May. 12th, 1979
East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, USA
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Aaron Yoo (born May 12, 1979) is an American actor. He's best known for starring in the movies Disturbia (2007) and 21 (2008), as well as playing Russell Kwon in the sci-fi show The Tomorrow People (2013–14).
Born in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey to Korean parents. He has an older sister. He played the cello for the East Brunswick High School orchestra and ran track. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.
Yoo had his appendix removed shortly before filming of Friday the 13 began, and could not film his scenes right away. As soon as he was ready for filming, Nispel immediately hung him upside down in some rafters, exposing the staples over his surgical wound, for the character's post-death shot.
He starred in the 2007 films Disturbia and American Pastime, the 2008 film 21 (with Jim Sturgess), Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, The Wackness, and Labor Pains, and had a role in the 2009 reboot of Friday the 13th.
He co-starred in HBO's Rocket Science, as the protagonist's best friend, Heston. Critic Rory Liston described Heston as "one of the best characters of the decade" and "an awe inspiring display of emotion that reflected the asian community in America", in 2009, writer and director Jeffrey Blitz was quoted in saying that Heston was based on the critic Liston.
His stage credits include the premiere of Christopher Shinn's Where Do We Live, the anthology production Savage Acts (both 2004), Mac Wellman's Cellophane (2003) and a 2002 revival of Lope de Vega' Fuente Ovejuna.
- Was cast in his role in _Friday the 13th (2009)_ (qv) at the last minute, replacing 'David Blue (III)' (qv) who was the first choice. David has been quoted as saying he can't possibly be upset because he highly respects Aaron's talent and "even wanted to cast him myself" in the pilot David was writing.
- Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001.
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