Gary Young

Gary Young

Asian, Chinese
Age Range
52 - 64
173cm / 5ft 8in
97cm / 38in
80cm / 31in
92cm / 36in
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Gary Young is a seasoned professional who initially trained at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in London and later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree Majoring in Acting at NZ Drama School: Toi Whakaari.  A dedicated and disciplined actor, Gary delves into the psychological core of his roles and relishes 'finding the touchstone'.

Compelled to seek dynamic and challenging narratives, screen highlights include feature films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Furnace, and Niki Caro's Mulan.  Television highlights include Outrageous Fortune, The Gulf, The Luminaries and Australian productions such as Underbelly, Harrow, Tidelands and political thriller Secret City. Gary also appeared as Mr Willoughby in the historical UK drama series, Outlander, which took him to Glasgow and Capetown.

A perpetual student of the 'strange vagaries' in human relationships, he also wrote, directed, and starred in his own short film Ron and Alice. He is as committed to the physicality of his roles and regularly performs his own stunts and is an accomplished practitioner of the Southern Chinese martial art, Wing Chun, rooted in the principles of motion and time. Gary served in the New Zealand military and is an avid supporter of Arsenal FC. 


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2020 The Furnace Fai Southern Light Films AUS, dir: Roderick MacKay Feature Film
2020 Mulan Garrison Commander Walt Disney Pictures, dir. Niki Caro Feature Film
2015 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II Te Junior Iron Knight Productions Ltd Feature Film
2011 The Most Fun You Can Have Dying The "Tattoist" Ten Cent Pictures Ltd, dir. Kirstin Marcon Feature Film
2010 Russian Snark Featured extra Russian Snark Productions Ltd, dir. Stephen Sinclair Feature Film
2010 Hopes and Dreams Mr Lin Eyeworks film, dir. Brendan Donovan Feature Film
2010 Nights in the Garden of Spain Bags Cinco Cine Conbrio, dir. Katie Wolfe Feature Film
2008 Apron Strings Minh Maxim Films, dir. Sima Urale Feature Film
2001 Aidiko Insane Aidiko Kahukura Productions Feature Film
1998 A Soldiers Sweetheart ARVN Paramount Pictures Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Warrior Yichèn Bruce Lee Entertainment, Cinemax Drama
2023 Sweet Tooth Season 2 Dr Hansen Warner Bros/Netflix, dir: Ciaran Foy Drama
2021 Vegas Huang Duc Minh Greenstone TV Ltd Drama
2020 The Luminaries Quee Long Working Title Television , dir. Claire McCarthy Drama
2019 The Gulf Max Lee Letterbox Film, Screentime NZ, dir. Gaysorn Thavat Drama
2018 Tidelands China Tom Hoodlum Productions / NETFLIX Drama
2018 Harrow Harry Wei Hoodlum Productions, dir. Various Drama
2017 Outlander 3 Mr Willoughby (Series Regular) LBP Outlander / Starz Drama
2016 Shannara Went MTV NZ Ltd Drama
2015 Secret City Zheng Secret City Productions Drama
2013 Harry Danny Kwan Desert Road Prodns, dir. Christopher Dudman Drama
2012 Top Of The Lake Man 4 Top Of The Lake Productions, dir. Jane Campion Drama
2011 Underbelly: The Martin Johnstone Story Chinese Jack Screentime NZ Ltd Drama
2011 Nothing Trivial Dr Yang South Pacific Pictures Drama
2010 The Next 8 Minutes. Pilot Detective Carl Waller BSAG Productions Ltd, dir. Kiel McNaughton Drama
2010 Outrageous Fortune Tony Wu South Pacific Pictures, dir. Britta Johnstone Drama
2010 Shortland Street Eddie Ho South Pacific Pictures Drama
2010 Brown Bruthaz DS Fong Cinco Cine Film Productions Limited Drama
2009 This Is Not My Life Wellness Doctor GRST Ltd Drama
2009 Power Rangers RPM. Episode 1702 Ronin Ranger Productions Ltd, dir. Mike Smith Drama
2009 Outrageous Fortune Tony Wu South Pacific Pictures, dir. Simon Bennett Drama
2009 Shortland Street Eddie Ho South Pacific Pictures, dir. Katherine McCrae, Murray Keane Drama
2009 The Cult ep5 Kavi Great Southern Television, dir. Charlie Haskell Drama
2008 A 1000 Apologies (C) various Great Southern Television Drama
2002 The Strip Mo Gibson Group, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Saburo Renaissance Pictures, dir. Rob Tapert Drama
1997 Skitz (C) Grace Kwon Gibson Group, dir. Lyndee Jane Rutherford Drama

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2016 Friday Night Bites Sick Passenger Flat 3 Production Ltd


Year Production Role Company / Director
2013 Neang Neaks Legacy Veasna Tawata Productions, dir. Jarod Rawiri
2011 The Bone Feeder Kwan Dir. Lauren Jackson
2010 Mooncake and the Kumara Goong Short & Sweet Festival / Oryza Foundation, dir. Kiel Mcnaughton
2009 Asian Tales: Native Aliens. "Intrusions" Chorus Oryza Foundation, dir. Gerald Urquart
2009 Asian Tales: Native Aliens. "The Loyal Customer Vang Oryza Foundation, dir. Ying Li
1999 The Butterflies Evil Spell The Visionary Pan Theatre Poneke, dir. Bert van Dyke
1998 Rewi Alley -The Opera Chorus Member International Festival of the Arts, dir. Chen Shi-Zheng

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2015 Our Inner Angels Father Inner Angels, dir. Gary Young Short Film
2013 Ron and Alice Ron Ron Productions, dir. Gary Young Short Film
2011 Sneak Out Vang Sneak Out Productions Short Film
2011 Blue 50th Semaine De La Critique Grand Prix Canal + Du Meilleur Court Metrage Best Short Film Dir. Stephan Kang Short Film
1996 Chinese Whispers Swan Soon MAP Productions Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2020 Into the Dead 2 Scientist Pik Pok
2012 GETBA - CPTED Training (non broardcast) Security Guard Video Life
2010 Bright Movie - Corporate Film for DSM Germany Jack Wang Neue Sentimental Films
Ministry of Justice Educational video


Year Description Institution / Presenter
1995 Graduate Toi Whakaari-NZ Drama School
1991-92 Training Lee Strasberg Studio London
1988 Bachelor of Arts Victoria University


Advanced: American - General | American - New York | American - Urban | Asian | Australian | British | Cantonese | Irish | New Zealand | UK - English

Intermediate: American - Californian | American - Midwest | American - New England | American - Southern | American - Western | Chinese | French | German | Italian | Japanese | South African | UK - Cockney | UK - N. Ireland | UK - Scottish


Advanced: Boxing | Martial Arts | Shooting | Soccer | Weight Lifting

Intermediate: Athletics | Badminton | Basketball | Gym | Hockey | Ping Pong / Table Tennis | Running / Jogging | Wrestling

Driving & Flying

Advanced: Driving (general)

Stunts & Weapons

Advanced: Military Drill | Weapons

Intermediate: Stunts

Singing Styles

Intermediate: General

Musical Instruments

Intermediate: Recorder