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Cheng, Michael David 1969- (Michael Cheng, Michael D. Cheng)

Cheng, Michael David 1969- (Michael Cheng, Michael D. Cheng)

PERSONAL

Born 1969; raised in Poughkeepsie, NY. Education: University of California, Berkeley, B.A., dramatic arts, 1997; trained at the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA; studied acting with others.

Addresses:

Agent—The Sohl Agency, 935 Sanborn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029. Manager—O'Farrell Talent, 11653 Blix St., Suite 5, Valley Village, CA 91602.

Career:

Actor. Appeared in advertisements.

Member:

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Best actor award, outstanding performance of the year, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2004; Dean Goodman Award (with others), best ensemble, 2004, for A Fist of Roses; Bay Area Critics Circle Award (with others), best ensemble, 2004, for Immortal Heart.

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

Understudy for the role of Willie, The Ballad of Yachiyo, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA, c. 1995.

Mike, Lovers and Other Strangers, Playhouse West, Walnut Creek, CA, c. 1997.

Ly, The Good Guys (also known as The Good Guys, an American Tragedy), Theatre of Yugen, San Francisco, CA, 2000.

Ajax, There Will Be No Trojan War (also known as Tiger at the Gates), Shotgun Players, 2001.

Rameel, Contagion: An American Book of the Dead (also known as Contagion), Campo Santo, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2001.

Helenus and Menelaus, Troilus and Cressida, Shotgun Players, John Hinkel Park, North Berkeley, CA, 2002.

Josiah Woods, 17 (Reasons Why), Campo Santo, Intersection for the Arts, 2002.

Carlos, The House on Mango Street, Word for Word Theatre, 2003.

Hodges and Alcar, Wheel of Fortune, Campo Santo, Intersection for the Arts, 2003.

Maxwell Nilliesworth and Pepe, The Inkwell Communiques, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Thrust Stage, Berkeley, CA, 2003.

Osip, Wild Honey, Porchlight Theatre Company, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross, CA, 2003.

Baby Uncle, Immortal Heart, Word for Word Theatre, Fort Mason Center, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 2004.

H, Antigone Falun Gong, Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley, CA, 2004.

Michael, A Fist of Roses, Campo Santo, Intersection for the Arts, 2004.

Vanya (some sources cite role as Laevsky), The Duel, Central Works Theatre, Berkeley City Club, Berkeley, CA, 2004.

Understudy for the role of Takeshi Kawabata, Take Me Out, Seattle Repertory Company, Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle, WA, 2004, and Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco, CA, beginning c. 2004.

Min, Conjunto, Playwrights' Arena Theatre, Studio/Stage, Los Angeles, 2006.

Appeared in other productions, including as appearances as Horatio, Hamlet, Subterranean Shakespeare Theatre; and as Antonio, Twelfth Night (also known as Twelfth Night, or What You Will), Actor's Collective.

Stage Work:

Assistant director, Immortal Heart, Word for Word Theatre, Fort Mason Center, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Charleston, Chinatown, c. 1999, broadcast on Independent View, PBS, 2000.

(As Michael Cheng) Blue, Book of Rules, Unusual Pictures, 2003.

Paul, Colorblind, Colorblind Productions, 2003.

Andrew, Beginning of an Affair, 2004.

(As Michael Cheng) Stanford, The Cleaning Lady, Enduring Citizen Productions, 2005.

(As Michael Cheng) Eddie, Her Minor Thing, 2005, First Look International, 2007.

Zack's father, The Good Samaritan (short film), 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Kenny Wu, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, Disney Channel, 2006.

Kenny Wu, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior 2, Disney Channel, 2009.

Some sources cite an appearance as a dancer, Camp Rock (musical; also known as Rock Camp Rules), Disney Channel, 2008.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Charleston, Chinatown, broadcast on Independent View, PBS, 2000, also released as a film, c. 1999.

Arson investigator, "Compulsion," Criminal Minds (also known as Quantico, Criminal Minds—FBI tutjijat, Esprits criminels, Gyilkos elmek, Kurjuse kannul, and Mentes criminales), CBS, 2005.

Paul, "Atlantic City," How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 2006.

Takya Ufoto, 7 Deadly Hollywood Sins, E! Entertainment Television, 2006.

Chowder man, "Emily," Journeyman, NBC, 2007.

Man, "Marriage of Figaro," Mad Men, American Movie Classics, 2007.

Morgue assistant, "Frayed Anatomies," General Hospital: Night Shift, SOAPnet, 2007.

Restaurant manager, "The Fallen Woman," Life, NBC, 2007.

(As Michael Cheng) Dr. Chung, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Rags, Top Models, and Belleza y poder), CBS, multiple episodes in 2007.

While billed as Michael D. Cheng, appeared as a bus driver in an episode of Greek, ABC Family Channel.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Waiter, Kath and Kim, NBC, 2008.

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