Brian is a Chinese-American actor who was born in Columbus, Ohio, raised in the Bay Area, California, and currently lives in New York, New York...
Brian is a Chinese-American actor who was born in Columbus, Ohio, raised in the Bay Area, California, and currently lives in New York, New York. While at school at UC Berkeley, he fell into acting by taking a Dramatic Arts course for fun and he's never stopped since.
He began his acting and modeling journey as a model in the Macy's Passport Fashion Show in San Francisco before making a stop in Los Angeles for a couple years before eventually setting into New York. Along the way, he's worked in film, television, and theatre as an actor.
Stage highlights include "Free Country" at the San Francisco Asian American Theatre Company, the Pulitzer-Prize winning play "Wit" at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, and "OneFamilyOneChildOneDoor", a play about China's one-child policy, with the Yangtze Repertory Theatre in New York.
Brian has had parts on General Hospital and VIP with Pamela Anderson on television and has done commercials that have aired worldwide for HSBC, Buick, The Wall Street Journal, and Microsoft. On screen, he was perhaps best known for his role as "Little Yu" in Alice Wu's 2005 Sundance hit "Saving Face" where he was Joan Chen's younger secret love. At the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, Brian's short film "Red Shoes", directed by Singaporean director Li-Anne Huang, made its premiere.
He's also had print campaigns running globally for companies such as: Goldman Sachs, Toshiba, Microsoft, and Royal Carribean.
Recently, Brian has turned his attention to producing as well and thus has started a production company, 408 Films, along with some partners, with the intent of producing features that hold international cross-over appeal.