Bradley Darryl Wong is an American actor. Wong won a Tony Award for his performance as Song Liling in M. Butterfly, becoming the only actor in Broadway history to receive the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, Theatre World Award for the same role, he has since gained more notability for playing the roles Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Father Ray Mukada on Oz, Dr. John Lee on Awake, Dr. Henry Wu in the Jurassic Park franchise, Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme in the film Seven Years in Tibet; as of August 13, 2017, Wong is the host of the new HLN medical documentary series Something's Killing Me with BD Wong. As of the Season 3 premiere of USA Network's program Mr. Robot, Wong has been upgraded to a series regular, he was nominated for a Critic's Choice Television Award for his role as Whiterose in Mr. Robot earning an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Wong has done extensive voiceover work and stage acting.
The most well known of his voice acting roles is that of Captain Li Shang from the Disney animated film Mulan. He would reprise this role twice, most notably for the video game Kingdom Hearts II. Beginning in 2016, Wong appeared in the TV series Gotham as Hugo Strange. Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, the son of Roberta Christine Wong, a telephone company supervisor, William D. Wong, a postal worker, he has one older brother and one younger brother He is of Chinese descent, with family from Hong Kong. Wong attended Lincoln High School, where he discovered his love of acting and starred as the lead in numerous school plays, before attending San Francisco State University. Wong gained wide attention as a result of his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly opposite John Lithgow; the play won multiple awards, including several for Wong, who at that time ceased using his full name in favor of his initials. He has since ceased the use of punctuation in his initials, he is notable as the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, Theatre World Award for the same role.
In addition to his long-running stint on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as FBI psychiatrist Dr. George Huang, he has had recurring roles in All American Girl and as Father Mukada on all six seasons of Oz, with guest appearances on The X-Files and Sesame Street. On the big screen, he has appeared in The Freshman, the 1991 remake of Father of the Bride and its 1995 sequel, Father of the Bride Part II, Jurassic Park, Executive Decision and Slappy and the Stinkers, he provided the voice of Captain Shang in Disney's Mulan, its direct-to-video sequel, the video game Kingdom Hearts II. He returned to Broadway as Linus in a revival of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, alongside Anthony Rapp, Roger Bart and Kristin Chenoweth, the 2004 revival of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures. In 1990, Wong objected to Actor’s Equity that the plan to use British actor Jonathan Pryce in the role of The Engineer in Broadway run of Miss Saigon, which Pryce had originated during the show’s extended run in London, would take jobs away from actors of Asian descent.
Although the union barred Pryce from acting the role in response to Wong’s complaint, vociferous opposition from Charlton Heston and a threat by the musical’s creator and producer, Cameron Mackintosh, to cancel the American production induced the union to reverse course. Pryce went on to win a Tony award for Best Actor in a Musical for that role. In 2008, he starred in the one-man show Herringbone, in which he portrayed 12 roles, at McCarter Theatre at Princeton University, he brought the show to the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego the following year. In 2012, Wong starred in Herringbone to benefit Dixon Place in New York for two performances; the production, recorded live for a 2014 CD release, was his first appearance in New York of the material, timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the original New York production. In 2014, Wong starred in the U. S. premiere of James Fenton’s acclaimed adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, a classic Chinese legend that has its roots in the fourth century BC, directed by Carey Perloff at American Conservatory Theater.
The Orphan of Zhao is an epic story of revenge. In the aftermath of a political coup, a country doctor is forced to sacrifice his own son in order to save the last heir of a noble and massacred clan; the Orphan of Zhao was a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse. Wong announced his departure from the cast of Law & Order: SVU in July 2011, to join another NBC police drama, Awake, in which he portrayed Dr. Johnathan Lee, a confrontational therapist of an LAPD detective who lived in two realities. Wong guest starred in a thirteenth season episode of Law & Order: SVU titled "Father Dearest". In 2015, he was named Artist-in-Residence at La Jolla Playhouse. Wong guest starred on a NCIS: New Orleans Episode 1.13 titled "The Walking Dead", where he portrayed Navy Lieutenant Commander Dr. Gabriel Lin. Wong guest-starred as the enigmatic Whiterose in Season 1's episodes 8 and 10 on USA Network's Mr. Robot, he plays the dual role of Zhang, the Chinese Minister of State Security. He returned in recurring roles for the show's second season, but has been promoted to the main cast for the third season, which debuted October 11, 2017.
Beginning August 13, 2017, BD began. The documentary explores strange and unexplainable, real medical ailments and attacks that may be gradual or descend rapidly, but in either case, if a cause and cure aren
Gwar stylized as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia in 1984, composed of and operated by a rotating line-up of musicians and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc. Following the death of frontman and lead singer Dave Brockie in 2014, the group has continued without any of its founding members. Identified by their distinctively grotesque costumes, Gwar's core thematic and visual concept revolves around an elaborate science fiction-themed mythology which portrays the band members as barbaric interplanetary warriors, a narrative which serves as the basis for all of the band's albums, live shows and other media. Rife with over-the-top violent and scatological humor incorporating social and political satire, Gwar have attracted both acclaim and controversy for their music and stage shows, the latter of which notoriously showcase enactments of graphic violence that result in the audience being sprayed with copious amounts of fake blood and semen; such stagecraft leads Gwar to be labeled a "shock rock" band by the media.
Since their formation, Gwar have released thirteen studio albums, two live albums, numerous singles among other recordings, have sold over 820,000 records in the United States. Fueled by the controversies surrounding their concerts, Gwar experienced brief mainstream notoriety during the first half of the 1990s, receiving regular airplay on MTV as well as frequent in-character guest appearances on daytime talk shows, satirizing the topics of censorship and media violence. Though the band's mainstream popularity declined by the end of the 1990s, Gwar has retained a dedicated cult following; the band's extensive videography consists of both live recordings and long-form feature films, most notably 1992's Phallus in Wonderland, which earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Long Form Music Video. Outside of music and video, Gwar has expanded their franchise into comic books, trading cards, a board game, signature beers, barbecue sauces, e-liquids; the band's characteristic costumes are made of foam latex, polystyrene foam, hardened rubber.
The costumes cover little of the band members' bodies. They further their production in concert by spraying their audiences with fluids. Most of the fluids are made of water and powdered food coloring which, for the most part, flakes off or washes out easily; the thicker fluids are made from a clear seaweed extract called carrageenan, used in ice cream and milkshakes. Gwar can damage the band's costumes. Another trademark of Gwar's live show is their mutilations of celebrities and figures in current events. Victims have included O. J. Simpson, John Kerry, Mike Tyson, every American President since Ronald Reagan, Jerry Garcia, Pope John Paul II, Osama Bin Laden, Michael Jackson, Al Gore, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Paris Hilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Adolf Hitler, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Manson, Jerry Springer, Mr. Lordi, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Pope Francis, Justin Bieber, Tony Abbott, Donald Trump and many others; the band makes frequent references to political and historical figures, fantasy literature, mythology.
For instance, the song "Whargoul" makes reference to Minas Morgul as well as the Eternal Champion of Michael Moorcock. Gwar has many references to Lovecraftian themes. In addition, the title of their fifth album Ragnarok comes from the Norse mythological event Ragnarök, they were nominated for two Grammy Awards, one for Best Metal Performance for "S. F. W." and one for Best Long Form Music Video for Phallus in Wonderland. The band performed fire dancing until the character "Slymenstra Hymen" left the band. Gwar is the end result of two separate projects merged into one. Dave Brockie was the vocalist and bassist for a punk band named Death Piggy that staged mini-plays and used crude props to punctuate their ridiculous music. Bands would practice in a room at the Richmond Dairy, a deserted bottling plant, taken over by hippies; the hippies rented out interior areas to various musicians. It was at the Richmond Dairy that Death Piggy met Hunter Jackson and Chuck Varga, both attendees of Virginia Commonwealth University who had set up "The Slave Pit", a production space for Scumdogs of the Universe, a movie they intended to make.
Jackson would create props for Death Piggy to use on stage. Brockie had an idea to use the costumes made for Scumdogs of the Universe and have Death Piggy open for themselves as a barbaric band from Antarctica, playing nonsense songs while sacrificing fake animals; the name of the joke group was "Gwaaarrrgghhlllgh". The members of Death Piggy began noticing that more people were coming to see Gwaaarrrgghhlllgh and leaving after the set. After several refinements, including shortening the band's name, Death Piggy was phased out in favor of the band now named Gwar; the first known line-up for Gwar consisted of Ben Eubanks, Steve Douglas, Chris Bopst, Jim Thomson and Jackson. However, this line-up was short-lived and would suffer multiple changes in the following months, with Eubanks quitting after just one or two shows and being replaced by Joe Annaruma, who went on to record several demo tracks with the band. Annaruma soon was replaced by Brockie; the band solidified into a line-up consisting of Jackson, Don Drakulich, Mike Delaney, Mike Bonner, Scott Krahl, Dave Musel and Brockie.
Mike Delaney left in 1987. Dewey Rowell, Michael Bishop and Rob Mosby (Nipple
Victor Wong (actor, born 1927)
Yee Keung Victor Wong was an American character actor of Chinese descent who appeared in supporting roles throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He is known for his role as Chinese sorcerer Egg Shen in John Carpenter's 1986 film Big Trouble in Little China. Victor Wong studied political science and journalism at the University of California and Theology at the University of Chicago under Paul Tillich, Reinhold Niebuhr and Martin Buber; when he returned to San Francisco, Wong resumed his studies at the San Francisco Art Institute under Mark Rothko. After his news career ended, Wong turned to acting, starting in the local Asian American theatre and landing larger roles on the stages New York City. In October 1980, Wong made his Asian American Theater Company debut in San Francisco by appearing in their production of Paper Angels by Genny Lim, he was on Social Security Disability Insurance at the time. His stage work led to television work and into movies. In between film roles, Wong lived in Sacramento, where he supported the local performing arts.
In 1992, he acted in Cageman. He starred as the grandfather, Mori Tanaka, in the popular 3 Ninjas franchise, the cult-classics, Big Trouble in Little China and Tremors. Film director Wayne Wang called Victor Wong his role model for living life. Director Bernardo Bertolucci had trouble with Wong on the set of The Last Emperor amid arguments over historical authenticity and cut most of Wong's scenes in the film, which won the Best Picture Oscar for 1987, he retired from acting in 1998 after suffering two strokes, which contributed to his death on September 12, 2001 from heart failure. In the 1950s, while studying art under Mark Rothko, Victor Wong had his first art exhibition at the City Lights Bookstore. During this time, Wong befriended Lawrence Ferlinghetti, he illustrated Oranges, Dick McBride's first collection of poetry, handset and printed at the Bread and Wine Mission in 1960. He met Jack Kerouac in the early 1960s. In the novel, Wong is characterised as "Arthur Ma". Wong's parents both came from China.
His father, Sare King Wong, was born and raised in Guangdong province, moved to Shanghai as a news journalist. His siblings were Zeppelin Wong, Shirley Wong Frentzel, Betty Wong Brown, he was fluent with both Cantonese, which helped lead his acting career to Hong Kong. Victor Wong lived in California. Wong was married four times: to Olive Thurman Wong, Carol Freeland, Robin Goodfellow, Dawn Rose, he had two daughters and Heather, three sons, Anton and Duncan. His son, Lyon Wong, died in 1986 after being attacked by a young man while walking home in Sacramento. Upon learning of the events of September 11, 2001, Wong and his wife Rose spent the day trying to get news of Wong's sons, who lived in New York City. After Rose went to sleep, Wong stayed up to continue following the news. Victor Wong on IMDb Victor Wong Asian Week obituary Victor Wong at Find A Grave
Mystery Date (game)
Mystery Date is a board game from the Milton Bradley Company released in 1965, conceived by Marvin Glass and created by Henry Stan. Marketed to girls 6 to 14 years of age, it has been reissued in 1970, 1999, 2005, it is popularly referenced as a trope in TV and film. Mystery Date can be played with 3, or 4 players; the object of the game is to acquire a desirable date, while avoiding the "dud". The player must assemble an outfit by acquiring three matching color-coded cards, which must match the outfit of the date at the "mystery door"; the date is revealed by opening the plastic door on the game board. The five possible dates are the "formal dance" date, the "bowling" date, the "beach" date, the "skiing" date, the "dud"; the date to be avoided is the poorly dressed "dud". He is wearing slovenly attire, his hair is tousled, his face sports a beard shadow. In the 1970s game, a "picnic" date replaces the "bowling" date. If the player's outfit does not match the date behind the door, the door is closed and play continues.
The book Timeless Toys described Mystery Date as if it was the result of crossing "Barbie in all her high-fashion glory with 1965's biggest game show, Let's Make a Deal". Calling it an example of "simple, yet ingenious" quality associated with Marvin Glass, it is now considered "one of the most sought-after games from the'60s". Having played it as a child, Michelle Slatalla of The New York Times in the 2000s retrospectively called the game's premise "politically incorrect". Mystery Date 1965 television commercial Mystery Date at BoardGameGeek Mystery Date at gamepart. Com
Don S. Davis
Don Sinclair Davis was an American character actor best-known for playing General Hammond in the television series Stargate SG-1, earlier for playing Major Garland Briggs on the television series Twin Peaks. He was a theater professor and United States Army captain. Davis was raised in Aurora, Missouri, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in art from Southwest Missouri State College. He said that "during the Viet Nam era" he "was with the 7th Infantry in Korea" and at another point was "a personnel and administration officer, he was a captain at Fort Leonard Wood by the time he left the U. S. Army, "and worked with General Officers, so I've been able to use that in Hammond and other characters."In 1970 he received a Master's Degree in Theatre from the Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He taught for several years before returning to SIUC to complete a Ph. D. in Theatre. He began working in the film industry in the 1980s, while teaching at the University of British Columbia. In 1987, he stopped teaching in order to pursue acting full-time.
He got the role of the eloquently spoken Major Briggs, he said, when "I was living in Vancouver and doing local work. But because of my accent in the'80s I couldn't play a Canadian in commercials. So someone suggested. I was able to get commercial work and acting jobs there. I had a good resume. So when they were casting the Twin Peaks pilot my agent sent me out to the audition. I met series creator David Lynch and didn't read for him — we just visited.... David started writing for me, he liked the chemistry. I did three days on the pilot and went on to the series; that was the luckiest break. There are at least a dozen people from that show who are lifelong friends, it was a life-changing experience."In the TV show MacGyver, Davis was the stunt/photography double for Dana Elcar. He was mistaken for Elcar, vice versa. Davis did appear in two episodes as a different character each time, his first appearance was as a cement truck driver in the episode "Blow Out", his second appearance was as the poacher Wyatt Porter in "The Endangered".
He played Dana Scully's father in the series The X-Files. Canadian audiences may be familiar with Davis thanks to his appearance in one of the famous Heritage Minutes, in which he played an arrogant American gold prospector who pulls a gun on Mountie Sam Steele, he played the role of the Racine Belles' manager in the movie A League of Their Own. He had a guest-starring role in the pilot episode of the comedy-drama television series Psych, playing the character of Mr. McCallum, he was a member of the main cast of Stargate SG-1 during the first seven seasons of that television series, portraying General Hammond, commander of Stargate Command. He appeared in a recurring role during Seasons 8 to 10, cutting back his commitment due to health problems, he played the character in one episode of the Stargate spin-off series Stargate Atlantis. Davis, living in Gibsons, British Columbia, died on June 29, 2008, of a heart attack, his ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean. The writers of Stargate Atlantis paid him homage by mentioning the death of his character George Hammond and naming a spaceship after him in the final episode of the show airing January 9, 2009.
He was again honored in October 2009, with the appearance of the spaceship Hammond in the pilot episode of Stargate Universe. Coincidentally, in episode 16 of season 4 of SG-1, "2010", it is stated that General Hammond had died of a heart attack prior to the episode's events. Davis married Ruby Fleming in 2003, by which time he had Matt Davis from a previous marriage, he was given a GMC Envoy as a gift from the producers of Stargate SG-1 which his son still drives to this day. He was a visual artist, spending most of his free time painting or carving. Davis grew up painting and drawing, he continued to pursue these crafts his entire life, supplementing his income with design commissions and art sales. On the DVD commentary track for Stargate SG-1 season 6 episode 17, Davis said that he once had a job carving wooden cigar store Indians that were sold at Silver Dollar City. Don S. Davis at Find a Grave Don S. Davis on IMDb
Fisher Stevens is an American actor, director and writer. As an actor, he is best known for his portrayals of Ben Jabituya in Short Circuit, Chuck Fishman on the 1990s television series Early Edition and villainous computer genius Eugene "The Plague" Belford in Hackers, his most recent successes include the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film The Cove and the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film Crazy Love. In addition, he has directed the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced documentary Before the Flood, executively produced by Martin Scorsese, has screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, was screened by National Geographic on October 21, 2016, he was born Steven Fisher in Chicago, the son of Sally, a painter and AIDS activist and Norman Fisher, a furniture executive. Steven has described himself as a "thin, white Jewish kid from Chicago." He co-founded the Naked Angels Theater Company with longtime friends Rob Morrow, Nicole Burdette, Pippin Parker, Charles Landry, Nancy Travis and Ned Eisenberg in 1986.
He co-founded Greene Street Films, a film-production company located in Tribeca, New York City, in 1996. Stevens performed as Edgar Allan Poe on Lou Reed's album The Raven in 2003, he is an accomplished harmonica player. As an actor, he is known for his portrayals of Chuck Fishman on Early Edition, Seamus O'Neill on Key West, Eugene "The Plague" Belford in Hackers, Iggy in Super Mario Bros. Hawk Ganz in The Flamingo Kid, his role as Ben Jabituya/Jahveri in Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2, his television credits include Columbo, Friends, Law & Order, Key West and Lost. He appeared on two episodes of the television series Numb3rs. Fisher has a Broadway and off-Broadway career spanning nearly three decades, he played Jigger Craigin in Hammerstein's Carousel. He had an early success in the 1982 Broadway production of Torch Song Trilogy playing David, the adopted son of the gay protagonist played by the show's writer Harvey Fierstein, the original Broadway production of Brighton Beach Memoirs, where he succeeded Matthew Broderick in the starring role of Eugene.
Throughout his career, he directed more than 50 stage productions. In 2010, Fisher co-founded a new media and documentary film company, Insurgent Media, with Andrew Karsch and Erik H. Gordon. In June 2010, Stevens made his major theatrical directing debut with John Leguizamo's one-man show, Ghetto Klown, which ran on Broadway from March to July 2011; the two had appeared together in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Public Theater about 20 years earlier. On July 13, 2012, PBS debuted Tales From a Ghetto Klown, a documentary about the development of the show which prominently features Stevens. In 2010, Stevens won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for co-producing The Cove, he directed starring Al Pacino and Christopher Walken. He teamed up with Alexis Bloom to direct the film Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016; the Burning Baby It's You The Brother from Another Planet The Flamingo Kid My Science Project Short Circuit The Boss' Wife Short Circuit 2 Bloodhounds of Broadway Point of View Reversal of Fortune The Marrying Man Mystery Date Lift Bob Roberts Hero When the Party's Over Super Mario Bros.
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British Film Institute
The British Film Institute is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom. It was established by Royal Charter to: Encourage the development of the arts of film and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film and the moving image and their impact on society, to promote access to and appreciation of the widest possible range of British and world cinema and to establish, care for and develop collections reflecting the moving image history and heritage of the United Kingdom; the BFI maintains the world's largest film archive, the BFI National Archive called National Film Library, National Film Archive, National Film and Television Archive. The archive contains more than 50,000 fiction films, over 100,000 non-fiction titles, around 625,000 television programmes; the majority of the collection is British material but it features internationally significant holdings from around the world.
The Archive collects films which feature key British actors and the work of British directors. The BFI runs the BFI Southbank and London IMAX cinema, both located on the south bank of the River Thames in London; the IMAX has the largest cinema screen in the UK and shows popular recent releases and short films showcasing its technology, which includes 3D screenings and 11,600 watts of digital surround sound. BFI Southbank shows films from all over the world critically acclaimed historical & specialised films that may not otherwise get a cinema showing; the BFI distributes archival and cultural cinema to other venues – each year to more than 800 venues all across the UK, as well as to a substantial number of overseas venues. The BFI offers a range of education initiatives, in particular to support the teaching of film and media studies in schools. In late 2012, the BFI received money from the Department For Education to create the BFI Film Academy Network; the BFI runs the annual London Film Festival along with BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival and the youth-orientated Future Film Festival.
The BFI publishes the monthly Sound magazine as well as films on Blu-ray, DVD and books. It runs the BFI National Library, maintains the BFI Film & TV Database and Summary of Information on Film and Television, which are databases of credits and other information about film and television productions. SIFT has a collection of about 7 million still frames from television; the BFI has co-produced a number of television series featuring footage from the BFI National Archive, in partnership with the BBC, including The Lost World of Mitchell & Kenyon, The Lost World of Friese-Greene, The Lost World of Tibet. The institute was founded in 1933. Despite its foundation resulting from a recommendation in a report on Film in National Life, at that time the institute was a private company, though it has received public money throughout its history—from the Privy Council and Treasury until 1965 and the various culture departments since then; the institute was restructured following the Radcliffe Report of 1948 which recommended that it should concentrate on developing the appreciation of filmic art, rather than creating film itself.
Thus control of educational film production passed to the National Committee for Visual Aids in Education and the British Film Academy assumed control for promoting production. From 1952–2000, the BFI provided funding for new and experimental filmmakers via the BFI Production Board; the institute received a Royal Charter in 1983. This was updated in 2000, in the same year the newly established UK Film Council took responsibility for providing the BFI's annual grant-in-aid; as an independent registered charity, the BFI is regulated by the Charity Commission and the Privy Council. In 1988, the BFI opened the London Museum of the Moving Image on the South Bank. MOMI was acclaimed internationally and set new standards for education through entertainment, but subsequently it did not receive the high levels of continuing investment that might have enabled it to keep pace with technological developments and ever-rising audience expectations; the Museum was "temporarily" closed in 1999. This did not happen, MOMI's closure became permanent in 2002 when it was decided to redevelop the South Bank site.
This redevelopment was itself further delayed. The BFI is managed on a day-to-day basis by its chief executive, Amanda Nevill. Supreme decision-making authority rests with a board of up to 14 governors; the current chair is Josh Berger, who took up the post in February 2016. He succeeded Greg Dyke, who took office on 1 March 2008. Dyke succeeded the late Anthony Minghella, chair from 2003 until 31 December 2007; the chair of the board is appointed by the BFI's own Board of Governors but requires the consent of the Secretary of State for Culture and Sport. Other Governors are co-opted by existing board members; the BFI operates with three sources of income. The largest is public money allocated by the Department for Culture and Sport. In 2011–12, this funding amounted to £20m; the second largest source is commercial activity such as receipts from ticket sales at BFI Southbank or the BFI London IMAX theatre, sales of DVDs, etc. Thirdly and sponsorship of around £5m