Wong in 2008
Bradley Darryl Wong
October 24, 1960
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Richert Schnorr(m. 2018)
|Partner(s)||Richie Jackson (1988–2004)|
Bradley Darryl Wong (born October 24, 1960) is an American actor. Wong won a Tony Award for his performance as Song Liling in M. Butterfly , becoming the only actor in Broadway history to receive the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theatre World Award for the same role. He was nominated for a Critic's Choice Television Award for his role as Whiterose in Mr. Robot , also earning an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes excellence in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in Midtown Manhattan. The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre. Several discretionary non-competitive awards are also given, including a Special Tony Award, the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award. The awards are named after Antoinette "Tony" Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing. The trophy consists of a medallion, with a face portraying an adaptation of the comedy and tragedy masks, mounted on a black base with a pewter swivel.
M. Butterfly is a play by David Henry Hwang. The story, while entwined with that of the opera Madama Butterfly, is based most directly on the relationship between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu, a Peking opera singer. The play premiered on Broadway in 1988 and won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Play.
The Drama Desk Awards are presented annually and were first awarded in 1955 to recognize excellence in New York theatre productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway. Broadway productions were excluded until the 1968–69 award season. The awards are considered a significant American theater distinction.
He is known for such roles as Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit , Father Ray Mukada on Oz , Dr. John Lee on Awake , Dr. Henry Wu in the Jurassic Park franchise, Hugo Strange in Gotham , and Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme in the film Seven Years in Tibet . Wong is the host of the HLN medical documentary series Something's Killing Me with BD Wong.
Special Agent George Huang is a fictional character on the TV drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He is portrayed by BD Wong.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf for NBC. It stars Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson, the lead detective of the Special Victims Unit located in a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department. Christopher Meloni played the other lead detective, Elliot Stabler, until departing from the series after 12 seasons. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit follows the style of the original Law & Order in that episodes are often "ripped from the headlines" or loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention.
Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series' 56 episodes. It was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced by the premium cable network HBO. Oz premiered on July 12, 1997 and ran for six seasons; the series finale aired February 23, 2003.
Wong has also done extensive voiceover work and stage acting. The most well known of his voice acting roles is that of Captain Li Shang from the Disney animated film Mulan . He would later reprise this role twice, most notably for the video game Kingdom Hearts II .
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.
Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, and was Disney's 36th animated feature and the ninth animated film produced and released during the Disney Renaissance. It was directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, with story by Robert D. San Souci and screenplay by Rita Hsiao, Philip LaZebnik, Chris Sanders, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, and Raymond Singer. Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer and BD Wong star in the English version, while Jackie Chan provided the voice of Captain Li Shang for the Chinese dubs of the film. The film's plot takes place in China during the Han dynasty, where Fa Mulan, daughter of aged warrior Fa Zhou, impersonates a man to take her father's place during a general conscription to counter a Hun invasion.
Kingdom Hearts II is a 2005 action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 video game console. The game is a sequel to Kingdom Hearts, and like the original game, combines characters and settings from Disney films with those of Square Enix's Final Fantasy series. The game's popularity has resulted in a novel and manga series based upon it and a Japan-exclusive re-released version of the game featuring extra content, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, released in March 2007.
Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California, the son of Roberta Christine Wong (née Leong), a telephone company supervisor, and William D. Wong, a postal worker. He has one older brother and one younger brother.He is of Chinese descent, with family from Hong Kong. Wong attended Lincoln High School, where he discovered his love of acting and starred as the lead in numerous school plays, before attending San Francisco State University.
San Francisco, officially City and County of San Francisco and colloquially known as SF, San Fran, or "The City", is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 15th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 883,305 residents as of 2018. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second most densely populated large U.S. city, and the fifth most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is the 12th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States, with 4,729,484 people in 2018. With San Jose, it forms the fifth most populous combined statistical area in the United States, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area.
Chinese people are the various individuals or ethnic groups associated with China, usually through ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, or other affiliation.
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR), is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Wong gained wide attention as a result of his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly opposite John Lithgow. The play won multiple awards, including several for Wong, who at that time ceased using his full name in favor of his initials. He has since ceased the use of punctuation in his initials.
Broadway theatre, also known simply as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres, each with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.
John Arthur Lithgow is an American actor, musician, poet, author, and singer. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including six Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards. Lithgow has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
He is notable as the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award,Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theatre World Award for the same role. In addition to his long-running stint on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as FBI psychiatrist Dr. George Huang, he has had recurring roles in All American Girl and as Father Mukada on all six seasons of Oz , with guest appearances on The X-Files and Sesame Street .
The Outer Critics Circle Awards are presented annually for theatrical achievements both on Broadway and Off-Broadway. They are presented by the Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of New York theater writers for out-of-town newspapers, digital and national publications, and other media beyond Broadway. The awards were first presented during the 1949-50 theater season and will celebrate their 70th anniversary in 2020. David Gordon, Senior Features Reporter at TheaterMania.com, currently serves as President.
The Theatre World Award is an American honor presented annually to actors and actresses in recognition of an outstanding New York City stage debut performance, either on Broadway or off-Broadway. It was first awarded for the 1945–1946 theatre season.
The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox. The program spanned nine seasons, with 202 episodes. A short tenth season consisting of six episodes premiered on January 24, 2016, and concluded on February 22, 2016. Following the ratings success of this revival, Fox announced in April 2017 that The X-Files would be returning for an eleventh season of ten episodes. The season premiered on January 3, 2018, concluding on March 21, 2018. In addition to the television series, two feature films have been released: The 1998 film The X-Files, which took place as part of the TV series continuity, and the stand-alone film The X-Files: I Want to Believe, released in 2008, six years after the original television run had ended.
On the big screen, he has appeared in The Freshman (1990), the 1991 remake of Father of the Bride and its 1995 sequel, Father of the Bride Part II , Jurassic Park (1993), Executive Decision (1996) and Slappy and the Stinkers (1997). He also provided the voice of Captain Shang in Disney's Mulan (1998), its direct-to-video sequel, and the video game Kingdom Hearts II . He returned to Broadway as Linus in a revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown , alongside Anthony Rapp, Roger Bart and Kristin Chenoweth, and the 2004 revival of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures .
In 1990, Wong objected to Actor's Equity that the plan to use British actor Jonathan Pryce in the role of The Engineer in the Broadway run of Miss Saigon , which Pryce had originated during the show's extended run in London, would take jobs away from actors of Asian descent. Although the union barred Pryce from acting the role in response to Wong's complaint, vociferous opposition from Charlton Heston and a threat by the musical's creator and producer, Cameron Mackintosh, to cancel the American production entirely, induced the union to reverse course. Pryce went on to win a Tony award for Best Actor in a Musical for the role.
In 2008, he starred in the one-man show Herringbone, in which he portrayed 12 roles, at McCarter Theatre at Princeton University. He brought the show to the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego the following year. In 2012, Wong starred in Herringbone to benefit Dixon Place in New York for two performances. The production, recorded live for a 2014 CD release, was his first appearance in New York of the material, timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the original New York production.
In 2014, Wong starred in the U.S. premiere of James Fenton's acclaimed adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao , a classic Chinese legend that has its roots in the fourth century BC, directed by Carey Perloff at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.). The Orphan of Zhao is an epic story of self-sacrifice and revenge. In the aftermath of a political coup, a country doctor is forced to sacrifice his own son in order to save the last heir of a noble and massacred clan. The Orphan of Zhao was a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse.
Wong announced his departure from the cast of Law & Order: SVU in July 2011, to join another NBC police drama, Awake , in which he portrayed Dr. Johnathan Lee, a confrontational therapist of an LAPD detective (portrayed by Jason Isaacs) who lived in two realities.Wong guest starred in a thirteenth season episode of Law & Order: SVU titled "Father Dearest" (which aired May 2, 2012).
In 2015, he was named Artist-in-Residence at La Jolla Playhouse. Wong guest starred on a NCIS: New Orleans Episode 1.13 titled "The Walking Dead" (which aired February 3, 2015), where he portrayed Navy Lieutenant Commander Dr. Gabriel Lin.
Wong also guest-starred as the enigmatic Whiterose (who is head of The Dark Army) in Season 1's episodes 8 and 10 on USA Network's Mr. Robot . He also plays the dual role of Zhang, the Chinese Minister of State Security. He returned in recurring roles for the show's second season, but has been promoted to the main cast for the third season, which debuted October 11, 2017.
Beginning August 13, 2017, Wong began hosting the new HLN series Something's Killing Me With BD Wong. The documentary explores strange and unexplainable, real medical ailments and attacks that may be gradual or descend rapidly. But in either case, if a cause and cure are not found immediately, these real-life patients will die.
Wong donates his time and resources to a number of LGBT and arts-related charities, such as the Ali Forney Center, Materials for the Arts, [ citation needed ]and Rosie's Theater Kids.
Wong is openly gay. He began a long-term relationship with talent agent Richie Jackson in 1988.In 2000, the couple had twin sons—Boaz Dov, who died 90 minutes after birth, and Jackson Foo Wong—through a surrogate mother, using Wong's sperm and an egg donated by Jackson's sister. In 2003, Wong wrote a memoir about his experiences with surrogacy titled Following Foo: the Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man. Wong and Jackson ended their relationship in 2004. Wong amicably co-parents his son with his ex-partner Jackson and Jackson's partner, Jordan Roth. On October 7, 2018, he married Richert John Frederickson Schnorr, his partner of eight years, in Brooklyn, New York.
|1986||The Karate Kid Part II||Boy on Street||Credited as Bradd Wong|
|1989||Family Business||Jimmy Chiu, Adam's MIT Prof|
|1991||Mystery Date||James Lew|
|Father of the Bride||Howard Weinstein|
|1992||The Lounge People||Billy|
|1993||Jurassic Park||Dr. Henry Wu|
|1993||And the Band Played On||Kico Govantes|
|1994||The Ref||Dr. William Wong, Marriage Counselor||aka Hostile Hostages|
|Men of War||Po|
|Father of the Bride Part II||Howard Weinstein|
|1996||Executive Decision||Sergeant Louie Jung|
|1997||Seven Years in Tibet||Ngawang Jigme|
|1998||Slappy and the Stinkers||Morgan Brinway|
|The Substitute 2: School's Out||Warren Drummond||Direct-to-video|
|2002||The Salton Sea||Bubba|
|2004||Mulan II||Shang|| Straight-to-video |
|2005||Stay||Dr. Edmund Ren|
|2006||Ira & Abby||Party Guest|
|2012||White Frog||Oliver Young|
|Jurassic World||Dr. Henry Wu|
|2017||The Space Between Us||Tom Chen|
|2018||Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom||Dr. Henry Wu|
|1983||No Big Deal||Miss Karnisian's Class|| TV film |
as Bradd Wong
|1986||Simon & Simon||Counterboy – Photo Shop Clerk||Episode: "Mobile Home of the Brave"|
|1987||Double Switch||Waiter||TV film|
|1988||Crash Course||Kichi||TV film|
as Bradd Wong
aka Driving Academy
|1990||Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston||Kim Tan||TV film|
aka The Charles Stuart Story
|1991||Alive from Off Center||Actor||Episode: "Dances in Exile"|
|1993||And the Band Played On||Kico Govantes||HBO TV film|
|1994–95||All-American Girl||Dr. Stuart Kim||18 episodes|
|1994||ABC Afterschool Specials||Johnny Angel||Episode: "Magical Make-Over"|
|Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child|| The Wolf |
|Episodes: "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Aladdin"|
|Bless This House||Johnny Chen||Episode: "Neither a Borrower Nor a Landlord Be"|
|1996||The X-Files||Det. Glen Chao||Episode: "Hell Money"|
|1997–2003||Oz||Father Ray Mukada||47 episodes|
|1998||Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan'||Captain Li Shang||TV film|
|1999||Chicago Hope||Dr. Kai Chang||Episode: "Upstairs, Downstairs"|
|2000||Welcome to New York||Dennis||Episode: "Jim Gets a Wig"|
|2002||Kim Possible||Agent Will Du||Voice |
Episode: "Number One"
|2001–15||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Dr. George Huang||143 episodes, recurring cast seasons 2–3,|
Series regular, seasons 4–12,
Guest star seasons 13-15 & 17
|2004||Century City||U.S. Attorney Matthew Chin||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2007||Marco Polo||Pedro||TV film|
|2012||Awake||Dr. John Lee||Series regular, 11 episodes|
|2014||The Normal Heart||Buzzy||HBO film|
|2015||NCIS: New Orleans||Navy Lieutenant Commander Dr. Gabriel Lin||Episode: "The Walking Dead"|
|2015–Present||Madam Secretary||Brent Rosen||Episode: "The Kill List", "Refuge"|
|2015||Nurse Jackie||Doctor Wu||Episode: "Are You with Me, Doctor Wu?"|
|2015–present||Mr. Robot||Whiterose/Minister Zhi Zhang||16 episodes|
Recurring cast seasons 1–2; series regular season 3
Nominated—Critics' Choice Award for Best Guest Actor/Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
|2016–19||Gotham||Professor Hugo Strange||13 episodes|
|2016||Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||Scientist||Episode: "Scientific Studies"|
|2017–present||Something's Killing Me With BD Wong||Host/Presenter||Episodes: 6 in 2017|
|2017||DuckTales||Toad Liu Hai||Voice|
Episode: "The House of the Lucky Gander!"
|2018||American Horror Story: Apocalypse||Baldwin Pennypacker||3 episodes|
|2005||Kingdom Hearts II||Captain Li Shang||English version|
|2007||Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+||Captain Li Shang||English version|
|2015||Lego Jurassic World||Henry Wu|
|2018||Jurassic World Evolution||Henry Wu|
|1988–90||M. Butterfly||Song Liling||Broadway debut|
Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Male
Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Debut Performance
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Theatre World Award
Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
|1999||You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown||Linus|
|2012||Herringbone||Various Characters||One-man show|
|2019||The Great Leap||Wen Chang|
|1988||Tony Award||Best Featured Actor in a Play||M. Butterfly||Won|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play||Won|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Debut Performance||Won|
|Theatre World Award||Won|
|Clarence Derwent Award||Most Promising Male Performer||Won|
|2003||Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play||Shanghai Moon||Nominated|
|GLAAD Media Award||Davidson/Valentini Award||Won|
|2013||Best Shorts Competition||Voice-Over Talent||The No Name Painting Association||Won|
|2016||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series||Mr. Robot||Nominated|
|2017||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
Jonathan Pryce is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Fahy, in 1974, he began his career as a stage actor in the 1970s. His work in theatre, including an award-winning performance in the title role of the Royal Court Theatre's Hamlet, led to several supporting roles in film and television. His breakthrough screen performance was in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult film Brazil.
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John Cullum is an American actor and singer. He has appeared in many stage musicals and dramas, including Shenandoah (1975) and On the Twentieth Century (1978), winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for each. He earned his first Tony nomination as lead actor in a musical in 1966 for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, in which he introduced the title song, and more recently received Tony nominations for Urinetown The Musical (2002) and as best featured actor in a musical for the revival of 110 in the Shade (2007).
Brian Stokes Mitchell is an American actor and singer. A powerful baritone, he has been one of the central leading men of the Broadway theatre since the 1990s. He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2000 for his performance in Kiss Me, Kate.
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