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Bradley Darryl "B.D." 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 HBO's Oz, and for his starring role as Song Liling in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly.

Early life

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

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, Mystery Date (1991), 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]

Personal life

Wong, who is openly gay, began a long-term relationship with talent agent Richie Jackson in 1988.[6] In 2000, Wong 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.[6]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1986 The Karate Kid, Part II Boy on Street as Bradd Wong
1989 Family Business Jimmy Chiu, Adam's MIT Prof
1990 The Freshman Edward
1991 Mystery Date James Lew
Father of the Bride Howard Weinstein
1992 The Lounge People Billy
1993 Jurassic Park Henry Wu
1994 The Ref Dr. Wong, Marriage Counselor AKA Hostile Hostages
Men of War Po
1995 Kalamazoo Justin
Father of the Bride Part II Howard Weinstein
1996 Executive Decision Sergeant Louie
Joe's Apartment Cockroach Voice
1997 Seven Years in Tibet Ngawang Jigme
1998 Slappy and the Stinkers Morgan Brinway
Mulan (1998 film) Shang Voice
2002 The Salton Sea Bubba
2004 Mulan II Shang Straight-to-video
Voice
2005 Stay Dr. Ren
2006 Ira & Abby Party Guest

Television

Year Film Role Notes
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"
1995 Dazzle Teng TV film
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child The Wolf Episode: "Little Red Riding Hood"
Bless This House Johnny Chen Episode: "Neither a Borrower Nor a Landlord Be"
1996 The X-Files Det. Glen Chao Episode: "Hell Money"
Lauren Hutton and... Himself Episode: "B.D. Wong"
1997-03 Oz Father Ray Mukada 47 episodes
1998 The Substitute 2: School's Out Warren Drummond TV film
Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan' Captain Li Shang TV film
The Rosie O'Donnell Show Himself Episode: "Episode dated 28 May 1998"
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–Present Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. George Huang 187 episodes
2004 Century City U.S. Attorney Matthew Chin Episode: "Pilot"
2007 Marco Polo Pedro TV film

Video games

Year Film Role Notes
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Captain Li Shang (English)
2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ Captain Li Shang (English)

Awards

References

  1. "B. D. Wong Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  2. http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2008/12/law_and_order_actor_bd_wong_to.html
  3. "53rd Drama Desk Awards". Drama Desk. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  4. "Theatre World Awards Recipients". Theatre World. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  5. "Theatre Résumé 1975 - 2010". 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Christopher Stone (16 November 2005). "B.D. Wong: Out Author, Actor and Parent". AfterElton. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  7. Sean Lund (2 June 2003). "Stockard Channing, B.D. Wong Honored at 14th Annual GLAAD Media Awards". GLAAD. Retrieved 2008-05-19. [dead link]

External links

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