Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Simon Yin is a director, actor, and TV host. Behind the camera, Simon directs and produces for feature films, television, commercials, music videos, and corporate films through his production company, Mustard. Simon’s feature film directorial debut was in 2012 with the financial thriller, Supercapitalist, filmed in New York, Hong Kong, and Macau, starring Linus Roache, Kenneth Tsang, and Richard Ng. Recently, Simon has been heavily involved directing television for AXN, Discovery Channel, FOX, FOX Sports, NBC/Universal, and DIVA, including the award winning series, Freedom Riders Asia with Charley Boorman, Cyril Takayama’s Rio Magic and award winning Asia’s Got Talent, the biggest talent show in the world. Simon and team Mustard also co-created and produced the original broadcast program, The History Hustle, which also premiered online and garnered over 1m views in less than a week. Turn the camera around and Simon’s chubbiness is what sets him apart from the rest. Simon started as a TV host on Turner Networks in Atlanta, then as an MTV VJ in New York. In Asia, Simon has hosted his own television programs on FOX, Starworld, Channel V, and most recently, is the on going host of History Channel’s #1 show, Hidden Cities Extreme, nominated in 2014 for the Best Entertainment Programme and Best Lifestyle Programme for the 19th Annual Asian Television Awards. Simon, himself, was also nominated and won the award for Best Entertainment Host/Presenter. Simon also headlines, The History Hustle. On the big screen Simon has portrayed multiple characters from the sly and cunning eunuch on Roger Corman’s, Hell’s Haunted Palace, to the child molesting Thai Thug in the French auctioneer, Borderland. Simon also kicks ass in Universal’s kung fu action film, Man with the Iron Fists 2 (dir: Roel Reine), playing the dim witted, yet lovable Cha Pow…a fool for love with a heart of gold. Simon’s latest project, Birth of the Dragon (dir: George Nolfi) will world premiere at TIFF 2016, where Simon plays Vinnie Wei, not only one of Bruce Lee’s finest (in his mind) students but also a proud mama’s boy. In his spare time, Simon likes to write awesome bios of himself, watch movies, ride motorcycles, shoot hoops, kiss girls, buy camera gear, play PS4, read books, take baths, cop Air Jordans for his nephew, create havoc, daydream, live for the moment, and eat hot pot.
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