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Kendrick Ong

I'm not Jackie Chan's brother

About Me

A person is not defined by their experiences, but by their perceptions of them. When I lived in Beijing, a few of the locals told me that they knew I wasn’t from around town, because I walked with far too much confidence. “You walk like a North American,” they told me. I took it as a compliment.

I’m an actor, which is to write that I am at my most creative when I am in front of a camera living someone else’s life. I’m very physical. I have a strong on-screen presence. I’m just playing myself with certain characteristics dialed up and others dialed down. It is my belief that it is the actor’s job is to show the audience what it is to be human.

I’m Canadian of Chinese extraction. I’m an explorer. I’m fueled by seeing the world and reveling in its diversity. I have a keen interest in martial arts. I’m trained in advanced stage combat. I love learning new skills, which has led to the acquisition of a very eclectic skill-set, which includes building computer systems, falconry, firearms, and web design. Je peux parler français, mais ce n’est pas parfait. 我也会说中文, 但是有口音.

I’m the superhero of tomorrow.


Résumé

Feature Films
2016 ``UNLOCKED``
Role: Molecular Biologist
Director: Michael Apted

2013 ``SNOWPIERCER``
Role: Soldier B
Director: Joon-ho Bong

2009 ``THE PAGAN QUEEN``
Role: Leader of the Avars
Director: Constantin Werner

Short Films
2014 ``THE CHICKEN``
Role: John
Director: Guille Vázquez

2012 ``ATM``
Role: Ken
Director: Emilio Bellu

2009 ``KAREL``
Role: Jan
Director: Jesús Elorriaga

Television
2014 ``CROSSING LINES`` ( ``The Homecoming``)
Role: SWAT Lead
Director: Michael Wenning
Commercials
I have been cast in over 25 commercial productions, representing many international brands such as Coca-Cola, Panadol, Macy's, Kenmore, and Panasonic.
Theatre
2012 ``MARAT/SADE``
Role: Monsieur Coulmier
Director: Melanie Rada

2010 ``MEN OF WIVES``
Role: George
Director: Logan Hillier

2009 ``ROMEO & JULIET``
Role: Romeo
Director: Guy Roberts

Training
``Vox Forte Vocal Training``
Instructor: Anezka Novak

``Stage Combat``*
Instructors: Tim Klotz, Rachel Bowen Williams, Magnus Danks, Lewis Penfold

``On-Camera Master Class: Focus on Casting``
Instructor: Nancy Bishop

``Unlocking Shakespeare``
Instructor: Guy Roberts

``The Business of being a Stage Combatant``
Instructor: Lloyd Caldwell

``Firearms for Stage and Screen``
Instructor: Lloyd Caldwell

``The Re: Action System``
Instructor: Tony Wolf

``Pro-Wrestling Master Class``
Instructor: Tony Wolf

``Gun-Fu Master Class``
Instructor: Tony Wolf

``Motion Capture Master Class``
Instructor: Carrie Thiel

*Awarded Stage Combat Performance Certificate, Advanced (Gold with Recommendation)


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