There isn’t much worth celebrating in the life of General Hospital’s Brad Cooper. His marriage has imploded, he is imprisoned for his role in a baby switch, and not one single person has missed him since his incarceration except BFF Britt Westbourne. Luckily it isn’t all doom and gloom for performer Parry Shen, who has a very special milestone to fete.
Happy Birthday, Parry Shen!
That’s because he was born on June 26, 1973, in Queens, New York, which means that this fan-favorite is turning 48 years old today! Shen’s earliest acting credits include a cameo role in Starship Troopers and a lead role in Shrieker – both feature films.
His first major work was the Justin Lin-directed picture Better Luck Tomorrow and he subsequently followed that up with roles in films like The New Guy, Dead Scared, The Perfect Party, and The Deviants.
He also guest-starred in a number of television shows including Caroline in the City, Suddenly Susan, Chicago Hope, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and CBS mega-hit NCIS.
Shen has made a name for himself in the horror film community with his multiple roles in the Hatchet film franchise. Though he played Shawn and Justin in Hatchet 1 and Hatchet 2 respectively, Shen became a leading man in the third installment – under the guise of Andrew Yong – and its sequel.
The handsome actor, who has been playing Brad Cooper on General Hospital since February 13, 2013, is also known for his work as a voice-over artist. He has lent speech to characters in Mortal Kombat X, Sleeping Dogs, Work of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, and Far Cry 3.
Shen has been married to his wife, Kim, since August 2, 2002. Together, the couple has two daughters: Avery and Kori.
Soap Hub would like to wish Parry Shen a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below. General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes.