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Dustin Nguyen

Dustin Nguyen

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1962-09-17

24 Movies · 6 TV Series

Biography

Dustin Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American actor, director, writer, and martial artist. He is best known for his roles as Harry Truman Ioki on “21 Jump Street”, and as Johnny Loh on “VIP”. In films, he is known for starring in “Little Fish”, “The Doom Generation” and “The Rebel”.

Personal Life

After a car accident late at night that occurred on September 3, 2001 on California's Interstate 5 Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles during a Labor Day weekend that left his wife (Angela Rockwood-Nguyen) a quadriplegic, Nguyen and his wife became active in The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center. That accident also claimed the life of Vietnamese actress Thuy Trang, a member of the original cast of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He and Rockwood divorced in 2011. Dustin Nguyen is based in Vietnam full-time. In 2011, he married Vietnamese actress-model Bebe Pham with whom he has two daughters, Sky (b. 2013) and Scarlett (b. 2015).

Early Life

Born as Nguyễn Xuân Trí in Saigon, South Vietnam, his mother My Le, was an actress and dancer, and his father, Xuan Phat, was an actor, comedian, 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 Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, and finally with the assistance of a Methodist church they relocated to Des Peres, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. After Nguyen graduated from Garden Grove High School in Garden Grove, CA, he attended Orange Coast College and majored in communications. Nguyen practices several martial arts including Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Eskrima, and Jeet Kune Do.

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