July 20, 1986 |
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Occupation||Actor, stunt performer, martial artist, cosplayer|
Osric Chau (Chinese: 周逸之; born July 20, 1986) is a Canadian actor.
Life and career
Chau was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a father from Hong Kong and a mother from Malaysia. 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 a 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 The RZA's directorial debut in The Man with the Iron Fist, 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
In 2000, Chau took his first martial arts class. It was a 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 T'ai 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 Sports 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.
|2002||Cold Squad||Vic Dnang|
|2008||Kung Fu Killer||Lan Hang|
|2009||The Troop||Hector||Episode: "Forest Gump"|
|2010||What Women Want||Chen Er Dong|
|2012||The Man with the Iron Fists||Blacksmith Assistant|
|2012||Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn||J.J.|
|2012–2014||Supernatural||Kevin Tran, Advanced Placement||Recurring role, 15 episodes|
|2014||The 100||Red Eyed Boy||Episode: "I Am Become Death"|
|2015||Blood and Water||Charlie Xie|
|2009||The Tea Master||Stunts|