Yune, Rick 1971-

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Yune, Rick 1971-


Original name, Richard Sung Yun; born August 22, 1971, in Seoul, South Korea (some sources cite Washington, DC); some sources state that he immigrated to the United States as an infant; raised near Washington, DC; son of Tom Taeho (a pharmaceutical trader) and Wonhui (an acupuncturist; maiden name, Park) Yune; brother of Carl Yune (an actor; some sources spell name Karl Yune). Education: University of Pennsylvania, business degree, 1994; studied acting. Avocational Interests: Tae kwon do (black belt).


Agent—Special Artists Agency, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 890, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (voice work).


Actor. Worked as a fashion model and appeared in commercials. Worked as a stock trader for an investment bank in New York City, 1994-97; intern at Merrill Lynch, New York City; also helped with legal work for the prison system.


Screen Actors Guild.


Film Appearances:

Kazuo Miyamoto, Snow Falling on Cedars, MCA/Universal, 1999.

Johnny Tran, The Fast and the Furious (also known as Fast and Furious, Racer X, Redline, Street Wars, Wild Speed, A todo gas, The Fast and the furious (A todo gas), Halalos iramban, Hurjapaeaet, Rapides et dangereux, Rapido y furioso, Velocidade furiosa, and Velozes e furiosos), Universal, 2001.

Zao, Die Another Day (also known as Beneath the Ice, Beyond the Ice, D.A.D., James Bond 20, James Bond XX, Juggernaut, Nobody Lives Forever, Doeden faar vaenta, James Bond 007—Strib an einem anderen Tag, Kuolema saa odottaa, La morte puo attendere, Lamut B'Yom A'her, Meurs un autre jour, Mor un altre dia, Muere otro dia, Otro dia para morir, Prapancha Veerudu 007, 007—Morre noutro dia, 007: Surra veel ueks paeev, and 007—Um novo dia para morrer), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Chance Templeton, The Fifth Commandment, c. 2006.

Film Producer:

The Fifth Commandment, c. 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Spotlight on Location: Snow Falling on Cedars, 2000.

Himself, The Fast and the Furious Movie, Black Entertainment Television, 2001.

(Uncredited) Himself, James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute, BBC, 2002.

Himself, Premiere Bond: Die Another Day, Independent Television (England), 2002.

Himself, National Health Test with Bryant Gumbel, NBC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

District attorney, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1997.

Tuan, "The Dust of Life," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 2000.

"Partners in Crime," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2001.

Guest, The Test, FX Channel, 2001.

Himself, MAD TV (also known as MADtv), Fox, 2002.

Kazu Tamazaki, "Authorized Personnel Only: Parts 1 & 2," Alias, ABC, 2005.

Troi Ran, "'Til We Meat Again," Boston Legal (also known as Fleet Street, The Practice: Fleet Street, and The Untitled Practice), ABC, 2005.

Robert Hsing, "Toe Tags," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, CSI Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Stanley in a New York City production of A Streetcar Named Desire.



Zao, Shaken and Stirred on Ice (short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Video, 2002.

Himself, Inside "Die Another Day," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.



The Fifth Commandment, c. 2006.



Asian Week, January 13, 2000.

People Weekly, December 2, 2002, p. 100.

TV Guide, November 9, 2002, pp. 30-32.


Rick Yune,, February 13, 2007.