Peter Kwong

He was born in the year of the Dragon, one of the most powerful signs in the Chinese calendar – and perhaps it is this heritage which has given the gifted actor, Peter Kwong, such a powerful presence in front of the cameras. Peter has been seen in over 70 film and television roles. Movie fans will recognize him from "Big Trouble in Little China", "Golden Child", "The Presidio", "Angel Town", "Never Too Young To Die", "Gleaming The Cube", "Steel Justice", and the recent "Brainsmasher: A Love Story", with Andrew Dice Clay – an action-adventure-comedy. On the small screen you may have seen him in "Malcolm and Eddie", "Sisters", "The Wayan Brothers", "Daddy Dearest", "Renegade", " Top Cops", "Full House", "Doctor, Doctor", " Tour of Duty", "227", "MacGyver", "Dynasty", and "Miami Vice" to name a few. Peter has come full circle to the stage again, playing the lead role as Dr. Haing S. Ngor in the play "The Survivor: A Cambodian Odyssey" by Jon Lipsky; while stretching his musical theater skills in "Mame" with the late Juliet Prowse. Peter has also appeared in "Theodore Rex" with Whoopie Goldberg and "The Living Reed" as the King of Korea in this historic epic based on Pearl S. Buck’s novel. Most recently, he finished the film "Row Your Boat" with Jon Bon Jovi and Bai Ling.

In spite of his busy acting career, Peter makes time to be involved with community and charity organizations as well as professional societies. He recently served on the National Board of Directors of The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild, on the local Los Angeles AFTRA board, chairman of the Committee for Racial Equality of Actors Equity Association, and the Vice-Chairs of the Ethnic Equal Opportunities and the Young Performers Committees of the Screen Actors Guild. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has also served several years with the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Heritage Week. He has emceed events for Visual Communications, Asian Business League, Asian American Campaign Victory ’92, and the Los Angeles Miss Chinatown Pageant four times. He has volunteered for Athletics and Entertainers for Kids, Starlight Foundation, California Medical – Child Abuse Program and Muscular Dystrophy Association. He also had the privilege to go to Namibia, Africa to judge the Miss Universe Pageant.

For fun, Peter has capitalized some of his pastimes into profitable skills. His talents have won him an honorary membership to the Los Angeles Mime Guild. His passion for the dance floor has gotten him on music videos. He is also a practitioner of Northern Shaolin Kung-fu which has allowed him to do many of his own stunts and eventually branch off to more meditative disciplines such as Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung Meditation. He currently teaches Tai Chi Chuan at Bally’s and 24 Hour Fitness, as well as privately.

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