Jason Tobin

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Jason Tobin
Born Hong Kong
Other names To Jun Wai (杜俊緯)
Occupation Actor

Jason Tobin, credited in Chinese as To Jun Wai (杜俊緯), is a British Chinese film and television actor.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Hong Kong where he attended the King George V School in Kowloon, Hong Kong; he is of mixed parentage, being half English and half Chinese. Shyness kept him out of school drama productions and it wasn't until the age of 18 while living in Asia, and ready to return to the UK to study law at university, that he realised his dream to become an actor.[1]


Tobin has appeared in over twenty films and also in several television productions. He also stars as the main character Eddy Tsai in the Asian American "serial killer" film, Chink directed by Stanley Yung, written by Koji Steven Sakai and produced by Quentin Lee. The film also stars Eugenia Yuan and Tzi Ma.

For his performance in Chink (re-titled as #1 Serial Killer), Tobin won a "Best Actor" or "Breakout Performance for an Actor" award at the 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.[2][3] Tobin also received a "Best Actor - Dramatic" award at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival for his performance in the film Jasmine (2015).

Partial filmography[edit]

His film appearances include:

Television and commercial work[edit]

Tobin's television work includes appearances in episodes of the television series Nash Bridges and The King of Queens.

He has also appeared in television commercials.


Personal life[edit]

Tobin lives in Mongkok, Hong Kong and in London. He says he is a big fan of Bruce Lee "because he's the ultimate badass and he inspired me as a kid." [1] He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA and Equity.[1]


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  2. ^ Visual Communications, FESTIVAL AWARDEES RECOGNIZED, http://asianfilmfestla.org/2013/2013/05/10/festival-awardees-recognized/
  3. ^ Gregg Kilday, The Hollywood Reporter, Lee Isaac Chung Takes Two Top Prizes at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lee-isaac-chung-takes-two-520292
  4. ^ Oliver Wang and Hua Hsu (Apr 11, 2003). "Taking on Tomorrow". PopMatters. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 

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