Lee Shorten is a professional film, television and theatre actor, writer, director and producer.
Lee grew up and was raised in Tamworth, Australia, by his adoptive parents Merv and Judy. He graduated from Law School (University of Newcastle) in 2009 and worked as lawyer for several years before he decided to pursue a career as an actor.
While Lee is best known for playing Sergeant Yoshida on Amazon’s ‘The Man in the High Castle’ and Walt Yoshida on AMC’s ‘The Terror: Infamy’, he has also guest starred on ‘Van Helsing’ as Master Tsui, a role specifically written for him by the Van Helsing team and recurred as on ‘Supernatural’ as a fan favourite Demon.
In 2018, Lee made his directorial debut with the award winning Ultra Short ‘J’adoube’. This was soon followed up by ‘Parabola’, a 2019 production which Lee wrote and directed.
Lee has been nominated for a Jessie Award, for his portrayal of Jung in Pacific Theatre’s production of ‘Kim’s Convenience’.
Lee is committed to telling inclusive stories and continues to be a strong advocate for representation.