Tim Dang

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Timothy "Teflon" Dang
Years active1986-present

Timothy Dang is an American actor and theatre director originally from Hawaii of Asian origin. He served as the artistic director at the Asian American theatre company, East West Players (EWP), in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California until 2016. He graduated in 1980 with a bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre from the University of Southern California.


Dang has been affiliated with EWP since 1980, as actor and director. He became artistic director in 1993, succeeding Nobu McCarthy, guiding the company's transition from a small theatre company producing Equity 99-seat shows, to a mid-sized company in a 240-seat house in 1995. As a director, he has mounted productions at Singapore Repertory Theatre, Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco, Mark Taper Forum New Works Festival, Celebration Theatre, West Coast Ensemble, and the Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska. He has won numerous awards for directing and performing, including two Ovation Awards. He has served on the board of LA Stage Alliance.[1]

In 2019, Dang was awarded the Visionary Award at EWP's annual gala for his contributions toward furthering API visibility in the industry.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Night Court Prince Maurice Episode: "Prince of a Guy"
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation Tactical Officer "Main Bridge Security" Episode: "Encounter at Farpoint"
1989 Listen to Me Bobby Chin Feature film
1990 Hunter Tun Roh Episode: "A Snitch'll Break Your Heart"
1994 Deadly Target Choy Feature film
Brooklyn Bridge Donald Lee Episode: "War of the Worlds"
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters Various characters Voice
The Blues Brothers Animated Series John Fun Voice
Blade Runner Izo Video game
2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Kevin Voice
2004 GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Triad Informant Video game
2008 Avatar: The Last Airbender Yon Rha Voice, episode: "The Southern Raiders"


  1. ^ Tim Dang's 15th Anniversary at EWP on PinoyWired.com
  2. ^ Wood, Ximón. "East West Players' 53rd Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner and Silent Auction". East West Players. Retrieved 2019-07-11.

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