Jimmy O. Yang
|Jimmy O. Yang|
|Birth name||Au-yeung Man-Sing|
June 11, 1987|
British Hong Kong
|Alma mater||University of California, San Diego|
|Genres||Stand-up comedy, Television comedy|
Jimmy O. Yang (Jimmy Ouyang; Chinese: 歐陽萬成; born Au-yeung Man-Sing on June 11, 1987) is a Hong Kong-American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer. He is best known for starring as Jian-Yang in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley.
Jimmy O. Yang[a] was born Au-yeung Man-Sing (Chinese: 歐陽萬成) on June 11, 1987, in Hong Kong, and lived there until he was thirteen years old, when his family emigrated to the United States. His aunt and grandmother were already living in the U.S., and his parents joined them primarily to allow O. Yang and his brother access to better schools and education. He attended the University of California, San Diego, where he majored in economics. The commencement speaker at his college graduation was his later Silicon Valley showrunner and UCSD alumnus Mike Judge.
O. Yang made his television debut on the CBS series 2 Broke Girls, and his first late night stand-up appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. In season 9 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, he played the character Tang-See. Yang also appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds as Nathan Chow, a high-school student who suffered a psychotic break. He was once a writer/consultant for the Harlem Globetrotters, and voiced roles in the video game Infamous Second Son.
He initially began as a guest star on Silicon Valley making scale, then $900 per episode. He appeared in three episodes and spent the money on a Prius so he could drive for Uber to earn money between the first and second season of the show. For the second season, he was promoted to series regular.
How to American
He is also the author of How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents, a book where "he shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immigrant who pursued a Hollywood career against the wishes of his parents." Mike Judge wrote the book’s foreword.
O. Yang has also continued stand-up comedy, in 2018 going on a tour titled after the book.
O. Yang's father later signed with the same talent agency and has since appeared in several films, including playing his character's father in Patriots Day.
|2012||2 Broke Girls||Person in Line||Episode: "And the Secret Ingredient"|
|2013||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Chinese Teenager #1||Episode: "Girl in the Flower Dress"|
|2013||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Tang-See||Episode: "Flowers for Charlie"|
|2014||Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight||Phil||Recurring|
|2014||New Girl||Steve||Episode: "Dice"|
|2014||Criminal Minds||Nathan Crow||Episode: "Burn"|
|2014–present||Silicon Valley||Jian-Yang||Recurring role (season 1); main role (seasons 2-5)|
|2015||Battle Creek||Chang||Episode: "Mama's Boy"|
|2016||Those Who Can't||James Chen||Guest, 3 episodes|
|2016||Broken||Donny||Guest, 3 episodes|
|2016||American Dad!||Hisashi (voice)||Episode: "The Enlightenment of Ragi-Baba"|
|2018||Another Period||Eng Bunker||Episode: "Lucky Chang's"|
|2018||The Simpsons||Himself (voice)||Episode: "No Good Read Goes Unpunished"|
|2018||Drunk History||Himself / Temujin||2 episodes|
|2013||The Internship||Wa Zao||Uncredited|
|2016||Patriots Day||Dun Meng|
|2017||El Camino Christmas||Mike the Cameraman|
|Life of the Party||Tyler|
|Crazy Rich Asians||Bernard Tai|
|The Happytime Murders||Officer Delancy||Post-production|
|2019||Wish Dragon||(voice)||In production|
|The Opening Act||Will O’Brien||Filming|
|2014||Infamous Second Son||Male Pedestrian #5||Voice|
- O. Yang abbreviates "Ou-Yang", the Standard Mandarin form of his surname, to "O. Yang".
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- "Talking With Jian Yang, The Greatest Prank Caller In 'Silicon Valley'". UPROXX. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
- "Jimmy O. Yang". Texas Travesty. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
- Sanders, Sam (May 8, 2018). "Jimmy O. Yang on 'Silicon Valley' and 'How To American'". It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders. NPR. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
- "Jimmy O. Yang - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
- "Jimmy Ouyang | San Francisco Comedy Competition". Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
- Sucker Punch Productions. Infamous: Second Son. Sony Computer Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 3:43 in, Additional Voice Talent.
- "Silicon Valley's Jimmy O. Yang is Abraham Lincoln's wingman". The A.V. Club. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
- "'Silicon Valley' Promotes Jimmy O. Yang to Series Regular (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
- Busch, Anita (2017-05-01). "Jimmy O. Yang Joins 'Crazy Rich Asians' At Warner Bros". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
- Sun, Rebecca (6 October 2017). "Ronny Chieng confirmed as Eddie, Jimmy O. Yang confirmed as Bernard. #crazyrichasians #codeswitchlive". @therebeccasun. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
- "How to American". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
- "Jimmy O. Yang talks Silicon Valley, Mike Judge and his book". CNET. 2018-04-05. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
- "Jimmy O. Yang brings 'How to American' to S.F." SFGate. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
- Jackie Chan, China’s BaseFX Making ‘Wish Dragon’ for Sony Animation
- Jimmy O. Yang To Topline Vince Vaughn-Produced Comedy ‘The Opening Act’