Bio

Tee is best known for his starring role as DK, the Drift King, in Universal Pictures' action-thriller The Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift, directed by Justin Lin. The third installment in that hit franchise. Afterwards, Tee gave a standout comic performance in Lin's next film, Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee. He then produced and starred in the independent feature Deadland, a post-apocalyptic thriller. He is currently starring and producing in a US/Korea co-production romantic comedy called The Wedding Palace, now in post-production.

Tee has been featured in many Hollywood studio films such as Fun With Dick and Jane; action-drama We Were Soldiers, opposite Mel Gibson; and action-adventure Austin Powers: Goldmember.

On television, Tee was a series regular playing “EMT Eddie Choi,” on Crash, a TV series based on the Academy Award winning film. Tee has guest-starred on the hit shows "Burn Notice," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Dark Blue," "Lie To Me," "Grey's Anatomy," "Entourage," "The Unit," "Jericho," "Without a Trace," "Monk," "The Pretender," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and more.

A Los Angeles native of Korean and Japanese descent, proficient in both languages, Tee holds a bachelor's degree in Dramatic Arts-Acting from the University of California, Berkeley.


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FILM
ROSWELL FM Supporting dir. Stephen Griffin (310/Windowlight)
THE WEDDING PALACE Lead dir. Christine Yoo (Opus/Convergence)
DEADLAND Lead  dir. Damon O’Steen (Deadeye Films.)
CHAIN LETTER Supporting dir. Deon Taylor (Twisted Pictures)
FINISHING THE GAME Supporting dir. Justin Lin (Trailing Johnson Prod.)
FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT Lead dir. Justin Lin (Universal Pictures)
ALL IN Supporting dir. Nick Vallelonga (Goldmill Productions)
FUN WITH DICK AND JANE Supporting  dir. Dean Parisot (Imagine Entertainment)
STARSHIP TROOPERS II Supporting dir. Phil Tippett (Startroop Pictures, Inc.)
AUSTIN POWERS III Supporting dir. Jay Roach (New Line/Avery Pic.)
WE WERE SOLDIERS Supporting dir. Randall Wallace (Paramount/ICON)
AMERICAN DREAM Supporting dir. Jason Street (Sweetwater Pic.)
REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR Lead dir. James Takata (Go For Broke Pic.)
BAD TRIP Supporting dir. Sechaba Morojele (American Films)
TOO SOON TOO LATE Supporting dir. Sean Michael (C&S Productions)
MAC WARS Supporting dir. Fern Alessandri (Enterprise Ent.)
TELEVISION
GRIMM Recurring NBC / dir. Norberto Barba
SHAKE IT UP Recurring Disney / dir. Joel Zwick
BURN NOTICE Guest Star USA / dir. Colin Bucksey
THE WHOLE TRUTH Guest Star ABC / dir. Paul McCrane
THE GOOD GUYS Guest Star FOX / dir. Adam Davidson
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Guest Star CBS / dir. Kenneth Fink
DARK BLUE Guest Star TNT / dir. Nathan Hope
BONES Guest Star FOX / dir. Ian Toynton
CRASH Series Regular Starz / Lionsgate 
LIE TO ME Guest Star FOX / dir. Tim Hunter
JERICHO Guest Star  CBS / dir. Seith Mann
GREY’S ANATOMY Recurring  ABC / dir. Rob Corn / Chris Misiano 
ENTOURAGE Guest Star HBO / dir. Ken Whittingham
THE UNIT Guest Star  CBS / dir. Steve Gomer
PANDEMIC Supporting Hallmark / dir. Armand Mastroianni
WANTED Guest Star TNT / dir. Felix Alcala
WITHOUT A TRACE Guest Star CBS / dir. Tim Busfield
ZOEY 101 Recurring Nickelodeon / dir. Fred Savage
MONK Guest Star USA / dir. Michael Zinberg
SNITCH Series Regular  PILOT / dir. Alan Taylor
TIGER CRUISE Supporting Disney / dir. Duwayne Dunham 
CRACKING UP Guest Star FOX / dir. Michael Spellar
JAG Guest Star CBS / dir. Bradford May
FLIPSIDE Series Regular PILOT / dir. Danny McCullough
PASSIONS Principle NBC / dir. Gary Tomlin
THE CHRONICLE Guest Star SCI-FI / dir. Sandy Bookstaber
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Guest Star WB / dir. Joss Whedon
INVISIBLE MAN Guest Star SCI-FI / dir. David Jackson
FAMILY LAW Guest Star CBS / dir. Jeremy Kagan
THE PRETENDER Guest Star NBC / dir. Rodney Charters
18 WHEELS OF JUSTICE Guest Star TNN / dir. Craig Sheppard
THEATRE
SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS Lead Hartford Stage Company (CT)
STOP-GAP Member Touring Theatre Company (L.A.)
FOOL ON THE ROOF Lead Secret Rose Theatre (Hollywood)
ROSENCRANTZ…ARE DEAD Supporting Zellerbach Playhouse (Berkeley)
KATHIE & THE HIPPOPOTOMUS Supporting Black Box Theatre (Berkeley)
CABARET Ensemble La Vals Sub. Theatre (Berkeley)
TRAINING
UC BERKELEY BA Degree Dramatic Arts 
DIANA CASTLE Acting Class Acting Coach
SANDY MARSHALL Scene Study Acting Coach
IVANA CHUBBUCK Scene Study Master Study
BRIAN REISE Cold Reading Master Class
ANTHONY BARNAO Scene Study Acting Coach
LOIS AUER One on One Acting Coach
MIKE DEMPSY Players Club Improvisation
SPECIAL SKILLS
PROFICIENT IN KOREAN, JAPANESE, ALL PRO SPORTS, MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE