Greatest Asian Voiceactors

by olesvovchenco | created - 16 Sep 2013 | updated - 20 Mar 2016 | Public

1. Matthew Yang King

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)

4. Paul Nakauchi

Actor | Death Note

Paul Nakauchi is an actor, known for Death Note (2017), Overwatch (2016) and Doctor Strange (2007).

As Malthael (Diabo III: The Reaper of Souls)

5. Brian Tee

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

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)

9. Denis Akiyama

Actor | Pixels

Denis Akiyama is an actor, known for Pixels (2015), Johnny Mnemonic (1995) and Repo Men (2010).

As Tong Si Hung (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)

As Berial (Devil May Cry 4)

11. Jane Luk

Actress | Dead Ringers

Jane Luk is an actress and director, known for Dead Ringers (1988), Saw III (2006) and Goosebumps (1995).

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

Kristy Wu was born on October 11, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Cry Wolf (2005), Flight 29 Down (2005) and End of Watch (2012).

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

Feodor Chin was born on August 18, 1974 in San Francisco, California, USA as Feodor B. Chin. He is an actor and writer, known for Overwatch (2016), Lopez (2016) and New Girl (2011).

As Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2013) (VG)), Tran (Sleping Dogs)

18. Kym Hoy

Actress | Mass Effect 3

Kym Hoy is an actress, known for Mass Effect 3 (2012), Scrubs (2001) and Baten Kaitos: Origins (2006).

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

Byron Mann was born as Byron Chan. He is an actor, known for Skyscraper (2018), The Big Short (2015) and Hell on Wheels (2011).

As General Zhao (Call of Duty: Black Ops II), Raymond Mak and Pockmark Cheuk (Sleeping Dogs)

24. Conan Lee

Actor | Lethal Weapon 4

Conan Lee was born in 1959 in Hong Kong as Lloyd Hutchinson. He is known for his work on Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Big Trouble in Little China (1986) and Carjack (1996).

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

George Cheung was born on February 8, 1949 in Hong Kong. He is known for his work on Rush Hour (1998), Starsky & Hutch (2004) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).

As Mr. Cheng (GTA V)

27. Ian Anthony Dale

Actor | Tekken

Ian Anthony Dale was born on July 3, 1978 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He is an actor, known for Tekken (2010), The Hangover (2009) and Day Break (2006).

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

Richard Hsu is known for his work on Premium Rush (2012), Grand Theft Auto V (2013) and Altruism (2013).

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

Jin Hyong is an actor, known for Mortal Kombat (2011), To Wander in Pandemonium (2009) and Divided (2018).

As Kung Lao (Mortal Kombat 2011)

32. Johnny Yong Bosch

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

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

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

Terence Yin was born on May 19, 1975 in Hong Kong. He is an actor and producer, known for The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) and Fuk sau (2009).

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)

40. Mako

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)

43. Olivier Ho Hio Hen

Actor | Unfailing

Olivier Ho Hio Hen is an actor, known for Unfailing (2008), Lazy Company (2013) and Meurtres à... (2013).

Wang Ziyang (Beyond Two Souls)

44. Edison Chen

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Edison Chen was born on October 7, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Chen Xing Hua. He is an actor, known for Infernal Affairs (2002), The Grudge 2 (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008).

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

Rob Yang is known for his work on The Americans (2013), The Bourne Legacy (2012) and The Adjustment Bureau (2011).

As Triad (Grand Theft Auto: ballad of Gay Tony)

54. Phil Nee

Actor | The Defenders

Phil Nee is known for his work on The Defenders (2017), House of Cards (2013) and Grand Theft Auto V (2013).

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

Richard Chang was born as Tuck Seng Chang. He is an actor and producer, known for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004), Return to Paradise (1998) and The Changeling (2006).

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

Minae Noji was born on May 30, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Minae Cattleya Noji. She is known for her work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Be Cool (2005) and Love Midori (2014).

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

Keone Young was born on September 6, 1947 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Keone Joseph Young. He is an actor, known for Men in Black 3 (2012), Crank (2006) and Crank: High Voltage (2009).

As Jeong Jeong (Avatar The Legend of Aang)

60. Gedde Watanabe

Actor | Sixteen Candles

Gedde Watanabe was born on June 26, 1955 in Ogden, Utah, USA as Gary Watanabe. He is an actor, known for Sixteen Candles (1984), Mulan (1998) and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990).

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

Les Mau was born on January 8, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He is an actor, known for Grand Theft Auto III (2001), Martin & Orloff (2002) and A Bright Shining Lie (1998).

As Kenji Kasen (GTA III)

65. Eugene Kim

Actor | Sake-Bomb

Eugene Kim was born as Eugene Samuel Kim. He is known for his work on Sake-Bomb (2013), Car Dogs (2016) and Batman: Arkham Origins (2013).

As Kang Bramblestaff/Xiao Tu (WoW: Mists of Pandaria)