Osric Chau

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Osric Chau
Osric Chau.jpg
Chau in 2015
Born (1986-07-20) July 20, 1986 (age 29)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Other names 周逸之; zau1 yat6 zi1
Occupation Actor, stunt performer, martial artist, cosplayer
Years active 2002–present
Website www.osricchau.com

Osric Chau (Chinese: 周逸之; Jyutping: zau1 yat6 zi1; born July 20, 1986) is a Canadian actor.

Life and career[edit]

Chau was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a father from Hong Kong and a mother from Malaysia.[1] Amongst appearing on Cold Squad and a lead role in a Global TV docudrama, Chau co-starred with David Carradine and Daryl Hannah as "Lang Han" in Phillip Spink's Kung Fu Killer. Chau also had a role in Nickelodeon series The Troop and has done stunt work for the popular game company Electronic Arts. Chau made his first feature film debut acting in supporting role in Roland Emmerich's 2012. He went on to work on his first Chinese film, a remake of the 2000 hit What Women Want for Asian audiences, 我知女人心. In 2011, he was a part of RZA's directorial debut in The Man with the Iron Fists, filmed in China. He is better known as the character Kevin Tran on the CW show Supernatural. In 2015, he starred in the "Supernatural Parody" by the Hillywood Show as Supernatural co-star Jared Padalecki's character, Sam Winchester.

Martial arts training[edit]

In 2000, Chau took his first martial arts class. It was Wing Chun class, where he learned theories and applications of self-defense; he went on to continue studying for 8 years. Earning a gold medal in competition in 2001, he quickly became a student instructor.

Chau studied under Zhang Zhi Bing, a master from Harbin, China. There he learned Tai chi as well as the more traditional forms of Wushu. After four years, Sifu Zhang went back to China, and Chau enrolled in West Coast Chinese Martial Arts in Vancouver under head instructor, Bruce Fontaine. This is where he studied and excelled in Modern Wushu, a more performance-orientated martial art. Chau had a natural aptitude for acrobatics, was deemed the most improved of the club in the Spring of 2006, and soon became a student instructor and a staple in the club.

In 2007 in preparation for the Canadian National Team Trials, Chau went with several students to the Beijing Sport University training full-time with the BSU Wushu Team for 7 months. Spending hours in the gym each and every day preparing for the upcoming national competition paid off when he went to Montreal and placed top 10 to make the Canadian National Wushu Team.


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Cold Squad Vic Dnang
2007 Dragon Boys Teen TV movie
2008 Kung Fu Killer Lan Hang TV movie
2009 The Troop Hector Episode: "Forest Gump"
2009 2012 Nima
2009 The Tea Master Stunts Video short
2010 What Women Want Chen Er Dong
2011 Best Player Ash's buddy TV movie
2012 Mister French Taste Leon 7 episodes, writer for 1 other
2012 Fun Size Peng
2012 Must Come Down Fight choreographer and executive producer Short film
2012 The Man with the Iron Fists Blacksmith's assistant
2012 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn J.J.
2012–14 Supernatural Kevin Tran, Advanced Placement Recurring role, 15 episodes
2014 The 100 Red Eyed Boy Episode: "I Am Become Death"
2015 Beyond Redemption Rickson
2015 Blood and Water Charlie Xie


  1. ^ Beth Hong (July 13, 2011). "Osric Chau — Learning French Manners in Hong Kong". Schema magazine. 

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