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Tzi Ma (born June 10, 1962; age 59) is a Chinese-American actor who played Cheng Zhi in 24, appearing in the fourth through sixth seasons and the 2014 event series 24: Live Another Day.

Biography and career[]

Tzi Ma was born in Hong Kong. He is the oldest of eight children.

Ma has had recurring roles in shows like City of Angels (with Tony Plana), NYPD Blue, Martial Law (with Tom Wright), and Hell on Wheels. He also starred in the TV show Yellowthread Street. Other shows where Ma has had guest roles are Grey's Anatomy, The Unit (with Dennis Haysbert, Max Martini, Michael Irby, and Shaun Duke), ER (with Paul McCrane), Boomtown (with Mykelti Williamson and Lana Parrilla), Cold Case (with Peter Onorati), and Dollhouse (with Harry Lennix and Reed Diamond).

Ma's numerous feature films include Rapid Fire (with Powers Boothe and Al Leong), The Ladykillers, Dante's Peak, and Alpha Dog (with Lukas Haas). He also appeared in the film Formosa Betrayed, with Leslie Hope. The film was directed by Adam Kane.

Ma has played Chinese government officials on film and television. He played a Los Angeles based Consul in Rush Hour and Rush Hour 3, and a Chinese Ambassador in the TV show Commander in Chief.

24 credits[]

Selected filmography[]

  • Mulan (2020)
  • Skyscraper (2018)
  • Lowlifes (2017)
  • Arrival (2016)
  • Million Dollar Arm (2014)
  • The Campaign (2012)
  • Formosa Betrayed (2009)
  • Rush Hour 3 (2007)
  • The Ladykillers (2004)
  • Rush Hour (1998)
  • Dante's Peak (1997)
  • Rapid Fire (1992)
  • RoboCop 2 (1990)

Television appearances

  • Kung Fu (2021)
  • Veep (2016-2019)
  • The Resident (2018)
  • The Man in the High Castle (2016)
  • Hell on Wheels (2015)
  • Satisfaction (2014-2015)
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2011)
  • Fringe (2009)
  • Deadwood (2006)
  • Law & Order (2002)
  • NYPD Blue (1994-2001)
  • Nash Bridges (1996-2000)
  • Millennium (1998-1999)
  • Yellowthread Street (1990)

Video Game appearances

  • Sleeping Dogs (2012)

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