Tee was born in Okinawa, of Japanese and Korean descent. At the age of two, he moved to Hacienda Heights, California, and was raised there ever since. He attended Glen A. Wilson High School where he was Associated Student Body president and captain of the football team. While in high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza.
He graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Theater/Performance Arts. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, playing sports, and practicing martial arts. He speaks fluent Korean, Japanese and English.
In addition to Tokyo Drift, Tee has also starred as Akira Kimura on Grimm and Takeda on Burn Notice. He also had a short part in Austin Powers Goldmember as a Japanese pedestrian. Brian can also be seen on an episode of Hollywood Squares presented by Tom Bergeron playing in 1999 against a woman named Heidi.
- Brian Tee - Internet Movie Database
- Half-Korean.com Interview with Brian Tee
- "Run! It's Goldzilla!"; "Still we should run like it is Godzilla!"
- indieWire, Brian Tee Joins The Wolverine,, 10/07/2012
- Web Series 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2′ Hitting February 17th
- Brain Tee cast as Hamada in Jurassic World
- 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' Casts Brian Tee as Shredder