Jake’s Take Podcast: Peter Jang

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

It is a pleasure to welcome Peter Jang to The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast.

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Peter moved to California to pursue his Bachelor’s degree at the University of California at San Diego. Once he graduated from the university, he moved to Los Angeles and began pursuing a career in acting and stunt work. He absorbed as much information about the industry while getting started. With a background in Taekwondo as a junior Olympian fighter with five US National Taekwondo Championship medals and three Ohio State Championship titles, Peter Jang was naturally drawn to stunt work as a fighting specialist.

Throughout his time in the entertainment industry, Peter worked on several high-profile films such as Bad Times at the El Royale, The Forever Purge, and The Suicide Squad. He also performed on television shows, including American Horror Stories, General Hospital, NCIS: Hawaii, S.W.A.T, and Westworld. 

Recently, Peter released his short film: MASK. The film tells the story of a combat veteran (Jang) trying to escape his PTSD by working at a boxing gym. Unfortunately, a mysterious man disturbs the vet’s tranquility and amplifies the veteran’s worst fears. The short film features cast members Tim Neff and Gabrielle LaJudice. The film received the ‘Best Narrative’ award at the 2022 Marina Del Ray Film Festival.

Peter Jang spoke about his taekwondo history in this edition of The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast. He also spoke about how it led him to the stunt world, including facing off against the late Jason David Frank in two viral videos: Super Power Beat Down: White Ranger vs. Scorpion and Green Ranger vs. Ryu. Peter also spoke about his desire to bring MASK to life. 

For more information about Peter Jang and his production company, Simplicity Pictures, visit their website.

You can also connect with Peter Jang on social media. Visit his Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube channels.

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