Kelvin Yu

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Kelvin Yu
Born1979 (age 43–44)
Santa Ana, California, United States
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Years active1992–present

Kelvin Yu (Chinese: 游朝敏; born 1979[1]) is a Taiwanese-American actor who began his television and film career with a recurring role as Freddy Gong on the WB series Popular.

Early life and background[edit | edit source]

Kelvin Yu was born to Yu Ming-chuan and Lin Ling-juan.[2] He grew up in Los Angeles, where he currently resides. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Film, Theatre, and Television.[3] His brother, Charles Yu, is a writer.[3]

Career[edit | edit source]

Acting[edit | edit source]

Yu started acting in theater at the age of thirteen.[1] His television credits since then have included guest spots on Frasier (starring Kelsey Grammer), ER (with Megan Cole), Las Vegas (starring Nikki Cox), Without a Trace (starring Enrique Murciano), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (with Cyia Batten and Steven Weber), CSI: Miami (starring Robert Joy), and Bones (with Ellen Geer).

Yu's first film was the 2003 comedy The Utopian Society. He later made an uncredited appearance in the 2005 film Elizabethtown, starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst. The following year, Yu had a supporting role in the comedy Grandma's Boy. Yu also had a supporting role in the 2008 Academy Award-winning biographical political drama Milk.[4][5]

In addition, Yu has starred in several short films, including 2006's My Prince, My Angel. Yu later appeared with Linda Park on the ABC series Women's Murder Club, and also had a lead role in the 2007 short film Fortune Hunters. According to IMDb, he will play a role in Wonder Woman 1984.

Yu also has a recurring role in the Netflix original series Master of None as the character of Brian Chang, the on-screen analogue of the show's creator Alan Yang, described as a "hottie" by Vulture.[6][7]

Writing[edit | edit source]

Kelvin currently writes for the Fox animated series Bob's Burgers, and along with the rest of the writing team was nominated twice for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. In 2016, he also won an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production (along with co-writer Steven Davis) for the episode "The Hauntening."[8] Yu also is a consulting producer on Central Park and has written a few songs for the show.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Milk's man: Kelvin Yu - Gay News Asia". fridae.asia.
  2. Tsao, Edward; Liu, Kuan-lin (18 September 2017). "Taiwanese American wins Emmy Award". Central News Agency. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "A Chat with Actor Kelvin Yu". TaiwaneseAmerican.org.
  4. http://www.asianweek.com/2008/11/28/milk’s-man-kelvin-yu-plays-milk’s-campaign-staffer-michael-wong-in-new-biopic/
  5. "Milk's Man Kelvin Yu Plays Milk's Campaign Staffer".
  6. E. Alex Jung, Master of None’s Kelvin Yu on Immigrant Parents and Finally Playing the Hottie, Vulture, http://www.vulture.com/2015/11/kelvin-yu-master-of-none-on-playing-the-hottie.html
  7. Molly Freeman, Who Is Brian On 'Master Of None'? Kelvin Yu Is More Than Aziz Ansari's Sidekick, Bustle, https://www.bustle.com/articles/122622-who-is-brian-on-master-of-none-kelvin-yu-is-more-than-aziz-ansaris-sidekick
  8. "46th Annual Annie Awards". annieawards.org. Retrieved 2019-03-15.

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