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Rick Yune



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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
48% Olympus Has Fallen
  • Kang
2013
49% The Man With the Iron Fists
  • Zen Yi, The X-Blade
2012
No Score Yet Remigration
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Alone in the Dark II
  • Actor
2010
26% Ninja Assassin
  • Takeshi
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
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Chance Templeton
  • Screenwriter
2008
58% Die Another Day
  • Zao
2002
53% The Fast and the Furious
  • Johnny
2001
40% Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Kazuo Miyamoto
1999

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Tamazaki
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Troi Ran
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Robert Hsing
24% Marco Polo
2014-2016
  • Kaidu
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Han Ji-Woon

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