‘Grimm’ to air Filipino ‘Aswang’ episode – Video
Grimm is airing an episode inspired by the Filipino mythical monster Aswang on March 7, 2014 titled “Mommy Dearest”.
The episode will focus on Sgt. Wu played by Reggie Lee who is Filipino. I didn’t know this until this week! Check out his biography below.
Grimm airs every Friday at 9 PM on NBC.
MOMMY DEAREST (airs March 7 at 9pm ET/PT on NBC)
WU COMES FACE TO FACE WITH SOMETHING HE CAN’T EXPLAIN — A horrible new predator creeps into Portland with its sight set on a young expectant couple who are close friends of Sgt. Wu (Reggie Lee). Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) must figure out how to deal with Wu as the investigation escalates. Meanwhile, Adalind (Claire Coffee) prepares for a special delivery while her enemies are hot on her trail. Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Bree Turner also star.
REGGIE LEE – “Sgt. Wu”
Reggie Lee stars in NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” as Sgt. Wu, officer in the Portland Police Department.
Lee is well known for his role as Secret Service Agent Bill Kim on “Prison Break” as well as for playing Chow Yun Fat’s villainous right hand man, Tai Huang, in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.” More recently, he starred in “The Dark Knight Rises” with Christian Bale, “Safe” opposite Jason Statham, “Here Comes the Boom” with Kevin James and Salma Hayek and “Life As We Know It” with Katherine Heigl.
Born in Quezon City, Philippines, Lee is the eldest of three sons and, in addition to English, continues to speak Tagalog and conversational Mandarin and Cantonese. As a child, the family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where Lee graduated from a Franciscan high school. The 1990s found him relocating to Los Angeles where he immediately found work in television and theatre. He then hit the road and toured nationally in the musical “Heartstrings,” and later in “Miss Saigon,” and was ultimately cast in the original company of the 1994 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel.” In 1997, Lee received a Drama-Logue Critics Award for his performance in “F.O.B.” at East West Players and continues to be active with the nation’s leading Asian American theatre.
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I like Reggie Lee and I learned that he is a Filipino when he was a guest in Jeff Probst talk show last year. Anyway, I enjoyed the "Aswang" episode of Grimm and the prosthetics of the aswang was good, not to mention how they pronounced the "aswang" word. LOL This episode soared to number 1 in the US amongst its other episodes.
And lastly, hope you don't mind changing Cristina Bale to Christian Bale, please.
@malou nocedo LOL! That was from the press release I just copy pasted, hahaha. Thanks for the heads up.
@malou nocedo It's the official NBC handout, I'm not their copy editor. :)