16 June 1956
New Haven, Connecticut
He is best known for a recurring role as "Ping the delivery boy" on the television sitcom Seinfeld. He has also appeared in other sitcoms, such as How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, The King of Queens, and Rules of Engagement. He played Paul Choy in the 1988 TV mini-series Noble House and appeared as Li Shung Sui in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance in 2007. In the 2001 film Pearl Harbor, he played a Japanese officer. He appeared in an episode of Californication in the seventh season.
He also has been featured in a humorous 2004 American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) commercial, where he "clones" himself to demonstrate, "If one person could do it alone, the world wouldn't need AARP." Other commercial roles include a Travelers Insurance commercial with a rabbit foot theme and professional selling-skills instructional videos, widely used by Australian beverage company Lion Nathan Australia.
Wu, a Chinese American, graduated at the age of 19 with bachelor's degrees in both physics and electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Before becoming an actor in the 1980s, he was an electrical engineer with National Semiconductor, in Santa Clara, CA. His father is author Nelson Ikon Wu and his sister is Harvard Professor Ting Wu.
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