Dustin Nguyen American actor and martial arts expert born in Vietnam in 1962 as Nguyen Xuan Tri, best known for portraying Harry Truman Ioki on 21 Jump Street. His family left Vietnam in 1975 to come to America. Some elements of Nguyen's real life were incorporated into the back story of his 21 Jump Street character (see the episode "Christmas in Saigon").
Nguyen has continued to work in America, but in the new millennium he started a production company in Vietnam. In 2013 he wrote and directed Once Upon a Time in Vietnam as an homage to Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns.