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B. D. WONG is one of America's most versatile actors, with award-winning performances that span comedy and drama, screen and stage.

Wong's latest role on the critically acclaimed HBO series Oz, is further proof of B. D.'s range and appeal. The character of Father Ray Mukada is a stimulating showcase for his diverse talent. His other television appearances include the star-studded HBO film And The Band Played On and the ABC comedy series All American Girl in which he co-starred as a member of television's first Asian-American family. In addition, Wong can be seen as Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

However, it is in the theatre that Wong first gained national attention, beginning with his Broadway debut starring in the celebrated M. Butterfly. His performance earned the Outer Critic's Circle Award, Theater World Award, Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award and the coveted Tony Award - making him the only actor to have won all five for a single role. Most recently, he gave a critically acclaimed performance in the Broadway revival of the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown as the intellectual, blanket-dependent Linus.

Between his HBO series and his stage work, Wong has amassed an impressive list of film credits, including a featured role in one of the most successful films of the past decade, Jurassic Park. Other notable performances include the smash comedy Father of the Bride, The Freshman, Seven Years in Tibet and Disney's Mulan.

Bio courtesy Castle Rock Entertainment (03-Apr-2002)


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