Film / TV
In 2018 Rich Ting starred in the hit mini-series Waco where he played “Lon Horiuchi” who was an F.B.I. Hostage Rescue Team (H.R.T.) sniper and former U.S. Army officer. He was the critical sniper that shot Vicki Weaver during the F.B.I. siege at Ruby Ridge in 1992. (In 1997, Horiuchi was charged with manslaughter for the death of Vicki Weaver at Ruby Ridge, but the charges were later dropped). He was involved in controversial deployments during the 1992 Ruby Ridge standoff and 1993 Waco siege. As a result, the series opens with the events at Ruby Ridge and follows Horiuchi’s involvement all the way to the siege of the Waco compound in 1993. The highly-anticipated series featured Taylor Kitsch, Melissa Benoist, John Leguizamo, and Michael Shannon.
In 2016, Rich Ting was cast in the second season of the hit TV series Supergirl where he played the fictional DC Comics supervillain, "Metallo” a cyborg with a kryptonite chest power source. Metallo was rated as IGN's 52nd Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time. Ting played the character of "Dr. Gilcrist," a dedicated scientist working with Lillian Luther (played by actress, Brenda Strong). In a sudden turn of events, Lillian Luther traps Dr. Gilcrist and forces him to be transformed into the cyborg, Metallo. As a new and improved version of the cyborg, Metallo sets out to not only conquer and defeat Supergirl but also her male companion, Superman. The DC Comics series featured Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Tyler Hoechlin, and Brenda Strong.
In 2016, Rich Ting was cast in the hit TV series Rush Hour where he played "Zho Tu" who was the son of wealthy businessman and crime lord, Fong Wei aka "The Dragon." Zho is sent to Los Angeles from Hong Kong to oversee and manage his father's criminal organization branching out into human trafficking in the U.S. However, when Detective Carter and Detective Lee investigate a recent murder case, it ultimately leads them to discovering the deep secrets of the Dragon's human trafficking business based in Los Angeles. Zho is cornered at a Korean spa and sauna in the Los Angeles Koreatown where he is eventually taken into custody and arrested.
In 2015 Rich Ting was cast in the hit TV series Chicago P.D. where he played “Chang”. He was a fierce, nimble street criminal working for the notorious Chicago Chinese crime syndicate. He specialized in smuggling contraband in and out of mainland China. Chicago P.D. stars Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, and Sophia Bush.
In 2015, Rich Ting was cast in the CW TV series The Messengers where he played the tough, villainous, "Badass Hmong Prisoner." While imprisoned on felony and assault charges, Ting is disrespected by “Peter Moore,” a young troubled high school student and orphan with previous suicidal tendencies, who accidentally trips him in their holding cell. He is one of the “Messengers” who has incredible super strength that ultimately leads to him killing one of his tormentors in self-defense. As a fault, Moore is arrested and imprisoned. Due to his tripping incident, Ting’s character threatens to kill Moore for his actions. Moore finally puts an end to this tormenting and constant bullying by breaking his handcuffs and overpowering a transport bus that they both are on. Completely scared and in denial of what Moore’s exceptional strength, Ting begs Moore for his forgiveness and to spare his life. In the end, Moore allows the Badass Hmong to live and escapes jail.
In 2015, Rich Ting produced and starred in the short film, “Yama.” Set in imperial Japan during World War II, Yama (which means “mountain” in Japanese) portrays the love story between a Japanese Imperial soldier, “Tomo,” and a Korean comfort woman, “Amaya.” During World War II, hundreds of thousands of Korean women and girls were abducted from their homes or lured into captivity with promises of factory work. Once captured, they were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial army and sent to foreign lands to serve their soldiers. Often as young as 11 years old, these women lived in a constant state of despair. Completely isolated from the outside world, they were raped, threatened, beaten, and abused for years. An estimated three quarters of them died, many at their own hand. To this day, these “comfort women,” whose lives were forever shaped by the nightmare of human trafficking, have gone without apology or compensation for the crimes committed against them. Despite their current situations, Tomo and Amaya share a secret love affair as they are able to escape the harsh realities of war and dream about living together and having a family someday far away in the beautiful snowy mountains of Japan.
No Tears For The Dead
In 2014, Rich Ting was cast in the Korean action film No Tears For the Dead where he played "Asing" who was a Chinese hitman hired by a Korean crime syndicate to kill a former member, "Gon" (played by Korean actor Jang Dong-Gun) who has gone rogue. Asing tracks done Gon throughout South Korea as well as carrying out the murders of various persons who are on the mafia's hit list. Gon, who's traumatized from accidentally killing a young girl during a job is given the mission to eliminate her mother, and begins the ultimate fight to save her life. Asing and Gon finally come to face to face in a heated battle when Asing corners the mother in a hospital in Seoul. The two hitmen fight to the death where Asing is finally shot and killed in the parking garage of the hospital. No Tears For the Dead stars Jang Dong-Gun, Kim Min-Hee, and Kim Hee-Won.
In 2013 Rich starred alongside Taylor Kitsch and Mark Wahlberg. He was cast as U.S. Navy Seal, “James Suh ,” who was on of the 11 Navy Seals shot down on (this date) which still is the most amount of US Navy Seals ever to be killed in US history.