Jimmy Nakayama|
|Austin Powers in Goldmember||Japanese Pedestrian|
|2004||Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation||Cpl. Thom Kobe||Direct-to-video|
|Tiger Cruise||MA2 Chan||Made for TV|
|2005||Fun with Dick and Jane||Sushi Chef|
|2006||All In||Rosenbloom Player 2|
|The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift||Takashi "D.K."|
|Finishing the Game||Mac Chang|
|2008||The Trade||Mr. Cho|
|Chain Letter||Brian Yee|
|2013||The Wolverine||Noburo Mori|
|2014||The Gabby Douglas Story||Liang Chow|
|2014||No Tears for the Dead||Chaoz|
|2015||Furious 7||Takashi "D.K."|
|2015||Jurassic World||Katashi Hamada|
|2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell||The Shredder/Oroku Saki|
|2000||The Pretender||Male Agent||"The Agent of Year Zero"|
|2000||The Invisible Man||Mallon||"The Value of Secrets"|
|2000||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Intern||"Family"|
|2001||Family Law||DEA Agent||"Liar's Club: Part 1"|
|2001||18 Wheels of Justice||Host||"The Game"|
|2001||The Chronicle||Neo||"Here There Be Dragons"|
|2003||JAG||North Korean Soldier||"Close Quarters"|
|2004||Passions||Young Asian Man||1 episode|
|2004||Cracking Up||Frat Guy #1||"Daddy's Home"|
|2004||Monk||James Lu||"Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather"|
|2005||Without a Trace||Kirk||"Transitions"|
|2005||Wanted||Jin-Lee Park||"Rubbing One Out"|
|2006||The Unit||Rebel Leader||"200th Hour"|
|2006||Entourage||Fukijama's Bodyguard||"What About Bob?"|
|2005–2006||Zoey 101||Kazu||6 episodes|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Andy||2 episodes|
|2008||Jericho||Cheung||"Patriots and Tyrants"|
|2009||Lie to Me||Han Yong-Dae||"Love Always"|
|2009||Bones||Ken Nakamura||"The Girl in the Mask"|
|2010||Sym-Bionic Titan||Mike Chan||"Roar of the White Dragon"|
|2012||Shake It Up||Concierge||"Made in Japan"|
|2013||Mortal Kombat: Legacy||Liu Kang|
|2013||Hawaii Five-0||Ryu Nabushi/Hideaki Kuroda||"Kupouli 'la"/("Broken")|
|2014||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Toshiro Mori||"A Fractured House"|
|2008||Saints Row 2||Jyunichi|
|Year||Artist and song||Role||Notes|
|2008||Far East Movement – "Dance Like Michael Jackson"||Himself||Intro appearance|
- Sanders, David Lee (29 September 2009). "Interview with Brian Tee". HalfKorean.com. HalfKorean.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- Half-Korean.com Interview with Brian Tee, http://www.halfkorean.com/?page_id=381
- interviews Brian Tee of Crash, 13/12/2008
- indieWire, Brian Tee Joins The Wolverine,, 10/07/2012
- "Web Series 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2′ Hitting February 17th". Latino Review. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
- Reera Yoo, Brian Tee Cast as 'Hamada' in Jurassic World, http://iamkoream.com/brian-tee-cast-as-hamada-in-jurassic-world/
- Prudom, Laura (April 27, 2015). "'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' Casts Brian Tee as Shredder". Variety.