Ron Yuan

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Ron Yuan
Born Ronald Winston Yuan
(1973-02-20) February 20, 1973 (age 43)
New York City, New York, US
Years active 1991–present
Website http://www.alivenotdead.com/RonYuan

Ronald Winston "Ron" Yuan[1] (born February 20, 1973) is an American actor, voice actor, martial artist, action director, director and stunt choreographer.

Early life[edit]

Yuan was born in New York City, New York, the son of Theresa and Joseph Yuan, and the brother of actor Roger Yuan.[1]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Film[edit]

Yuan has also recently appeared in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, playing Yeong, the main weapons engineer. Before that, Yuan appeared in the film The Accountant (directed by Gavin O'Connor) with Ben Affleck, JK Simmons and Anna Kendrick playing a reluctant Silat Master. Yuan cameos in Martin Scorsese's "Revenge of the Green Dragons" directed by Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) and Andrew Loo, playing the feared leader of the notorious BTK. Yuan also joined Francesca Eastwood and Annie Q in "Cardinal X" produced by Richard Bosner (Fruitvale Station) and Cassian Elwes in a semi-autobiographical film from first time director Angie Wang based on a college freshman in the 1980s who becomes an expert manufacturer and dealer of ecstasy.

Yuan also had memorable turns on hit films Art of War, Fast and Furious, Cradle 2 the Grave, Blood and Bone, and Red Dawn.

TV[edit]

Yuan is currently a series regular on the Netflix hit, the Weinstein Company's "Marco Polo" created by John Fusco. Yuan plays Prince Nayan, a fiery eyed descendant of Genghis Khan. Nayan is a converted Christian that rules all of Manchuria and whose closely watched actions will affect Kublai's control of Asia.

Yuan has also appeared on Jon Bokenkamp's hit show "The Blacklist" as mysterious Blacklister Quon Zhang. Yuan was also seen in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy" as the intense and unpredictable Ryu Tom. Yuan played hard-nosed Lt. Peter Kang in the short lived CBS series "Golden Boy" from Nicholas Wootton and Greg Berlanti. Yuan also had recent cameo special guest appearances on the TV shows "Castle" and "Justified". Yuan also played the iconic Japanese character Scorpion for Warner Bros' secret Mortal Kombat X "Generations".

In the past, Yuan was cast in a leading role on HBO pilot "All Signs of Death" opposite Ben Whishaw, directed by Alan Ball (True Blood). Yuan recently had character arcs on FOX's "Touch" opposite Keifer Sutherland created by Tim Kring (Heroes), NBC's "Awake" opposite Jason Isaacs and FOX pilot "Exit Strategy" with Ethan Hawke directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).

Yuan also had memorable turns on other hit series Prison Break, CSI:NY, 24, Burn Notice, NCIS:LA, Pushing Daisies, and Entourage.

Video game voicework[edit]

Yuan has also been the voice behind major video or computer games such as Call of Duty-Black Ops 2, Halo, Star War's Old Republic, Resident Evil, World of Warcraft, Medal of Honor, Army of Two, Guild Wars 2, Deus Ex, Drake's Uncharted, and many more.

Action directing and choreography[edit]

Yuan designed the fight sequences as well as going behind camera as Action Director for Steve Chasman/ Jason Statham's "Wild Card" scripted by William Goldman and directed by Simon West. Yuan just finished designing and directing the action on the popular Taiwanese/ Chinese/ International action franchise "PiZi Ying Xiong 2"(Black&White 2) shot entirely in Taiwan.

Directing and writing[edit]

He has directed and written several short films so far, including Lollipops (2009), Three Bullets (2009) (starring Michael Jai White) and Tea and Remembrance (2009), starring himself and Marie Matiko. He is currently working on a feature project entitled "Unspoken" starring Russell Wong, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, and Ian Anthony Dale.

Career roles[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Ring of Fire Li
1992 Street Crimes Jimmy credited as Ron Winston Yuan
1993 Ring of Fire II: Blood and Steel Han Lo Video
To Be the Best Han Lo
1994 Bloodfist V: Human Target Sam
Vanishing Son III Pink Knight #1 TV Movie
Vanishing Son IV Pink Knight #2
Double Dragon Ninja Wrath
Deadly Target

Lucky

1995 The Adventurers Paul
Jade Technician
1996 White Tiger Severin credited as "Ron Winston Yuan"
Night Hunter Hashimoto
Tiger Heart Johnny
1997 Drive Razor Scarred
Faking' Da Funk Chinese Waiter
1999 Godzilla 2000 Gatagiri voice only
2000 Deep Core Chin Li
The Art of War Ming
2001 Golden Dreams The Chinese Man Short film
Shaolin Soccer Referee Voice only
Three Blind Mice Vietnamese Man #3 TV Movie
Longshot Friend #4
2002 Kung Pow: Enter the First Gang Fighter #2
2003 Cradle 2 the Grave Laser Tech
Timecop: The Berlin Decision Ling video
Ella Enchanted Red Guard uncredited
2005 Color Blind Drug Dealer
Forbidden Warrior Lank
2006 Fifty Pills The Seoul Man
Undoing Chang
2007 Baby Tommy
Adventures of Johnny Tao Lee Chang
2008 American Crude The Guard
Mask of the Ninja Kunio TV Movie
6th and Santa Fe Actor Short Film
2009 Fast and Furious David Park
From Mexico With Love Joe Scar Cameo
Tea and Remembrance The Lone Man
Blood and Bone Teddy D
2010 The Godmother Danny Wu short film
Cinder
The New Adventures of Johnny Karate and Golden Delicious Narrator
All Signs of Death Po Sin
2011 Shanghai Hotel Sharkman
2012 The Girl from the Naked Eye Simon
Mission Chinese Master Gangster short film
Red Dawn The Clerk uncredited
2013 Olympus Has Fallen Undercover Commando
2014 Mall Cop
Revenge of the Green Dragons Born to Kill Dai Lo
2015 Underdog Kids M arck Zuko
Cardinal X Michael
2016 Black Salt Mamori Shiga completed
Black Thread Masanori Ozeki post production
Birth of the Dragon Tony yu filming
The Accountant Pencak Silat Master completed
Independence Day: Resurgence Yeong

Television[edit]

Year Series Role Episode - Role - Note
1995 Vanishing Son Crazy Boy 6
  • Episode - "Single Flame"
  • uncredited
1997 The Pretender Ken Watanabe
  • Episode - "Jaroldo!"
  • credited as Ron Wintson Yuan
Walker, Texas Ranger Jiang Chu
  • Episode "Heart of the Dragon"
  • Credited as Ron Winston Yuan
Penscola: Wings of Gold Phan Van Tung
  • Episode "Past Sins"
  • credited as Ron Winston Yuan
1998 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Mr. Zou
  • Episode - "Life in the Balance"
1999 Martial Law Dreads Episode
  • "how Sammo Got His Groove Back"
  • uncredited
L.A. Heat Marco
  • Episode - "Little Saigon"
1998-1999 Nash Bridges various roles Episodes and roles
  • Crosstalk Drug Dealer -Darrell Change
  • Goodbye Kiss - Elliott Wong
  • Special Delivery - Henchman #1
2000 JAG Lee Kun-Tae Episode
  • The Bridge at Kang So Ri
Son of the Beach Johnny Tree Episode
  • With Sex You Get Eggroll
The Fearing Mind Frank Wong Episode
  • The Fortunate One
1998-2001 V.I.P. various roles Episodes and roles
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Val - The Actor (uncredited)
  • Magnificent Val - HIrata the Black
  • Mao Better Blues - Lcky (Uncredited)
  • Vallery of the Dolls - Kazuo
2002 Family Law Officer Fox
  • Episode - "Children of a Lesser Dad"
Alias Haz Mat Guy
  • Episode - "The Enemy Walks In"
Robbery Homicide Division Vinh
  • Episode - "Life is Dust"
2003 The Agency Reza Ghani/gunart Everwood
  • Episode - "Debbie Does Djkarta"
Black Sash Jing Li/Billy Episodes and Roles
  • The Prodigal Son - Jing Li
  • Pilot - Billy
2004 Boston Legal Zhang Wu
  • Questionable Characters
2005 Monk Tommy Winn
  • Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever
  • uncredited
Entourage Chaing Chung
  • Chinatown
CSI:NY Dr. Evan Zao Episodes
  • Corporate Warriors
  • Zoo york
  • Grand Murder at Central Station
  • Summer in the City
Sleeper Cell Cornrow Episode
  • Family
  • uncredited
2007 24 Zhou's Team Member #1 Episodes
  • Day 6: 2:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
  • Day 6 3:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
Cold Case Shinji Nakamura
  • Family 8108
2008 Pushing Daises ShrimpBoy
  • Dim Some Lose Some
Prison Break Feng Huan Episodes
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Selfless
  • Quiet Riot
  • The Price
  • Safe and Sound
  • Eagles and Angels
2010 Burn Notice Lee Episode
  • Fast Friends
NCIS: Los Angeles Yosh Episodes
  • Honor
Touch Wember Hsu Episode
  • Entanglement
Awake Solomon Kang Episode
  • Game Day
2012 Tron: Uprising voice-only Episode
  • Scars, Part 1
2013 Golden Boy Lt. Peter Kang Episodes
  • Next Question
  • Beast of Burden
  • Longshot
  • Sacrifice
  • Atonement
  • Scapegoat
  • McKenzie on Fire
  • Just Say No
  • Vicious Cycle
  • Role Models
  • Young Guns
  • The Price of Revenge
  • Pilot
2014 Justified Simon Lee Episode
  • A Murder of Crowes
Castle Michio Saito Episode
  • The Way of the Ninja
Hawaii Five-0 Al Mokuau Episode
  • Ke Kono Mamao Aku
2015 Mortal Kombat X: Generations Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion Episode
  • The Cursed Words
We are Fathers Qing Zhuo Episodes
  • End of Jin
  • Enter the Tiger Den
2016 Marco Polo Prince Nayan Episodes

Season 2

  • Episode 1
  • Episode 2
  • Episode 4
  • Episode 7
  • Episode 8
  • Episode 10

Video games[edit]

Year Video Game Role Note
2004 Wrath Unleashed Voice
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher bay Matthies/Monster/Wpminer
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent
2005 Narc Fat Henchman/Civilian/Asian Cop
S.W.A.T. 4 Male Suspect #1, Lian Niu, Simon Gowan
50 Cent: Bulletproof Triad
2006 SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate Male Suspect 1/Andrew Norman
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers Sgt. Williams
2007 Def Jam:Icon Narrator
Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Dr Takeda
Spider Man 3 Dragon Tail Thug / Additional Voices
Guild Wars: Eye of the North Captain
Timeshift Police 3 Commander
2008 Speed Racer Kakoii Teppodama
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 Crown Prince Tatsu
2009 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising Crown Prince Tatsu
Prototype Commander
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings Tong Thug
Wet Ratboy/Dr. Afro
2010 Army of Two: The 40th Day Wu
Socom U.S. Navy Seals: Fireteam Bravo 3
Alpha Protocol Omen Deng / Triads
Medal of Honor Bagram N.C.O. / SPC. Song
Fallout: New Vegas Ignacio / Tommy Torini ? Paladain Ramos / others
2011 Spider Man - Edge of Time Additional Voices
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Multiplayer Characters
Saints Row: The Third Pedestrian and Character Voices
Star Wars: The Old Republic Sergeant Rusk
2012 Sleeping Dogs Mr. Chow / Ponytail / Mr. Tong / Additional Voices
Guild Wars 2 PC Charr Male
Resident Evil 6 BSAA
Nightmare in North Point Dogeyes
Halo 4 various voices
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Chinese commando
2013 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel Sergeant Rusk
Saints Row IV The Voices of Virtual Steepport
Battlefield 4 various voices
2014 Elder Scrolls Online
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor various voices
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan Sergeant Rusk
2015 Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns PC Charr Male

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