Dennis Dun

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Dennis Dun
Born
Dennis Gong Dun

(1952-04-19) April 19, 1952 (age 68)
OccupationActor

Dennis Dun (born April 19, 1952) is an American actor.

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Early life and education

Dun is from Stockton, California. He is of Chinese descent.

Film and TV

Dun has had prominent roles in several films, notably Year of the Dragon (1985), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), The Last Emperor (1987), Prince of Darkness (1987), and A Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991), Warriors of Virtue (1997). In addition he has appeared in independent Asian American projects such as My American Vacation (1999) and My Life Disoriented (2006). For three seasons he was a regular cast member on the NBC television series Midnight Caller (1988–1991).

Theatre

Dun began acting at the Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco, California. [1] He has appeared onstage at East West Players, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Lodestone Theatre Ensemble. For his performance in Chay Yew's A Language of Their Own at the Celebration Theatre, he won an LA Weekly Theater Award for Ensemble Performance (shared with Noel Alumit, Anthony David and Chris Tashima). He has participated in both the film and theatre labs at the Sundance Institute.

Dun wrote and performed the one-man show Giant Oranges, commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum and produced by Chay Yew's Solo Works Festival in Los Angeles. [1]

Personal life

Dun resides in Los Angeles, California.

Filmography

TV
YearTitleRoleNotes
1984 Partners in Crime Jimmy's PalDuke
1988 Beauty and the Beast Henry PeiChina Moon
1988-1991 Midnight Caller Billy Po61 Episodes
1995 Grace Under Fire WalterNo Money Down
1998 The Nanny Doctor FuMaking Whoopi
2001 Charmed Mr. ChangWrestling with Demons
2001 JAG Capt. Jarot2 Episodes
2002 The Bernie Mac Show DoctorThe Sweet Life
2004 All Grown Up! Japanese airline Rep/Hawaiian Air RepThe Finster Who Stole Christmas
2006 Independent Lens Johnny FungMy Life..Disoriented
2012 Luck Leo Chan4 Episodes
Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1985 Year of the Dragon Herbert Kwong
1986 Big Trouble in Little China Wang Chi
1987 The Last Emperor Big Li
1987 Prince of Darkness Walter
1989 Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive Narrator
1991 Thousand Pieces of Gold Jim
1992 The Kiss The Kiss ManShort
1995 Venus Rising Eddie
1996 Up Close & Personal Satellite Van Technician
1996 Good Luck Chang
1997 Warriors of Virtue Ming
1997 Dog Watch LeeVideo
1999 Journey from the Heart Henry
1999 Pros & Cons Head of the tuxedo gang
2002 Safe Journey ManShort
2002 A Ribbon of Dreams Pai-wooVoice

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References

  1. 1 2 "Dennis Dun". chssc.org. Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. 2006. Archived from the original on June 28, 2006. Retrieved April 22, 2019.