After guest starring or becoming a series regular on a string of American and Canadian TV shows, in 2022 Kwok-Choon became the voice of Yong Bao in the children’s animated television series Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! But Kwok-Choon is best-known for his star-making role as Gen Rhys on the top-rated Star Trek: Discovery.
“Being a cast member of Star Trek has been a roller coaster ride, to be honest,” says Kwok-Choon of the iconic franchise known for its enraptured fandom. “I was such a huge fan growing up, so to be part of it now has been simply amazing, especially getting to interact with fans at conventions. It has been really fulfilling because you get to see the impact you have on their lives.”
In addition to productions in Canada and the U.S., Kwok-Choon was a lead actor and puppeteer in the award-winning War Horse at the Royal National Theatre in London, England. The blockbuster production featured life-size horse puppets.
“We ran for over 400 performances, eight shows a week,” Kwok-Choon recalls. “I had a dream part honouring the sacrifice of young brave soldiers during the First World War. And the puppeteering was one of my favourite things in the show. I always tell people that puppeteering in War Horse is like becoming a skilled master of a musical instrument.”