Greatest Asian Voiceactorsby olesvovchenco | created - 16 Sep 2013 | updated - 20 Mar 2016 | Public
Actor | Powers
Matt Yang King is the winner of the CAPE/Hollywood Foreign Press Young Screenwriters Award and the creator, writer and director of The World of Steam; a Twilight Zone-like web series set in a Steampunk universe. Born in New York City, King began playing violin at the age of 5 and started studying ...
As Illidan Stormrage (Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, The Frozen Throne) and Shredder (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)
2. Ron Yuan
Actor | Marco Polo
Ron Yuan becomes new series regular on the hit Netflix/ The Weinstein Company's "Marco Polo" created by John Fusco. Yuan Will play Prince Nayan, a fiery eyed descendant of Genghis Khan. Nayan is a converted Christian that rules all of Manchuria and whose closely watched actions will affect Kublai's...
As all his characters in Fallout New Vegas, Liu Shen Tong, Ponytail and Sam "Dog Eyes" Lee (Sleeping Dogs)
3. Greg Chun
Actor | NieR: Automata
Greg is a Los Angeles-based voice actor best known for his video game work. As a music producer, he has created music for numerous national advertising campaigns, hundreds of mobile games, and his long-standing collaboration with The Lonely Island has allowed his music to be featured on Saturday ...
As Emperor Shaohao (World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria)
Actor | Death Note
As Malthael (Diabo III: The Reaper of Souls)
5. Brian Tee
Brian Tee was born in Okinawa, Japan, to a Japanese father and a Korean mother. His family moved to Hacienda Heights, California, when he was two years old. Tee was a star football captain at his Glen A. High School. During high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza, where fellow Hacienda resident ...
As Jyunichi (Saints Row 2)
6. BD Wong
Actor | Jurassic Park
BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the ...
As Captain Li Shang (Kingdom Hearts 2)
7. Ming-Na Wen
Actress | Mulan
Ming-Na ("enlightenment") was born on the island of Macau, forty miles from Hong Kong. Her mother, Lin Chan Wen, divorced her father when Ming-Na was only a toddler. She has an older brother named Jonathan. After the divorce, they moved to Hong Kong where her mother became a nurse. There her mother...
As Lisa Wu/Jade (Spawn TV series)
8. Pat Morita
Actor | The Karate Kid
Abundantly busy and much loved Asian-American actor who became an on-screen hero to millions of adults and kids alike as the wise and wonderful Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid (1984), the sparkling Noriyuki Morita was back again dishing out Eastern philosophy and martial arts lessons for The Karate ...
As The Emperor (Kingdom Hearts 2)
Actor | Pixels
As Tong Si Hung (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
10. Larry M. Leong
As Berial (Devil May Cry 4)
11. Jane Luk
Actress | Dead Ringers
As Zhao Yun Ru (Deus Ex Human Revolution)
12. Kelly Hu
Actress | The Scorpion King
On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan...
As Jane Teng (Sleeping Dogs)
13. Kristy Wu
Actress | Cry Wolf
As Billie Lurk (Dishohoured)
14. Gwendoline Yeo
Actress | Fainaru fantajî X-2
Gwendoline Yeo moved to the U.S. from Singapore to San Francico as a teenager and then graduated from UCLA. She won national titles of Miss Asian America and Miss Chinatown USA. She then went on to an acting career. Her breakthrough role was her arc on Desperate Housewives in Seasons 2 and 3 ...
As Domino (Wolverine & The X-Men)
15. Elizabeth Sung
Actress | Tango & Cash
Raised in Hong Kong, Elizabeth Sung is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She holds a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and was a member of The Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Elizabeth studied acting with Sanford Meisner and Milton Katselas. She was in the Directing Workshop for Women at the ...
As Broken Nose Jiang (Sleeping Dogs)
16. Bruce Locke
Actor | Mortal Kombat: Conquest
Born and raised in Oregon. Bruce Locke was originally not a martial artist and yet is known for some of the action characters he has portrayed.
He played tennis in college and was nationally ranked. He is a single digit handicap golfer and active on the charitable celebrity golf circuit in between ...
As Morikawa (Lollipop Chainsaw)
17. Feodor Chin
Actor | Overwatch
As Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2013) (VG)), Tran (Sleping Dogs)
18. Kym Hoy
Actress | Mass Effect 3
As Kasumi Goto (Mass Effect 2; 3)
19. James Sie
Actor | Jackie Chan Adventures
James Sie was born on December 18, 1962 in Summit, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Jackie Chan Adventures (2000), Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011) and Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005).
As Jackie Chan and Shendu (Jackie Chan Adventures)
20. Steph Song
Actress | War
Voted as the "#1 Sexiest Woman in the World 2006" by FHM readers in Asia, and one of the "10 People in Entertainment to Look Out For" in Canada 2006 by Playback, Steph Song also has degrees in Nursing and Journalism.
She started as a television host for National Geographic's EarthPulse (2001) and ...
As Sandra (Sleeping Dogs)
21. Stephanie Sheh
Actress | Bleach: Burîchu
Stephanie Sheh was born on April 10, 1977 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA as Stephanie Ru-Phan Sheh. She is known for her work on Bleach: Burîchu (2004), Naruto (2002) and Bishôjo senshi Sêrâ Mûn Crystal (2014).
As Kyrie (Devil May Cry 4), Catwoman
22. Daniel Dae Kim
Actor | Lost
Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently ...
As Johnny Gat (Saints Row 2, 4), Hiroshi Sato (Avatar The Legend of Korra) and Fong (Avatar The Legend of Aang)
23. Byron Mann
Actor | Skyscraper
As General Zhao (Call of Duty: Black Ops II), Raymond Mak and Pockmark Cheuk (Sleeping Dogs)
24. Conan Lee
Actor | Lethal Weapon 4
Two Chin Tsao (Sleeping Dogs)
25. Tzi Ma
Actor | Arrival
An endlessly imaginative and compelling actor, Tzi Ma has created a score of memorable film, television and stage characters. From his recent roles as Hinh, a deadly efficient assassin and nationalist spy masquerading as Michael Caine's ever-invaluable assistant in The Quiet American (2002) to his ...
As Henry "Big Smile" Lee (Sleeping Dogs)
26. George Cheung
Actor | Rush Hour
As Mr. Cheng (GTA V)
27. Ian Anthony Dale
Actor | Tekken
As Ricky Wong (Sleeping Dogs)
28. Vic Chao
Actor | Pearl Harbor
Vic grew up in the Chicago area where he excelled in gymnastics, martial arts, and academics. After graduating from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering, Vic developed medical devices, but later quit to pursue his passion for acting.
Vic's talent and hard work have helped him succeed in ...
Johnny Ratface (Sleeping Dogs)
29. Richard Hsu
Actor | Premium Rush
As Tao Cheng (GTA V)
30. Michelle Yeoh
Actress | Wo hu cang long
Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, ...
31. Jin Hyong
Actor | Mortal Kombat
As Kung Lao (Mortal Kombat 2011)
Actor | Bleach: Burîchu
Johnny Yong Bosch was born on January 6, 1976 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as John Jay Bosch. He is known for his work on Bleach: Burîchu (2004), Akira (1988) and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995). He has been married to Amy Bosch since March 21, 2003. They have two children.
As Nero (Devil May Cry 4)
33. Tom Choi
Actor | Teen Wolf
Tom Choi was born in Taegu, South Korea and moved to Des Moines, Iowa when he was four years old. After graduating high school, Tom moved to Seattle, Washington where he graduated from The University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in Drama. Moving to Los Angeles, he has continued to act in ...
As Liu Kang (Mortal Kombat 2011)
34. Lindsay Price
Lindsay Price was born on December 6, 1976 in Arcadia, California, USA as Lindsay Jalyn Price. She is an actress, known for NCIS (2003), Club Dread (2004) and How I Met Your Mother (2005). She has been married to Curtis Stone since June 8, 2013. They have two children. She was previously married to ...
As Peggy Li (Sleeping Dogs)
35. Rosalind Chao
Actress | Just Like Heaven
Rosalind Chao was born on September 23, 1957 in Anaheim, California, USA as Jialíng Zhào. She is an actress, known for Just Like Heaven (2005), Freaky Friday (2003) and What Dreams May Come (1998). She has been married to Simon Templeman since 1989. They have two children.
As Devianti (Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix)
36. Will Yun Lee
Actor | The Wolverine
Will Yun Lee was born in Arlington, Virginia, to Jung Ja Lee and Soo Won Lee, who had recently emigrated from Korea. He was raised by both immediate and extended family and moved often, exposed to life on the tough Bronx streets and idyllic Hawaiian beaches. By his teens he was living in the San ...
As Wei Shen (Sleeping Dogs)
37. Lucy Liu
Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. ...
As Viper (Kung Fu Panda movies), Adult Jade (Jackie Chan Adventures) and Vivienne Lu (Sleeping Dogs)
38. Terence Yin
Actor | The Man with the Iron Fists
Dirty Ming (Sleepng Dogs)
39. James Hong
Actor | Big Trouble in Little China
James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los ...
As Uncle David Wa-Lin Po (Sleping Dogs) and Premier Chen (Call of Duty: Black Ops II)
Actor | Conan the Barbarian
Born in Japan, Mako was living there with his grandparents while his parents studied art in the United States, when Japan and the U.S. went to war in 1941. His parents remained in the U.S., working for the Office of War Information, and, at the cessation of the conflict, were granted U.S. residency...
As Iroh (Avatar: The Legend of Aang
41. Sab Shimono
Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Sab Shimono was born on July 31, 1937 in Sacramento, California, USA as Saburo Shimono. He is an actor, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), Southland Tales (2006) and Waterworld (1995). He has been married to Steve Alden Nelson since 2008.
As Uncle Chan (Jackie Chan's Adventures), Monk Gyatso and Master Yu (Avatar The Legend of Aang)
42. George Takei
Actor | Star Trek
Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek (1966) and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.
George Takei was born Hosato...
As The Warden (Avatar The Legend of Aang) and High Mystic (Jackie Chan Adventures)
Actor | Unfailing
Wang Ziyang (Beyond Two Souls)
44. Edison Chen
Actor | Mou gaan dou
As Jackie Ma (Sleeping Dogs)
45. Parry Shen
Actor | Better Luck Tomorrow
Parry Shen was born on June 26, 1973 in Queens, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), The New Guy (2002) and General Hospital (1963). He has been married to Kim Hollands since August 2, 2002. They have two children.
As Winston Chu (Sleeping Dogs)
46. Robin Shou
Actor | Mortal Kombat
Robin Shou is the fourth child of a Shanghai tailor and homemaker. His family moved to the US in 1971. Their first home in Los Angeles was a 2 bedroom apartment near Olympic and Vermont, today known as Koreatown.
Shou didn't start attending martial arts classes until he was 19. He took Kenpo (Karate...
As Conroy Wu and Roland Ho (Sleeping Dogs)
47. Chin Han
Actor | The Dark Knight
Named one of Asia's 25 greatest actors of all time by CNNGo (a division of CNN) alongside stars like Japan's Toshiro Mifune and India's Amitabh Bachchan and nominated for Variety's Asian Star of the Year Award in 2013, Chin Han's 20 year career has spanned many international theater, television and...
As Sonny Wo (Sleeping Dogs)
48. James Lew
Stunts | Luke Cage
Raised in South Central Los Angeles, James Lew's destiny was to answer a cattle call in Hollywood for the hugely popular Kung Fu (1972) television series. He went on to star in the now collectible Hong Kong film, Young Dragon (1976). He made the move to big budget studio films in 1984. John ...
As Sifu Kwok (Sleeping Dogs)
49. Johnson Phan
Stunts | Star Trek: Beyond
Johnson Phan was born in a refugee camp located in Malaysia (KL) August 6th 1980. His parents and older brother had successfully escaped from communism in Vietnam. Soon after Johnson's birth the Canadian government helped the Phan family safely transition to Canada, and they would eventually settle...
As Hotshot (Sleeping Dogs)
50. Yunjin Kim
Actress | Lost
Yunjin Kim was born on November 7, 1973 in Seoul, South Korea. She is an actress, known for Lost (2004), Swiri (1999) and Sebeun deijeu (2007). She has been married to Jeong-Hyeok Park since March 28, 2010.
Tiffany (Sleepind Dogs)
51. Irene Tsu
Actress | Airport 1975
Born in Shanghai, China to a banker father and a painter mother. The family left for Hong Kong where Irene attended parochial school and studied ballet. At 12 the family immigrated to New York City where Irene attended George Washington HS and Quintano's School for young professionals and studied ...
Mrs. Chu (Sleeping Dogs)
52. Jennie Kwan
Actress | Entourage
Jennie Kwan was born on September 9, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jennifer Trinidad Fernando. She is known for her work on Entourage (2015), Higurashi no naku koro ni (2006) and California Dreams (1992). She has been married to Andrew Verona since June 10, 2012. She was previously ...
As Suki (Avatar The Legend of Aang)
53. Rob Yang
Actor | The Americans
As Triad (Grand Theft Auto: ballad of Gay Tony)
54. Phil Nee
Actor | The Defenders
As Tao's Translator (GTA V)
55. James Yaegashi
Actor | Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Son of a Japanese father and American mother, James was born in Yokohama and raised in Yamagata, Japan. He was educated in the Japanese system for the nation's compulsory education and moved to the U.S. after high school. He received an MFA in acting and directing from the University of ...
As Wu Zi Mu (GTA: San Andreas)
56. Richard Chang
Actor | Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
As Su Xi Mu (GTA: San Andreas)
57. Lauren Tom
Actress | Futurama
Lauren Tom is an Obie Award-winning actress, known for her roles as a dutiful daughter in the film The Joy Luck Club (1993), and a recurring role as Ross's girlfriend on NBC's Friends (1994).
Lauren plays the role of "Mai Washington" on the new ABC series Men in Trees (2006). She recently appeared ...
As Joo Dee (Avatar The Legend of Aang)
58. Minae Noji
Actress | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
As Yalia Sagewhisper (World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (2012) (VG)); Lady Deathstrike (Marvel Heroes (2013) (VG)); Rosa (uncredited) ( Sleeping Dogs (2012) (VG))
59. Keone Young
Actor | Men in Black 3
As Jeong Jeong (Avatar The Legend of Aang)
60. Gedde Watanabe
Actor | Sixteen Candles
As Ling (Kingdom Hearts 2)
61. Jerry Tondo
Actor | Mulan
Jerry Tondo discovered acting while attending high school in San Francisco, CA, USA. He was offered scholarships to play football, but decided to study sociology. He then enrolled in a theater course. He served on the board of directors while participating as a company member of the Asian American ...
As Thien Po (Kingdom Hearts 2)
62. Hira Ambrosino
Actress | Chance
Hira Ambrosino was born & raised in Japan. She grew up in different cities in Japan, including Nagoya, Tokyo, Yokohama, and Shizuoka. Studied music composition and classical piano performance at the Oberlin College Conservatory of music. She has a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Towson ...
As Female Pedestrian 10 (L.A. Noire) Pandaren Female Character (WoW: Mists of Pandaria)
63. Lianna Pai
Actress | Requiem for a Dream
Lianna Pai was born on December 26, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Requiem for a Dream (2000), Grand Theft Auto III (2001) and The Siege (1998). She is married to Geoffrey Quelle. They have two children.
As Asuka Kasen (GTA III)
64. Les Mau
Actor | Grand Theft Auto III
As Kenji Kasen (GTA III)