Tong Hoon Lee
1973 (age 45–46)
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
Sekiya Lavone Billman (m. 2008)
Tong Hoon Lee (born 1973 in Plymouth, Massachusetts) is an American stage, film and television actor who played the role of Job on the Cinemax series Banshee and played the role of the King in The King and I on Broadway.
Early life and career
Lee graduated from Harvard University in 1994. He appeared in 2001 in the Broadway production of Urinetown. He played many roles over the years until he was cast as Rosencrantz in a musical version of Hamlet. In 2008, Lee won a Theatre World Award for Distinguished Performance in Yellow Face.
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.
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, playing the King until April 2016.
Lee's parents are Jung Ja Lee and Moon Soo Lee of Plymouth, Massachusetts. 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.
|2004||Saving Face||Raymond Wong|
|2007||We Own the Night||Emergency Services Driver|
|Premium Rush||Floor Manager|
|2016||Identity Crisis||Assassin||Short film|
|The Shimajiro Movie: Shimajiro in Bookland||Villains Fire|
|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"|
|2012–2017||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Hamato Yoshi / Splinter (voice)||77 episodes|
|2013||Archer||Korean Agent (voice)||Episode: "The Honeymooners"|
|Banshee Origins||Job||3 episodes|
|2014||The Blacklist||Mako Tanida||Episode: "Mako Tanida"|
|2015||Hawaii Five-0||Kee Mun||Episode: "E 'Imi pono"|
|2015–2018||Bosch||Reggie Woo||6 episodes|
|2017||Outcast||Dr Kenneth Park||Series regular|
|2017–2018||Iron Fist||Lei Kung the Thunderer||2 episodes|
|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|
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- Brantley, Ben (18 June 2008). "Whips and Scorns of Time, Stinging All They Touch". NY Times. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
- "Lortel Archives--The Internet Off-Broadway Database". Retrieved 2013-09-28.
- "Yellow Face - Variety". Retrieved 2013-09-28.
- Andreeva, Nellie (14 March 2012). "Ivana Milicevic To Star In 'Banshee', Derek Richardson Joins 'Anger Management'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
- "Sekiya Billman and Hoon Lee". New York Times. 26 October 2008. Retrieved 28 September 2013.