Tzi Ma

Tzi Ma

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1962-06-10 (59 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Hong Kong, British Crown Colony [now China]

41 Movies · 21 TV shows

Also Known As: 马志 · 馬志 · Τζι Μα · 馬泰

Biography

Tzi Ma (Chinese: 馬泰; born June 10, 1962) is a Hong Kong-American actor. He is well known for his roles in television shows, such as The Man in the High Castle and 24, and films, such as Dante's Peak, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 3, Arrival, The Farewell, and Tigertail.

Personal Life

In May 2020, as racism against Asian Americans were on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ma joined Representative Ted Lieu and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, at the "Stand Against Racism in the Time of COVID" forum held by Asia Society.

Early Life

Ma was born in Hong Kong, the youngest of seven children. In 1949, Ma's father moved to Hong Kong following the Chinese Communist Revolution and then to the United States when Ma was five years old following political turmoil in Hong Kong. Ma grew up in New York, where his parents ran the American Chinese restaurant, Ho Wah, in Staten Island. According to Ma, immigration activist Lau Sing Kee had previously operated the restaurant. He found his love for acting when he played Buffalo Bill in an elementary school production of Annie Get Your Gun.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 TV show
TV
Kung Fu

Kung Fu

2021
A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. When she returns to find her hometown overrun wi...

2020.

4 Movies
A Sugar & Spice Holiday

A Sugar & Spice Holiday

2020
The film follows a Chinese American who cooks up an old-fashioned Christmas baking competition. A rising young architect returns to her hometown in Maine for Christmas where her Chinese American famil...
Mulan

Mulan

6.56
2020
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Chinese Army to defend the country from Huns, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior steps in to take th...
The Kid Detective

The Kid Detective

2020
A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries. Until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case, to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend.
Tigertail

Tigertail

2020
A man reflects on the lost love of his youth and his long-ago journey from Taiwan to America as he begins to connect with his estranged daughter.

2019.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall

2019
Tamron Hall is a former news host and journalist.
The Farewell

The Farewell

6
2019
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own il...
TV
Wu Assassins

Wu Assassins

5.59
2019
The last in a line of Chosen Ones, a wannabe chef and a homicide detective team up to take down supernatural assassins.
TV
Treadstone

Treadstone

5.46
2019
A new protocol to develop unstoppable assassins is the focus of the Treadstone project.

2018.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Resident

The Resident

5.96
2018
A tough, brilliant senior resident guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine.
Skyscraper

Skyscraper

6.5
2018
A former FBI agent is framed and on the run as he tries to save his family from a fire in the world's tallest building.
Bad Company

Bad Company

2018
A group of terrorists are trying to take out a nuclear power plant. Teens in a remote area with no skills or communication to the outside world are the only ones who can stop a nuclear threat.

2017.

2 Movies
The Jade Pendant

The Jade Pendant

2017
Fleeing an arranged marriage in China, the independent Peony signs a contract to work as a “flower girl” in America, where she meets Tom, an American Born Chinese cook whose father works on the Transc...
Meditation Park

Meditation Park

2017
Mina Shum directs an all-star cast — including Cheng Pei Pei, Sandra Oh, Tzi Ma, and Don McKellar — in her latest feature, about a devoted wife and mother (Pei Pei) who is forced to reassess her rever...

2016.

3 Movies
Pali Road

Pali Road

2016
PALI ROAD is a journey in search of true love between two different worlds. A young doctor wakes up from a car accident and discovers she is living a completely different life. She is married to her b...
Arrival

Arrival

6.32
2016
After alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine if they come in peace or are a threat.
Diablo

Diablo

2016
A young civil war veteran is forced on a desperate journey to save his wife.

2015.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Baby Steps

Baby Steps

2015
Danny, a Taiwanese-American man, and his partner Tate want to have a baby, but the complex world of international surrogacy is further complicated by Danny's well-meaning but extremely meddlesome moth...
TV
Man Seeking Woman

Man Seeking Woman

8
2015
Josh Greenberg is a naive romantic. Josh went into the dating scene after his girlfriend dumped him. Josh is looking for someone who will make the misery worth it.
TV
The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle

6.1
2015
Japan and Germany would rule the United States if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Philip K was based on that. Dick's novel won an award.

2014.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
A Good Man

A Good Man

2014
After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her famil...
TV
Satisfaction

Satisfaction

2014
Modern marriage is explored in a provocative drama. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, "What do you do when having it all is not enough?...
Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm

6
2014
In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball's next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. Two young me...

2013.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Chink

Chink

2013
CHINK is about an Asian American man who internalizes the racism he felt as a child and turned it into a hatred of all Asians. His anger and desire to be like his hero leads him to violence and ultima...
TV
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

6.36
2013
Phil Coulson is an agent for the S.H.I.E.L.D. To protect the ordinary from the extraordinary, a team of agents is put together to investigate the new, strange and unknown around the globe.
Someone I Used to Know

Someone I Used to Know

2013
When three childhood friends reunite on one midsummer night, their delirious abandon and reminiscence explodes into a daring search for hope and deliverance from the burden of their dreams.

2012.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Veep

Veep

7
2012
A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone warned her about.
TV
Perception

Perception

5.95
2012
There is a doctor. The federal government is looking for a neuroscientist. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind gives him an extraordinary ability to read p...
The Campaign

The Campaign

5.5
2012
Two politicians are competing to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the US House of Representatives.

2011.

2 TV shows
TV
Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

6.64
2011
There is a town in Maine where every story book character is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who has been supporting herself si...
TV
Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels

4.75
2011
Hell on Wheels tells the story of a Confederate soldier who avenges the death of his wife by killing the Union soldiers who killed her. Hell on Wheels is a dangerous, chaotic, lawless melting pot of a...

2008.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Fringe

Fringe

6.03
2008
Walter Bishop, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist, and his scheming, reluctant son Peter, uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a p...
The Sensei

The Sensei

5.33
2008
Lonely gay teenager, McClain, struggles to fit in with his classmates in a small, conservative Colorado town. After he's severely beaten at school, Karen O'Neil, a martial arts Sensei, secretly trains...
All God's Children Can Dance

All God's Children Can Dance

2008
In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God, because his mother told him when he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his compl...

2007.

2 Movies
Rush Hour 3

Rush Hour 3

5.13
2007
Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action after an attempt on Ambassador Han's life. Lee has secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese crim...
Battle in Seattle

Battle in Seattle

3.5
2007
The WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 was protested by thousands of activists in Seattle. Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it turned into a full-scale ri...

2006.

2 Movies
Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee

2006
A girl from south Los Angeles has a gift for words. Akeelah is being taught by the Dr despite her mother's opposition. Mr., her principal. People in her neighborhood are proud of her. Akeelah can comp...
The Slanted Screen

The Slanted Screen

2006
From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle, the Slanted Screen examines the portrayal of Asian men in film and television.

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Red Doors

Red Doors

2005
The Wongs struggle with life, love, and family problems in the suburbs of New York.
TV
American Dad!

American Dad!

6.34
2005
The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their colleg...

2004.

1 Movie
The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers

8
2004
An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his landlord.

2003.

1 Movie
Bloodline

Bloodline

2003
The story of an orphan young girl, Bird Benson, who was accidentally born, is caught in the middle of a war between two warring families of mercenaries and killers.

2002.

1 Movie
The Quiet American

The Quiet American

6
2002
A political thriller about love and war in Southeast Asia. A young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for a British journalist's mistress. As war rages around them, ...

2001.

1 TV show
TV
24

24

6.24
2001
24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide. The real time method of narration is used in each season of Bauer.

1999.

1 Movie
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce

Catfish in Black Bean Sauce

1999
Winfield and Alice adopted two orphans from a refugee camp. The reunification of the children with their birth mother brings deep resentments and misconception to the surface, forcing the characters t...

1998.

1 Movie
Rush Hour

Rush Hour

5.37
1998
When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Lee an...

1997.

2 Movies
Red Corner

Red Corner

1997
A female defense lawyer from the country is the only key to innocence for an American attorney in China who was wrongly accused of murder.
Dante's Peak

Dante's Peak

6.25
1997
The sleepy town of Dante's Peak is home to a volcano named after it. When a massive eruption hits, Harry, the mayor and the townspeople are fighting for their lives, and their worst fears are realized...

1996.

1 Movie
Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

5.33
1996
Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are framed for murder and forced to flee.

1995.

1 TV show
TV
JAG

JAG

4.4
1995
The man is called "Harm" Rabb Jr. The military's JAG division is the elite legal wing of officers that prosecutes and defends those accused of military-related crimes. He works closely with Lt. Col. T...

1994.

1 TV show
TV
Chicago Hope

Chicago Hope

6
1994
Chicago Hope was created by David E. Kelley is a person. It ran on CBS from 1994 to 2000. There is a hospital in Chicago. TVGN will show the show in the fall of next year.

1993.

1 Movie
Golden Gate

Golden Gate

1993
The FBI agent was charged with espionage against a Chinese laundryman. He wants to make up with the man and his daughter.

1992.

1 Movie
Rapid Fire

Rapid Fire

1992
A college student is pursued by criminals after he witnessed a murder by a Mafia boss.

1990.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Yellowthread Street

Yellowthread Street

1990
Yellowthread Street is a 1990 ITV police drama about detectives of the Royal Hong Kong Police based on the novels by William Leonard Marshall. In the Yellowthread Street series, the detectives of the...
Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights

1990
Judith Shapiro's dream has come true. Due to the process of opening to the west in China she has been invited to stay for two years in Shang Sa, Hunan as a school teacher. As soon as she arrives she h...
RoboCop 2

RoboCop 2

5.7
1990
After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the stre...

1989.

1 Movie
The Forgotten

The Forgotten

1989
Based on a story by Vietnam veteran Paul Staples, the film concerns six American Green Berets, held for 17 years in a Vietnamese POW camp. They are finally released in secret, during a delicate trade-...

1987.

1 TV show
TV
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation

6.47
1987
Follow the adventures of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and his crew are on a new ship.

1986.

1 Movie
The Money Pit

The Money Pit

9
1986
After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buy what looks like the home of their dreams, only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep th...

1985.

1 TV show
TV
The Equalizer

The Equalizer

7.33
1985
Robert McCall is a former agent of a secret government agency who is now running his own private crime fighting operation where he fashions himself as "The Equalizer." It is a service for victims of t...

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
A Shot Through The Wall

A Shot Through The Wall

A young Chinese-American cop is in a mess after shooting a man.
Hunters In The Dark

Hunters In The Dark

Robert Grieve, an English school teacher, won a bag full of cash. Adrift in Cambodia and eager for a way out of his life of quiet desperation, he decides to take a journey deeper into the wilder aspec...
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