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Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Brian To, a graduate from UCLA Film/TV school, has been working as a model, actor, photographer, and director since 1990. Brian To started as a photographer working together with Greg Gorman, David LaChapelle, Douglas Kirkland, and Steven Meisel, who photographed him for the L'Uomo Vogue, CK One campaign, and the Italian Vogue Cover. One of To's first assignments was photographing Antonio Sabato Jr. for his book No Excuse - Workout for Life.

Aside from several magazine covers and fashion editorials, Brian To has shot advertising campaigns for Pure Beauty, Johnson & Johnson, Walgreens, and The WB and CW shows such as Starlet starring Faye Dunaway and Vivica A. Fox, The Closer starring Kyra Sedgwick, the pilot TRUE starring Anne Heche, and the reality series Beauty and the Geek 2, which won a 2006 Promax/BDA Silver Award for outdoor print campaigns.

Brian To, a member of Cinematographer's Guild Local 600, also did still photography for several of Randal Kleiser's films including Lovewrecked, starring Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack, Jaimie-Lynn DiScala, and Jonathan Bennett, Red Riding Hood featuring Lainie Kazan, Debi Mazar, and Joey Fatone, and It's My Party where Brian To photographed Eric Roberts, Bruce Davison, Marlee Matlin, Olivia Newton-John, George Segal, Lee Grant, and Roddy McDowall.

In addition, Brian To shot both the poster and stills for the producers Gina Goff and Laura Kellum's independent, award-winning movies Girl Play starring Dom DeLuise and Mink Stole and Out at the Wedding starring Andrea Marcellus, Desi Lydic, Mike Farrell, Reginald VelJohnson, and Charlie Schlatter.

Photographing director Bryan Singer (Superman Returns, X-Men) and the late Academy award-winning director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy, Marathon Man) inspired Brian To to direct his first film Audit starring Sally Kirkland, Alexis Arquette, and Judy Greer which premiered at the IFP West / L.A. Film Festival. In addition, Audit won Best Short Film at the WIN Femme Film Festival as well as Best Short and Best Actress for Judy Greer at Dublin Film Festival. After Filmmaker Magazine 2002, named Brian To No. 5 to watch in its list of "25 New Faces of Indie Film," Audit was released as part of a DVD/home video compilation called Boxer Shorts, played on The Independent Film Channel, and played on Here! TV.

As a service to the community, Brian To directed Public Service Announcements benefiting homeless families, battered women and children, and victims of human trafficking. Additionally, Brian To directed the educational documentary Children of Incarcerated Parents and The Virtual Sex Project, three USC interactive videos intended to reduce high risk sexual behavior in young adults. He most recently directed a PSA for the L.A. Metro Task Force on Human Trafficking.

Brian To exhibited two solo shows of his art photography and has appeared in several group exhibitions.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brian To

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