Dustin Nguyen is a Vietnamese American actor.His mother My Le was an actress and dancer and his father Xuan Phat an actor, writer and producer in South Vietnam. The family left Vietnam in April 1975 as it fell to Communist Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army forces. They arrived in Guam, then the family was moved to a refugee camp in Arkansas, and finally with the assistance of a Methodist church they relocated to St. Louis, Missouri.After Nguyen graduated high school, he moved to Southern California and attended Orange Coast College and majored in communications. He made his acting debut on Magnum P.I. portraying a Cambodian freedom fighter, in the episode "Crouching".He was a cast member on both the television series 21 Jump Street and V.I.P., and has guest-starred on a number of other series, most notably seaQuest DSV, playing the role of Chief William Shan.Nguyen and his wife, former actress/model Angela Rockwood-Nguyen, have been active in the The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center since a car accident left Rockwood-Nguyen a quadriplegic on September 3, 2001. This accident claimed the life of Vietnamese-American actress Thuy Trang, a member of the original cast of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.Nguyen practices several martial arts including Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Eskrima, and Jeet Kune Do.