Jack Yang a familiar face to TV crime fans

Jack Yang a familiar face to TV crime fans

SINGAPORE - Fans of US TV shows like Grey's Anatomy, Nip/Tuck, Fringe, CSI: Miami, XIII: The Series and Bones may find new Point Of Entry leading man Jack Yang familiar.

Yang, who was born in Canada to Taiwanese parents, and is now based in Los Angeles, has made guest appearances in all of them.

In CSI: Miami, he played a lab assistant who had to investigate the blood found on a shoe. Yang, 39, accepted the role of Glenn Chua in Point Of Entry 4 and flew here for the first time to film last month.

He told The New Paper: "What I couldn't get used to was the humidity here.

"It feels like a sauna. But the best part is I can walk around in a singlet.

"My favourite places are the food places with all the wanton noodles, chicken briyani and nasi lemak." Yang studied in the US, at the Art Center College of Design, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the South Coast Repertory theatre.

He said he took it in his stride when he heard that he would be replacing Carl Ng in a role that had been written for him.

After he watched previous episodes of the crime series, he decided that he wanted to inject more emotion into his character.

Said Yang, who doesn't know Ng: "Carl plays Glenn in a stoic, stone-faced manner.

"Glenn is different now as per my interpretation of him. He is now more approachable, more open to being a listener and more open to other people's opinions.

"People will always compare (the two Glenns) but for me I just do the best I can."


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