George Chiang was born in Ottawa, Canada and is of Taiwanese descent. George received his theatre training at the University of Guelph during which time he was also known to hitchhike to Toronto comedy clubs to perform his stand-up act. George began his professional acting career in Toronto with his breakthrough performance in David Henry Hwang’s, The Dance and the Railroad. This led to appearances in many other plays including, Serpent Kills, The Taming of the Shrew, Urban Donnelleys, The Dragon’s Pearl, and The King & I – to name a few. He also spent a season at Canada’s flagship theatre the Stratford Shakespeare Festival where he appeared in Othello and Twelfth Night.
George has also played leading and supporting roles in film and television. Some of his favourites include, Disney’s Eloise at the Plaza, McKenna Shoots for the Stars, Mary Kills People, and The Bridge.
George wrote Golden Lotus – the first Canadian musical ever presented at the ASCAP Foundation/Disney Theatrical Productions Musical Theatre Workshop in New York. Golden Lotus received its world premiere in Hong Kong where it won the Hong Kong English Drama Award for “Best Original Work”.
George authored the children’s book, The Railroad Adventures of Chen Sing, which has won numerous awards including the Pacific Book Award, The Reviewers Choice Award and two Global E-Book Awards.