François Chau

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François Chau
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Chau in 2008
Born (1959-10-26) October 26, 1959 (age 54)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present

François Chau (born October 26, 1959) is a Cambodian-American actor. He is known for his role as Dr. Pierre Chang in ABC's Lost, and more recently as Dr Chang in the film 21 & Over.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Chau was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, of Chinese and Vietnamese descent. When he was roughly 6 years old he and his family moved to Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City). At the age of 7, Chau moved from Saigon to France due to the Vietnam War and after a year moved to Washington, D.C. United States. It was here that Chau and his family lived and where Chau was schooled.

After he graduated from College, Chau moved out to Los Angeles where he has remained since [2] and now lives with his wife and daughter.[3]

Career[edit]

Chau has had a number of diverse roles, playing Chinese, Japanese and even Hmong characters, most notably as Dr. Martin Ng in the American sci-fi series, Gemini Division,[4] and as Dr Pierre Chang in ABC's Lost.[5][6]

Chau has also taken on a number of smaller TV roles, he has appeared as Koo Yin, a Chinese consul in the drama 24 and a Chinese diplomat in Stargate SG-1. Chau has appeared as a guest star in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., The Unit, NUMB3RS, 24 , ER, Baywatch, Alias, Shark, Grey's Anatomy, JAG, Medium,Lost, G.I. Joe, 9/11: The Twin Towers, Dr. Shen in XCOM: Enemy Unknown and as Lieutenant Winston 'Vagabond' Chang in video games Wing Commander III and Wing Commander IV.[7]

He was also featured in Chris Brown's Music Video Fine China,[8] the 2013 film 21 & Over, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze where he physically played The Shredder.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ovation Awards

  • 2011: Nominated for Featured Actor in a Play for the role of Dr. Heng in the Geffen Playhouse production of "Extraordinary Chambers"[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Francois Chau on IMDB". Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Chau". Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Chau on AA Risings". 
  4. ^ "Gemini Divison on IMDB". 
  5. ^ "Pierre Chang on IMDB". Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pierre Chang on About". Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Francois Chau on IMDB". Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Fine China Article". Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kiss Me Kate Tops 2011 Ovation Award Nominations.". 19 September 2011. 

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