Rick Yune

Rick Yune

Highest Rated: 57% Die Another Day (2002)

Lowest Rated: 25% Ninja Assassin (2009)

Birthday: Aug 22, 1971

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

With picture-perfect good looks and a genuinely warm and personable smile, it's little wonder that actor Rick Yune began his career in front of the camera as a model. And though the former stock trader may not have anticipated an entertainment career while studying at Philadelphia's Wharton School of Business, his subsequent training at the Actor's Studio found him developing his acting skills and embarking on a successful Hollywood run. Born in Washington, DC, in August 1971, Yune's early love of tae kwon do found the future actor qualifying for the Olympics at the age of 19. Following his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994, he pursued a career in business by attending Wharton. It was there that he was discovered by an agent while on his way to a job interview, which led to him becoming the first Asian model to work for Versace and Polo Sports. With Yune's comfort level and confidence in front of the camera steadily increasing, it wasn't long before the successful model was considering an acting career. Following years at the Actor's Studio, he began landing small television roles before making a transition to feature films with Snow Falling on Cedars (1999). Although his role was a fairly substantial one, it was his next film, The Fast and the Furious (2001), that found the late-blooming actor gaining widespread recognition in Hollywood, which later worked to Yune's advantage when he went toe-to-toe with James Bond in Die Another Day.


Highest Rated Movies



49% Olympus Has Fallen Kang $98.7M 2013
51% The Man With the Iron Fists Zen Yi, The X-Blade $15.7M 2012
No Score Yet Alone in the Dark II Actor 2010
25% Ninja Assassin Takeshi $38.2M 2009
No Score Yet Beyond Remedy Actor 2009
No Score Yet Alone in the Dark II Edward Carnby 2008
No Score Yet The Fifth Commandment Screenwriter Producer Executive Producer Chance Templeton 2008
57% Die Another Day Zao $160.3M 2002
53% The Fast and the Furious Johnny $142.6M 2001
39% Snow Falling on Cedars Kazuo Miyamoto 1999


60% Prison Break
Ja 2017
66% Marco Polo
Kaidu 2016
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
Han Ji-Woon 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Robert Hsing 2006
84% Alias
Tamazaki 2005
86% Boston Legal
Troi Ran 2005


President Benjamin Asher says: United States of America doesn't negotiate with terrorists.

Kang says: Who said anything about negotiating?

Johnny Tran says: "Too soon Jnr." *Hits NOS* "Wooooo!"

Johnny Tran says: Too soon Junior. [hits NOS]