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Biography | Posted: Thursday, 10th December
Born Name: James Franklin Wong
Date of Birth: March 28, 1987
Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, United States
Alma mater: Middlebury College
Occupation: Actor, musician
Known for: Video Game High School
Notable work: "Ching Chong: Asians in the Library Song"
Relatives: Freddie Wong (brother)
James Franklin Wong (born March 28, 1987) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for his 2011 music video, "Ching Chong: Asians in the Library Song" and for his role as Ted in the web series Video Game High School. In 2017, he and YouTuber Meghan Camarena co-hosted the video game themed variety show Polaris Primetime, which was created as part of Disney's "D|XP" programming block on Disney XD.
Wong has appeared in feature films such as John Dies at the End, The Circle, and the live-action version of Mulan.
Wong grew up in Normandy Park, Washington. He graduated from Middlebury College in 2009, where he majored in theater and drama. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to become an actor.
Wong garnered national news coverage in March 2011, when he uploaded his music video, "Ching Chong: Asians in the Library Song" to YouTube. He created the video as a response to a UCLA student's vlog rant against Asian students using mobile phones in the UCLA library, one which MSNBC qualified as "offensive." NPR suggested that Wong's video response was one that "effectively turn[ed] the tables on the original rant," offering an alternative method of defense against cyberbullying. Wong later said in an MSNBC interview that while he was initially frustrated by the video rant, he realized that humor offered a better response, as he hoped to "put a positive spin on all of it." Furthermore, he stated, an eye for an eye approach would only encourage "this behavior to continue." "Ching Chong: Asians in the Library Song" went viral and was covered nationally by the American media.
That same year, he co-launched and co-host the YouTube cooking show Feast of Fiction with Ashley Adams.
Wong later portrayed Ted in the web series Video Game High School. He was also invited by Lionsgate and Google to create the web series District Voices. In 2014, Wong was ranked #73 on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels.
Wong played Ling in Disney's 2020 live action remake of the 1998 Mulan animated movie.
Wong is an avid player of Magic: The Gathering, specifically the Commander format. He hosts a podcast with co-host Josh Lee Kwai called The Command Zone, where he and Josh discuss their experiences playing the Commander format. Wong is referred to by his co-host as "Jimmy the Red" due to the fact that he often plays red decks when playing commander. He has also been called upon by Wizards of the Coast to preview new sets at exhibitions and on their YouTube channel.
Wong is of Chinese and Mongol ancestry. He is the younger brother of filmmaker Freddie Wong.