Underappreciated Actor of Another Color #30: Dustin Nguyen
After a very important discussion on the Narrative, courtesy of vlogger Kon, I felt this post was looooooong overdue.
Born in 1962 as Nguyễn Xuân Trí in Saigon, Dustin Nguyen comes from a family of artists (apparently they escaped the day the city fell). This would explain why in addition to being an actor, the man's a writer, director, and martial artist (explains the body).
The brave amongst you will admit to loving him in 21 Jump Street, and not giving a damn about dating yourselves in the process. The shameless amongst you (like Moi) will remember him from that Pamela Anderson show, V.I.P. *shrug* Hey, my dad liked the show and I needed something - or someone - to help me get through it. He was also in Vanishing Son II and IV, among a lot of other things.
Dustin recently completely work on The Gaunlet, playing the character of Jin-Soo, and is rumored to appear in the upcoming film Popular Dysfunctions. It would appear our main man has stayed quite busy, which is always good to know. I suggest going to Netflix and just ordering everything with him in it. I strongly recommind Little Fish with Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchett. Dustin does an Australian accent to perfection.
Dustin is a devoted husband; in the infamous car accident which claimed the life of Thuy Trang (the Yellow Ranger, *sniff*), Dustin's wife was rendered paralyzed. He's stuck by her ever since, and become active with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center.