Jimmy O. Yang (Jimmy Ouyang; Chinese: 歐陽萬成) is a Chinese-American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer. He is best known for starring as Jian-Yang in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley.
Life and career
Jimmy O. Yang was born "Au-yeung Man-Sing" (Chinese: 歐陽萬成) on June 11, 1987, in Hong Kong, and lived there until he was 13 years old when his family emigrated to the United States. His aunt and grandmother were already living in the U.S., and his parents joined them primarily to allow Yang and his brother access to better schools and education. He attended the University of California, San Diego.
Yang made his television debut on the CBS series 2 Broke Girls, and his first late night stand-up appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. In season 9 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, he played the character Tang-See. Yang also appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds as Nathan Chow, a high-school student who suffered a psychotic break. He was once a writer/consultant for the Harlem Globetrotters, and voiced roles in the video game Infamous Second Son.
He played Dun Meng, who was carjacked by the Tsarnaev brothers, in the 2016 action drama Patriots Day.
In 2017, he was cast as Bernard Tai in the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians directed by Jon M. Chu.