|Osric Chau Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||July 20, 1986|
Osric Chau has earned fame with his recurring role in The CW show, Supernatural. He has also scored big by bagging an important role in the BBC America TV series, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. He had put in years of hard work in learning various martial arts forms before he became an actor. In fact, he originally wanted to become a stuntman but destiny had other plans for him.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Los Angeles, California, United States
Osric Chau has taken modern wushu training at the West Coast Chinese Martial Arts in Vancouver under the tutelage of head instructor Bruce Fontaine.
Actor, Stunt Performer, Martial Artist, Cosplayer
- Siblings – Owen Chau (Younger Brother) (Martial Artist)
Osric Chau is represented by –
- Echelon Talent Management, Inc.
- Sovereign Talent Group
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
70 kg or 154 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Osric Chau’s private life hasn’t received much coverage from the media. Plus, he avoids any discussion about it on social media as well, because of which not much can be said about his love life and dating history.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Chinese ancestry on his father’s side. While on his mother’s side, he is of Malaysian descent.
Best Known For
- Having played the role of Kevin Tran in The CW fantasy thriller series, Supernatural
- Being cast in the role of Vogel in the science fiction detective TV series, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
In 2009, he made his theatrical film debut in the epic science fiction movie, 2012.
First TV Show
In 2002, Osric Chau made his first TV show appearance in Back in the Day episode of the Canadian police procedural series, Cold Squad.
Osric Chau relies on his regular martial arts training to keep himself in top shape. Apart from spending hours on perfecting his fighting forms, Chau also hits the gym to further boost his strength and conditioning.
Osric Chau Favorite Things
- Supernatural Character – Bobby
- Hobby – Trying new things
- Jello Flavor – Orange
- Video Games – Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy Tactics, Super Smash Brothers N64, Rock Band, NHL game
Source – Reddit
Osric Chau Facts
- In 2000, he started training in Wing Chun, a traditional Southern Chinese Kung fu style and trained for 8 years.
- He has also been trained in tai chi and traditional forms of wushu under Zhang Zhi Bing, an influential martial arts master from Harbin, China. Osric lived in China for 4 years during his training.
- To prepare for the Canadian National Team Trials, he trained with BSU Wushu Team at Beijing Sport University for 7 months in 2007.
- His training proved to be useful as upon his return, he managed to secure a place in the Canadian National Wushu Team.
- Before he became an actor, he harbored wishes of becoming a Hollywood stuntman.
- Osric Chau was working as a stuntman with EA Sports when he bagged his first major gig in the 2-part TV movie, Kung Fu Killer. He was cast in one of the leading roles in the movie.
- He has been a vocal opponent of stereotyping the actors of Asian origin in a certain way. He believes that actors should be cast in the roles on the basis of their acting abilities and not purely on the basis of their heritage and looks.
- Osric got his mainstream breakthrough in 2012 after he was cast in a recurring role of Kevin Tran in the popular TV series, Supernatural.
- He has collaborated with the YouTube channel, The Hillywood Show, to work on the parodies of the popular TV shows including Supernatural, Sherlock, and The Walking Dead.
- Visit his official website @ osricchau.com.
Featured Image by Osric Chau / Instagram