Hoon Lee

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hoon Lee
Born Tong Hoon Lee
1973 (age 43–44)
Plymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Sekiya Lavone Billman (m. 2008)

Tong Hoon Lee (born 1973 in Plymouth, Massachusetts) is an American actor who played the role of Job on the Cinemax series Banshee and voices Hamato Yoshi / Splinter in the animated Nickelodeon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and plays the role of the King in The King and I on Broadway.

Early life and career[edit]

Lee graduated from Harvard University in 1994. He appeared in 2001 in the Broadway production of Urinetown.[1] He played many roles over the years until he was cast as Rosencrantz in a musical version of Hamlet.[2] In 2008, Lee won a Theatre World Award[3] for Distinguished Performance in Yellow Face.[4]

In television, Lee got his first role as Dr. Mao in an episode of Sex and the City in 2003. He also made guest appearances in Law & Order, Fringe, Royal Pains, White Collar and other series. He also had small roles in movies such as Saving Face, We Own the Night and The Oranges.

In early 2012, Lee made a cameo in Premium Rush. In March 2012, he was cast as Job, a crossdressing computer hacker, in Banshee.[5]

On June 18, 2015, it was announced that Lee will succeed Jose Llana in the role of the King of Siam in Lincoln Center's Tony-winning revival of The King and I. Lee formally joined the cast on September 29, 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Lee's parents are Jung Ja Lee and Moon Soo Lee of Plymouth, Massachusetts.[6] He married his wife, Sekiya Lavone Billman, in October 2008. His wife worked with him in Mr. Miyagi’s Theater Company and they met in 2001 while performing in a production of Making Tracks at a benefit in Taipei, Taiwan, for Second Generation, an Asian-American theater company in Manhattan.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Saving Face Raymond Wong
2007 We Own the Night Emergency Services Driver
2011 The Oranges Henry
2012 Exposed Taki
Premium Rush Floor Manager
2016 Identity Crisis Assassin Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Sex and the City Dr. Mao Episode: "The Domino Effect"
2006 Law & Order Huot Mam Episode: "Hindsight"
2008 Fringe Richard Episode: "Power Hungry"
2009 The Unusuals Officer Chung Episode: "Crime Slut"
Royal Pains Stu Episode: "The Honeymoon's Over"
White Collar Lao Shen Episode: "All In"
2010 Blue Bloods Detective Tuan Episode: "Chinatown"
2012 NYC 22 Detective Lee Episode: "Crossing the Rubicon"
2012–present Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hamato Yoshi / Splinter (voice) 73 episodes
Voice Role
2013–2016 Banshee Job 37 episodes
Main Role
Banshee Origins Job 3 episodes
2013 Archer Korean Agent (voice) Episode: "The Honeymooners"
2014 The Blacklist Mako Tanida Episode: "Mako Tanida"
2015 Bosch Reggie Woo Episode: "Chapter Six: Donkey's Years"
Hawaii Five-0 Kee Mun Episode: "E 'Imi pono"
2017 Outcast Dr Kenneth Park Series regular
Iron Fist Lei Kung the Thunderer Episode: "Immortal Emerges from Cave"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Gangster
2009 Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned The Crowd of Liberty City
2011 Homefront Col. Jeong / Cmdr. Park
2013 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Splinter
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze Splinter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Urinetown Original Broadway Cast - 2001 Broadway - BroadwayWorld". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  2. ^ Brantley, Ben (18 June 2008). "Whips and Scorns of Time, Stinging All They Touch". NY Times. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lortel Archives--The Internet Off-Broadway Database". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Yellow Face - Variety". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (14 March 2012). "Ivana Milicevic To Star In ‘Banshee’, Derek Richardson Joins ‘Anger Management’". Deadline. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Sekiya Billman and Hoon Lee". New York Times. 26 October 2008. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 

External links[edit]