James Pax Biography

Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: James Pax was educated in New York University with a degree in business and later studied film production/directing in University of Southern California. He lived and worked around the globe in cities like Italy, Japan, US, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Paris and China. His vast talent as a young singer took him to South America during his teens to perform on TV as being the first Asian singer making it South America. His other interests such as ballet training with Jeoffrey Ballet and his adamant training as a professional Kung Fu artists has give him the foundation to be a fine actor that can take up almost any parts from Shakespeare to Sam Shepard's plays to Jacky Chain movies. In his early 20s he started working as a model and actor in US and Europe for top fashion designer like Armani, making him the first Chinese model to appear on Milan runway in the early 1990. Upon his graduation from New York University with a degree in international business, he worked one year on Wall Street as a stock analyst and then decided to continue his acting career in New York on off-Broadway stage plays and soon after moved on to Hollywood to do early Hollywood produced Chinese action movie like "Big Trouble in Little China" with Kurt Russell, Year of Dragon with John Lone. Through his years of working in Hollywood, he quest-starred in numerous TV series and did TV movies with James Wood in 'In love and War" and feature movies with Charles Bronson in Kinjite, Donald Sutherland in Bethune, and as a series regular on a hot TV series called "Nasty boys" in 1990, In early 1992, he decided to venture back to Asia and started acting in Hong Kong, and Japan movie industry. When he passed his thirties he becomes the first Chinese model to be used for a cigarette campaign in Europe for Philip Morris, and West cigarette. In 1992, he decided to go back to USC to complete his study in Film and production management. He then ran a production house and ad agency that serves clients such as Rio casino and MGM in Las Vegas. James has lived in Beijing China since 2001 and has established his own advertising and production company in China. He strives to produce high quality of feature movies, and TV series and commercials for his clients. One of his great achievements in China in 2005 is that he starred in the series called "I want to really fall in love. The Chinese version of Sex and the city, which also became one of the most talked about series in China because of the daring content about woman chasing after men and the in depth discussion about women's need for men between the four modern Chinese women. A break through from the usual government propaganda related subjects that most series dwelled on. in 2006, James starred in the compelling tale of the "First Emperor" Chin Shi Huang di, who build the great wall and also the terra-cotta warriors. The show was aired on January 29th on Discovery USA and gained high ratings. Critics from the Hollywood Reporter to the New York Times praised Pax for his dramatic portrayal of the emperor. The First emperor of China was also aired on Channel 4 UK and received high praises from the British press for his portrayal of emperor Chin as King Lear - a Shakespearean tragic character. His most recent TV work "Shanghai Solution", the Chinese version of Schindler's List, aired on CCTV8 on August 2005. The series became the highest Rated drama series on CCTV Channel 8 and James is the producer and the star. It is a 30-episode mega series based on a true historical facts about the 30,000 Jews who fled to China in the 1940s and the Nazi General Meizinger whose "Final Solution" plan was to bring them into a concentration camp with the help of the Japanese Imperial Army. James has published a book in China called "A bowl of fish" which is a poignant story about a 20 year old young actress who become an instant star and lost it all in a matter of 16 months. A slice of life in the modern China that reflects the reality of the ever-growing capitalist society in big cities like Shanghai. The movie version is looking to get made in 2007.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Nasty Boys Jimmy Kee 1989
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Big Trouble in Little China Lightning 1986 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects 1989 Drama, Thriller
Dong fang san xia Inventor 1993 Action, Fantasy
Shootfighter: Fight to the Death Teng 1993 Action
Ai zai hei she hui de ri zi Pak-Shek 1993
Heung Gong wun fung kwong Tony 1993 Adventure, Comedy
Bethune: The Making of a Hero Mr. Tung 1993 Biography, Drama, Romance
Xin tian long ba bu zhi tian shan tong lao Tai Hung 1994
Ying zi di ren Panther 1995 Action, Thriller