BD Wong

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BD Wong
BDWongNYCJune08.jpg
BD Wong in New York City, June 2008.
Chinese name黃榮亮 (traditional)
Chinese name黄荣亮 (simplified)
PinyinHuáng Róngliàng (Mandarin)
JyutpingWong4 Wing4 Loeng6 (Cantonese)
Birth nameBradley Darryl Wong
Born(1960-10-24) October 24, 1960 (age 53)
San Francisco, California, USA
Other name(s)Bradd D. Wong
Bradd Wong
B.D. Wong
Years active1983–present
Partner(s)Richie Jackson (1988–2004)
ChildrenJackson Foo Wong (born May 28, 2000)
Boaz Dov Wong (2000)
 
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BD Wong
BDWongNYCJune08.jpg
BD Wong in New York City, June 2008.
Chinese name黃榮亮 (traditional)
Chinese name黄荣亮 (simplified)
PinyinHuáng Róngliàng (Mandarin)
JyutpingWong4 Wing4 Loeng6 (Cantonese)
Birth nameBradley Darryl Wong
Born(1960-10-24) October 24, 1960 (age 53)
San Francisco, California, USA
Other name(s)Bradd D. Wong
Bradd Wong
B.D. Wong
Years active1983–present
Partner(s)Richie Jackson (1988–2004)
ChildrenJackson Foo Wong (born May 28, 2000)
Boaz Dov Wong (2000)
BD Wong
Simplified Chinese黄荣亮
Traditional Chinese黃榮亮

Bradley Darryl "BD" Wong (born October 24, 1960) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as Father Ray Mukada on Oz, as Dr. John Lee on Awake, Henry Wu in the first Jurassic Park film and the upcoming fourth entry, Jurassic World, his portrayal of Ngawang Jigme in the movie Seven Years in Tibet, as well as voice-over and stage acting.

Other notable films he starred in are Father of the Bride and And the Band Played On.

Early life[edit]

Wong was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Roberta Christine (née Leong), a telephone company supervisor, and William D. Wong.[1] He is of Chinese descent.[2] Wong attended Lincoln High School before attending San Francisco State University.

Career[edit]

Wong gained attention for his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly opposite John Lithgow. The play won multiple awards, including several for Wong. He is notable as the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award,[3] Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theatre World Award for the same role.[4] 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 a prison priest on Oz, with guest appearances on The X-Files and Sesame Street. 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) and its direct-to-video sequel. 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 2008, he starred in the one-man show Herringbone, in which he portrays 11 roles, at the McCarter Theatre at Princeton University. He brought the show to the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego the following year.[5]

Wong announced his departure from the cast of Law & Order: SVU in July 2011, to join another NBC police drama, Awake where he portrayed Dr. Johnathan Lee, a confrontational therapist of an LAPD detective (portrayed by Jason Isaacs) who lived in two realities.[6] Wong guest starred in a thirteenth season episode of Law & Order: SVU titled "Father Dearest" (which aired May 2, 2012).[7]

Personal life[edit]

Wong began a long-term relationship with talent agent Richie Jackson in 1988.[8] In 2000, the couple had twin sons: Boaz Dov, who died 90 minutes after birth, and Jackson Foo Wong. They were born 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.[8]

Wong also donates his time and resources to a number of LGBT and arts-related charities, such as the Ali Forney Center and Materials for the Arts.[9]

Work[edit]

Film[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1986The Karate Kid, Part IIBoy on Streetas Bradd Wong
1989Family BusinessJimmy Chiu, Adam's MIT Prof
1990The FreshmanEdward
1991Mystery DateJames Lew
Father of the BrideHoward Weinstein
1992The Lounge PeopleBilly
1993Jurassic ParkHenry Wu
1993And the Band Played OnKico Govantes
1994The RefDr. Wong, Marriage CounselorAKA Hostile Hostages
Men of WarPo
1995KalamazooJustin
Father of the Bride Part IIHoward Weinstein
1996Executive DecisionSergeant Louie
Joe's ApartmentCockroachVoice
1997Seven Years in TibetNgawang Jigme
1998Slappy and the StinkersMorgan Brinway
MulanShangVoice
The Substitute 2: School's OutWarren Drummond
2002The Salton SeaBubba
2004Mulan IIShangStraight-to-video
Voice
2005StayDr. Ren
2006Ira & AbbyParty Guest
2012White FrogOliver YoungWorld Premiere March 8, 2012
2014FocusLiyuanPost-production
2015Jurassic WorldHenry Wu[10]Pre-production

Television[edit]

YearShowRoleNotes
1983No Big DealMiss Karnisian's ClassTV film
as Bradd Wong
1986Simon & SimonCounterboy - Photo Shop ClerkEpisode: "Mobile Home of the Brave"
1987Double SwitchWaiterTV film
1988Crash CourseKichiTV film
as Bradd Wong
aka Driving Academy
1990Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in BostonKim TanTV Film
aka The Charles Stuart Story
1991Alive from Off CenterActorEpisode: "Dances in Exile"
1993And the Band Played OnKico GovantesHBO TV film
1994–95All-American GirlDr. Stuart Kim18 episodes
1994ABC Afterschool SpecialsJohnny AngelEpisode: "Magical Make-Over"
1995DazzleTengTV film
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildThe WolfEpisode: "Little Red Riding Hood"
Bless This HouseJohnny ChenEpisode: "Neither a Borrower Nor a Landlord Be"
1996The X-FilesDet. Glen ChaoEpisode: "Hell Money"
Lauren Hutton and...HimselfEpisode: "B.D. Wong"
1997–2003OzFather Ray Mukada47 episodes
1998The Substitute 2: School's OutWarren DrummondTV film
Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan'Captain Li ShangTV film
The Rosie O'Donnell ShowHimselfEpisode: "Episode dated 28 May 1998"
1999Chicago HopeDr. Kai ChangEpisode: "Upstairs, Downstairs"
2000Welcome to New YorkDennisEpisode: "Jim Gets a Wig"
2002Kim PossibleAgent Will DuVoice
Episode: "Number One"
2001–2013Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDr. George Huang229 episodes, recurring character seasons 2-3, main cast seasons 4-12,

guest appearances seasons 13, 14 & 15

2004Century CityU.S. Attorney Matthew ChinEpisode: "Pilot"
2007Marco PoloPedroTV film
2012AwakeDr. John LeeSeries regular
2014The Colbert ReportHimselfEpisode 1330

Video games[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
2005Kingdom Hearts IICaptain Li Shang(English)

Theater[edit]

YearShowRoleNotes
1988-1990M. ButterflySong LilingBroadway 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

1999You're a Good Man, Charlie BrownLinus
2004-2005Pacific OverturesReciter

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B. D. Wong Biography". filmreference. 2008. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  2. ^ The Grand Rapids Press. "'Law and Order' actor B.D. Wong to speak at Fountain Street Church". MLive.com. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  3. ^ "53rd Drama Desk Awards". Drama Desk. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Theatre World Awards Recipients". Theatre World. 2008. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  5. ^ "Theatre Résumé 1975 - 2010". 
  6. ^ Mitovich, Matt (July 17, 2011). "Fall TV Scoop: B.D. Wong Reveals His SVU Fate". TVLine (Mail.com Media). Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ "(#1321) "FATHER DEAREST"". The Futon Critic. April 20, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Christopher Stone (16 November 2005). "B.D. Wong: Out Author, Actor and Parent". AfterElton. Archived from the original on 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  9. ^ Adam Hetrick (October 29, 2009). "Wong Joins Adams, Burgess, Pazakis and More for A Very MARY Holiday". Playbill.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  10. ^ Chris Tilly (March 18, 2014). "Dr. Henry Wu Returns in Jurassic World". IGN. 
  11. ^ Stockard Channing, B.D. Wong Honored at 14th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented by Absolut Vodka in San Francisco, 2 June 2003 at the Wayback Machine (archived January 11, 2008)

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