Image of Russell Yuen

Russell Yuen

Toronto/Montreal-based Russell Yuen is one of Canada's busiest character actors. Like most actors Yuen spent his early career doing an assortment of jobs to make ends meet while he became established. Unlike most actors it wasn't waiting tables or serving drinks. A dedicated athlete, Yuen spent his time as a white water rescuer and rafting guide in Northern Quebec, ran a Nautilus facility and worked as a fitness trainer. Yuen is also an enthusiastic scuba diver, a mountain and ice-climber, an in-line skater, a mountain biker and a fencer. A former martial artist in Shaolin, Yuen used his stunt skills to move from bit parts, playing Asian gangsters and fighters, into meatier roles. His breakout opportunity came with The Red Violin and more feature film parts quickly followed for this versatile young actor whose skills range from action, to drama, to broad comedy. Other screen performances include Bulletproof Monk directed by John Woo, Owning Mahoney and Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity. He has appeared in Billy Ray's Shattered Glass, David Weaver's Indie feature Century Hotel; Between the Moon and Montevideo; Phillip Noyce's The Bone Collector, opposite Denzel Washington; David Mamet's The Heist; Ron Underwood's Pluto Nash, opposite Eddie Murphy, and Stephan Elliot's Eye Of The Beholder. Well known to Quebec audiences for his film work Yuen starred in the Quebec feature film Ballade des Dangereux, directed by Louis Saia. Yuen has an extensive list of television credits on both English and French projects and series. He was most recently featured on the popular French series Jack Carter, in the recurring role of impotent mobster "Wong Phat". He has a recurring role in Diva and other recent television credits include principal roles in: Relic Hunter; The Associates; A Touch of Hope; and The Adventures of Jules Verne. Television credits also include multiple appearances in Kung Fu:The Legend Continues, and roles in Urban Angel, Counterstrike, John Woo's Once A Thief, and PSI Factor. Fluently bilingual (French/English) Yuen maintains homes in both Toronto and Montreal. A fourth-generation Canadian, born and raised in the Montreal suburbs of St. Laurent and Pierrefond, with deep connections to Vancouver (all of his extended family live there still), Yuen was guided by his parents to become a doctor. However, his studies came to an abrupt halt when a chance Drama elective turned into a full-time pursuit. After studying Theatre at Concordia University, in the honors program, he quickly moved into film and television where he has found continuing success. IMDb Mini Biography


Читать биографию в tmdb | Читать биографию в Wikipedia
Родился:
Oct 30, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Всего фильмов:
32
Впервые появился:
movie Little Miss Broadway 1938-07-29
Последний проект:
movie Прибытие 2016-11-10
Фильмы с участием
Poster of Пуленепробиваемый
Poster of Snowboard Academy
Poster of Hawk's Vengeance
Фильмография
movie Прибытие Chinese Scientist 2016-11-10
Series Тёмная Материя Akita 2015-06-12
movie Полуночное солнце Asian Doctor 2014-09-01
movie Nicky Deuce Oscar the Undertaker 2013-05-27
movie Happy Slapping Tiki's Father 2013-08-01
movie Look Again CSI Official 2012-09-21
movie Жутко громко и запредельно близко Alvin Ng 2011-12-24
movie The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice Mr. Wan 2010-03-14
movie L'Appât Chang 2010-12-17
movie Военные игры 2 David Chen 2008-07-29
movie The Last Sect Sonjai 2006-09-10
movie Deception Director 2004-03-06
movie Послезавтра Hideki, Japanese Astronaut 2004-05-26
movie Пуленепробиваемый Brother Tenzin 2003-03-28
movie Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity Alvin Ng 2002-09-07
movie Одержимость David Chen 2002-10-02
movie Les Dangereux Luck Foo 2002-12-06
movie Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 Roger Lee 2001-01-01
movie Возможные миры Police Officer 2000-01-01
movie The Hustle Gordon Chan 2000-04-16
movie Свидетель Federal Agent #1 1999-09-04
movie Красная скрипка Older Ming (Montréal) 1998-09-10
movie Airspeed Mark 1998-08-18
movie The Lost World Myar 1998-10-13
movie Snowboard Academy Sonjai 1997-07-16
movie Hawk's Vengeance Yoon 1996-01-01
movie Conundrum Dennis Kye 1996-03-03
movie Магия черная и белая Myar 1983-06-06
movie L'oeil du maître Federal Agent #1 1980-02-20
movie Дневник директора школы CSI Official 1975-10-20
movie The Blue Lagoon Chinese Scientist 1949-03-01
movie Little Miss Broadway Police Officer 1938-07-29