Parry Shen (born June 26, 1973) is an American actor. Shen's first major acting role was in Better Luck Tomorrow as Ben Manibag, the film's leading character. He also starred in another Asian American film, Surrogate Valentine. He has since starred in the horror film Hatchet and its sequels Hatchet II, Hatchet III, and Victor Crowley. He had a recurring role as Tyler Li in the television series Tru Calling. Since 2013, he has portrayed the role of Brad Cooper on General Hospital.
|Other names||Parry Allen|
|Education||Archbishop Molloy High School|
|Alma mater||University at Buffalo|
Kim Shen (m. 2002)
Shen was born June 26, 1973, in New York City, in the borough of Queens. He went to Archbishop Molloy High School, then an all-boys (but now co-educational) Roman Catholic school in Briarwood, in Queens, New York, and at the University at Buffalo. His mother is from Hong Kong. His father is from Shanghai. When he moved to California, he worked as a dorm parent at Villanova Preparatory School, a private college preparatory school in Ojai. Shen is of Chinese descent and can speak Cantonese.
Shen is best known as the lead character, Ben Manibag, in Justin Lin's seminal Asian American film, Better Luck Tomorrow (2002). Shen was also a main part of the cast of Hatchet, in which he also returned for Adam Green's Hatchet II and Hatchet III. Shen has appeared in Ed Decter's The New Guy (2002) opposite DJ Qualls and Zooey Deschanel (as Glen). Shen also appears as the lead husband character, Luke, in Richard Wong's Yes We're Open opposite Lynn Chen and in Dave Boyle's Surrogate Valentine (2011) as Bradley, Pearry Reginald Teo's The Gene Generation (as Jackie, the brother of Bai Ling's character), and Eric Shapiro's Rule of 3 (2008) (as David).
Shen has appeared on the TV shows NCIS: Los Angeles (as Ty), MADTv (as Chin-Hwa Dak), Criminal Minds (as Bobby Kim), Brothers & Sisters (as Dan Silk), Veronica Mars (as Hsiang 'Charleston' Chu), Thief (as Billy 'Shrimp Boy' Kwan), Without a Trace (as Steven Park), Tru Calling (as Tyler Li), Holliston (as Trent), NCIS (TV series) (as Ben Richmond), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Seth), Party of Five (as Kyle), Cousin Skeeter (as Billy Blowfield), Chicago Hope (as Harry Lensky), The King of Queens (as stockboy), Malibu, CA (as Kip), Beverly Hills 90210 (as Staffer), Suddenly Susan (as Robert), Caroline in the City (as Tim), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as student). Shen also played various characters on the TV series Asia Street Comedy (2004).
Shen also voices the character Takeda Takahashi in "Mortal Kombat X" (2015), Winston Chu in Square Enix's Sleeping Dogs (2012), Mogu Zai in Blizzard's World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (2012), and Tang/Privateer/Thug in Far Cry 3 (2012).
Shen is Managing Editor of Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, published by The New Press in April 2009. Its sequel, Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology, was published in November 2012.
Screenwriting and producingEdit
Shen has written and produced the feature film entitled Unidentified (2013), directed by Jason Richard Miller.
Shen has been married to his wife, Kim, since August 2, 2002, and they have two daughters.
|2000||Game Day||Ali||Comedy film directed and written by Marshall V. Davidson|
|2002||Better Luck Tomorrow||Ben Manibag||Crime-drama film directed by Justin Lin|
|The New Guy||Glen||Comedy film directed by Ed Decter|
|The Perfect Party||Peter||Horror film directed and written by James Huang|
|The Deviants||Jerry||Comedy-romantic film directed by Reid Waterer|
|First Daughter||Rally Leader||Comedy-romantic film directed by Forest Whitaker|
|2005||Passages||Frank||Short film directed by Ted Chung|
|2006||Hatchet||Shawn||Slasher film directed by Adam Green|
|2007||Finishing the Game||Robert Chang|
|The Gene Generation||Jackie||Biopunk science fiction film directed by Pearry Reginald Teo|
|2008||Rule of 3||David||Thriller film directed by Eric Shapiro|
|Fairy Tale Police||Officer Pappas||Short film directed and written by Adam Green|
|2009||The TiVo||James||Short-fantasy film directed and written by Adam Green|
|2010||Hatchet II||Justin||Slasher film directed and written by Adam Green|
|2011||Surrogate Valentine||Bradley||Comedy film directed by Dave Boyle and co-written by Boyle, Joel Clark, & Goh Nakamura|
|2012||Yes, We're Open||Luke||Romantic film directed by Richard Wong|
|2013||Starting from Scratch||Parry||Romantic film directed and written by James Huang|
|#1 Serial Killer||Murder Victim||Horror film directed by Stanley Yung|
|Hatchet III||Andrew||Slasher film directed by BJ McDonnell|
|Snowpiercer||Voice Actor (voice)||Action-drama film directed by Joon-ho Bong and co-written by Bong & Kelly Masterson|
|Unidentified||Jeremy||Science fiction film directed by Jason Richard Miller and co-written by Miller, Eddie Mui, & Shen|
|2017||Swing State||Ryan Pollard||Romantic-musical film directed and written by Jonathan Sheldon|
|Victor Crowley||Andrew Yong||Horror film directed and written by Adam Green|
|2012||Sleeping Dogs||Winston Chu|||
|World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria||Zian of the Endless Shadow|
|2013||Far Cry 3||Additional Voices|
|2015||Mortal Kombat X||Takeda Takahashi|||
|2016||Lego Marvel Avengers||Iron Legion|||
|The Walking Dead: Michonne||Zachary|||
- Soaps.com. "Parry Shen Biography". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
- "What is your ethnicity?". ParryShen.com. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
- "ParryShen's Xanga Site - Just another Xanga site". www.xanga.com.
- "Spend Thanksgiving Weekend with Hitchcock - Dread Central". www.dreadcentral.com.
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- Cushman, Dustin (June 18, 2019). "Parry Shen's Thriller 'Automation' Plays on Robots Becoming Dangerous". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
- Yang, Jeff; Shen, Parry; Chow, Keith; Ma, Jerry (2009). Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology (1st ed.). New York City: The New Press. ISBN 978-1595583987.
- Yang, Jeff; Shen, Parry; Chow, Keith; Ma, Jerry (2012). Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology. New York City: The New Press. ISBN 978-1595588241.
- "Parry Shen". www.secretidentities.org.
- Putch, John (1969). The Poseidon Adventure (1st ed.). New York City: Coward-McCann. ISBN 978-0698103030.
- "Red Update Alert: Poseidon Goes Belly Up Again". The New York Times. New York City: The New York Times Company. November 18, 2005. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
- sleepingdogsgame (17 July 2012). "Behind the Scenes: Voice-Over Talent (UK)" – via YouTube.
- "Parry Shen | Behind The Voice Actors". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved July 3, 2017. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources
- Brian Chard [@bcharred] (April 14, 2015). "Huge thanks to the stellar MKX voice actors: Troy @TroyBakerVA (Shinnok/EBlack/Fujin), Ronald M. Banks (Quan Chi); Ashly Burch (Cassie)..." (Tweet). Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Twitter.
Brian Chard [@bcharred] (April 14, 2015). "Michal McConnohie (Kano); Jamieson Price (Anncr, Ermac); Karen Strassman (Mileena/Kitana); Tara Strong (Ferra/Li Mei); Parry Shen (Takeda)." (Tweet). Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Twitter.