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Overview (1)

Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

MICHAEL GREGORY GONG : actor / writer / producer

In addition to his study in various styles of martial arts, Michael can be seen as JIA KENMIN on the HBO TV drama series "OZ" written by Tom Fontana & Barry Levinson (Borgia, Homicide, St. Elsewhere, Rain Man, Diner). He was also featured in the original company of The Grammy and Tony Award winning Cy Coleman musical, THE LIFE, directed by Michael Blakemore and produced by Academy Award winning producer, Marty Richards (Chicago). Most recently, Michael's work as executive producer and co-writer of a French dram-edy entitled "Maurice" was selected as one of the winners of the prestigious Cannes Festival Screenplay Competition for Best Screenplay for a TV Comedy Pilot in 2017.

Prior to his work on television and Broadway, Michael worked as a performer on world tours, music videos, and live shows with Madonna, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, U2, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Prince, Chayanne, Jon Secada, Selena, Whoopi Goldberg and many others. During this time, he also performed in such shows as: The MTV Awards, The Grammy's, The VH-1 Honors, The Oscars, The BET Awards, Paris Is Burning, The Miss USA Pageant, The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, Comic Relief, Glam Slam, Wetten Das, The Opening Ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and The Super Bowl Halftime Show with Diana Ross. He was later asked to perform in a Kevin Costner/Peter Buffett TV special and musical tour entitled "SPIRIT": A Journey of Dance, Drums, and Song, a unique collaboration between the Native American Indians of The Oneida Nation and Broadway show performers.

Michael has also worked as co-host/producer with fitness pro Gay Gasper on the fitness TV show and DVD "Cardio Karate" and is featured in the DVD "The Perfect Martial Arts Workout", both produced with long-time fitness expert JB Berns, creator of "Urban Rebounding." Later, Michael was asked to become a core member of the JILLIAN MICHAEL'S (The Biggest Loser) North American launch team of her new 30 minute workout "Bodyshred".

He's been credited as creating his own brand of cardio martial arts workouts for all the major fitness brands in North America called : ROGUE HK where you "train as if you're preparing for a fight scene in a movie.." ROGUE HK has been featured in Self, Health and Fitness, ABC Health News, and Glamour Magazine where it was dubbed the "All - time coolest exercise class in the world, ever. Really ... "

Michael currently works as the "fight and action coordinator" for the video gaming company HI 5 and continues to work as an actor/writer/producer in New York, Paris, and Hong Kong. Michael's most recent works also include an exclusive interview and working documentary entitled "The Narrow Road" which takes a new look into the mistress of Bruce Lee, Ms. Betty Ting Pei, as she talks about that uneventful night along with her survival post Bruce and the lessons she's learned through those times and his friendship. "The Narrow Road" also examines how the media has still to this day affected her life and family nearly 40 years later. The story begins early 2016 when Betty's manager receives a call from a producer of a reality tv show that wants to do a segment on the death of Bruce Lee and wants Betty to participate in the project.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Fu Gong

Trivia (4)

A member of "The Dancing Itos", a gag debuted by Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" in March 1995 to parody Lance Ito, the presiding judge in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
Works as writer, producer on the documentary based on Wing Tsun master: Grandmaster Yip Man.
Was "FEAR" (one of The Seven Deadly Sins) in Madonna's "Human Nature" music video.
Works with fellow martial artists and non-profit organizations on deporting rescue missions to save children from child slavery on Lake Volta in Ghana, South Africa and other regions affected by child slavery.

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