Wednesday 24 March 2010 08:20.
B.D. Wong (as Dr. George Huang)
B.D. Wong returns to "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as Dr. George Huang, a forensic psychiatrist and expert on the criminal mind. Executive produced by Dick Wolf, this series is the second installment of the "Law & Order" brand. Wong, now entering his ninth season on the series, portrays Dr. Huang, whose insight into the minds of the accused often provides significant clues that lead to the resolution of a case.
Wong gained notice as a cast regular on the critically acclaimed series "Oz," playing the resilient prison priest, Father Ray, for the show's five-season run. Other television credits include a starring role in "All-American Girl," "And the Band Played On," "Welcome to New York," "Chicago Hope," "The X-Files," "Bless This House," "Shannon's Deal" and the Hallmark miniseries "Marco Polo."
Wong has also appeared in more than 20 feature films, including Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park," "The Freshman" opposite Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick, "Father of the Bride" (the original and sequel), "Seven Years in Tibet," "Executive Decision," "The Salton Sea" and "Stay." Wong can also be heard as the voice of Shang in the Disney animated film "Mulan" and "Mulan II."
Wong is the only actor ever to have received all five major New York theater awards for a single role. For his performance in "M. Butterfly," his Broadway debut, he received the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Theater World Award, and the Clarence Derwent Award. Additional New York theater credits include "The Tempest," "A Language of Their Own," "As Thousands Cheer," the Broadway musical revival of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," in a critically acclaimed performance as Linus, and the Roundabout Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's "Pacific Overtures," for which he received a Drama League nomination for distinguished performance. This season he will appear at the McCarter Theatre in the one man show "Herringbone."
Wong is the author of "Following Foo: (the electronic adventures of the Chestnut Man)" (Harper Entertainment), which chronicles his son, Jackson's, struggle for life after he was born 11 weeks premature.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Calif., Wong currently resides in New York City.