B.D. Wong Biography
B.D. Wong is an American actor who won a Tony Award for his performance as song Living 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.
Wong is the host of the new HLN medical documentary series Something’s Killing Me with BD Wong. As of the Season 3 premiere of USA Network’s program Mr. Robot, Wong has been upgraded to a series regular. 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.
B.D. Wong Age
Wong was born on October 24, 1960, in San Francisco, California, United States.
B.D. Wong Net Worth
Wong has an estimated net worth of $8 Million.
B.D. Wong Wife/ BD Wong Gay
Wong is openly gay. He began a long-term relationship with talent agent Richie Jackson in 1988. Wong and Jackson ended their relationship in 2004. On October 7, 2018, he married Richert John Frederickson Schnorr, his partner of 8 years in Brooklyn, New York.
B.D. Wong Children
Wong has two sons, Boaz Dov Wong who died 90 minutes after birth and Jackson Foo Wong-through a surrogate mother, using Wong’s sperm and an egg donated by Jackson’s sister.
B.D. Wong Education
Wong attended Lincoln High School, where he discovered his love of acting and starred as the lead in numerous school plays, before attending San Francisco State University.
Actor B.D. Wong
Wong became popular as a result of his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly opposite John Lithgow. The play won multiple awards, including several for Wong, who at that time ceased using his full name in favor of his initials. He has since ceased the use of punctuation in his initials.
He is known to be the only actor to be honored with various awards; the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theatre World Award for the same role. In addition to his long-running stint on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as FBI psychiatrist Dr. George Huang, he has had recurring roles in All American Girl and as Father Mukada on all six seasons of Oz, with guest appearances on The X-Files and Sesame Street.
On the big screen, he has appeared in The Freshman (1990), the 1991 remake of Father of the Bride and its 1995 sequel, Father of the Bride Part II, Jurassic Park (1993), Executive Decision (1996) and Slappy and the Stinkers (1997). He also provided the voice of Captain Shang in Disney’s Mulan (1998), its direct-to-video sequel, and the video game Kingdom Hearts II. He returned to Broadway as Linus in a revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, alongside Anthony Rapp, Roger Bart and Kristin Chenoweth, and the 2004 revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures.
In 2008, he starred in the one-man show Herringbone, in which he portrayed 12 roles, at McCarter Theatre at Princeton University. He brought the show to the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego the following year. In 2012, Wong starred in Herringbone to benefit Dixon Place in New York for two performances. The production, recorded live for a 2014 CD release, was his first appearance in New York of the material, timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the original New York production.
In 2014, Wong starred in the U.S. premiere of James Fenton’s acclaimed adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, a classic Chinese legend that has its roots in the fourth century BC, directed by Carey Perloff at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.). The Orphan of Zhao is an epic story of self-sacrifice and revenge. In the aftermath of a political coup, a country doctor is forced to sacrifice his own son in order to save the last heir of a noble and massacred clan. The Orphan of Zhao was a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse.
Wong announced his departure from the cast of Law & Order: SVU in July 2011, to join another NBC police drama, Awake, in which he portrayed Dr. Johnathan Lee, a confrontational therapist of an LAPD detective (portrayed by Jason Isaacs) who lived in two realities. Wong guest starred in a thirteenth season episode of Law & Order: SVU titled “Father Dearest”.
Wong also guest-starred as the enigmatic Whiterose (who is head of The Dark Army) in Season 1’s episodes 8 and 10 on USA Network’s Mr. Robot. He also plays the dual role of Zhang, the Chinese Minister of State Security. He returned in recurring roles for the show’s second season but has been promoted to the main cast for the third season, which debuted October 11, 2017.
Beginning August 13, 2017, Wong began hosting the new HLN series Something’s Killing Me With BD Wong. The documentary explores strange and unexplainable, real medical ailments and attacks that may be gradual or descend rapidly. But in either case, if a cause and cure aren’t found immediately, these real-life patients will die.
B.D. Wong Jurassic Park
As Dr. Henry Wu in “Jurassic Park,” the chief engineer responsible for the recreation of the dinosaurs in the park, there was never any resolution to what happened to the character.
Did he get eaten by his creations once the park lost power and roamed free? Did he make it on one of the last boats off the island?
The character’s absence in any followup sequels led to years of people asking Wong what happened to Dr. Wu. Finally, the actor was ready to finally give the fans what they wanted and he said to the insider that he wanted to make some videos to put online showing what happened to him. “Silly things for the fans, like he somehow ended up with the shaving cream can.”
A year after, “Jurassic World” went into production, Trevorrow reached out to the actor and asking if he would like to reprise the role of Dr. Wu.
The 54-year-old is a veteran character actor having worked on “Law & Order: SVU” for 11 years playing Dr. George Huang and starring in countless movies since the 1980s. But when he got the call to play Dr. Wu the first time around in “Jurassic Park” he thought it would bring him to the next level.
B.D. Wong M Butterfly
M.Butterfly is a show that made Wong so popular since he appeared in it who at that time ceased using his full name in favor of his initials.