Dennis Dun

Dennis Dun (born April 19, 1952) is an American actor.

Dennis Dun
Dennis Gong Dun

(1952-04-19) April 19, 1952 (age 68)

Early life and educationEdit

Dun is from Stockton, California. He is of Chinese descent.

Film and TVEdit

Dun has had prominent roles in several films, notably Year of the Dragon (1985), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), The Last Emperor (1987), Prince of Darkness (1987), and A Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991), Warriors of Virtue (1997). In addition he has appeared in independent Asian American projects such as My American Vacation (1999) and My Life Disoriented (2006). For three seasons he was a regular cast member on the NBC television series Midnight Caller (1988–1991).


Dun began acting at the Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco, California.[1] He has appeared onstage at East West Players, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Lodestone Theatre Ensemble. For his performance in Chay Yew's A Language of Their Own at the Celebration Theatre, he won an LA Weekly Theater Award for Ensemble Performance (shared with Noel Alumit, Anthony David and Chris Tashima). He has participated in both the film and theatre labs at the Sundance Institute.

Dun wrote and performed the one-man show Giant Oranges, commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum and produced by Chay Yew's Solo Works Festival in Los Angeles.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Dun resides in Los Angeles, California.


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Partners in Crime Jimmy's Pal Duke
1988 Beauty and the Beast Henry Pei China Moon
1988-1991 Midnight Caller Billy Po 61 Episodes
1995 Grace Under Fire Walter No Money Down
1998 The Nanny Doctor Fu Making Whoopi
2001 Charmed Mr. Chang Wrestling with Demons
2001 JAG Capt. Jarot 2 Episodes
2002 The Bernie Mac Show Doctor The Sweet Life
2004 All Grown Up! Japanese airline Rep/Hawaiian Air Rep The Finster Who Stole Christmas
2006 Independent Lens Johnny Fung My Life..Disoriented
2012 Luck Leo Chan 4 Episodes
Year Title Role Notes
1985 Year of the Dragon Herbert Kwong
1986 Big Trouble in Little China Wang Chi
1987 The Last Emperor Big Li
1987 Prince of Darkness Walter
1989 Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive Narrator
1991 Thousand Pieces of Gold Jim
1992 The Kiss The Kiss Man Short
1995 Venus Rising Eddie
1996 Up Close & Personal Satellite Van Technician
1996 Good Luck Chang
1997 Warriors of Virtue Ming
1997 Dog Watch Lee Video
1999 Journey from the Heart Henry
1999 Pros & Cons Head of the tuxedo gang
2002 Safe Journey Man Short
2002 A Ribbon of Dreams Pai-woo Voice


  1. ^ a b "Dennis Dun". Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. 2006. Archived from the original on June 28, 2006. Retrieved April 22, 2019.

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