Rich Ting Interview | AfterBuzz TV’s Mini Spotlight

AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Mini Spotlight edition, is a short form interview series featuring actors & artists discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Amy Cassandra interviews Rich Ting.

Ting was born in Los Angeles, California and is of Chinese and Japanese descent. He was a five-sport athlete growing up and played collegiate football at Yale University while earning a B.A and went on to achieved a dual J.D./M.B.A. degree. Ting later switched career paths and pursued his interest in the entertainment world.

His career as an actor began in Los Angeles when he was cast in the TV series, “Beyond the Break”. Additional TV credits include: “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Supergirl”, “Rush Hour”, “The Messengers”, Chicago P.D.”, “The Novice”, and “Boston Legal”.

Ting then went on to film in Asia after being cast for the lead role of “Xon Sa Ma” in the historic film, “Huyen Su Thien Do”, commemorating one thousand years of Thang Long – Hanoi. He also starred as “Michael” in a Korean-based drama television series, “Two Families”. In 2013, Ting made his Korean debut in the KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) espionage TV drama series entitled, “Iris 2: New Generation”.
In 2013, Ting appeared in the film “Lone Survivor” as “James Suh” opposite Mark Wahlberg and Taylor Kitsch. Additional film credits include: “Make Your Move”, “No Tears For The Dead”, and “Real”.

Ting has a background in martial arts with a 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, and Wing Chun. Ting performed stunts featured in: “Stand Up Guys”, “The Green Hornet”, “Salt”, “Ben 10: Race Against Time”, “Gamer”, “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra”, “Deadly Impact”, “Crank 2: High Voltage”, and “Mask of the Ninja”.

In additional to acting, Ting has modeled in national and international commercials for Chase Credit Card, McDonald’s, and Motorola. He continues to model overseas and in U.S. has appeared in print and on the runway for such designers and brands as: Gucci, Samsung, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, American Rag, Roberto Cavalli, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, Gap, Adidas, Saks Fifth Avenue, Guess, Kenneth Cole, Macy’s, Bvlgari, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Marc Ecko, and Express.

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