Los Angeles, CA
Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett Wang (pronounced Wong) spent his formative years on the move, living in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in East Asian Studies and minored in theater.
He was especially proud of his portrayal of Michio Tanaka in Wakako Yamauchi's play 12-1-A, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the wrongful internment of Japanese American civilians during World War II. In his first stage performance outside of UCLA, Garrett garnered critical acclaim as the lead in Chay Yew's controversial play, Porcelain.
For five years, Garrett focused on theater and attempted to convince his Asian parents and relatives that acting was a viable profession, as opposed to becoming a doctor as he had originally planned since eighth grade. With his parents finally on his side, he signed with his first talent agent in 1993.
Within a year he landed his first speaking role, guest starring on the first episode of the ABC sitcom All American Girl starring comedienne Margaret Cho. Three months later, Wang was cast in the role of Harry Kim on Star Trek Voyager.
In addition to being a series regular on Voyager, Garrett was named as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People as well as one of E! Channel's "20 Coolest Bachelors."
Since 2005, Garrett has taken an extended break from Hollywood. With the exception of the occasional cameo appearance in random indie projects such as the comedy Unbelievable, Garrett has been focused on traveling the world, working behind the scenes at Dragon Con, designing scifi/fantasy inspired tee-shirts and relishing the role of an avid NFL Football fan.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Dragon Con 2023 - August 31 - September 4, 2023 in Atlanta, GA 2022
- Dragon Con 2022 - September 1-5, 2022 in Atlanta, GA 2021
- Ancient City Con 2021 - September 17-19, 2021 in St. Augustine, FL
- Dragon Con 2021 - September 2-6, 2021 in Atlanta, GA 2019
- Dragon Con 2019 - August 29 - September 2, 2019 in Atlanta, GA
Pensacon 2019 - February 22-24, 2019 in Pensacola, FLCancelled Appearance 2018
- Dragon Con 2018 - August 30 - September 3, 2018 in Atlanta, GA
- Penti-Con 2018 - June 8-10, 2018 in Penticton, BC, Canada
- Armageddon Christchurch 2018 - June 2-4, 2018 in Christchurch, New Zealand
- Armageddon Tauranga 2018 - May 26-27, 2018 in Tauranga, New Zealand 2017
- Drumheller Dinosaur & Comic Expo 2017 - September 29-30, 2017 in Drumheller, AB, Canada
- Dragon Con 2017 - September 1-4, 2017 in Atlanta, GA
- Windsor ComiCon 2017 - August 12-13, 2017 in Windsor, ON, Canada
- Indy PopCon 2017 - July 7-9, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN
- GalaxyFest 2017 - February 24-26, 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO 2016
- Dragon Con 2016 - September 2-5, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
- GalaxyFest 2016 - February 19-21, 2016 in Colorado Springs, CO 2015
- Dragon Con 2015 - September 4-7, 2015 in Atlanta, GA
- Newcastle Film & Comic Con 2015 - March 28-29, 2015 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
- Pensacon 2015 - February 27 - March 1, 2015 in Pensacola, FL 2014
- Geek Media Expo 2014 - October 24-26, 2014 in Franklin, TN
- Dragon Con 2014 - August 29 - September 1, 2014 in Atlanta, GA 2013
- Dragon Con 2013 - August 30 - September 2, 2013 in Atlanta, GA
- Phoenix Comicon 2013 - May 23-26, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ 2012
- Dragon*Con 2012 - August 31 - September 3, 2012 in Atlanta, GA 2011
- Comikaze Expo 2011 - September 5-6, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA
- Dragon*Con 2011 - September 2-5, 2011 in Atlanta, GA 2010
- Dragon*Con 2010 - September 3-6, 2010 in Atlanta, GA
27 confirmed guest appearances
View Garrett Wang on FanCons.com for 73 additional guest appearances