Howard Fong

Howard Fong is a 4th generation Chinese American, born and raised in the Mother Lode town of Auburn, CA.  His paternal great grandfather was a rice broker to the Chinese railroad workers in nearby Dutchflat, in 1869.  In his youth in Lower Auburn, he heard tales of Chinese quarters, joss houses, saloons, gambling, rowdiness, jalopy racing, hunting, and fishing.  Howard went away to schools, receiving a BS degree in finance from University of California, Berkeley, MBA from San Francisco State University, and an APC in Investment Management from Stern School of Business, New York University.  He worked as a securities analyst for the S&P Corporation on Wall Street.  He returned to Silicon Valley to work in several high- and bio-tech startups.  Howard later studied acting at Jean Shelton Studio in San Francisco, where he discovered his calling.  He debuted on stage in Asiantics Theatre's AN EVENING OF GHOST TALES: KINDRED SPIRIT, as Yoshihiro Kagezaemon in San Francisco.  Howard also performed as Cicero in JULIUS CAESAR, Cinna the Poet, and Lucilius, at the Guerilla Shakespeare Theatre of Mill Valley; as Robert Lee, in A GREAT WOMAN at Playwright Center, San Francisco.  He was Oshira in the TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON at Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood, and as Arthur in  a staged reading of ARTHUR AND LEILA, directed by playwright C.Y. Lee.  Howard appeared in a sketch comedy JACK SHACK as a drunk who sings "Johnny B. Goode," at The Second CityTheatre in West Hollywood.  His film and television credits include THE JOY LUCK CLUB, TIL DEATH DO US PART, FREZNO SMOOTH, ZEN NOIR, PARTY OF FIVE, UNSOLVED MYSTERIES; "MURDER 101", ANYTHING ANYMORE, THE SHOWBIZ SHOW WITH DAVID SPADER, FAST MONEY, CLICK, CRASH, CHRISTMAS MAIL, ANITA HO, MICKY'S SUMMER RESORT, THE HERO SUPER, BATTLE B-BOY,  AGAINST NIGHT, SAMURAI COP 2: DEADLY VENGEANCE, and DARLING NIKKI.  He wrote the play YUT HO, which debut at David Henry Hwang Playhouse.