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B. D. Wong

B.D. Wong in NYC in June 2008
Born Bradley Darryl Wong
October 24, 1960 (1960-10-24) (age 49)
San Francisco, California, USA
Other name(s) Bradd D. Wong
Bradd Wong
Years active 1983-present
Domestic partner(s) Richie Jackson (1988-2004)

Bradley Darryl “B.D.” Wong (born October 24, 1960) is an American Tony Award-winning 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.

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Biography

Early life

Wong, an American of Chinese heritage, was born in San Francisco, California to Roberta Christine Leong, a telephone company supervisor, and William D. Wong.[1] He 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 being the only actor to have been honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award,[2] Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theatre World Award for the same performance.[3] He has had starring roles in All American Girl, Oz, where he played a prison priest, Jurassic Park, where he played a researcher, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, with guest appearances on The X-Files and Sesame Street; he played James Lew in Mystery Date. He was also in The Substitute 2: School's Out as Warren Drummond as well as Slappy and the Stinkers as Morgan Brinway. He also starred in Disney's Mulan and its sequel, Mulan II. He appeared in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, as Howard Weinstein, a flamboyant assistant to Martin Short's equally flamboyant character, Franck.

Personal life

Wong, who is openly gay, began a long-term relationship with talent agent Richie Jackson in 1988.[4] 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.[4]

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 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 Brad 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"
2001–09 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

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