Dominic Zhai

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Dominic Zhai
Background information
Chinese name翟士诚 (traditional)
Chinese name翟士诚 (simplified)
PinyinZhái Shì Chéng (Mandarin)
Born (1990-02-12) February 12, 1990 (age 28)
Madison, Wisconsin
Years active2012-present

Dominic Zhai (Chinese: 翟士诚; pinyin: zhái shì chéng;[1] born February 12, 1990) is an American actor.[2] He recently starred as the role of Bob in the Chinese blockbuster co-production Lost in the Pacific.[3] He currently resides in Beijing, China.

Early life[edit]

Dominic was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison and studied Theater, Biology, and Chinese. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa at the top of his class, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Dominic also studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as well as Upright Citizen's Brigade.


In Los Angeles, Dominic studied under acting coach, Aaron Speiser, whom eventually referred him to work as an acting coach and translator[4] for Tang Wei in director Michael Mann's Blackhat.[5] Shortly after, Dominic served as a coach[6][7] for Zhang Yuqi in the film Lost in the Pacific where he also made his Chinese market theatrical debut as the role of Bob. In 2016, Dominic starred as the leading role of Dan in the $1m US-China co-production of "The Offer" TV series. In 2019, Dominic was recognized as one of Forbes 30 Under 30[8] in the United States which recognizes 600 business and industry figures, with 30 selected in twenty industries each.


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Doctor of Bagram Sgt. Nyugen Short film
2013 Fruitvale Station BART Witness Featured background
2014 Dead Drop Korean Dancer Short film
2014 Beautiful Son Short film
2014 Love Arcadia Herman Feature film; Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival[9] and CAAMFest[10] Official Selection
2015 Blackhat n/a English dialogue/Acting coach: Tang Wei
2016 Lost in the Pacific Bob Feature film; Wide theatrical release Asia-Pacific regions.[11] English dialogue/Acting coach: Zhang Yuqi
2016 S4侠降魔记 Jia Feature film; To be wide released in Mainland China.


  1. ^ "百度百科——全球最大中文百科全书". Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  2. ^ "Chinese-American Actor, Dominic Zhai | Dominic Zhai". Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  3. ^ "科幻电影《蒸发太平洋》--每日甘肃-财经". Retrieved 2016-05-02.
  4. ^ Mann, Michael (2015-01-16), Blackhat, retrieved 2016-05-01
  5. ^ "Dominic Zhai". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  6. ^ "《蒸发太平洋》张雨绮苦练英文"对骂"老师-娱乐视频-爱奇艺". Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  7. ^ "张雨绮苦练英文台词"对骂"英语老师". Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  8. ^ "Sheldon "Dom" Zhai, 28". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  9. ^ "Watch "Love Arcadia" with TAP in LA". 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  10. ^ "Love Arcadia". CAAMFest 2015. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  11. ^ "Lost In The Pacific | Variety". Retrieved 2016-05-01.

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