In 2012, Ting was cast for the role of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, James Suh, in the Hollywood film entitled, “Lone Survivor” (2013). Directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, and Eric Bana, “Lone Survivor” is based on the true story and events of SEAL Team 10 and their mission, “Operation Red Wings,” targeting the capture and/or kill of Taliban leader, Ahmad Shah. This film commemorates the heroes of “Operation Red Wings,” a military operation on June 28, 2005 that cost of lives of numerous Navy Seals and other U.S. Servicemen in the remote Hindu Kush Mountains of Northeastern Afghanistan.
In 2013, Ting makes his Korean debut in the KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) espionage television series entitled, “Iris 2: New Generation.” Cast for the role of North Korean terrorist, “Lee Cheol Min,” Ting plays alongside Korean actors Jang Hyuk, Lee Da Hae, Lee Bum Soo, Oh Yeon Soo, Im Soo Hyang, MBLAQ’s Lee Joon, BEAST’s Yoon Doo Joon, and Baek Sung Hyun. Directed by Pyo Min Soo & Kim Tae Hoon , “Iris 2: New Generation” (sequel to 2009’s “Iris”) takes place 3 years after the elite National Security Service (NSS) agent Kim Hyun Jun (Lee Byung Hun) dies and continues the story of NSS agents revealing the ultimate secret behind the secretive Iris organization.
Ting has been cast for national and international commercials, including Chase Credit Card, McDonald’s, and Motorola. He continues to model overseas and in the U.S. He has served as a runway and print model for the following designers and labels: Gucci, Samsung, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Ed Hardy, Smet, Christian Audigier, Rock Fabulous, Clade, Tallia Orange, American Rag, Roberto Cavalli, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, Gap, Adidas, Saks Fifth Avenue, Canali, Guess, Kenneth Cole, Macy’s, Bvlgari, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Marc Ecko, Express, Metro Park, Dillards, Honolua Surf Company/Beachworks, Tommy Bahama, and Mango.
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