Named one of Asia's 25 greatest actors of all time by CNNGo (a division
of CNN) alongside stars like Hong Kong's Tony Leung Chiu Wai, India's
Amitabh Bachchan and Japan's Toshiro Mifune, Chin Han's 20 year career
in Asia has spanned theater, television and film.
Beginning as a
teen actor in stage classics like Moliere's L'Ecole des femmes and
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, he went on to star in Singapore's first
English language television series Masters of the Sea produced by
ex-Lorimar exec Joanne Brough (Dallas, Falcon Crest). A spin-off series
Troubled Waters was to follow, which he also starred in.
In 1998 Chin Han made his US film debut
in Blindness an Official Selection at the 2nd Hollywood Film Festival
in a leading role opposite Vivian Wu (Peter Greenaway's The Pillow
Soon after, he starred in the Singapore mini-series 'Alter Asians' which won the 2001 Asian Television Award for Best TV Movie of the Year.
a director, he has helmed acclaimed Asian Premieres of plays like David
Hare's The Blue Room and co-produced the official Musical adaptation of
Ang Lee's The Wedding Banquet.
A pianist himself, Chin Han has also produced concerts for Tony Award winners Jason Robert Brown (The Last 5 Years), Cady Huffman (The Producers) and Lillias White (Disney's Hercules) in Asia.
In Los Angeles, he served as Associate Producer (credited as Chin Han Ng) on the 2006 Asian Excellence Awards which featured stars like Jackie Chan, Maggie Q, Quentin Tarantino and Danny Devito.
to the big screen, his strong supporting performance in Thom
Fitzgerald's (The Hanging Garden) 3 Needles with Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,
and Chloe Sevigny led one movie reviewer to note that for his 'small but
important role, (Chin Han) delivers in spades' (I-S Magazine).
2008, Chin Han took on the pivotal role of Lau in the summer
blockbuster movie The Dark Knight
and was described by director
Christopher Nolan as having 'a great presence... it was exactly what the
character required' (South China Morning Post).
year, he joined John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Woody Harrelson in
Roland Emmerich's epic disaster movie 2012
which has grossed more than
$750 million worldwide to date.
Chin Han can next be seen in Gus
Van Sant's highly anticipated Restless, produced by Ron Howard and Brian
Grazer, and Steven Soderbergh's star-studded biohazard thriller
Contagion from Warner Bros in 2011.
He resides in Los Angeles.
((Bio from IMDB))