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BRIAN YANG
SAG/AFTRA 

Height: 6’1”       Hair: Black       Weight: 185 lbs.      Eyes: Brown

Brian Yang was born in Columbus, Ohio, grew up in Northern California, and has worked as a producer, actor, and occasional host in both the US as well as in Asia.  Fluent in Mandarin, after studying biology and dramatic arts at the University of California, at Berkeley, Brian moved to New York City where he found work as an actor in independent films, on stage, and in several TV commercials and print campaigns.  In 2009, he was the host of Shanghai Rush, China’s most extensive reality show production at the time.  Currently, he can be seen on the CBS series Hawaii 5-0 in the recurring role of Charlie Fong.  His production company, 408 Films, has produced the feature films Fog and The People I’ve Slept With, Someone I Used to Know and a documentary story about the NBA player Jeremy Lin, Linsanity.

THEATER

  • Secret Love in Peach Blossomland     Jiang Bing Liu (Lead)                  UC Berkeley
  • The Physicists                            Mobius (Lead)                            Foothill Theatre
  • Free Country                              B.J. Kim (Lead)                          Asian American Theatre Co.
  • Wit                                              Ensemble                                   Philadelphia Theatre Co.
  • OneFamilyOneChildOneDoor        Chang (Lead)                              Yangtze Repertory Theatre
  • Soongs: Dreams Betrayed             TV Soong (Lead)                                    Yangtze Repertory Theatre

FILM & TELEVISION

  • Of Earthly Delights                      Supporting                                 Dir. JP Saladin
  • Songs Without Words                  Lead                                          Dir. Ted Chung
  • General Hospital                          Featured                                    ABC Television
  • The Tonight Show                        Principal/Recurring                    NBC Television
  • As the World Turns                      Featured/Recurring                    CBS Television
  • V.I.P.                                             Co-star                                      Columbia/Tri-Star
  • The Father, The Son                    Supporting                                 Dir. Anthony Calderella
  • **Saving Face                              Supporting                                 Dir. Alice Wu 
    **2005 Official Sundance Selection
  • Aura, IL                                        Supporting                                 Dir. Yu Hasegawa-Johnson
  • Red Shoes                                   Lead                                          Dir. Li-anne Huang
  • West 32nd St.                               Supporting                                 Dir. Michael Kang
  • Yes, Yesterday                             Lead                                          Dir. Van Vu
    **2010 Official Slamdance Selection
  • Shanghai Rush                             Host                                          International Channel of Shanghai
  • The People I’ve Slept With           Supporting                                 Dir. Quentin Lee
  • The Man With The Iron Fists        Supporting                                 Dir. RZA
  • I D                                                 Lead                                          Dir. Ted Chung
  • Hawaii 5-0                                     Recurring                                   CBS Television
  • Someone I Used To Know             Lead                                          Dir. Nadine Truong
  • She Lights Up Well                        Supporting                                 Dir. Joyce Wu

 

TRAINING

Acting/Voice and Speech – Lora Dolas, Marty Berman, Deborah Sussel, Amy Weinstein – UC Berkeley

Scene Study – Tzi Ma, Mako – East West Players

 

LANGUAGES  

Fluent Chinese Mandarin

 

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley, B.A.

Temple University, M.S.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Several sports…especially basketball…weight training…snowboarding…computers…drive stick shift…modeling…ambidextrous