Yao Chin

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Yao Chin
Born Yao Chin
Occupation Actor, Broadcaster
Years active 1990–present

Yao Chin is a British actor, journalist and presenter. Known for playing one of the leading roles in the Universal Pictures film Doom alongside Dwayne Johnson and Rosamund Pike, he is currently starring alongside Manchester United players Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs in a commercial for Aeroflot.

Yao was a U.K. network news reporter, spending four years reporting on the ITV News' Morning News programme where he covered national and international stories.


Yao worked as an assistant news editor and Westminster producer at ITV News during college. Upon graduating, he was hired by ITV News.[1] Working overnights, he was responsible for news gathering for ITN and the ITV News network, and he reported on subjects from politics and the economy, to foreign disasters and sport.


In 2015, Yao starred in a commercial campaign for Aeroflot as a Manchester United supporter.[2] He has also appeared in numerous other adverts and corporate videos.

Acting highlights[edit]

Title Role Notes
Universal Pictures' Doom


"Mac" Takahashi
Anything Goes John
  • Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Covent Garden
  • Performed for Her Majesty The Queen
Anything Goes John
  • Olivier Theatre, Royal National Theatre
  • Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn
  • Winner of Olivier Award for Best Musical Production
  • Starred opposite John Barrowman
  • Performed on Original Cast Recording
Love's Labour's Lost[4] Forrester
The Tower Project Dark Angel


  1. ^ "Wallington flood defences hold out". ITV News. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  2. ^ http://vimeo.com/m/102303997
  3. ^ Murray, Rebecca. ""Doom" Movie Premiere, Interview with The Rock, Yao Chin, DeObia Oparei and Director Andrzej Bartkowiak". About.com. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  4. ^ National Theatre. "Love's Labour's Lost". Retrieved 18 February 2013. 

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