Johnny Trí Nguyễn

Johnny Trí Nguyễn

Johnny Trí Nguyễn in 2007
Born (1974-01-16) 16 January 1974
Saigon, Vietnam
Years active 2003–present
Occupation Actor

Johnny Trí Nguyễn (born 16 January 1974; Saigon, Vietnam) is a Vietnamese American actor, stuntman and martial arts choreographer who is mainly active in the Vietnamese film industry.[1][2]

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Nguyen and his family immigrated to the U.S. when he was 9. He competed as a martial artist on the U.S. national team, and then transitioned into a career as a stuntman in Hollywood, working on films such as Spider-Man 2 and Jarhead.[3]

Nguyen later returned to Vietnam and starred in The Rebel, a period martial arts film released in 2007 and directed by his brother Charlie Nguyen. It was a massive success in Vietnam, garnering unprecedented attention for a locally made film.[4] Nguyen followed The Rebel by starring in a steady stream of hit films, many of which were directed by his brother, including Clash in 2009, De Mai tinh in 2010, and Teo Em in 2013, all of which broke box office records at the time of release.[5][6][7] In a controversial decision, Vietnamese censors banned Nguyen's 2013 action flick Bui Doi Cho Lon for its violent content.[8]

Besides his work in Vietnamese films, Nguyen has had supporting roles in major films from Thailand (Tony Jaa's Tom-Yum-Goong) and India (7aum Arivu[9][10] and Irumbu Kuthirai).

Personal life

Nguyen got married to his long term girlfriend in 2000 and divorced in 2008. The couple have two daughters.


2003Cradle 2 the Grave Ling's Henchman Johnny Nguyễn's first American film debut.
2003Buổi sáng đầu năm Tuấn
2004Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon Quicksilver
2006Hồn Trương Ba, da hàng thịt Trương Ba
2007The Rebel (Dòng máu anh hùng)Cường at the time the highest-grossing film in Vietnamese history
2007Sài Gòn nhật thực Trọng Hải
2008Kiss of the Death (Nụ hôn thần chết) Thần chết Du also set new box office records
2009Power Kids (5 Huajai Hero) Terrorist Leader
2009Clash (Bẫy rồng) Quân / Hổ
2010Để Mai tính Anh chàng đồng tính Johnny
20117aum Arivu Dong Lee Operation Red Task lead, Tamil film
2012Cưới ngay kẻo lỡ Hồ Sơn [11]
2012Chuộc tội [12]Chưa có thông tin
2013Bụi đời Chợ Lớn Phong bụi [13]
2013Tèo em held the record for highest grossing Vietnamese film of all time until Vengeful Heart dethroned it in 2014 [14]
2014 Irumbu Kuthirai (Iron Horse) Don Stoney Biker, Tamil film


  1. SF Gate Johnny Tri Nguyen finds movie stardom in Vietnam G. Allen Johnson, Chronicle Staff Writer Sunday, March 6, 2011
  2. SJ mercury News Decades after fleeing, Vietnamese-American filmmakers return to a changed country John Boudreau, SJ Mercury News, November 24, 2012
  3. CNN Travel Celebrities' night out in Ho Chi Minh City Adam Bray, August 16, 2010
  4. Vietnamese film draws record crowds VNS, March 5, 2007
  5. VN Express Bẫy rồng' sắp được chiếu trên kênh Star Movies Nguyen Minh, VN Express, April 1, 2012
  6. The Morton Report Where are they now? Dustin Nguyen David Everitt-Carlson, The Morton Report, June 21, 2011
  7. Thanh Nien News Low-brow comedy for high profits Kim Nga, Thanh Nien News, January 7, 2014
  8. The Hollywood Reporter Vietnamese censors ban local gangster film 'Chinatown' Patrick Brzeski, June 11, 2013
  9. Times of India Suriya is a great actor: Johnny V Lakshmi, The Times of India, April 18, 2011
  10. Variety Review: Tom-Yum-Goong Derek Alley, Variety, January 16, 2006
  11. Cưới ngay kẻo lỡ gây cười kiểu hài Hong Kong., VnExpress, 17/04/2012
  12. Khương Ngọc bầm giập vì "Chuộc tội" với Johnny Trí Nguyễn.,, 29/03/2012
  13. Bụi đời Chợ Lớn sẽ xoáy sâu yếu tố tình cảm., VnExpress, 23/03/2013
  14. Thái Hòa lắm lem khi làm nghề sửa xe., VnExpress, 03/12/2013
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