|Other names||To Jun Wai (杜俊緯)|
Jason Tobin, credited in Chinese as To Jun Wai (杜俊緯), is a British Chinese film and television actor.
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.
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. 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).
His film appearances include:
- Yellow (1998) as Yo-Yo; directed by Chris Chan Lee.
- Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) as Virgil Hu; directed by Justin Lin.
- House of Fury (2005) as Rocco's fighter; directed by Stephen Fung.
- Rob-B-Hood (2006) as Debt Collector; starring Jackie Chan ; directed by Benny Chan.
- The Heavenly Kings (2006) as Sandy; directed by Daniel Wu.
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) as Earl; also directed by Lin.
- Chink (2012) as Eddy Tsai; directed by Stanley Yung, written by Koji Steven Sakai, produced by Quentin Lee (Winner of Best Actor Award at the 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival).
- Jasmine (2015) as Leonard To; directed and written by Dax Phelan (Winner of Best Actor - Dramatic Award at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival)
Television and commercial work
He has also appeared in television commercials.
- Best Actor, Chink, 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
- Best Actor - Dramatic, Jasmine, 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
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."  He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA and Equity.
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