Feodor Chin

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Feodor Chin
Born (1974-08-18) August 18, 1974 (age 42)
San Francisco, California
Occupation Actor, writer, director, voiceover artist, producer
Years active 2000–present
Website http://www.imdb.me/feodorchin

Feodor Chin (born August 18, 1974) is an American actor, writer, voiceover artist, producer and director. Chin starred as the antagonist "Benny" in Juwan Chung's Baby opposite David Huynh, the protagonist. Baby won a Special Meat Award for Best Feature Length Film, Narrative at the 2007 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, among other awards.[1] He also starred as pioneering actor and artist Keye Luke in Timothy Tau's short film bio-pic Keye Luke, which premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and which was also Closing Night Film of the inaugural 2013 Seattle Asian American Film Festival.[2][3] Chin also voices the character of Zenyatta from Blizzard Entertainment's game, Overwatch.

Chin was born and raised in San Francisco, California, and is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.[4]

Film, Television & Writing[edit]

Under his banner Iron Oxide Productions, Chin also wrote, directed and starred in the short film "Spice It Up", which won an Audience Choice Award at the 2011 HollyShorts Film Festival.[5] Chin wrote, produced and starred in the TV Pilot "Golden Boy" (directed by William Lu), which has screened at film festivals such as the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and the DisOrient Film Festival. Chin has also written a pilot, along with Will Henning, for a TV series tentatively titled Chinatown Squad, about a police squad responsible for cleaning up corruption in 1890 San Francisco Chinatown and which Stephane Gauger directed and produced.[6] In it, he stars as Pistol Pete, a Chinatown mob boss who dons European clothes, a character who is also based on the real-life historical figure of Little Pete.[7][8] The pilot also stars Baby co-stars David Huynh and Robert Wu, as well as Kelvin Han Yee.[6][8]

Chin played the antagonist "Benny" in Juwan Chung's Baby opposite the protagonist "Baby," played by David Huynh - the film won a Special Jury Award for Best Feature Length Film, Narrative at the 2007 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, among other accolades.[1] He also starred as Keye Luke in Timothy Tau's short film bio-pic Keye Luke, which screened at the 2012 and 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, the DisOrient Film Festival, the Asian American International Film Festival, and which was also Closing Night Film of the inaugural 2013 Seattle Asian American Film Festival. Chin has also appeared in independent films such as Byron Q's Raskal Love (as Vanna Fut's father), Dominic Mah's What If People Died and Phil Gorn's S.F., short films such as William Lu's ATF: Asian Task Force (as well as an appearance in William Lu's feature film Comfort), and web Series such as Timothy Tau's Quantum Cops (as "Bronson Law") and Andrea Lwin's Slanted (playing "Truman", Andrea's brother).

As a writer, and in addition to writing Chinatown Squad, Golden Boy and Spice It Up!, Chin has also written, along with Jolene Kim, a pilot script for the TV project "Diamond Head", which won 1st Runner Up in the "Hawaii" category of the 12th Annual CAPE (Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) New Writer Awards in 2012.[9]

Chin has also appeared as "Dan Chang" in the Lifetime movie, Lost Boy, opposite Virginia Madsen. Chin's other TV credits include roles on Lopez (as John), New Girl (as the Waiter), the The Mindy Project (as The Karate Guy), Bunheads (as Jason), The Bold and the Beautiful (as the International Buyer), Nash Bridges (as Jay), and General Hospital.

Voicework[edit]

Chin has also done voicework for video and computer games, most notably voicing the robot monk Zenyatta in Blizzard Entertainment's game, Overwatch[10] as well as Splinter in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. He has also done voices for games such as Square Enix's Sleeping Dogs (as Tran), Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (as Mudmug), 2K Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown (as Shaojie Zhang) and XCOM 2, the 2013 game based on the Alien franchise, Aliens: Colonial Marines (as Weyland Yutani), The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and THQ's New Legends.

Chin has also voiced the main villain "Evil Lord" in the animated CG film Monkey King: Hero is Back also starring the voices of Jackie Chan and James Hong.

He also has performed voicework for audiobooks such as Timothy Dalrymple's Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity and received an Earphones Award from AudioFile for his narration of Snakehead by Patrick Raden Keefe and for his narration of Richard C. Morais' Buddhaland Brooklyn[11] and has provided narrations for "Books on Tapes" selections including Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jay Caspian Kang's The Dead Do Not Improve, Ed Lin's Ghost Month, Joyful Wisdom, Journey of a Thousand Miles, and The Physics of the Impossible.[12]

Theatrical and Stage Work[edit]

Chin has also appeared on stage at The Colony Theater as "Jinwu" in Climbing Everest,[13] as Malcolm in A Noise Within theater's production of Macbeth,[14][15] as Dr. Albert Chang in John Pollono's Rules of Seconds,[16] as George Deever in The Matrix Theater Company's multi-racial production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons,[17] as Mr. Wang in Uranium Madhouse's production of Bertolt Brecht's A Man's a Man,[18] A Winter People, Chay Yew's adaptation of The Cherry Orchard at the Boston Court in Pasadena,[13] as Chester in Artist at Play's production of Michael Golamco's Cowboy Versus Samurai,[19] and various plays with the Lodestone Theatre Ensemble, including Claim to Fame, Grace Kim and the Spiders from Mars, Ten to Life,[20] Choke, in the Company of Angels production of Henry Ong's Fabric[20] and in Chalk Repertory Theater's productions of Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan,[21] The Flash Festival at the La Brea Tar Pits,[22] The Debate Over Courtney O'Connell of Columbus, and in Anton Chekov's Three Sisters (as Andrei Sergeevich Prozorov) opposite Joy Osmanski and Ricardo Antonio Chavira, which was staged at the Historic Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.[23][24]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Troy & Julie Greg
2007 Baby Benny
2007 ATF: Asian Task Force David Short film
2009 La La Land Henry Television film
2009 Golden Boy Scott Wong Television film; also writer and producer
2010 Spice It Up! Man Short film; also writer, director and producer
2011 Law & Chicoban Bronson Law Television film; also writer
2012 Chinatown Squad Pistol Pete Television film; also writter
2012 Key Luke Keye Luke Short film; also writer
2012 The Moral Paper Route Father Video short
2012 What If People Died
2012 Raskal Love Vanna's Father
2012 Goodbye Kitty Spencer Short film
2013 Hidden Hills Oriental Oscar
2013 Guitar Hero Hoodlum #1 Short film
2014 Anita Ho Cousin Bruce
2015 1st Date Gary Fong
2015 Monkey King: Hero Is Back Evil Lord (voice) English version
2015 Lost Boy Dan Chang Television film
2015 Jackson Arms Chuin
2016 Comfort Cute Couple (Man)
2016 Miss Stevens Guy Next to Her Uncredited

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Nash Bridges Jay Episode: "Blood Bots"
2011–2012 Slanted Truman 3 episodes
2013 Bunheads Jason Episode: "You Wanna See Something?"
2013 The Bold and the Beautiful International Buyer 3 episodes
2013 The Mindy Project Karate Guy Episode: "Christmas Party Sex Trap"
2014–2015 Film Lab Presents Henry, Obnoxious Guy, Guy in Bar 7 episodes
2015 Down & Out Cell Phone Guy Episode: "Everybody Out!"
2016 New Girl Waiter Episode: "Return to Sender"
2016 Lopez John Episode: "George Goes All In"
2016 Regular Show Earl, Joel, Game (voice) 4 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 New Legends Sun Soo, Flyer, Prison Guard #1
2012 Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
2012 Sleeping Dogs Tran
2012 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Mudmug
2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown Shaojie Zhang
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Weyland Yutani
2013 The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Additional Voices
2013 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Splinter
2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
2015 Evolve Additional Voices
2016 XCOM 2 U.S. Soldier
2016 Overwatch Zenyatta

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Award Winners | Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival". Asianfilmfestla.org. Archived from the original on 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  2. ^ Keye Luke - 2012 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/keye_luke_2012
  3. ^ Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Asian American Film Gets Under Way", "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Dig In Magazine Interview with Asian American Actor & Filmmaker, Feodor Chin". Diginmag.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  5. ^ "7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Audience Choice Awards". HollyShorts. 2011-08-24. Archived from the original on 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  6. ^ a b Channel APA, Chinatown Squad trailer, http://www.channelapa.com/2012/09/chinatown-squad-trailer.html
  7. ^ Chinatown Squad Spec Trailer, https://vimeo.com/45424453
  8. ^ a b Chinatown Squad - Behind The Scenes, Tony Toka, https://vimeo.com/33201171
  9. ^ CAPE, The 12th Annual CAPE New Writer Awards, http://capeusa.org/the-12th-annual-cape-new-writers-awards/
  10. ^ Twinfinite, Here Are the Voice Actors of Overwatch, https://twinfinite.net/gallery/here-are-the-voice-actors-of-the-overwatch-cast/
  11. ^ Audiobook Reviews, Buddhaland Brooklyn, Richard C. Morais, Read by Feodor Chin, http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/dbsearch/showreview.cfm?Num=72780#sthash.zfRoAaGO.uxfs
  12. ^ "Books Read by Feodor Chin". Booksontape.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  13. ^ a b "Colony Theatre Artist Feodor Chin". Colonytheatre.org. 2005-04-01. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  14. ^ A Noise Within, Macbeth, http://www.anoisewithin.org/play/macbeth/
  15. ^ Frances Baum Nicholson, Witches Rule the Dark in A Noise Within’s “MacBeth”, http://stagestruckreview.com/2014/03/18/witches-rule-the-dark-in-a-noise-withins-macbeth/
  16. ^ Patrick Pizzolorusso, John Pollono's Rules of Seconds World Premieres in Los Angeles, http://www.playbill.com/article/john-pollonos-rules-for-seconds-world-premieres-in-los-angeles
  17. ^ Asians on Film, Matrix Theater's "All My Sons" Review, http://www.asiansonfilm.com/2011/11/the-matrix-theatre-company-all-my-sons-review/
  18. ^ Mia Bonadonna, Uranium Madhouse Explores Brainwashing & Identity in 'A Man's a Man' at Atwater Village, LAist, http://laist.com/2012/07/18/a_mans_a_man_theatre_review.php
  19. ^ Artists at Play: The Cast of Cowboy versus Samurai, http://artistsatplayla.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-cast-of-cowboy-versus-samurai.html
  20. ^ a b Leigh, Steven (2009-05-18). "Stage Raw: Ten to Life - Los Angeles Art - Style Council". Blogs.laweekly.com. Archived from the original on 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  21. ^ http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-First-Look-at-LADY-WINDERMERES-FAN-on-UCLAs-William-Andrews-Clark-Memorial-Library-20130715
  22. ^ LA Stage Times, A Night at the Tar Pits Museum with Chalk Rep, http://www.lastagetimes.com/2012/09/a-night-at-the-tar-pits-museum-with-chalk-rep/
  23. ^ "Feodor Chin - AboutTheArtists theatre profile". Abouttheartists.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  24. ^ "Review: 'Three Sisters' at Masonic Lodge of Hollywood Forever Cemetery - latimes.com". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2011-10-13.