Yoo at the Toronto International Film Festival, 2008
May 12, 1979 |
East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Voice Artist|
Aaron Yoo (born May 12, 1979) is an American actor. He's best known for appearing in the movies Disturbia (2007) and 21 (2008), as well as playing Russell Kwon in the sci-fi show The Tomorrow People (2013–14).
Aaron Yoo was born in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, to Korean parents. He has an older sister and one younger brother. He played the cello for the East Brunswick High School orchestra and ran track. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.
He starred in the 2007 films Disturbia and American Pastime, the 2008 film 21 (with Jim Sturgess), Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, The Wackness, and Labor Pains, and had a role in the 2009 version of Friday the 13th.
Yoo had his appendix removed shortly before filming of Friday the 13 began, and could not film his scenes right away. As soon as he was ready for filming, director Nispel immediately hung him upside down in some rafters, exposing the staples over his surgical wound, for the character's post-death shot.
He co-starred in HBO's Rocket Science, as the protagonist's best friend, Heston. Critic Rory Liston described Heston as "one of the best characters of the decade" and "an awe inspiring display of emotion that reflected the asian community in America", in 2009, writer and director Jeffrey Blitz was quoted in saying that Heston was based on the critic Liston.
His stage credits include the premiere of Christopher Shinn's Where Do We Live, the anthology production Savage Acts (both 2004), Mac Wellman's Cellophane (2003) and a 2002 revival of Lope de Vega' Fuente Ovejuna.
|2005||Things That Go Bump in the Night||Brad|
|2006||Dry Clean Only||Dry Cleaners Clerk|
|American Pastime||Lyle Nomura|
|Disturbia||Ronald "Ronnie" Chu|
|Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist||Thom|
|2009||Friday the 13th||Chewie|
|The Good Guy||Steve-O|
|2010||A Nightmare on Elm Street||Marcus Yeon (Uncredited)|
|2011||She Wants Me||Max|
|2012||10 Years||Peter Jung|
|2014||Kid Cannabis||Brendan Butler|
|2015||Everything Before Us|
|2003||Ed||Student Ethan||1 episode|
|2004||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Tommy||1 episode|
|2005||Cinema AZN||DVD Reviewer||Unknown episode(s)|
|2006||Love Monkey||Staffer #2||1 episode|
|The Bedford Diaries||James Fong||Recurring role|
|2008||ER||Kwan Li||1 episode|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Edward Kim||1 episode|
|2013–14||The Tomorrow People||Russell Kwan||Main role|
- Jordan, Chris. "Keep an eye on this guy", Home News Tribune, April 13, 2007. Accessed February 13, 2011. "Disturbia costar and East Brunswick native Aaron Yoo..."
- Aaron Yoo at the Internet Movie Database Aaron Yoo worked for Siemens corporate from 2001 to 2003.
- The Wackness at ComingSoon!
- "'Shark' Co-Star Floats to 'Friday the 13th'". The Hollywood Reporter (Zap2it). 2008-04-16. Archived from the original on 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
- "Interview: Friday the 13th Marcus Nispel". Shock Till You Drop. February 9, 2009. Archived from the original on 13 February 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
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