Dustin Nguyen, born Nguyá»…n XuÃ¢n TrÃ on September 17, 1962, in Saigon, South Vietnam (now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) is a Vietnamese American actor.
His mother My Le was an actress and dancer and his father Xuan Phat an actor, writer and producer in South Vietnam. The family left Vietnam in April 1975 as it fell to Communist Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army forces. They arrived in Guam, then the family was moved to a refugee camp in Arkansas, and finally with the assistance of a Methodist church they relocated to St. Louis, Missouri.
After Nguyen graduated high school, he moved to Southern California and attended Orange Coast College and majored in communications.
He made his acting debut on Magnum P.I. portraying a Cambodian freedom fighter, in the episode "Crouching".
He was a cast member on both the television series 21 Jump Street and V.I.P., and has guest-starred on a number of other series, most notably seaQuest DSV, playing the role of Chief William Shan.
Finishing The Game, an Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival, is a 2007 comedy film which focuses on Bruce Lee's final movie Game of Death. Lee died prior to finishing the movie, having shot only approximately 30 minutes of film. However, the rest of the film was finished using a Bruce Lee double and a new script. Finishing The Game is a comedy which satirizes the production of Lee's final film. The film was directed by Justin Lin, the director of the films Better Luck Tomorrow, Annapolis, and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Finishing The Game stars James Franco, Roger Fan, Sung Kang, Dustin Nguyen, McCaleb Burnett, MC Hammer, Ron Jeremy, and Parry Shen. Its world premiere took place at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It was also selected as the opening night film at the 25th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, the 23rd VC FilmFest in Los Angeles, the 30th Asian American International Film Festival in New York, the DisOrient Film Festival of... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0843850