Aaron Yoo

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Aaron Yoo
Aaron Yoo.jpg
Yoo at the Toronto International Film Festival, 2008
Born (1979-05-12) May 12, 1979 (age 38)
East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Voice Artist
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Fara Homidi (m. 2014)[1]

Aaron Yoo (born May 12, 1979) is an American actor. He is best known for appearing in the movies Disturbia (2007), 21 (2008) and Friday the 13th (2009) as well as playing Russell Kwon in the sci-fi show The Tomorrow People (2013–14).

Personal life[edit]

Aaron Yoo was born in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, to Korean parents. He has an older sister and one younger brother.[2] As a student at East Brunswick High School he played cello in the orchestra and ran track. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.[3]


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,[4] and Labor Pains, and had a role in the 2009 version of Friday the 13th.[5]

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.[6]

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.


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Things That Go Bump in the Night Brad
2006 Dry Clean Only Dry Cleaners Clerk
2007 Rocket Science Heston
American Pastime Lyle Nomura
Disturbia Ronald "Ronnie" Chu
2008 The Wackness Justin
21 Choi
364 Cranes Tommy
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Thom
2009 Friday the 13th Chewie
The Good Guy Steve-O
Labor Pains Miles
Gamer Humanz Dude
2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street Marcus Yeon (Uncredited)
2011 She Wants Me Max
10 Years Peter Jung
2013 McCanick Carl
2014 Kid Cannabis Brendan Butler
2015 Demonic Donnie
Someone Else Jamie
Everything Before Us Ben
2016 Money Monster Won Joon
2017 Killing Gunther Yong
Year Title Role Notes
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


  1. ^ "Aaron Yoo & Fara Homidi Wedding". Luster. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  2. ^ 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..."
  3. ^ Aaron Yoo on IMDb Aaron Yoo worked for Siemens corporate from 2001 to 2003.
  4. ^ The Wackness at ComingSoon!
  5. ^ "'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. 
  6. ^ "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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