SIMON YIN is an actor, director, and tv host from Atlanta, GA. He currently resides in Hong Kong where he co-founded his own production company, Mustard. On top of directing several commercials, music videos, award winning television and branded entertainment, Simon also directed his first feature film, Supercapitalist, which debuted in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and several other American cities in 2011. The film is also distributed internationally through Warner Brothers VOD and is available to the masses on iTunes.
Turn the camera around and Simon’s chubbiness is what sets him apart from the rest. Simon started as a TV host on Turner Networks in Atlanta, then as an MTV VJ in New York. In Asia, Simon has hosted his own television programs on FOX, Starworld, Channel V, and History Channel’s #1 show, Hidden Cities Extreme, nominated in 2014, for the Best Entertainment Programme and Best Lifestyle Programme (19th Annual Asian Television Awards). Simon, himself, was also nominated and won the award for Best Entertainment Host/Presenter in the same year. Simon recently made a return to the West to host both a digital series (3 x 5) and a pilot for Travel Channel. Simon was also fortunate enough these past years to have ticked off a bunch of items off his bucket list. He acted (and sometimes, off camera, tried to rap) with the legendary RZA in The Man with the Iron Fists 2 and also fulfilled his life long dream to be in a kung fu movie in Birth of a Dragon. Oh, and he also got engaged (should have put that first -oops).
In his spare time, Simon likes to write underdog stories, watch movies, ride motorcycles, play basketball, buy cameras, play Destiny, read books, take epsom salt baths, expand his vintage watch collection (he currently has none), fight crime, cop retro Air Jordans, create havoc, daydream, live for the moment, and eat hot pot.