Yao Chin

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Yao Chin
Born Yao Chin
(1979-05-23) May 23, 1979 (age 35)
Dulwich, London, England
Occupation Actor, Broadcaster
Years active 1990–present

Yao Chin (born May 23, 1979) is a British actor and broadcaster. Most recently, he reported on ITV News' Morning News programme where he covered practically all the lead stories of the past four years right up the Jimmy Savile scandal. His last report on ITV was broadcast last December. Yao is also known for playing one of the leading roles in the film Doom.


Yao entered journalism by winning a scholarship from ITV to study on the prestigious broadcasting course at City University. After classes and during the weekends, he worked as an Assistant News Editor and Westminster Producer at ITV News. Upon graduating, he was made permanent staff at ITV News [1] as a Video Journalist. Working overnights, he was responsible for news gathering for ITN and the ITV News network, and he reported on every subject from politics and the economy, to foreign disasters and sport. As a camera operator, his interviews were often shared with and broadcast on BBC News and Sky News. His footage from the 2010 Papal State Visit was telecast live around the world via Reuters.


It was Yao's love of singing from his school days at Dulwich College that lead him years later to acting. He first trained in musical theatre under Professors Mary Hammond and Paul Farrington of the Royal Academy of Music. Part of that training was sponsored by Sir Cameron Mackintosh. He counts amongst his acting tutors former RADA director and friend Andrew Neil. Yao has also appeared in numerous adverts and corporate videos.

Acting highlights[edit]

Title Role Notes
Universal Pictures' Doom


Anything Goes John
  • Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Covent Garden
  • Performed for Her Majesty The Queen
Anything Goes John
  • Olivier Theatre, Royal National Theatre
  • Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn
  • Winner of Olivier Award for Best Musical Production
  • Starred opposite John Barrowman
  • Performed on Original Cast Recording
Love's Labour's Lost[3] Forrester
The Tower Project Dark Angel
BBC1 Dalziel and Pascoe[4] Diederick Ford
BBC1 Casualty[5] Dominic Richie


  1. ^ ITV News (broadcast on 21 December 2012). "Wallington flood defences hold out". Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Murray, Rebecca. ""Doom" Movie Premiere, Interview with The Rock, Yao Chin, DeObia Oparei and Director Andrzej Bartkowiak". About.com. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  3. ^ National Theatre. "Love's Labour's Lost". Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  4. ^ IMDb. "Full cast and crew for "Dalziel and Pascoe" Demons on Our Shoulders: Part 1 (2007)". Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  5. ^ IMDb. "Full cast and crew for "Casualty" Heroes and Villains (2001)". Retrieved 24 February 2013. 

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