|Date of Birth||June 10, 1962|
|Origin||Hong Kong, China|
Life and Career
Ma was born as the first of seven proceeding siblings in Hong Kong, growing up knowing the languages English, Mandarin and Cantonese. His film career includes major roles in the films The Quiet American and the remake of The Ladykillers as well as appearances in Asian American independent films The Sensei, Red Doors, Catfish in Black Bean Sauce and Baby. Ma is recognized for his role as Consul Han in Rush Hour and in the franchise's third installment, Rush Hour 3, as Ambassador Han. Other films he has appeared in include Akeelah and the Bee and thriller Dante's Peak.
Ma is also known for his role as Cheng Zhi, the head of security for the Chinese Consulate, on the TV series 24. He appeared in two episodes of the fourth season and made an uncredited surprise return at the end of the final episode of season 5. He reprised his role again in the season premiere and the last eight episodes of the show's sixth season, and Ma also voiced Bàba Ling, Francine's adoptive father, in the animated television comedy, American Dad!. He had a role in Martial Law and Ma's other TV credits include guest appearances on MacGyver, Walker, Texas Ranger, Law & Order, ER, Boomtown, Commander in Chief, Chicago Hope, The Unit, Star Trek: The Next Generation, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, Millennium, Fringe, NCIS: Los Angeles, Hawaii Five-0, Lie to Me and The Cosby Show. Ma has received awards for his acting roles including the Cine Golden Eagle Award for being the Best Actor in "The Dance and The Railroad" and Garland Award for his acting in the "Flower Drum Song". Ma also landed a voice role in the video game Sleeping Dogs, and in 2012, he appeared on the hit ABC series Once Upon a Time, portraying the role of "The Dragon".
Ma is married to actress Christina Ma.
Gallery of behind the scene stills released to promote the actor.