Brian Tee

Jae-bum Takata, known professionally as Brian Tee, is a Japanese-American actor. Tee was born in Okinawa, to a Korean-American father and Japanese mother. At the age of two, he moved to Hacienda Heights, California, and was raised in Southern California. He attended Glen A. Wilson High School where he was Associated Student Body president and captain of the football team. While in high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in theater and performing arts._x000D_
Tee played Kazu, the owner of Sushi Rox, on Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101. He played Eddie Choi in Crash. He also starred as Akira Kimura on Grimm and Takeda on Burn Notice. He also appeared in the season 4 episode “The Girl in the Mask” as Ken Nakamura on the series Bones. He has also played Dwayne Archimedes in the indie Feature film Roswell FM. Tee has also appeared in an episode in the first season of the television series Dark Blue as a Korean criminal. He also had a short part in Austin Powers in Goldmember as a pedestrian (“Run! It’s Goldzilla!”; “Still we should run like it is Godzilla!”). Brian can also be seen as a contestant on an episode of Hollywood Squares hosted by Tom Bergeron. He played in 1999 against a woman named Heidi._x000D_
Tee was also in the music video “Dance Like Michael Jackson” by Far East Movement. In James Mangold’s The Wolverine (2013), starring Hugh Jackman, Tee played Noburo Mori, a sadistic minister of justice arranged to marry the daughter of Yakuza Boss Shingen Yashida (Hiroyuki Sanada). Tee took on the role of Liu Kang in the YouTube series Mortal Kombat Legacy._x000D_
Tee appeared in the made-for-television film The Gabby Douglas Story on October 18, 2013, where he played her coach Liang Chow, which aired in 2014 on Lifetime. Tee co-starred in the 2015 film Jurassic World where he played Hamada, a high-ranking commander who works for the Asset Containment Unit (ACU). Tee played Shredder, the secondary antagonist in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, the 2016 sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles._x000D_
On July 20, 2015, Tee signed on to co-star in the NBC medical drama Chicago Med as Dr. Ethan Choi, an emergency room third-year resident with an expertise in infectious diseases and a Navy Reserve medical officer who just returned from Stateside._x000D_
In Tee’s spare time, he enjoys working out, playing sports, and practicing martial arts. He speaks fluent Korean, Japanese, and English. He is married to Mirelly Taylor and has a daughter named Madelyn Skyler Tee, born in 2015.

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Native Name: 高田 ジェボム

Birth Name: Takata Jae Beom


Birth Date: March 15, 1977

Gender: Male

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