Jimmy Wong Biography
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Jimmy Wong is an American actor and musician. He rose to fame for his 2011 music video, “Ching Chong: Asians in the Library Song” and he is also known for his role as Ted in the web series Video Game High School.
Jimmy and YouTuber Meghan Camarena co-hosted the video game themed variety show Polaris Primetime in 2017, which was created as part of Disney’s “D|XP” programming block on Disney XD
Jimmy Wong Age
James was born on March 28, 1987 in Seattle, Washington. He is 32 years old as of 2019.
Jimmy Wong Family
Jimmy was born and grew up in Seattle Washington. He is the younger brother of filmmaker Freddie Wong. Jimmy is of Chinese ancestry. In 2009 he received his B.A. in theater from Middlebury College. He moved to Los Angeles to become an actor after graduating.
Jimmy Wong Girlfriend
Jimmy is currently single. From 2011 to 2013 he was in a relationship with Meghan Camarena.
Jimmy Wong Career
Jimmy earned national news coverage in March 2011, when he uploaded his music video, “Ching Chong: Asians in the Library Song” to YouTube. As a response to a UCLA student’s vlog rant against Asian students Jimmy created the video using mobile phones in the UCLA library, one which MSNBC qualified as “offensive.” NPR suggested that Jimmy’s video response was one that “effectively turned the tables on the original rant,” offering an alternative method of defense against cyberbullying.
Later, Jimmy 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, Jimmy 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.
In 2011, Jimmy co-launched and co-host the Youtube cooking show Feast of Fiction with Ashley Adams.
Later, Jimmy 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. Jimmy was ranked #73 on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels in 2014 .
It was announced in August 2018 that Jimmy had been cast as Ling in Disney’s live action remake of the 1998 Mulan animated movie, set to be released in 2020.
Jimmy Wong Net Worth
Jimmy’s net worth is still under review.
Jimmy Wong Podcast
Jimmy is dedicated player of Magic: The Gathering, specifically the Commander format. Jimmy hosts a podcast alongside co-host Josh Lee Kwai called The Command Zone. The pair discusses their experiences playing the Commander format. Jimmy is referred to by his co-host as “Jimmy the Red” due to the fact that he often plays red decks when playing commander. Jimmy has also been called upon by Wizards of the Coast to preview new sets at exhibitions and on their YouTube channel.
Jimmy Wong discography and filmography
Video Game High School
Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – District Voices
District 9 Voice
John Dies at the End
Ching Chong: Asians in the Library Song
Composer and singer
Jimmy Wong Awards
- 2015: Won: International Academy of Web Television Awards – Best Ensemble Performance/Comedy, Video Game High School (shared with other cast members)
- 2014: Won: Streamy Awards – Best Action or Sci-Fi Series, Video Game High School (shared with cast and crew members)
- 2014: Won: Streamy Awards – Best Ensemble Cast, Video Game High School (shared with other cast members)
- 2017: Won: Guinness World Records – Most Video Game Characters Named in 1 Minute
Jimmy Wong Youtube
Jimmy is a part-time musician, full-time entertainer, who holds a firm grasp on YouTube’s ever-contorting pulse. He is the consummate summation of the type of individual born to make a splash on YouTube. Jimmy doesn’t even have the most YouTube fans in his own family. At 174,564 subscribers, Jimmy falls 3,186,214 fans short of his brother Freddie’s tally
Jimmy Wong Twitter
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