Parry Shen

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Parry Shen
Born (1973-06-26) June 26, 1973 (age 44)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Other names Parry Allen
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Kim Shen
Children 2

Parry Shen (born June 26, 1973) is an American actor. Shen's first major acting role was as Ben Manibag in Better Luck Tomorrow the film's leading character. He also starred in another Asian American film Surrogate Valentine. He has since starred in the horror film Hatchet and its sequels Hatchet II and Hatchet III. He had a recurring role as Tyler Li in the television series Tru Calling. He is currently portraying the role of the major recurring character Brad Cooper on General Hospital.

He is also known for his voice acting in the video games Sleeping Dogs and Mortal Kombat X.

Early life[edit]

Shen was educated at Archbishop Molloy High School, then an all boys (now a co-educational) Roman Catholic school in Briarwood, in Queens, New York, and at the University at Buffalo. When he moved to California, he worked as a dorm parent at Villanova Preparatory School, a private college preparatory school in Ojai, California.[1] Shen is of Chinese descent and can speak Cantonese.

Career[edit]

Shen is best known as the lead character, Ben Manibag, in Justin Lin's seminal Asian American film, Better Luck Tomorrow (2002). Shen was also a main part of the cast of Hatchet, in which he also returned for Adam Green's Hatchet II and Hatchet III.[2] Shen has appeared in Ed Decter's The New Guy (2002) opposite DJ Qualls and Zooey Deschanel (as Glen). Shen also appears as the lead husband character, Luke, in Richard Wong's Yes We're Open opposite Lynn Chen and in Dave Boyle's Surrogate Valentine (2011) as Bradley, Pearry Reginald Teo's The Gene Generation (as Jackie, the brother of Bai Ling's character), and Eric Shapiro's Rule of 3 (2008) (as David).

Shen has appeared on the TV shows NCIS: Los Angeles (as Ty), MADTv (as Chin-Hwa Dak), Criminal Minds (as Bobby Kim), Brothers & Sisters (as Dan Silk), Veronica Mars (as Hsiang 'Charleston' Chu), Thief (as Billy 'Shrimp Boy' Kwan), Without a Trace (as Steven Park), Tru Calling (as Tyler Li), Holliston (as Trent), NCIS (TV series) (as Ben Richmond), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Seth), Party of Five (as Kyle), Cousin Skeeter (as Billy Blowfield), Chicago Hope (as Harry Lensky), The King of Queens (as stockboy), Malibu, CA (as Kip), Beverly Hills 90210 (as Staffer), Suddenly Susan (as Robert), Caroline in the City (as Tim), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as student). Shen also played various characters on the TV series Asia Street Comedy (2004).

Shen also voices the character Takeda Takahashi in "Mortal Kombat X" (2015), Winston Chu in Square Enix's Sleeping Dogs (2012), Mogu Zai in Blizzard's World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (2012), and Tang/Privateer/Thug in Far Cry 3 (2012).

Shen is Managing Editor of Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, published by The New Press in April 2009. Its sequel, Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology was published in November 2012.[3]

Shen has written and produced an upcoming feature film entitled Unidentified (2013), to be directed by Jason Richard Miller.

On May 6, 2013, Shen debuted in the recurring role of Brad Cooper on General Hospital.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Starship Troopers Student Uncredited
1997 Shrieker David
2000 Game Day Ali
2002 Better Luck Tomorrow Ben Manibag
2002 The New Guy Glen
2004 The Hazing Tim
2004 The Perfect Party Peter
2004 The Deviants Jerry
2004 First Daughter Rally Leader
2005 Passages Frank Short film
2006 Hatchet Shawn
2007 Finishing the Game Robert Chang
2007 The Gene Generation Jackie
2008 Rule of 3 David
2009 The TiVo James Short film
2010 Hatchet II Justin
2011 Surrogate Valentine Bradley
2012 Yes, We're Open Luke
2013 Hatchet III Andrew
2013 Starting from Scratch Parry
2013 #1 Serial Killer Murder Victim
2013 Snowpiercer Voice Actor (voice)
2013 Unidentified Jeremy
2016 Swing State Ryan Pollard
2017 Victor Crowley[5] Andrew Yong

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Caroline in the City Tim Episode: "Caroline and the Cold Sesame Noodles"
1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Student Episode: "Innocence"
1998 Suddenly Susan Robert Episode: "Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Even Some of These Do It"
1998 Beverly Hills, 90210 Staffer Episode: "Budget Cuts"
1998 Malibu, CA Kip Episode: "Welcome to Malibu"
1998 The King of Queens Stockboy Episode: "Supermarket Story"
1999 Chicago Hope Harry Lensky Episode: "Big Hand for the Little Lady"
1999 Cousin Skeeter Billy Blowfeld Episode: "Sideshow Skeeter"
1999 Party of Five Kyle Episode: "I'll Show You Mine"
2000 The Wild Thornberrys Dog (voice) Episode: "Dragon Me Along"
2000 The Privateers Parrot TV Movie
2000 Damaged Goods Josh TV Movie
2001 An American Town Sophomore TV Movie
2002 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Seth Episode: "Cloud Ten"
2004 NCIS Ben Richmond Episode: "Eye Spy"
2004 Asia Street Comedy Various Characters
2005 Tru Calling Tyler Li 3 episodes
2005 Attack of the Sabretooth Robbie TV Movie
2005 The Poseidon Adventure Enlisted Man TV Movie
2005 Without a Trace Steven Park Episode: "Honor Bound"
2006 Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well UFAP TV Movie
2006 Thief Billy "Shrimp Boy" Kwan 3 episodes
2006 Veronica Mars Hsiang "Charleston" Chu Episode: "Charlie Don't Surf"
2007 Brothers & Sisters Dan Silk 2 episodes
2007 Criminal Minds Bobby Kim Episode: "True Night"
2008 Mad TV Chin-Hwa Dak Episode: "Episode #13.13"
2010, 2014 NCIS: Los Angeles Ty 3 episodes
2012 Holliston Trent Episode: "Camera Rental: Part 1"
2013–present General Hospital Brad Cooper 137 episodes
2017 Dimension 404 Animator Episode: "Chronos"

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Wet Zhi
2012 Sleeping Dogs Winston Chu [6][7]
2012 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Zian of the Endless Shadow
2013 Far Cry 3 Additional Voices
2015 Mortal Kombat X Takahashi Takeda [8]
2016 Lego Marvel Avengers Iron Legion [7]
2016 The Walking Dead: Michonne Zachary [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parry Shen's Xanga
  2. ^ Two New Teaser Posters: Hatchet II
  3. ^ Secret Identities Profile
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Barkan, Jonathan (August 23, 2017). "Here's the First Trailer For Victor Crowley!". Dread Central. 
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tswxmiUUSfQ
  7. ^ a b c "Perry Shen | Behind The Voice Actors". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved July 3, 2017. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources 
  8. ^ Brian Chard [@bcharred] (April 14, 2015). "Huge thanks to the stellar MKX voice actors: Troy @TroyBakerVA (Shinnok/EBlack/Fujin), Ronald M. Banks (Quan Chi); Ashly Burch (Cassie).." (Tweet). Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Twitter. 
    Brian Chard [@bcharred] (April 14, 2015). "Michal McConnohie (Kano); Jamieson Price (Anncr, Ermac); Karen Strassman (Mileena/Kitana); Tara Strong (Ferra/Li Mei); Parry Shen (Takeda)." (Tweet). Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Twitter. 

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