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Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Martial Artist and Former Model

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Rick Yune was born in Washington D.C., the son of Wonhui Park and Tom Taeho Yune.

Yune was educated at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Silver Spring, Maryland, and St. John's Military School. In 1994, he received his MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. To raise cash for his studies, he tried several jobs, including as a hedge fund trader for SAC Capital and was persuaded to become a model in his spare time.

Yune practices many forms of martial arts, having reached Olympic standard in Taekwondo and being a serious contender for the US team when he was 19. He changed the spelling of his last name from "Yun" to "Yune" for Screen Actors Guild (SAG) purposes.

While studying at Wharton, Rick Yune worked as an intern on Wall Street trading stocks during the summer of 1992. During that time, he was "discovered" by a modeling agent and soon became the first Asian-American featured in advertisements for Versace and Ralph Lauren's Polo.

Yune could also be seen in two 2005 episodes of ABC's spy-fi series "Alias," playing a modern-day samurai named Kazu Tamazaki who was hunted down by Jennifer Garner in Sydney. He also appeared as a guest in an episode of ABC's legal dramedy series "Boston Legal" and the popular, Emmy award-winning CBS crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

The newcomer made his film debut in 1999, playing Kazuo Miyamoto, a Japanese-American war hero accused of killing a respected fisherman (played by Daniel von Bargen) in the close-knit community, in director Scott Hicks' film adaptation of David Guterson's post-WWII novel, "Snow Falling on Cedars." The film that also starred Ethan Hawke received Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography.

Yune co-starred as Johnny Tran, the ruthless leader of a Vietnamese gang and the rival of Vin Diesel's character, in the 2001 Rob Cohen-directed car-racing film "The Fast and the Furious," which also starred Paul Walker.

In the next year, Yune was launched to the spotlight after portraying James Bond villain Zao, opposite Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry, in the 20th 007 feature "Die Another Day," directed by Lee Tamahori.

In 2008, Yune wrote, produced, and starred (as a Bangkok assassin) in the action/adventure movie The Fifth Commandment, directed by Jesse V. Johnson and also stars Keith David and Bokeem Woodbine.

Yune stars with Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu in the 2012 martial arts film, "The Man with the Iron Fists," directed by RZA and written by RZA and Eli Roth.

His most recent role is Kang Yeonsak, the main villain, in the action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," with Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo.

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    Booking fees for Rick Yune, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Yune, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Yune for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Yune for your next private or corporate function.
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Rick Yune

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Martial Artist and Former Model

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Rick Yune Biography

Rick Yune was born in Washington D.C., the son of Wonhui Park and Tom Taeho Yune.

Yune was educated at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Silver Spring, Maryland, and St. John's Military School. In 1994, he received his MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. To raise cash for his studies, he tried several jobs, including as a hedge fund trader for SAC Capital and was persuaded to become a model in his spare time.

Yune practices many forms of martial arts, having reached Olympic standard in Taekwondo and being a serious contender for the US team when he was 19. He changed the spelling of his last name from "Yun" to "Yune" for Screen Actors Guild (SAG) purposes.

While studying at Wharton, Rick Yune worked as an intern on Wall Street trading stocks during the summer of 1992. During that time, he was "discovered" by a modeling agent and soon became the first Asian-American featured in advertisements for Versace and Ralph Lauren's Polo.

Yune could also be seen in two 2005 episodes of ABC's spy-fi series "Alias," playing a modern-day samurai named Kazu Tamazaki who was hunted down by Jennifer Garner in Sydney. He also appeared as a guest in an episode of ABC's legal dramedy series "Boston Legal" and the popular, Emmy award-winning CBS crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

The newcomer made his film debut in 1999, playing Kazuo Miyamoto, a Japanese-American war hero accused of killing a respected fisherman (played by Daniel von Bargen) in the close-knit community, in director Scott Hicks' film adaptation of David Guterson's post-WWII novel, "Snow Falling on Cedars." The film that also starred Ethan Hawke received Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography.

Yune co-starred as Johnny Tran, the ruthless leader of a Vietnamese gang and the rival of Vin Diesel's character, in the 2001 Rob Cohen-directed car-racing film "The Fast and the Furious," which also starred Paul Walker.

In the next year, Yune was launched to the spotlight after portraying James Bond villain Zao, opposite Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry, in the 20th 007 feature "Die Another Day," directed by Lee Tamahori.

In 2008, Yune wrote, produced, and starred (as a Bangkok assassin) in the action/adventure movie The Fifth Commandment, directed by Jesse V. Johnson and also stars Keith David and Bokeem Woodbine.

Yune stars with Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu in the 2012 martial arts film, "The Man with the Iron Fists," directed by RZA and written by RZA and Eli Roth.

His most recent role is Kang Yeonsak, the main villain, in the action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," with Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo.

Rick Yune Videos

  • PAUL WALKER INTERVIEW RICK YUNE - YouTube
  • Rick Yune - YouTube
  • Claudia Kim and Rick Yune Interview - Netflix's Marco Polo (HD) 2014

FAQs on booking Rick Yune

  • How to book Rick Yune?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Yune for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rick Yune, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rick Yune or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rick Yune?

    Booking fees for Rick Yune, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Yune, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rick Yune?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Yune for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Yune for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rick Yune or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rick Yune or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rick Yune is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rick Yune for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Rick Yune generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rex Lee, Booboo Stewart, Danny Pudi, John Cho and Hasan Minhaj. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rick Yune for an upcoming event.

Rick Yune Speaker Videos

  • PAUL WALKER INTERVIEW RICK YUNE - YouTube
    Rick Yune - YouTube
  • Claudia Kim and Rick Yune Interview - Netflix's Marco Polo (HD) 2014
    Rick Yune "The Man With The Iron Fists" / FOX'S STUDIO 11 9/18/12 ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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