Tom T. Choi
Daegu, South Korea
|Alma mater||University of Washington|
Tom T. Choi (born in Daegu, South Korea) is a South Korean and American actor best known for Teen Wolf and his voice work on the Mortal Kombat video games and the first season of Squid Game . He has acted in numerous movies and television programs. Choi is also a producer, director, and writer.[ citation needed ] Tom Choi wrote the screenplay and starred in the award-winning short film: Lone Hunter.[ citation needed ]
Choi was born in Daegu, South Korea and moved to Des Moines, Iowa when he was four years old.After graduating high school, Choi moved to Seattle, Washington, where he graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in drama. He then moved to Los Angeles and continued acting in film, television, and commercials. He attended the LACC School of Cinema and Television and now produces, directs, and writes in addition to acting.
Choi began working in film and television in 1998. He has made appearances in multiple blockbuster films and network television shows, and is best known for his roles as Ken Yukimura in Teen Wolf and Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat series.
He runs the independent production company Tension Filmsand was elected in 2015 and 2017 as a board member for the Los Angeles local of SAG-AFTRA, the union's largest local.
He made a short film called Singularity in 2016.
Choi has claimed there are not many film and television roles for Asian Americans. Tom Choi wrote the screenplay for Lone Hunter, and then starred in the short film.
Choi also has a web site called Tension Films to feature his work as a filmmaker and writer.[ citation needed ]
He married Jill Renninger and has a son.[ citation needed ]
|2000||Nowheresville||Young (The Waiter)|
|2002||Minority Report||Payment – Agent No. 2|
|2004||The Plight of Clownana||Actor||Short Film|
|2006||The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend||Guy in Crowd||TV movie|
|2007||The Gene Generation||Dad|
|2008||Starlight Mints||Brett||Short Film|
|Trauma||Doctor, director, writer, producer||Short Film|
|2009||Operating Instructions||Reporter||TV movie|
|Un-Broke: What You Need To Know About Money||Real Estate Agent||TV movie|
|Road to the Altar||Ping|
|2011||Untitled Kari Lizer Project||Martin||TV movie|
|iPhone 4 vs. HTC Evo: Live Action Remake||Sales Guy||Short Film|
|Hall Pass||Asian Husband|
|Speaking Meteorically||Tom||Short Film|
|2012||Applebaum||Pastor Park||TV movie|
|God's Country||Yakomoto Brother No. 1|
|2013||Reincarnation of Frank||Buddha||Short Film|
|2014||In Your Eyes||Male Nurse|
|2015||Lone Hunter||Lee, producer, writer||Short Film |
Nominated: Best Actor at the Milledgeville Film Festival (Tom Choi)
Won: Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the Milledgeville Film Festival
|2016||April's Way||Sung-Min||Short Film|
|Singularity||Singularity Device, director, editor, producer, writer||Awarded Honorable Mention at Justin Lin's Interpretations Short Films Initiative in the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival|
|2017||Friend Request||Dean||Short film|
|Geostorm||Chinese Representative Lee|
|2018||Truth or Dare||Officer Han Chang|
|1998||Pacific Blue||Charlie||Episode: "Cruz Control"|
|2004||The Shield||Sheriff||Episode: "Streaks and Tips"|
|2005||Grey's Anatomy||Fluoroscope Tech||Episode: "No Man's Land"|
|Wanted||Paul Shin||Episode: "Rubbing One Out"|
|Las Vegas||Mr. Nakamura||Episode: "The Real McCoy"|
|2006||Heist||ER Doctor||Episode: "Strife"|
|Vanished||A/V Tech||Episode: "Pilot"|
|The Chelsea Handler Show||Squiggle||Episode: #1.10|
|Bones||FBI Agent||Episode: "The Boy In the Shroud"|
|Criminal Minds||Special Agent Nick Casey||Episode: "Empty Planet"|
|2007||CSI: Miami||SGT Keller||Episode: "No Man's Land"|
|General Hospital||Jim Harlow||Episode: #1.11265|
|Brothers & Sisters||Steward||Episode: "An American Family"|
|2007–08||Women's Murder Club||Police Officer / Uniformed Officer||3 episodes|
|2008||Miss Guided||Ed the Wheelchair Man||Episode: "Homecoming"|
|Prison Break||Feng's Driver||2 episodes|
|2009||Private Practice||Jake||Episode: "Acceptance"|
|Ghost Whisperer||Volunteer||Episode: "Greek Tragedy"|
|Lie To Me||Groom||Episode: "Love Always"|
|ER||Chris Zafares||Episode: "Old Times"|
|24||Agent Park||Episode: "Day 7: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m."|
|2010||Leverage||Russell Pan||Episode: "The Runway Job"|
|The Forgotten||Rufus||Episode: "Train Jane"|
|Sons of Tuscan||Father||Episode: "Father's Day"|
|Make It or Break It||Jim (a Rock Father)||Episode: "All or Nothing"|
|The Suite Life on Deck||Mr. Hashimoto||Episode: "Trouble in Tokyo"|
|Undercovers||Xu Chen||Episode: "Xerxes"|
|2011||Chuck||Skinny Guard||Episode: "Chuck Versus the First Bank of Evil"|
|Franklin & Bash||Coroner||Episode: "She Came Upstairs to Kill Me"|
|Death Valley||Male Nurse||Episode: "Blood Vessels"|
|The Closer||Tommy Wong||Episode: "Silent Partner"|
|2012||Kickin' It||Judge||Episode: "New Jack City"|
|2012–13||Travel Tech||Producer, writer, actor, Host||2 episodes|
|Static||Series Regular, writer||3 episodes|
|2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Director||Episode: "Dead Air"|
|Southland||Captain Bill Choi||Episode: "Hats and Bats"|
|Switched at Birth||Reporter||Episode: "Introducing the Miracle"|
|House of Lies||Realtor||2 episodes|
|A.N.T. Farm||Mr. Hashimoto||3 episodes|
|2013–16||NCIS: Los Angeles||LAPD Officer Fong||2 episodes|
|2014||Days of Our Lives||Dr. Chung||2 episodes|
|The McCarthys||Doctor Lee||Episode: "Arthur and Marjorie's Night Apart"|
|2014–16||Teen Wolf||Ken Yukimura||21 episodes|
|2015||NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service||Navy Commander Bradley Hall||Episode: "Day in Court"|
|2016||Agent Carter||Dr. Chung||2 episodes|
|JoJoHead||Actor||Episode: "Bad First Dates"|
|2017||Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn||Sophisticated Guy||Episode: "Quad with a Blog"|
|Hawaii Five-0||Brian Hadley||Episode: "Ua ho'i ka 'opa i Awalua"|
|Bizaardvark||Dr. Wong||3 episodes|
|2018||Modern Family||Bob||Episode: "On the Same Paige"|
|2021||Squid Game||Front Man (English voice)||9 episodes|
|2008||Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe||Liu Kang (voice)|
|2011||Mortal Kombat||Liu Kang (voice)|
|2015||Mortal Kombat X||Liu Kang (voice)|
|Batman: Arkham Knight||(voice)|
|2019||Death Stranding||The Collector (voice)|
|2020||Fallout 76: Steel Dawn||Knight Daniel Shin (voice)|
In 2015, Choi was nominated for Best Actor at the Maverick Movie Awards for the Tension Films short film Lone Hunter.In 2017, he was nominated for Best Actor and won the Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the Milledgeville Film Festival for Lone Hunter, shared with John Heinsen and Pascal Leister.
In 2016, he received an Honorable Mention at Justin Lin's Interpretations Short Films Initiative in the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival for Singularity. Choi both directed the film and played the leading role.
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