Rich Ting was born in Los Angeles, California. As a five-sport athlete growing up (including football, basketball, baseball, track and field, and martial arts), he was able to fulfill his childhood dream of playing collegiate football at Yale University, winning an Ivy-League Championship and graduating with a B.A. It was at Yale that Ting began to explore and develop himself creatively as an artist in the theatrical world. Following graduation, Ting decided to continue his pursuit of academics and attend law school and business school graduating with a dual J.D./M.B.A. degree. It was after graduate school that he decided to switch career paths and venture into the entertainment world.
Ting returned to Los Angeles to pursue his career as an actor, being cast for the role of "Lenny" in the television series, "Beyond the Break" (2007-2009) as well as "Heatblast" in the Cartoon Network movie, "Ben 10: Race Against Time" (2007). In 2008, Ting was cast by director, Christopher Robinson, on a Honda Civic series, entitled, "Civic Coup," in which he played the role of "Link." Ting dedicated his 2010-year filming in Asia playing the lead role of "Xon Sa Ma" in the historic film, "Huyen Su Thien Do" (2010), celebrating and commemorating one thousand years of Thang Long - Hanoi, while also being cast as the lead of a Korean-based drama television series, entitled "Two Families" (2010).
Ting earned his first-degree black belt at the age of twelve years old in the Korean-based martial arts, better known as Tae Kwon Do, integrating other forms, such as Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do. With a strong foundation and background in a variety of martial arts, Ting has also had the opportunity to perform stunts in the following features: "Stand Up Guys" (2013), "The Green Hornet" (2011), "Salt" (2010), "Gamer" (2009), "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" (2009), "Deadly Impact" (2009), "Crank 2: High Voltage" (2009), and "Mask of the Ninja" (2008).
After completing his two productions in Asia in the spring of 2011, Ting returned to Los Angeles and was cast for the lead role of a Hollywood production, entitled "Make Your Move 3D" (2013). Written and directed by Duane Adler (also know for writing such scripts as "Save the Last Dance" and "Step-Up"), this film will premiere worldwide in theaters in 2013. Playing alongside "Dancing With the Stars" regular, Derek Hough, and Korean-Pop superstar, BoA, this film is a modern day, contemporary "Romeo and Juliet," involving two feuding families that run and operate competing night clubs in New York City. Ting plays the role of "Oku," the Japanese confidant to BoA's older brother, "Kaz."
In 2012, Ting was cast for the role of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, James Suh, in the Hollywood film entitled, "Lone Survivor" (2013). Directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, and Eric Bana, "Lone Survivor" is based on the true story and events of SEAL Team 10 and their mission, "Operation Red Wings," targeting the capture and/or kill of Taliban leader, Ahmad Shah. This film commemorates the heroes of "Operation Red Wings," a military operation on June 28, 2005 that cost of lives of numerous Navy Seals and other U.S. Servicemen in the remote Hindu Kush Mountains of Northeastern Afghanistan.
In 2013, Ting makes his Korean debut in the KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) espionage television series entitled, "Iris 2: New Generation." Cast for the role of North Korean terrorist, "Lee Cheol Min," Ting plays alongside Korean actors Jang Hyuk, Lee Da Hae, Lee Bum Soo, Oh Yeon Soo, Im Soo Hyang, MBLAQ's Lee Joon, BEAST's Yoon Doo Joon, and Baek Sung Hyun. Directed by Pyo Min Soo & Kim Tae Hoon , "Iris 2: New Generation" (sequel to 2009's "Iris") takes place 3 years after the elite National Security Service (NSS) agent Kim Hyun Jun (Lee Byung Hun) dies and continues the story of NSS agents revealing the ultimate secret behind the secretive Iris organization.
Ting has been cast for national and international commercials, including Chase Credit Card, McDonald's, and Motorola. He continues to model overseas and in the U.S. He has served as a runway and print model for the following designers and labels: Gucci, Samsung, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Ed Hardy, Smet, Christian Audigier, Rock Fabulous, Clade, Tallia Orange, American Rag, Roberto Cavalli, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, Gap, Adidas, Saks Fifth Avenue, Canali, Guess, Kenneth Cole, Macy's, Bvlgari, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Marc Ecko, Express, Metro Park, Dillards, Honolua Surf Company/Beachworks, Tommy Bahama, and Mango.