BD Wong stops by to promote “The Great Leap”, a play by Lauren Yee that he has performed in twice and is now directing at The Pasadena Playhouse. Later, the conversation turns to his most recent acting performances in “Mr. Robot” and the upcoming “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens”. (Intro: A New Family Member)
BD Wong has been acting in acclaimed performances in film, television, and theater since 1983. He is known for such roles as Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Father Ray Mukada on Oz, Dr. John Lee on Awake, Dr. Henry Wu in the Jurassic Park franchise, Hugo Strange in Gotham, and Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme in the film Seven Years in Tibet. Wong won a Tony Award for his performance as Song Liling in M. Butterfly, becoming the only actor in Broadway history to receive the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theatre World Award for the same role. He was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Television Award for his role as Whiterose in Mr. Robot, also earning an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.Wong is the host of the HLN medical documentary series Something’s Killing Me with BD Wong. Wong has also done extensive voiceover work and stage acting. The most well known of his voice acting roles is that of Captain Li Shang from the Disney animated film Mulan. He would later reprise this role twice, most notably for the video game Kingdom Hearts II. Currently, BD plans to spend more time directing. He previously directed and co-wrote the play “Alice Chan” for La Jolla Playhouse’s youth program.