Pun Bandhu is an award-winning actor who has worked on Broadway, Off Broadway, in TV and Film. A graduate of the MFA acting program at the Yale School of Drama, Pun has been fortunate enough to work with theatre
luminaries such as Joanne Woodward, Anne Bogart, Chay
Yew, Daniel Sullivan, Emily Mann, Theresa Rebeck, AR Gurney, Christopher Ashley, David Henry Hwang and John Pielmiere among others. Pun has a special affinity for new
work and has originated many roles in world premieres around the country. He received a Henry Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a deeply private and closeted Japanese American in The Catch by Ken Weitzman at the Denver Theatre Center. He recently finished a run on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit, starring Cynthia Nixon.
Pun believes that actors must create their own opportunities. To this end, he has produced plays and musicals, created a downtown theatre company (The Unofficial New York Yale Cabaret), and started, with fellow members of the Asian
American Film Lab, the "72 Hour Shoot Out", a short film competition to encourage more Asian American stories in cinema. Currently, he is helping to coordinate a new project,
LoNyLa, which uses live streaming technology to bring
together a transatlantic collaboration of theatre, film and TV
artists in NY, LA and London.
In film, Pun can be seen in the Academy Award-nominated movies "Michael Clayton" and the Coen Brother's "Burn After Reading." Upcoming in 2014, Stephen King's "A Good Marriage" with Joan Allen and "The Judge" opposite Robert Downey Jr.
Highlights on the small screen include appearances on all of the "Law and Order" franchises as well as "Body of Proof," "Nurse Jackie" "Without a Trace" and a recurring role as Dr. Arnold Perry on "One Life to Live."
He currently resides in New York City.