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Photos and Video: BD Wong at the world premiere of JURASSIC WORLD at the Dolby Theatre

Actor BD Wong attends the premiere of 'Jurassic World' at the Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Photo courtesy of Jurassic World News/@JurassicInfo

Actor BD Wong attends the premiere of ‘Jurassic World’ at the Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Photo courtesy of Jurassic World News/@JurassicInfo

Opening on June 12, 2015, Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy and Judy Greer.

BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu in  Jurassic World. (c) Universal Pictures

BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu in Jurassic World. (c) Universal Pictures

In the Michael Crichton book, BD Wong’s Dr. Henry Wu had a much bigger role then the one he ended up having in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly, with BD Wong’s Dr. Henry Wu as the only Jurassic Park alum featured in Jurassic World.

Click below for the Jurassic World official movie interview with BD Wong.

Steven Spielberg returned to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Click below for video from the red carpet.

Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani and BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu in Jurassic World. © Universal Pictures

Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani and BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu in Jurassic World. © Universal Pictures

Click below for a trailer of Jurassic World.

Vanity Fair: What Jurassic World Does Better Than Jurassic Park, According to BD Wong
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usatoday.com: Calling Dr. Wu: B.D. Wong in ‘Jurassic Park’ and new sequel ‘Jurassic World’

Click here for the Henry Wu Jurassic World minifigure.

BD Wong. Photo by Lia Chang

BD Wong. Photo by Lia Chang

BD Wong received the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Theater World, Clarence Derwent and Tony Awards for his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly – an unprecedented achievement. Television credits include “Law & Order: SVU,” “All-American Girl,” “Oz,” “And the Band Played On,” “Awake,” HBO’s “The Normal Heart” and “NCIS: New Orleans.” Film credits include Jurassic ParkFocus, The FreshmanFather of the BrideSeven Years in TibetExecutive DecisionThe Salton Sea and Mulan. Broadway credits include the revivals of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Pacific Overtures. Regional theatre credits include Herringbone (Williamstown Theatre Festival, McCarter Theatre). He is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir Following Foo: (the electronic adventures of the Chestnut Man) (Harper Entertainment). He has been honored by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian AIDS Project, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, The Anti-Violence Project, Lambda Legal and Marriage Equality New York. He is a board member of The Actors Fund and Rosie’s Theater Kids  He is a San Francisco native and holds an honorary M.F.A. from American Conservatory Theatre. This year, Wong is continuing his long standing relationship with La Jolla Playhouse as its latest Artist-in-Residence. @BD_WONG.

cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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