Rick Yune - biography

Actor from United States of America

Rick Yune Rick Yune (Korean: 윤성식, born August 22, 1971) is an actor, screenwriter, producer, and martial artist. Rick Yune was born Richard Yun in Washington D.C. His younger brother is actor Karl Yune. Yune was educated at Good Council Catholic High School, Silver Spring, Maryland, and St John's Military School. In 1994, he received his MBA degree from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To raise cash for his studies, he tried several jobs, including as a hedge fund trader for SAC capital, and was persuaded to become a photographic model in his spare time. Yune practices many forms of martial arts, having reached Olympic standard in Taekwondo and being a serious contender for the US team when he was 19. He changed the spelling of his last name from "Yun" to "Yune" for Screen Actors Guild (SAG) purposes. While studying at Wharton School of Business, Rick Yune worked as an intern on Wall Street trading stocks during summer 1992. During that time, he was "discovered" by a modeling agent and soon became the first Asian-American featured in advertisements for Versace and Ralph Lauren's Polo. Yune appeared in the video Call U Sexy (2004), by the  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Richard Yun
Date of birth
Place of birth
Washington, D.C.
United States of America
Karl Yune
Screenwriter, Film Producer, Actor


Institution From To
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania


Year Performance Character
2012 The Man with the Iron Fists
2010 Remigration Jonathan Park
2009 Alone in the Dark II
2009 Beyond Remedy
2009 Ninja Assassin Takeshi
2008 The Fifth Commandment
2001 The Fast and the Furious Johnny Tran
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars Kazuo Miyamoto

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