Vichay Phommachan: Deaf Artist, Actor, Model, and Dancer
Published : 2020-09-12
Author : Disabled World - Contact: Disabled World (www.disabled-world.com)
Synopsis* : Biography of Vichay Phommachan an 35 years old deaf artist, actor, model, and dancer born in Thailand and raised in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Vichay Phommachan started dancing at age 16 and learned dance moves from music videos. He idolized Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Rain, Se7en, and Shinhwa, the legendary group in Korea. Since 2018, Vichay Phommachan has attended many events in Los Angeles and made red carpet appearances.
Vichay Phommachan (birth/legal name "Vichai" - English spelling is "Vichay").
Vichay Phommachan is a 35 years old deaf artist, actor, model, and dancer born in Thailand and raised in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Vichay is Laotian-American. He has lived in the USA since 1987 and became an American citizen in 2001. Vichay Phommachan is fluent in ASL - American Sign Language.
Vichay Phommachan started dancing at age 16 and learned dance moves from music videos. He idolized Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Rain, Se7en, and Shinhwa, the legendary group in Korea.
In 2007, American Idol held tryouts at Omaha, Nebraska. Vichay was an American Idol contestant, making it past the first round and being the first deaf person to audition. He was dismissed from the second round due to a permanent judge's decision. As a result, he found fame later in life, after auditioning for American Idol. He became the first Asian-American deaf entertainer and important deaf figure in the show's history, and was named on the Famous Deaf People List and at startasl.com/famous-deaf-people/
Since 2018, Vichay Phommachan has attended many events in Los Angeles and made red carpet appearances. He has been pictured as a celebrity from Gettyimages and Wireimage.
On February 2, 2020, Vichay headed to Los Angeles and auditioned for the first time for America's Got Talent. Eventually he was unable to complete due to COVID-19. He may possibly make a comeback for 2021 ahead of Season 16.
Soon after this, he began a music career, trying to make his debut as a deaf solo artist in America.
Vichay is planning to pursue acting in 2021, but is currently on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Someday, he hopes to be the first Asian man to become a deaf actor in Hollywood. His goal is to become the first Asian Deaf actor to earn an Oscar award in the future. In fact, the last Asian man to win an Oscar did so in 1983.
He wants to play the roles of the late King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, and a South Korean deaf tennis player in biopic movies.
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