Patrick Kwok-Choon is a Canadian actor, best known for his role as Gen Rhys on Star Trek: Discovery, and Perry Crofte on Wynonna Earp.

Patrick Kwok-Choon
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Born
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Director
Years active2006–present

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Life and educationEdit

Kwok-Choon was born in Montreal, to Sino-Mauritian parents. At the age of five, he subsequently moved to the suburb of Brossard where he grew up.

He graduated from Centennial Regional High School among other notable alumni: Elisha Cuthbert, Jon Lajoie, and Elias Koteas.

He holds a Bachelor's of Arts & Sciences in Communication Studies from Concordia University. He subsequently moved to Toronto to attend George Brown Theatre School.[1] Soon after graduating, he was offered a seat on George Brown Theatre School's Advisory Board.

In 2014, out of 600 applicants, he was one out of the ten artists offered scholarships to train at the CFC Actors Conservatory.

Kwok-Choon is a skilled martial artist in Taekwon-Do, Muay Thai, Boxing, and is on track to earn his black belt in Krav Maga by 2019.

He currently resides and works in Toronto, Ontario and Los Angeles, California.

CareerEdit

Kwok-Choon landed his first starring role immediately after graduation. He played Ferdinand in the Canadian Stage's production of The Tempest. As the show was running, he was hired again by Canadian Stage to rehearse and perform in Rock 'n' Roll by Tom Stoppard.[2] Rock 'n' Roll was directed by Donna Feore, the spouse of Canada's screen and stage legend Colm Feore. "Rock 'n" Roll" ran in the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto, Ontario and the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta.

In 2010, he played the title character in the world premiere of A Boy Called Newfoundland by Graeme Gillis at The Tarragon Theatre.[3]

He has also performed in theatre's across the country, most notably Theatre Passe Muraille, Factory Theatre, The Toronto Fringe Festival, and in 2012 at The Princess of Wales Theatre in War Horse.

Kwok-Choon played Private David Taylor in The National Theatre of London / Mirvish co-production of War Horse.[4][5] He also served as one of the main puppeteers in the show, and was trained by Handspring Puppet Company's.

Kwok-Choon's breakthrough role in television was for the Global TV's movie Befriend and Betray, directed by Ken Girotti followed suit by CBC Television movie Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town directed by Don McBrearty. He has also guest starred on Rookie Blue, Nikita, and Lucky 7.

Kwok-Choon's most notable role was "Seth Park", a series lead on Open Heart. Open Heart is a 2015 American/Canadian mystery-drama television series produced by the Epitome Pictures unit of DHX Media in association with Marblemedia. It first aired on January 20, 2015, on TeenNick in the United States and previously on YTV; now currently on ABC Spark in Canada.

In 2015, Kwok-Choon starred as "Jung" in the acclaimed Soulpepper Theatre Company's play Kim's Convenience. Kim's Convenience played to sold out houses at the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

In 2017, Kwok-Choon landed a series recurring role as "Gen Rhys" on the critically acclaimed show Star Trek: Discovery for CBS.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role
2010 Covert Affairs DCS Staffer
Being Erica Young Doctor
2011 Befriend and Betray Bunny Ho
Rookie Blue Kenny Chan
The Ron James Show Tim
2012 Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Mallory Tompkins
Nurse 3D EMT
2013 Nikita Jason
Alice David
2014 The Best Laid Plans Michael Zaleski
My Ex-Ex Dan
Beethoven's Treasure Tail Justin
Bottomfeeder Wick
Steak Juice Max
Backpackers Simon
2015 Open Heart Seth Park [6]
Odd Squad Taekwon-Do Tony
2016 Shoot the Messenger Roger Deacon
Man Seeking Woman Spencer
2017 Wynonna Earp Perry Crofte
2017-2019 Star Trek: Discovery Gen Rhys

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140519160200/http://northernstars.ca/actorsjkl/kwok-choon_patrick.html. Archived from the original on May 19, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ http://www.nowtoronto.com/stage/story.cfm?content=171439
  3. ^ Lucy (2010-04-02). "Review: A Boy Called Newfoundland- Theatre Smash". Mooney on Theatre. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  4. ^ "Paula Citron | Theatre Review – War Horse (National Theatre of Great Britain/Handspring Puppet Company/David Mirvish)". Paulacitron.ca. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  5. ^ "Review - War Horse - Mirvish Productions, Toronto - Christopher Hoile". Stage-door.com. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  6. ^ "Epitome Pictures Starts Production on Open Heart For YTV in... - HALIFAX, LOS ANGELES, LONDON, TORONTO, VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2014". Newswire.ca. 2014-08-05. Retrieved 2015-10-28.

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