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Henry Yuk

Henry Yuk was born and raised in Brooklyn, graduating from Brooklyn College with a degree in English and Education. His introduction to theater came when his drama teacher at Midwood High School got him involved in “Sing,” a NYC high school performance program. However his early career was in education and child care, first teaching at three Brooklyn public schools & subsequently directing a Chinatown day care center for 6 years. His interest in theater did not wane, and opportunity presented itself later when he was invited to join the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Company. During this time he perfomed in numerous productions, including “Yellow Fever,” where he played the role of Chuck Chan. Meanwhile, he also was developing experience in film. His first SAG job was in the movie “Eyewitness." This led to a number of small roles in other films, until he landed a more significant role in “The Last Dragon” which has since become a cult classic. Roles since then have included General Tan in Martin Scorsese’s “Kundun,” and Sung Yon Kim in the “Sopranos." Henry has a warm personality with a keen sense of humor, which can be subtle and cerebral or antic and physical. At the same time he is quite adept at dramatic and more sensitive roles. Henry speaks Cantonese and Toisanese dialect. While he speaks perfect American English, he has also played roles with Asian accents. His credits include voiceovers and narration. The son of immigrants from Guangdong Province, Henry lives in Brooklyn with his wife Holly Hyans, a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP. They have two daughters.

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In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Eyewitness 1981-02-13
Latest Project:
Movie Where Is Kyra? 2018-04-06
Known For
Poster of Tracers
Poster of The Departed
Poster of Kiss of Death
Poster of Murder: By Reason of Insanity
Movie Where Is Kyra? Scott 2018-04-06
Movie Tracers Chinese Man 2015-01-15
Movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice Chinese Dragon Carrier 2010-07-13
Movie The Departed Chinese Government Man 2006-10-05
Movie A Fish in the Bathtub Chinese Baker 1999-03-01
Movie Kiss of Death Chinese Restaurant Owner 1995-04-21
Movie Sticky Fingers Joey 1988-05-06
Movie Radio Days Japanese 1987-01-30
Movie Murder: By Reason of Insanity Dr. Chang 1985-10-01
Movie Eyewitness Vietnamese Man #2 1981-02-13