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.
- 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
Acting/Voice and Speech – Lora Dolas, Marty Berman, Deborah Sussel, Amy Weinstein – UC Berkeley
Scene Study – Tzi Ma, Mako – East West Players
Fluent Chinese Mandarin
University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
Temple University, M.S.
Several sports…especially basketball…weight training…snowboarding…computers…drive stick shift…modeling…ambidextrous