August 18, 1974 |
San Francisco, California
|Occupation||Actor, writer, director, voiceover artist, producer|
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. 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. 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.
Film, Television & Writing
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. 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. 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. The pilot also stars Baby co-stars David Huynh and Robert Wu, as well as Kelvin Han Yee.
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. 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.
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.
Chin has also done voicework for video and computer games, most notably voicing the robot monk Zenyatta in Blizzard Entertainment's game, Overwatch 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.
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 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.
Theatrical and Stage Work
Chin has also appeared on stage at The Colony Theater as "Jinwu" in Climbing Everest, as Malcolm in A Noise Within theater's production of Macbeth, as Dr. Albert Chang in John Pollono's Rules of Seconds, as George Deever in The Matrix Theater Company's multi-racial production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, as Mr. Wang in Uranium Madhouse's production of Bertolt Brecht's A Man's a Man, A Winter People, Chay Yew's adaptation of The Cherry Orchard at the Boston Court in Pasadena, as Chester in Artist at Play's production of Michael Golamco's Cowboy Versus Samurai, and various plays with the Lodestone Theatre Ensemble, including Claim to Fame, Grace Kim and the Spiders from Mars, Ten to Life, Choke, in the Company of Angels production of Henry Ong's Fabric and in Chalk Repertory Theater's productions of Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan, The Flash Festival at the La Brea Tar Pits, 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.
|2001||Troy & Julie||Greg|
|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|
|2016||Comfort||Cute Couple (Man)|
|2016||Miss Stevens||Guy Next to Her||Uncredited|
|2001||Nash Bridges||Jay||Episode: "Blood Bots"|
|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|
|2002||New Legends||Sun Soo, Flyer, Prison Guard #1|
|2012||Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor|
|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|
|2016||XCOM 2||U.S. Soldier|
- "Award Winners | Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival". Asianfilmfestla.org. Archived from the original on 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- Keye Luke - 2012 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/keye_luke_2012
- 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.
- "Dig In Magazine Interview with Asian American Actor & Filmmaker, Feodor Chin". Diginmag.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Audience Choice Awards". HollyShorts. 2011-08-24. Archived from the original on 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- Channel APA, Chinatown Squad trailer, http://www.channelapa.com/2012/09/chinatown-squad-trailer.html
- Chinatown Squad Spec Trailer, https://vimeo.com/45424453
- Chinatown Squad - Behind The Scenes, Tony Toka, https://vimeo.com/33201171
- CAPE, The 12th Annual CAPE New Writer Awards, http://capeusa.org/the-12th-annual-cape-new-writers-awards/
- Twinfinite, Here Are the Voice Actors of Overwatch, https://twinfinite.net/gallery/here-are-the-voice-actors-of-the-overwatch-cast/
- Audiobook Reviews, Buddhaland Brooklyn, Richard C. Morais, Read by Feodor Chin, http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/dbsearch/showreview.cfm?Num=72780#sthash.zfRoAaGO.uxfs
- "Books Read by Feodor Chin". Booksontape.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "Colony Theatre Artist Feodor Chin". Colonytheatre.org. 2005-04-01. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- A Noise Within, Macbeth, http://www.anoisewithin.org/play/macbeth/
- 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/
- 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
- Asians on Film, Matrix Theater's "All My Sons" Review, http://www.asiansonfilm.com/2011/11/the-matrix-theatre-company-all-my-sons-review/
- 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
- Artists at Play: The Cast of Cowboy versus Samurai, http://artistsatplayla.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-cast-of-cowboy-versus-samurai.html
- 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.
- 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/
- "Feodor Chin - AboutTheArtists theatre profile". Abouttheartists.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "Review: 'Three Sisters' at Masonic Lodge of Hollywood Forever Cemetery - latimes.com". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2011-10-13.