Ron Yuan just wrapped as one of the ensemble leads in Disney's live adaptation "Mulan" directed by Niki Caro. Yuan plays battle hardened Master Sgt. Qiang, 2nd in command of the Imperial Regiment. He stars with Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Gong Li, Jason S Lee and Crystal Liu. In the newly released "Mortal Kombat 11", Yuan plays the iconic Scorpion in the biggest fight franchise game in the world..
Yuan's directorial debut "Step Up China: Year of the Dance" will be released fall of 2019 through Wanda/Lionsgate/YueHua. The highly anticipated film will be the first of it's kind in China exploring youth from different social circles coming together to form China's top dance crew but more importantly what it takes to be a true family.
In ABC/ Freeform's Siren, Yuan plays Aldon Decker, a military marine biologist who unwittingly falls in love with a predator mermaid. His obsession spirals out of control as he tries to bring her back to his research facility.
Yuan signed on as series regular on the hit Netflix/ The Weinstein Company's "Marco Polo" created by John Fusco. Yuan plays Prince Nayan, a fiery eyed descendant of Genghis Khan. Nayan is a converted Christian that rules all of Manchuria and whose closely watched actions will affect Kublai's control of Asia.
Yuan has been a force in front of and behind camera. Hollywood's secret weapon. Yuan is filming Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequel (IDR) playing Yeong, the main weapons engineer. Before that, Yuan was on the "The Accountant" with Ben Affleck,JK Simmons and Anna Kendrick playing a reluctant Silat Master for "Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor. You can also see Yuan on Jon Bokenkamp's hit show "The Blacklist" as mysterious Blacklister Quon Zhang.
Yuan was also seen in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy" as the intense and unpredictable Ryu Tom. Yuan cameos in Martin Scorsese's "Revenge of the Green Dragons" directed by Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) and Andrew Loo, playing the feared leader of the notorious BTK. Yuan played hard-nosed Lt. Peter Kang in the short lived CBS series "Golden Boy" from Nicholas Wootton and Greg Berlanti. Yuan also had recent cameo special guest appearances on"Castle" and "Justified".
Yuan joins Francesca Eastwood and Annie Q in "MDMA" produced by Richard Bosner (Fruitvale Station) and Cassian Elwes in a semi- autobiographical film from first time director Angie Wang based on a college freshman in the 1980's who becomes an expert manufacturer and dealer of ecstasy. Yuan also played the iconic Japanese character Scorpion for Warner Bros' secret Mortal Kombat X "Generations"
Yuan designed the fight sequences as well as going behind camera as Action Director for Steve Chasman/ Jason Statham's "Wild Card" scripted by William Goldman and directed by Simon West. Yuan just finished designing and directing the action on the popular Taiwanese/ Chinese/ International action franchise "PiZi Ying Xiong 2"(Black&White 2) shot all in Taiwan.
In the past, Yuan was cast in a leading role on HBO pilot "All Signs of Death" opposite Ben Whishaw and Mahershala Ali, directed by Alan Ball (True Blood). Yuan recently had character arcs on FOX's "Touch" opposite Keifer Sutherland created by Tim Kring (Heroes), NBC's "Awake" opposite Jason Issacs and FOX pilot "Exit Strategy" with Ethan Hawke directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).
Yuan also had memorable turns on hit series and films (Prison Break, CSI:NY, 24, Burn Notice, NCIS:LA, Pushing Daisies, Entourage, Art of War, Fast and Furious, Cradle 2 the Grave, Blood and Bone, Red Dawn) as well as being the voice behind major gaming campaigns (Call of Duty-Black Ops 2, Halo, Star War's Old Republic, Resident Evil, World of Warcraft, Medal of Honor, Army of Two, Guild Wars 2, Deus Ex, Drake's Uncharted, and many more).
Yuan's MiniFlix Films with Sony Television (SPE) co-produced three edgy graphic novel stylized films(Three Bullets, Tea and Remembrance, Lollipops) in which Yuan wrote, produced and directed. Yuan's award winning work in short film and features has premiered in over 30 festivals worldwide (including Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca, Greece, Egypt, Beijing, Macao, Newport, Texas, Seattle, Kansas City, Los Angeles and Comic Con).
In development are Yuan's "Wind and Water" "Unspoken" "Cold" and twisted post-apocalyptic martial arts western "Forgotten 8" in which the latter pairs Alex Tse(Watchmen) as producer.More