Born in Vancouver, Canada, Osric took his first acting class when he was 8 and started training in martial arts when he was 13, quickly rising to become one of the best fighters in his category and a member of the Canadian Wu Shu National Team. He began his career and honed his skills with roles on Canadian TV shows like Dragon Boys and Cold Squad, and it wasn’t long before he landed his first lead role in the feature Kung Fu Killer starring opposite Darryl Hannah and the late David Carradine, which was shot in China.
Upon his return to Vancouver, Osric promptly landed the role of the young Tibetan monk Nima, in Roland Emmerich’s disaster epic 2012 for Columbia Pictures. His image was plastered everywhere, as he was the Monk on all the posters. Because of its storyline, sympathetic to China, the film went on to become the highest grossing film in China in 2009, making over 460M RMB (US$71M) in China alone and grossing over $760M worldwide.
With the success of 2012, Osric decided to relocate to Beijing in Spring of 2010 to study Mandarin and try his luck there. Shortly after his arrival he found himself delivering lines in Mandarin in his first Chinese film opposite Chinese super stars Andy Lau and Gong Li in I Know A Woman's Heart (the Chinese remake of Paramount’s What Women Want). Subsequently, Osric moved to Shanghai for 3 months to shoot the Universal feature The Man With the Iron Fists directed by RZA from The Wu Tang Clan. Osric’s costars in this martial arts film included Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Daniel Wu and former WWE superstar Dave 'Batista' Bautista.
In 2011, whilst still shooting in China, Osric used his iPhone to audition for the role of Peng in Josh Shwartz’s teen comedy Fun Size for Paramount, and got it! According to Osric, the geeky Peng is his favorite character to date. Osric stars alongside Victoria Justice, Jane Levy and Thomas Mann. The film is expected to arrive in theatres in October 2012.
Most recently, Osric has found himself back home in Vancouver as the recurring character, Kevin Tran, on the CW network's popular television series, Supernatural. He has also recently played a lead role in the much anticipated web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn as cadet JJ Chen.
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