Hoon Lee

Hoon Lee is an award-winning actor recognized for a range of complex roles in comedy and drama. He currently stars on Warrior (based on writings of Bruce Lee) on Cinemax ( and DVD)

Additional television work includes Outcast (Cinemax), Iron Fist (Netflix), Bosch (Amazon) Banshee (Cinemax). 

He also voices Master Splinter on Nickelodeon's popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series. 

Film work includes Mulan (2020) Premium Rush and The Oranges.

On Broadway, the King of Siam in The King and I at Lincoln Center, and previously in Pacific Overtures, Urinetown and Flower Drum Song, where he originated the role of Chao. Hoon has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Terrence McNally's Golden Age (Kennedy Center) and A Theater World Award and Drama League nomination for David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face (Mark Taper Forum and the Public Theater). Theatre remains a passion and he continues to pursue work that spans modern originals such as David Ives' School for Lies (Classic Stage Company) as well as classic works such as The Winter's Tale (Yale Rep), Love's Labor's Lost and Hamlet (both at the Public Theater). 

A Harvard graduate and founding member of Mr. Miyagi's Theatre Company Hoon is the recipient of a Theatre Communication Group Fox Fellowship for Extraordinary Potential in association with the Lark Play Development Center. 

Instagram/Twitter: @misterhoonlee


“Without question, one of the best things about Warrior is Hoon Lee’s subtle performance as local fixer Chao, whose rascally air hides the intellect and wit of an observant survivor.”

—IGN, Maureen Ryan

“Hoon Lee, who provides his character with both a tickling wit and a flickering self-awareness that balances on the brink of tragedy.”

—The New Yorker, Ben Brantley

“Hoon Lee … finds a different vein for the character here and does great work with it, packing a lot into every uncontrolled tremor and the unfocused look in his eyes.”

—AV CLub, les Chappell