Valentin Andres Tanga Flores IV, known by his professional name as Von Flores, is a Filipino-Canadian actor. He is often cast as commanding or aggressive characters.

Von Flores
Born
Valentin Andres Tanga Flores IV

(1960-04-05) 5 April 1960 (age 62)
Years active1987–present
Children2

Early life and educationEdit

Von was born in Malabon and lived in Pateros until age 13 when his family migrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and the Centre for Actors' Study in Toronto.[1]

CareerEdit

Flores' first audition landed him a guest starring role on Night Heat.[1] Flores went on to perform roles in a number of television productions, including the series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues[2] and the Atlantis Films TekWar,[2] TekJustice and TekLords TV movies. He has guest starred on such series as The Adventures of Sinbad,[1] Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, Forever Knight, E.N.G., Street Legal and Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Flores played Ronald Sandoval in Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, one of the lead characters and the only character to regularly appear in all 5 seasons.[1][2][3]

Flores has also appeared in feature films, most notably in the critically acclaimed I Love a Man in Uniform[1] and Eclipse.[1] He also appeared in the 1995 film Picture Perfect as well as in the 1998 film Dogboys with Dean Cain and Tia Carrere.

Flores played Suba, a uranium smuggler in La Femme Nikita episode "Treasom" (S1E7), which was broadcast on CTV and USA Network. In other work, he has played multiple roles in a variety of episodes the internationally acclaimed television programme Mayday, his first role coming as Captain Ed Reyes in the season three episode "Bomb on Board" (Philippine Airlines Flight 434). Since then, he has played Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah in "Where is Malaysia 370?" (Malaysia Airlines flight 370) and co-pilot Zuwaldi in "Lethal Turn" (Garuda Indonesia Flight 152). More recently, he has played the part of the lead investigators in the episodes "Caught on Tape" (TransAsia Airways Flight 235), "Deadly Go Round" (China Airlines Flight 140), "No Warning" (Trigana Air Flight 267), and "Grounded: Boeing Max 8" (Lion Air Flight 610).

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Renegades Gangbanger
1989 Fireballs Japanese Fireman
1991 The Big Slice Sing Won Duck
1993 A Man in Uniform Kenny
1993 Zero Patience Ray
1994 Car 54, Where Are You? Mr. Kim
1994 Eclipse Henry
1994 Soft Deceit Hooker / Detective
1995 Johnny Mnemonic Viet
1996 Foreign Bodies Denny
1996 Darkman III: Die Darkman Die Johnny Lee
1997 The Assignment Koj
2004 Ham & Cheese A.D. (MOW)
2004 The Confessor Father Andrews
2019 Let It Snow Mr. Bernal

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Night Heat Danny Kai Episode: "Chinatown"
1988 War of the Worlds Alex Episode: "A Multitude of Idols"
1988, 1990 Friday the 13th: The Series Hitoshi Tanaka / A.J. 2 episodes
1989 My Secret Identity Dan Chen Episode: "The Eyes of the Shadow"
1989 Street Legal Domingo Apalma Episode: "Soul Custody"
1989 E.N.G. Seiji Koko Episode: "The Chilling Effect"
1991 Top Cops Cinco Episode: "Memorial Show"
1992 Beyond Reality Soong Episode: "The Fire Within"
1993 The Hidden Room Vinh Episode: "While She Was Out"
1993–1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Jack Wong / Marco 8 episodes
1994 TekWar Sonny Hokori Television film
1994 TekLords
1994 Model by Day Johnny Lee
1994 TekWar: TekJustice Sonny Hokori
1994 Forever Knight Tran Episode: "Can't Run, Can't Hide"
1995 Down Came a Blackbird Minh Television film
1995 Picture Windows Judo Instructor Episode: "Armed Response"
1995 Picture Perfect Marco Television film
1996 Gridlock Mr. Seven
1996 Conundrum Linh Tze Chou
1996 Lonesome Dove: The Series Harry Episode: "The Robbery"
1996 F/X: The Series Albert Volk Episode: "The Ring"
1996, 1997 The Adventures of Sinbad Tetsu 2 episodes
1997 La Femme Nikita Suba Episode: "Treason"
1997 Johnny 2.0 Carlos Television film
1997–2002 Earth: Final Conflict Ronald Sandoval / Jason 110 episodes
1998 Blood on Her Hands Mike Lee Television film
1998 Dogboys Miguel
1998 Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms Jong Sung
1999 Sirens Assistant Coroner
2001 My Daughter's Secret Life Kong
2001 Largo Winch Ahmed Pangkor 2 episodes
2002 Adventure Inc. Che Lao Episode: "Memento Mori"
2003 Starhunter Darnell Episode: "Torment"
2004 Doc Mr. Euchi Episode: "No Pain, No Gain"
2004 Home Beyond the Sun Colonel Khan Television film
2005 Plague City: SARS in Toronto Father Louis
2005 Human Trafficking Rico Miniseries
2005–2008 Degrassi: The Next Generation Mr. Joseph Santos 8 episodes
2005–2021 Air Crash Investigation Various roles
2006 This Is Wonderland Sammy Episode #3.13
2006 Cow Belles Nick Perez Television film
2006 Angela's Eyes Kevin Episode: "Eyes on the Prize"
2008 ReGenesis Mr. Lee Episode: "Hep Burn and Melinkov"
2008 Degrassi Spring Break Movie Mr. Santos Television film
2008 Never Cry Werewolf Detective Stalling
2009 The Line Eddie 15 episodes
2009 The Dating Guy Customs Agent Episode: "Boner Donor"
2009 Cra$h & Burn Efram Garcia Episode: "Freedom"
2009 The Border Ashin Nanda Episode: "Dying Art"
2011 InSecurity Dr. Ho Lung Episode: "Spies on Ice"
2011 Skins Hamilton Valero Episode: "Daisy"
2011 Lost Girl Donovan Episode: "Death Didn't Become Him"
2012 Rookie Blue Edwin Santos Episode: "A Good Shoot"
2013 The Listener Tai Ling Episode: "Witness for the Prosecution"
2013 Nikita Kramer 2 episodes
2014 Lucky 7 Dr. Chu Episode: "Five More Minutes"
2015 Killjoys Suspicious Man Episode: "Escape Velocity"
2017 Conviction Lu Jin Episode: "Black Orchid"
2017 Designated Survivor Dr. Shen Episode: "Outbreak"
2018 The Detectives Detective Joe Malicdern Episode: "Home"
2018 Frankie Drake Mysteries Curator Episode: "The Old Switcheroo"
2019 Private Eyes Irving Guzman Episode: "It Happened One Fight"
2019 5000 Years of Heroes Li Yiji 2 episodes
2020 Coroner Mario Episode: "Borders"
2020 Nurses Tenzin Episode: "Chrysalis"
2020 Rising Suns Charles Montenegro 3 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Lo, Ricky. "Von Flores: Another Filipino actor making waves abroad". philstar.com. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Von Flores". www.littlereview.com. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Sci-Fi Blast From The Past - Von Flores (Earth: Final Conflict)". SciFiAndTvTalk. Retrieved 11 December 2016.

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