Peter Chen (I)

Actor | Director | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
50 First Dates (2004) | White Tiger Yellow Tiger (2008) | Absolutely American: A Comedy Heated Rally with Action (2009)
AWARDS 
4 wins & 1 nomination More »
HEIGHT 
5' 7" (1.70m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 35-55
GUILDS *
AFTRA | SAG
ETHNICITY *
Asian | Pacific Islander
HAIR *
Black (Short)
EYES *
Brown
WEIGHT *
128 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Athletic
ATHLETICS *
Boxing | Volleyball | Equestrian | Snow Skiing | Bowling | Swimming | Cycling | Basketball | Tennis | Martial Arts | Soccer | Wind Surfing  Less
ACCENTS *
British | Chinese | French
LANGUAGES *
Chinese
DANCE *
Modern | Tap | Break | Disco  Less
WORK HISTORY *
Theater | Radio | Voice Over | Internet | Industrial | Commercial | Music Video | Film | Television  Less
JOB TYPES *
Stunts | Special Effects | Directing | Editing | Casting | Writing | Producing | Acting | Cinematography | Production  Less
CITIZENSHIP *
United States (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Willing to work unpaid
VANITY URL *
http://www.imdb.me/peterchen
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (38 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (14 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Film Lab PresentsFilm Lab Presents (TV Series) California Man ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Mr. Bu LeeMr. Bu Lee (TV Series) Sgt. Knock-It-Off ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Eight Crazy DatesEight Crazy Dates (TV Series) Thom ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for RakeRake (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for The MillersThe Millers (TV Series) Gambler #3 ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for The Comment ShowThe Comment Show (TV Series) Special Thanks ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for iCarlyiCarly (TV Series) Mico ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for WeedsWeeds (TV Series) Mr. Yu ( 2 episodes, 2011 )  Less 2011 2
  • Primary photo for The EventThe Event (TV Series) Chinese Man ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
    • Loyalty (Oct 25, 2010) Chinese Man  Less
  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for The Sarah Silverman Program.The Sarah Silverman Program. (TV Series) Chinese Man ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for UnfabulousUnfabulous (TV Series) Sideshow Barker ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for 2424 (TV Series) Lee Jong ( 2 episodes, 2005 )  Less 2005 2
  • Primary photo for Confessions: Two Faces of EvilConfessions: Two Faces of Evil (TV Movie) Suh  Less 1994
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • 50 First Dates * – Supporting Adam Sandler Prod/Peter Segal
  • Junior * – Supporting Universal Prod/Ivan Reitman
  • Confession: Faces of two Evil * – Supporting NBC MOV Prod/Gil Cates
  • Dollman vs the Demonic Toys * – Supporting Full Moon Prod/Charles Band
  • One Good Cop * – Supporting Hollywood Studio Prod/Heywood Gould
  • Enter the Paper Tiger * – Lead Indie short film/Peter Chen
  • Duan quan * – Lead/Sifu Wong Schwang Productions/Justin Wolske
  • Soft Might * – Lead Indie short film/Peter Chen
  • Sick Puppy * – Supporting/Customer Action Unlimited/Christopher John Williamson
  • Absolutely American: A Comedy Heated Rally with Action * – Lead Indie short film/Peter Chen
  • The Dead Detective * – Supporting/Chinese Waiter Flemming Erik CarlsonAndy Wolf
  • White Tiger Yellow Tiger * – Lead Indie short film/Peter Chen
  • Cha Zhen * – Supporting/Chinese Waiter AFI Film/Nathan Atkinson
  • Guerrilla Garden * – Lead/Chinese Gardener Rafael Palacio Illingworth
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • The Millers * – Co-Star CBS sitcom/James Burrows
  • Rake * – Mr Wu Fox TV pilot/Sam Raimi
  • ICarly * – Guest Star Nickelodeon/Jerry Trainor
  • The Event * – Co-Star NBC national Networks/Jonas Pate
  • Weeds season 7 epi. 7 & 10 * – Co-Star Universal/Scott Ellis
  • Most Likely to Succeed * – Co-Star 20th Centtury FOX TV Sitcom Pilot /Michael Patrick Jann
  • The Sarah Silverman Program * – Co-Star CBS studios Comedy Central /Rob Schrab
  • Family Guy * – character created by Seth MacFarlane Fox Network/Cyndi Tang-Loveland
  • Unfabulous * – Co-Star Nickelodeon/Joe Menendez
  • "24" * – Co-Star Fox Television Prod/Fox staff Directors
  • The Comment Show * – Co-Star Comedy Central/Blake Webster
  • Seinfeld * – Co-Star NBC SitCom/Andy Ackerman
  • Comedy Express * – StandUp Comedian Fox TV show Prod.
  • Short Attention Span Theater * – StandUp Comedian Comedy Central Prod/Cable Show
  • Mcbridge & Groom * – Supporting Universal TV show Pilot/Jack Bender
  • Say Goodnight, Garcie * – Lead PCC Telcom Prod/HeatherGonzalez
  • Gotcha * – Supporting Showtime Special/Cable TV directors
  • Gangs * – Lead Pub. Svc. TV Promo/Mike Lee Beesley
TheaterCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • The Indians are Coming to Dinner * – Woo Pacific Resident Theatre/Julia Fletcher
  • Bad Country * – Businessman Burbage Theater
  • Journeys: The Immigrant’s Tale * – Chang Soo Theater To Go
  • Don’t Drink the Water * – Chef Orange Coast College Prod.
ComedyCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Stand Up Comedy Shows * – Comedian 25 years performing at Comedy Store, Laugh Factory... etc
  • Pacific Rimmers * – Director/performer Improv group/Peter Chen
Voice OverCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Family Guy * – Character created by Seth MacFarlane Fox Network TV/Cyndi Loveland
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor * – ADR/Looping/VO Universal Pictures/Rob Cohen with ADReditorMichelle Pazer & Rebecca Weigold
  • Hard to Kill * – ADR/VO/Looping Warner Brothers Pictures
  • FX 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion * – ADR/VO/Looping United Artists Prod.
  • Double Impact * – ADR/VO/Looping MGM pictures Inc.
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee story * – ADR/VO/Looping Universal Pictures
  • Law & Order/Intolerance * – ADR/VO/Looping Studios USA Television/National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
  • Jag/Prisoner, The * – ADR/Looping/VO Belisarius Productions
  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey * – ADR/Looping/VO Interscope Communications/Image Ent.
  • Cadillac Man * – VO/Looping Orion Pictures Corporation/Roger Donaldson

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • SkyFest VII Festival Winners 2013 * – Certificate of Excellence Award for Doolittle Raiders Revisited 2013
  • Action On Film 2013 * – Official Selection for "Doolittle Raiders Revisited" 2013
  • SkyFest VI Film & Script Festival 2012 * – Certificate of Excellence for Absolutely American 2012
  • 8th Annual Action On Film International Film Festival 2012 * – Official Selection in the Script Division for "Absolutely American" 2012
  • SkyFest VI Film & Script Festival 2012 * – Honorable Mention for Absolutely American 2012
  • Indie Gathering Film Festival 2011 * – Award Winning Script for "Absolutely American" 2011
  • Twin Rivers Media Festival 2009 * – Honorable Mention Prize for Soft Might an Action Comedy Short 2009
  • San Francisco Short Film Festival 2009 * – Special Mention winner for "Soft Might" an Action Comedy Short 2009
  • Twin Rivers Film Festival 2008 * – Honorable Mention Prize Winner for White Tiger Yellow Tiger 2008
  • 2009 Film Festivals (AOF, Twin Rivers, San Francisco short film * – Honorable Mention & Official Selection 2009
  • Asian on Film * – Best Supporting Actor 2016

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TITLE
  • ACTOR/Comedian *
  • Writer/Director *
  • Editor/Producer/Stunts coordinator *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

UPLOADED RESUME
  • * My name is Peter Chen, and I am a celebrated film and television actor with over 30 years of experience working in the international competitive entertainment industry.
    My illustrious career has garnered me many prestigious industry awards, including a nomination at the Asians on Film Festival for Best Supporting Actor for Red String,
    an Indie Gathering International Film Festival Award for Honorable Mention for Who’s Both Sexy and Smart?, and two awards at the esteemed Twin Rivers Media Festival for
    my leading roles on Soft Might and White Tiger Yellow Tiger. I am best known for working on many highly successful productions, including Columbia Pictures: 50 First Dates starring Adam Sandler,
    Award-winning film White Tiger Yellow Tiger and Absolutely American: A Comedy Heated Rally with Action, which got an official selection at the esteemed Asian-American International Film Festival.

    Writer/Director Peter Chen with 30 years of experience, have won 4 Awards from short film festivals
    Check: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0155341/
    Director/Writer of a total 56 shorts and 8 episodes on youtube.com a web series called "Gramedy."
    Watch channel: http://www.youtube.com/peterptc/

    Wrote/Directed 12 sample shorts from this Action Comedy Feature Film Script "Absolutely American" which already won 4 script awards.
    Currently waiting for funding. Check web-site: www.AbsolutelyAmericanMovie.com

    As a filmmaker & won 1st place, 2 years in a row 2000/2001 in Film Festival for a short called "Saving Face a true DOC" which took 15 years to make.
    Another Doc. also won Awards from festivals called "Doolittle Raiders Revisited" now available on youtube.
    Produced/Directed 25 Cable TV Comedy variety Shows called "Moon View," with one 3 cameras Sitcom on Public Access Charter Cable.
    Also, worked diligently both in front and behind the camera.

    Worked/volunteered with AFI for 7 1/2 years in numerous student projects films, as well as numerous UCLA & USC student projects.
    Volunteer at the Lotus Festival as MC and for the children of the City of L.A. director of his own IMPROV group and performed StandUp for the senior centers in Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Alhambra. and East Los Angeles.
    Worked as a volunteered with SAG conservatory for 12 years both as a volunteer and as a teacher.
    I have worked as a volunteer/work/study with AFI student projects for about 7 ½ years in numerous films, both in front and behind the camera. i.e. both as an Actor and as a PA (Production Assistant).
    As a PA, I basically worked my way up from gofer, caterer, 2nd PA, PA, grip, best boy or assistant gaffer, set design assistant, 2nd assistant unit manager, set PA, boom operator, assistant production designer,
    2nd assistant cameraman. 2nd 2nd DP, 2nd AD, AD and assistant art director. I have done almost every assistant post on the set except makeup, script supervisor, props, wardrobe …etc.
    I was also a volunteer with the SAG conservatory for over 9 years from teacher assistant, camera person to finally teacher and director of my own beg. and Adv. Comedy Classes there.

    My Approach to Directing:
    I shall Breakdown my Script into smaller and smaller units. The smallest units possible within a scene, and still be able to tell the story. Any cohesive unit that has a reason to be tightly fitted together, at that point of time in the story line.
    I do my homework like script analysis to put together a deeper meanings of all the scenes. What’s the objective, who, what, where and why? What’s the point of view of each of the characters and their relationship with each other.
    I’ll have a general time line, for everything to fit in it. That can be used for many reasons, shooting can be done out of order. In order to safe time and money some scenes on the same locations or sets can be shot at the same time, then later put back into their relative time line.
    I love rehearsals. As much time as possible will be given to rehearsal. I don’t believe that a good Actor/Actress will loose the spontaneity by over rehearsing. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of rehearsals.
    Actors are the creative outlets of the show/film/project. They are the ones the audience sees. I will give them lots of freedom to show what they can bring to the characters, to the roles at hand that should all fit the general style of the piece.
    Drama, Comedy, they all have their uniqueness. However, if I see there are possible ways to improve the performances, make it funnier, more believable, then I will give them notes to make adjustments. Focusing on timing and pacing.
    I will also fix all blocking and camera angles with the Actors. To best show the characters who have laughed in joy, cried in despair, gotten angry, cried in joy, felt the deepest of hopes, felt the deepest of fear. They have FELT. What a most magical and wondrous gift that is - to be able to feel and allowed these wonderful beings called “characters” to be experienced by those audience who are watch it.
    Absolutely, commitment to the text. I like to stick to the original text like glue, of course, if there is a real good reason, suggested by the producers/writers, or even actors that will make the piece better. Only if all else permit then changes are made to the text, even at the last minutes. Always open to suggestions.

    Award Winning Writer/Director Check Awards on IMDB : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0155341/
    Also Directed 8 Web Episodes called "Gramedy." on youtube.
    Check If you like to watch on youtube "Gramedy" (in any order)
    the following 3 min shorts web series.
    "Gramedy 8": https://youtu.be/EoZmnVRPqKI/
    "Gramedy 7" : https://youtu.be/4_3gwBVuJfA/
    "Gramedy 6" : https://youtu.be/pXFtPFRJtwg/
    "Gramedy 5" : https://youtu.be/rGYwME-t2t4/
    "Gramedy 4" : https://youtu.be/PO9QfRnbYks/
    "Gramedy 3" : https://youtu.be/M9xMD_apZpo/
    "Gramedy 2" : https://youtu.be/xNvfALZz_r4/
    "Gramedy 1" : https://youtu.be/lDTEwbk3q0I/
    Enjoy!
    Feel free to make Comments and/or Subscribe.
    More Samples of Award winning shorts:
    Soft Might: https://youtu.be/cwsrLugkHEA/
    Better Off: https://youtu.be/Q1XfMYQzHKU/
    Please feel free to call for more INFO.
    Peter Chen (323) 963 3126
    30 years experience with Stand Up Comedy
    www.PeterChen.Info
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