Brian Tee is 43 years old Japanese-American Actor who is best known for his role as a villain named Takashi (also called D.K.) in an action film The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift. Tee features on very popular NBC television drama “Chicago Med” which is produced by Dick Wolf. Brian Tee plays the role of a sexy doctor named Ethan Choi. Dr. Ethan Choi is an expert in treating infectious diseases and returns to stateside after serving as medical officer in the navy.
Brian Tee is the stage name of Jae-Bum Takata, the name he gave himself after getting rejected by a Korean director at an audition for having a Japanese last name. Brian Tee was born on March 15, 1977 in Okinawa, Japan to a Japanese – American father and a Korean mother. When Brian turned 2, they moved to Hacienda Heights, California. He was brought up in Southern California. Tee studied in Wilson High School where he was President of Associated Student Body and Captain of the football team. He worked at Blackjack Pizza for part-time while he was in high school in Hacienda Heights.
Brian Tee graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performing Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. And soon after graduation, he adopted a stage name of Brian Tee.
Brian Tee made his acting debut in an episode of Television series ‘The Pretender’ in the year 2000. After which he was seen in a variety of guest appearances like a role of a host in the episode named “The Game” in the television series called ‘18 Wheels of Justice’ and as an intern in the episode named “Family” of the TV series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’.
The first movie of Brian Tee was ‘We Were Soldiers’ which released on March 1, 2002. Brian Tee played the role of Pfc. Jimmy Nakayama. That year, the actor also featured in American spy comedy ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’ directed by Jay Roach where Tee played the role of Japanese pedestrian.
Brian Tee appeared in three episodes of the American comedy-drama ‘Zoey 101’ as Kazu around the year 2005-06. He also played various roles in TV series like “Without a trace”, “Wanted”, “The Unit” and “Entourage”.
In the year 2006, he played a villain “Takashi” (D.K.) in the blockbuster movie ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’. The third sequel in ‘The Fast and The Furious’ franchise, the film made $158.5 million worldwide against its budget of $85 million. Brian Tee has played some of the best roles of his career in films like ‘Pandemic’ and ‘Finishing the Game’, “The Trade”, “Deadland”, and “Chain Letter”.
Brian Tee appeared in the music video for “Dance Like Michael Jackson” by the Los Angeles-based hip-hop and electric music group Far East Movement in 2008.
Awards and Nominations
Brain Tee was nominated for the category of “Best Supporting Actor” for the film ‘Deadland’ in Action on Film International Film Festival and Maverick Movie Awards in year 2009. Tee was also nominated for the category of “Best Stunts” for the film ‘Deadland’ in Maverick Movie Awards in year 2009.
Brian Tee gained popularity in 2009, when he joined the cast of ‘Crash’ as Eddie Choi. Crash was the first original TV series produced by Starz Network. Tee was part of first season of ‘Crash’ which had 13 episodes. This was followed by his guest appearances in some more Television dramas like ‘Lie to Me’, ‘Bones’, ‘Dark Blue’ and ‘Grimm’ in the following years.
Year 2013 was very good for Brian. Tee was part of superhit blockbuster ‘The Wolverine’. The sixth part of the X-Men series starred him in the role of Noburo Mori along with actors like Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Will Yun Lee. In 2014, Brian Tee also acted as Chaoz in the South Korean action film ‘No Tears for the Dead’ directed by Lee Jeong-beom.
Brian is married to Mirelly Taylor. Mirelly was born to Mexican parents who relocated to the USA when she 11 years old. She did her schooling at the very famous Thomas Jefferson School. Later, she graduated from Methodist University. Mirelly Taylor acted in several movies and TV shows. She is best known remembered for her role in the series LOST in the year 2014. Mirelly met Brian during her acting career and both are happily married without any claims of infidelity or divorce. Brian and Mirelly had a baby girl on August 10, 2015. They named her Madelyn Skyler Tee.
Indeed, 2015 was best time of Brian Tee’s life. His career touched brand new heights when he starred in the medical drama ‘Chicago Med’ on Television. Later that year, Brian was part of the sci-fi adventure classic ‘Jurassic World’ which starred Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Jurassic World was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2015 and grossed over $1.672 billion at the box office. Later in the year 2016, Tee featured in the superhero film ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’.
Brian Tee has been playing his role of Dr. Ethan Choi in ‘Chicago Med’ sequels since 2015, a super-hit NBC Television Drama.
Brian Tee was born on 15th March, 1977. He is 43 years old.
Brian Tee’s Sun sign is Pisces.
Brian Tee speaks English, Japanese and Korean fluently.
Brian Tee is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 78 kilograms.
Brian Tee is a Japanese –American actor whose net worth is $ 3 million.
Relationship Status of Brian Tee – Married and has one 5 years old daughter.