Ron Yuan

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Ron Yuan
Born Ronald Winston Yuan
(1973-02-20) February 20, 1973 (age 42)
New York City, New York, USA
Years active 1991 — present

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

Life and career[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]

Ron Yuan becomes series regular on the hit Netflix/ The Weinstein Company's "Marco Polo" created by John Fusco. Yuan Will play 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 been a force in front of and behind camera. Hollywood's secret weapon. Yuan is filming Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequel (IDR) playing Yeong, the main weapons engineer. Before that, Yuan was on the "The Accountant" with Ben Affleck,JK Simmons and Anna Kendrick playing a reluctant Silat Master for "Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor. You can also see Yuan 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 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 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"Castle" and "Justified".

Yuan joins 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 1980's who becomes an expert manufacturer and dealer of ecstasy. Yuan also played the iconic Japanese character Scorpion for Warner Bros' secret Mortal Kombat X "Generations"

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 all in Taiwan.

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 Issacs and FOX pilot "Exit Strategy" with Ethan Hawke directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).

Yuan also had memorable turns on hit series and films (Prison Break, CSI:NY, 24, Burn Notice, NCIS:LA, Pushing Daisies, Entourage, Art of War, Fast and Furious, Cradle 2 the Grave, Blood and Bone, Red Dawn) as well as being the voice behind major gaming campaigns (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).

Yuan has starred in films such as the 2012 Red Dawn remake, The Girl from The Naked Eye (as Simon), Shanghai Hotel (as Sharkman), Fast & Furious (as David Park), Baby (as Tommy), Cradle 2 The Grave, The Art of War (as Ming), Blood and Bone (as Teddy D), Forbidden Warrior (as Lank), Undoing (as Chang), as well as TV shows such as Awake (as Solomon Kang), Touch (TV series)[disambiguation needed] (as Wember Hsu), NCIS: Los Angeles (as Yosh), Burn Notice (as Lee), Prison Break (as Feng Huang), Pushing Daisies (as Shrimpboy), 24, CSI:NY (as Dr. Evan Zhao), Entourage (as Chaing Chung), Monk (as Tommy Winn), Boston Legal (as Zhang Wu), V.I.P. (as Hirata The Black / Kazuo / Lucky), JAG (as Lee Kun-Tae), Nash Bridges (as Darrell Chang / Eliott Wong), Cold Case, Martial Law (as Dreads), Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (as Mr. Zou), Walker, Texas Ranger (as Jiang Chu), Alias, Black Sash (as Billy / Jing Li), and Vanishing Son (as Crazy Boy 6).

Yuan has also Directed Action and performed Stunt Choreography for such films as Black Dynamite, The Girl from The Naked Eye, Forbidden Warrior, Kung Pow! Enter the Fist, Windtalkers, Rush Hour 2, Batman Forever, Double Dragon, Chain of Command and Blade.

He has also provided his voice talents to video games such as Sleeping Dogs, Guild Wars 2, Saints Row: The Third, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Spider-Man: Edge of Time, Spider-Man 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Medal of Honor, Army of Two: The 40th Day, Alpha Protocol, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, Prototype, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising, Borderlands 2, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Guild Wars: Eye of the North, Medal of Honor, Def Jam: Icon, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers, SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate, 50 Cent: Bulletproof, S.W.A.T. 4, NARC, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Wrath Unleashed, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

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.



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