I have a new reel cut, mostly from season 1 of warrior! Enjoy. Hope you’re off to a great 2020, a brand spanking new decade!
Finally, after a year of shooting. Season 1 aris April 5th!
This is an excerpt from Becoming Warrior Part 2 of an 8 part series about Bruce Lee and how the Warrior series came about. Includes interviews with the casts. I’m on this one.
This production is a dream come true. FInally, Hollywood is telling the story of immigrants from the perspective of the immigrants. This particular story centers on the Chinese and Irish experience but really includes everyone who came to American and face severe discrimination. Thanks you to produces Justin Lin, Jonathan Tropper and Shannon Lee for bringing to fruition Bruce lee’s creative idea and making this immense piece of art!
I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it!
I’m so excited to be able to share this new trailer for Warrior on Cinemax. Season 1 will be airing in 2019. I’ll be filming Season 2 Jan – May in South Africa. Is is a high octane show based on original writings by Bruce Lee. It is being produced by Jonathan Tropper, Justin Lin and Shannon Lee and Richard Sharkey, among others. Soooo excited!
The tour of PANORAMA was a smashing success. We played to sold out houses in Rome, Potenza and Bari, Italy. This unique theater production was a collaboration between La Mama E.T.C in New York City and the Italian theater company MOTUS. The actors played themselves in auditions tapes that unfolded into personal stories of traveling across borders – physical, mental, cultural and political. See the New York Times review here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/theater/review-panorama-motus-under-the-radar.html
The audiences in Italy were so amazing. And so were some of the theaters. The one in Bari was an old opera house.
Here’s a great review in Italian: https://www.alfabeta2.it/2018/11/11/il-panorama-esistenziale-di-motus/
L-R: Eugene the Poogene, Perry Yung, Maura Donohue, Zishan Ugurlu, Valios Mickens, Heather Paauwe.
On a travel day, we were gifted a trip to one of the oldest continuous human settlements – Matera. Behind me are paleolithic caves where the earliest humans settled.
It’s great to be back in New York City after three weeks of touring. Have to catch up on much needed rest before taking off to South Africa to shoot Season 2 of WARRIOR.
Bye for now.
Oh yes, happy Holidays! – Perry
Perryyung.wordpress.com for reels
A Father’s Son. Dir. Patrick Chen. Wang Kei 2020
Boogie. Dir. Eddie Huang, Mr Chin 2020
Kicks. Dir. Maria Soccor, Chan, 2018
Snakehead. Dir. Evan Leong, Suhyun, 2017
Taipei, Dir. Jason Lester. – Father, 2017
John Wick 2, Dir. Chad Stahelski – Dr. Randall, 2017
Mr. Richardson, Dir. Robin Rose Singer – King Foo, 2017
Benji the Dove, Dir. Kevin Arbouet – Old Joe, Lead, 2017
Jade Pendant, Dir. Po-Chi Leong – Bai Qiang, 2017
Condemned, Dir. Eli Morgan Gesner – Cookie, 2016
Warrior, (Cinemax/HBO) Father Jun, regular Cast. Season 1 -2, 2018 – 2019
The Neighborhood, (West St Productions) Chung, 2018
Law and Order SVU (NBC) – Master Randy Lui, 2017
The Detour (TBS) – Zhi, recurring – 2017
The Blacklist (NBC) – Karo Karo/Mr. Liao, 2015 – 2016
Blue Bloods (CBS) – Sung Lee, – 2016
The Knick (Cinemax) Dir. Steven Soderbergh – Ping Wu, recurring, 2014 – 2015.
Limitless (CBS) – Amad Wan, 2015
Royal Pains (USA)– Mr. Chen, recurring, 2015
Gotham (FOX) – Xi Lu, 2015
Panorama, Motus (Italy) and La Mama theater, New York City Nov – Dec 2018
Pylades Tour – Austria, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and Portugal. July 2016
La Mama Theater/off off Broadway – Pylades, New York City. Nov. 2015.
Strictly Female Female – Westend Theater, Dir Maura Donohue, ensemble 2014
Deadly She-wolf at Armageddon – by Fed Ho, Dir. Sonoku Kawahara, Iyagu, lead 2013
Great Jones Rep. La Mama, Fragments of a Greek Trilogy, Dir. Andrei Serban,
Orestes, chorus, NYC – international tours – Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy, 1997 – 2003.
Slant Performance Group, co-founder, ensemble 1996 – present,
Training: Great Jones Repertory group 1993-present, Pan Asian Repertory Shakespeare workshop 1994
Skills: Stage combat, American English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Brooklyn, California, Texan accents, bamboo flute, guitar, bass, taiko drums, modern, butoh dance.
So excited and can’t wait for the official release of The Jade Pendant. Opens at the Boston Asian American Film Festival tonight!
It took 2 years form when production started to the film opening. So proud to be telling this part of Chinese American History.
I had so much fun working on this film as the Puppet master opposite Edward Norton.
Enjoy the reel but better if you watch the entire film on Netflix.
So proud to be part of this amazing production! It’s a dream come true really. I wouldn’t be in the performing arts if it wasn’t for Bruce Lee. Shooting starts in two weeks in Cape Town South Africa!
Stay tuned! – Perry
I Just voiced the character of the Puppet Master in the English version of China’s The Guardian Brother’s directed by Gary Wang. It is narrated by Meryl Streep and also stars Edward Norton, Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman and Bella Thorne, among others. Plot: There’s a crisis in the Chinese Spirit World — humans don’t believe in gods anymore! A Door God, facing unemployment, ventures into the human world to prove his worth, leading to unexpected encounters and transformations for humans and spirits alike. It was a great privilege an honor to have a hand in sharing this wonderful Chinese story with international audiences. Should be out this summer, or, by Christmas 2017.
Summer’s going to be busy. I’ll be working on a theater production with the very cool Italian company Motus at La Mama Umbria in Italy.
Ciao! – Perry