Actor Donald Heng’s upcoming supporting lead role in Sight, starring Terry Chen, Greg Kinnear and Ben Wang, opens worldwide on May 24th, 2024.

Actor Donald Heng’s upcoming supporting lead role in Sight, starring Terry Chen, Greg Kinnear and Ben Wang, opens in 2100 theatres worldwide on May 24th, 2024.

The movie is a true story based on Dr. Ming Wang, a world-renowned eye specialist whose technology has restored sight to millions of people.

 Actor Donald Heng is thrilled to join the stellar cast of the feature film Sight, which opens in theatres worldwide on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th. Sight, starring Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actor Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine, As Good As It Gets) and Terry Chen (Almost Famous, Falling) is based on the true story of Dr. Ming Wang, a poor Chinese American who defies all odds to become a world-renowned eye surgeon in the United States. Set in 1970s rural China, a teenage Ming is played by Ben Wang (Disney + American Born Chinese) as he faces persecution and despair at every turn. Still, with his dedicated family’s support and unwavering determination, he finds his way to America, attends Harvard and MIT, and helps develop an innovative technology that restores sight in millions of people. Taking on the seemingly impossible challenge of helping a blind orphan, the resilient Dr. Wang must reconcile with his traumatic past and face the harsh reality that the strength of his own will can only go so far.

Donald portrays the role of Zhensheng, Dr Ming Wang’s (Terry Chen’s character) young father, in all the flashback scenes. He worked alongside Ben Wang (who has just been cast as the new upcoming Karate Kid opposite Jackie Chan) and Jayden Zhang (Shang Chi), who portrays an even younger version of Dr. Ming Wang.

Donald has already had a busy year in 2024. Earlier this year, Donald guest starred in 3 different network shows: CBS’ Tracker, The CW’s Family Law, and ABC’s The Good Doctor.  In the 2nd episode of 2024’s biggest network show, Tracker, entitled Missoula, Donald portrays Jackson Cheong opposite Justin Hartley (This is Us, Smallville) as an accountant who has recently cut ties with his family and joins a cult. Jackson’s parents hire Colton Shaw (Justin Hartley) and successfully track him down, discovering that Jackson may or may not be there of his own free will.

In the season premiere of the final season of The Good Doctor, Donald plays Owen Pierce, a father whose son urgently needs a heart transplant. In season 3 of Family Law, Donald was cast as Theo Leung, a man who becomes entangled in an inheritance dispute with his sister soon after their father passes away.

Most recently, Donald also appeared in a supporting role opposite Emmy-award-winning actor Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as Dr. Berton in the indie black comedy American Dreamer, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film also stars Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine, Academy-Award-nominated actor Matt Dillon, and Danny Glover. Furthermore, he recently wrapped filming in an undisclosed role in the highly anticipated upcoming sci-fi blockbuster film Tron: Ares (Jared Leto, Greta Lee).

In 2022-2023, Donald had a 7-episode recurring Guest Star role as Anthony Chan in The CW’s Kung Fu. Anthony is introduced as the district supervisor of Chinatown, running for re-election. He is a family friend of Tzi Ma’s (Rush Hour, Arrival) character “Jin.” They are initially allies fighting for the exact cause until Jin discovers Anthony is being blackmailed, pitting them into a campaign against one another in the upcoming election.

Also, in 2023, Donald was cast as one of the leads in Hallmark Channel’s movie Retreat to You. In it, Donald plays a chef at a resort who falls in love with MeganHeffern’s (Wynona Earp) character.

Throughout his career, Donald has had a leading role in an episode of the CW’s Two Sentence Horror Stories and other guest star spots, including roles on the CW’s The Flash, CBS’ Ransom, and CityTV’s The Murders. He also has a recurring role as George on one of Netflix’s most popular shows, Virgin River.

On the big screen, Donald has appeared in a supporting role alongside Milo Ventimiglia (This is Us, Gilmore Girls) in Fox Studio’s The Art of Racing in the Rain. He was also thrilled to appear alongside some of Asia’s biggest stars for the project Fatal Visit (Sammi Cheng, Tong Dawei, Charlene Choi), in a role where Donald only speaks Mandarin and Cantonese for the first time on screen.

Donald resides in Vancouver and has studied and trained with acting coaches Rick Tae, Terry Knickerbocker, Jeb Beach, Matthew Harrison, Andrew McIlroy, Ben Immanuel, and Robin Nielsen.

Donald is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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Headshot photo credit: Rebecca Roberts, Sight photos courtesy of Angel Studios and Tracker: CTV/CBS

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