Jimmy O. Yang is a Chinese-born American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. He is most known for his recurring appearances in TV shows like HBO's Silicon Valley and Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight. He was also featured in the hit 2018 movie, Crazy Rich Asians.
Most recently, he plays Doctor Chan Kaifeng in the Netflix original comedy series, Space Force.
These are seven facts about Jimmy O. Yang:
Yang had a featured appearance in the hit 2018 romantic-comedy movie, Crazy Rich Asians.
Featuring a cast of primarily-Asian actors, the movie was a critical and commercial success, grossing $238.5 million worldwide and receiving numerous accolades.
Yang played Bernard Tai and starred opposite actors like Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, and Gemma Chan, in what remains one of his biggest roles to date.
Yang first came into prominence for his appearances as Jian-Yang in the HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley.
Set as a parody of the Silicon Valley culture, the series focuses on five friends on their quest to run a tech start-up in Silicon Valley, California.
He was a recurring presence in the show's first season, but was promoted to the main cast in the show's second season and was such until the show's end.
The series ran for six seasons from April 6, 2014, to December 8, 2019.
Most recently, Yang appears as Doctor Chan Kaifang in the Steve Carell-led Netflix comedy series, Space Force.
The series is set to premiere on Netflix on May 29, 2020, and besides Carell, will feature actors like John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Noah Emmerich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Jessica St. Clair, and Fred Willard among others.
Set in the distant future, the series follows the employees of the United States Space Force on their mission to put an American on the moon.
Jimmy Yang is the author of the book, How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents, chronicling his experience as an Asian immigrant who forgoes his parents' wishes to become an actor and a comedian.
He promoted his book with a 2018 stand-up comedy tour in the book's namesake.
Judging by his TV and movie roles, it should come as no surprise that Yang is a comedian: most of his roles have been overtly comedic.
He started his career by performing stand-up routines at 21 under the stage name "Lowball Jim". He performed at clubs all around California and worked on the side in various jobs to put food on the table.
Jimmy O. Yang was born Au-yeung Man-Sing on June 11, 1987. The 32-year-old was born in Hong Kong and came into the United States in 2000 with his parents when he was 13. His family settled in Los Angeles, California.
According to celebritynetworth.com, Jimmy O. Yang is worth $4 million. He has come a long way from his days having to take multiple jobs just to put food on the table.
Through hard work and perseverance, Yang has become a millionaire. He started out doing stand-ups for free and working on the side as a used car dealer, a DJ, and an usher.
The actor made his on-screen debut in an episode of the CBS comedy series, 2 Broke Girls.
He found widespread recognition as Jian-Yang in the HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley. He found further acclaim and recognition as Bernard Tai in the hit 2018 romantic-comedy movie, Crazy Rich Asians.
He returns to the small screen as Doctor Chan Kaifang in the upcoming Netflix comedy series, Space Force, set to premiere on May 15, 2020.