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Reggie Valdez, known professionally as Reggie Lee, is a Filipino-American stage, film, and television actor. He played William Kim on the show Prison Break and also appeared as Hadras in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and as Tai Huang in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Lee also played Ross, a police officer in The Dark Knight Rises, and Lance Nguyen in The Fast and the Furious. He is currently playing the role of Sergeant Drew Wu on NBC's Grimm.

Early life Edit

Valdez was born in Quezon City, Philippines, to Zenaida Telmo and Jesus Espiritu Valdez. Although fluent in English, he also speaks Tagalog. At the age of five, he moved with his family to the Cleveland, Ohio area, including Parma and Strongsville. While still a student, he performed in shows at the Greenbrier Theatre (now the Cassidy Theatre) in Parma Heights and was an intern at the Cleveland Play House. He graduated from Padua Franciscan High School in Parma.

Although accepted to Harvard, he instead decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting. He later changed his last name from Valdez to Lee, stating in a 2001 interview that "they kept calling me in for Hispanic roles, and I'm a far cry from Hispanic"; he took the name Lee from his grandparents.

Career Edit

In 1992, at the age of 18, he moved to Los Angeles, where he joined a national tour of Miss Saigon. He followed that with work as a dancer for Prince on the MTV Video Music Awards and toured nationally with the musical Heartstrings. He was in the original company of the 1994 Broadway revival of Carousel. In 1997, he received a Dramalogue Critics Award for his performance in FOB at East West Players, an Asian-American theatre organization in Los Angeles. With his critical acclaim, Lee also starred in their production of Carry the Tiger to the Mountain.

Since starring as Lance Nguyen in the 2001 Universal film The Fast and the Furious, Lee has also appeared as Hadras in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and as Tai Huang in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. He has played Special Secret Service Agent Bill Kim in the FOX drama Prison Break, a character he describes as "a guilty pleasure to play, wonderfully complex and devious". He also appeared in the independent feature film Chinaman's Chance (2008), about which he said "It's an important story that definitely needs to be told and humanized. Plus I get to play pretend in the Old West. How great is that?"

In 2010, he played the role of Tom in the NBC television series Persons Unknown.

He currently plays Sergeant Drew Wu in the NBC cop drama Grimm. During the original casting, Lee had previously auditioned for the role of Hank Griffin, but lost the role to Russell Hornsby. The creators of Grimm decided to create the character of Wu, in order to have Lee in the show.

In 2012, Reggie portrayed Gotham City police officer Ross who is killed by one of Bane's thugs in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.

On March 24th 2014, Reggie Lee was among the Grimm cast members who received an honorary badge from the Portland Police Department.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Lee has two younger brothers, musician Nathan and comic book artist R.V. Valdez.

ReferencesEdit


Grimm Season Four
Episodes "Episode 401"
Stars David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe Sasha Roiz as Sean Renard Reggie Lee as Drew Wu Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade
Wesen BlutbadFuchsbauHexenbiest/Half-Zauberbiest
Mythology GrimmWoge
Seasons Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
Quotes Episode Quotes
Grimm Season Three
Episodes "The Ungrateful Dead" • "PTZD" • "A Dish Best Served Cold" • "One Night Stand" • "El Cucuy" • "Stories We Tell Our Young" • "Cold Blooded" • "Twelve Days of Krampus" • "Red Menace" • "Eyes of the Beholder" • "The Good Soldier" • "The Wild Hunt" • "Revelation" • "Mommy Dearest" • "Once We Were Gods" • "The Show Must Go On" • "Synchronicity" • "The Law of Sacrifice" • "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen" • "My Fair Wesen" • "The Inheritance" • "Blond Ambition"
Webisodes "Meltdown" • "Love is in the Air"
Stars David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe Sasha Roiz as Sean Renard Reggie Lee as Wu Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade
Recurring Alexis Denisof as Viktor BeckendorfChristian Lagadec as SebastienDamien Puckler as Martin MeisnerMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Kelly BurkhardtChris Mulkey as BartDee Wallace as AliceShohreh Aghdashloo as Stefania Vaduva Popescu • Isley & Aria Nelson as Adalind's Daughter
Wesen BlutbadFuchsbauHexenbiest/Half-ZauberbiestHundjägerWildesheer
Mythology GrimmBlutbad-Bauerschwein FeudContaminatio RitualisGesetzbuch EhrenkodexWesen CouncilWoge
Organizations Portland PoliceLauferVerrat
Diseases GrausenPost-Traumatic Zombification Disorder
Locations Portland, OregonVienna, AustriaNick and Juliette's HomeMonroe's HomeSean Renard's HomeKronenberg CastleCentral Precinct Justice CenterForest Hills Storage
DVD/Blu-ray Grimm: Season Three
Seasons Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
Quotes Episode Quotes
Grimm Season Two
Episodes "Bad Teeth" • "The Kiss" • "Bad Moon Rising" • "Quill" • "The Good Shepherd" • "Over My Dead Body" • "The Bottle Imp" • "The Other Side" • "La Llorona" • "The Hour of Death" • "To Protect and Serve Man" • "Season of the Hexenbiest" • "Face Off" • "Natural Born Wesen" • "Mr. Sandman" • "Nameless" • "One Angry Fuchsbau" • "Volcanalis" • "Endangered" • "Kiss of the Muse" • "The Waking Dead" • "Goodnight, Sweet Grimm"
Webisodes "Bad Hair Day"
Stars David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe Sasha Roiz as Sean Renard Reggie Lee as Wu Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade
Recurring Shohreh Aghdashloo as Stefania Vaduva PopescuDanny Bruno as Bud WurstnerJames Frain as Eric RenardChristian Lagadec as Renard's ConfidantMary McDonald-Lewis as Frau PechReg E. Cathey as Baron SamediMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Kelly Burkhardt
Wesen BlutbadCracher-MortelEisbiberFuchsbauHexenbiest/Half-Zauberbiest
Mythology GrimmCoins of ZakynthosFourth CrusadeNick's KeyWesen WarsGesetzbuch EhrenkodexWesen CouncilEndezeichen GrimmWoge
Organizations Portland PoliceLauferVerrat
Diseases Fluvus Pestilentia
Locations Portland, OregonVienna, AustriaNick and Juliette's HomeMonroe's HomeSean Renard's HomeKronenberg CastleCentral Precinct Justice CenterForest Hills Storage
DVD/Blu-ray Grimm: Season Two
Seasons Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
Quotes Episode Quotes
Grimm Season One
Episodes "Pilot" • "Bears Will Be Bears" • "Beeware" • "Lonelyhearts" • "Danse Macabre" • "The Three Bad Wolves" • "Let Your Hair Down" • "Game Ogre" • "Of Mouse and Man" • "Organ Grinder" • "Tarantella" • "Last Grimm Standing" • "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau" • "Plumed Serpent" • "Island of Dreams" • "The Thing With Feathers" • "Love Sick" • "Cat and Mouse" • "Leave It to Beavers" • "Happily Ever Aftermath" • "Big Feet" • "Woman in Black"
Stars David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe Sasha Roiz as Sean Renard Reggie Lee as Wu
Recurring Robert Blanche as Franco Danny Bruno as Bud Wurstner Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade Sharon Sachs as Harper Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert
Wesen BlutbadEisbiberFuchsbauHexenbiestHässlichSchakal
Mythology GrimmBlutbad-Bauerschwein FeudCoins of ZakynthosNick's KeyWoge
Organizations Portland PoliceLauferVerrat
Locations Portland, OregonNick and Juliette's HomeMonroe's HomeSean Renard's HomeCentral Precinct Justice CenterForest Hills Storage
DVD/Blu-ray Grimm: Season One
Seasons Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
Quotes Episode Quotes
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