That Guy Actor of the Week: B.D. Wong

Where do we even start with B.D. Wong?  I feel like this guy has been around forever.   I can’t believe that he’s over 50 years old right now.  Even more amazing is the fact that the dude still looks like he’s in his 30s.

Wow.  You know what’s amazing?  I had no idea his first movie was Karate Kid II.  I even remember the part where he goes “you coming to the dance tonight?”  And that was his only line.

Other than the movie though, I particularly liked him in Father of the Bride and The Freshman.   Now he’s more known for his character George Huang in Law and Order:  Special Victim’s Unit.

But Wong’s been around a while and I’m suprised we haven’t posted him yet.   A great clip of Wong after the jump….


The wonderful assistant to Franck.  Howard Weinstein!

  • zomgmouse

    Coincidentally enough, I’ve just finished reading M. Butterfly, a play written by David Henry Hwang (and later made into a film by David Cronenberg, with Jeremy Irons), and the first performance of the play included B.D. Wong and John Lithgow.

  • Anon

    I always remember him from Jurassic Park, which was the first movie I remember seeing in theaters.

  • mercurius

    He actually came to my boarding school to give a talk during the weekly all-school meeting. Afterwards, the administration sent out a mass voicemail to everyone apologizing for his profanity. I think he used the word “ass” a lot.

  • Chris F

    Loved him in Oz

  • orlisnjangel

    he will forever be Li Shang from “Mulan” to me…

  • Jim Lahey

    When I went to IMDB and saw he was in Jurassic Park, it took me a while to remember him. That’s because he looked THE EXACT SAME as he does now, which is really weird since that was 18 years ago.

  • Jonathan

    His whole line in Karate Kid II was “You coming to the dance tonight? Oh, bring your friend.”
    i LOVE that movie!!

  • Rob J

    Gotta love that man! Great thing is he is still getting steady work he landed a role as a psychiatrist in that new show Awake which looks really good.

  • Kevin

    I instantly recognized him from Jurassic Park.