My dad, Hazen MacIntyre, has always been a performer at heart - that side usually came out in Baseball, business meetings, teaching baseball or just messing around at home - until he moved to China several years ago. His initial move to the far east was, in a way, just a change of environment. He was still teaching and coaching baseball and still impressing business men at meetings. The only difference was all the kids and business men were Chinese and he had a translator at his side translating every word because he spoke no Chinese, Mandarin or Cantonese. Luckily his translator was my step mother, Mable, who also, fortunately, was Chinese. This set up seemed to be working fine but Hazen has never settled for fine. Gradually his dreams and ideas got bigger. He began consulting and planning large sporting and entertaining events. His performance side thrived. He met more and more important people in China and, even though there was a language barrier, his passion for life connected him immediately.
Hazen became friends with the writers and producers of the Longest running huge hit Sitcom, Ben Di Lang. They asked him for his thoughts on a script and he pitched and idea for an American character. They went crazy for it! They demanded that he play the role! He accepted.
Hazen quickly became a TV star. He is recognized on the streets and in restaurants, where before it was cause he was the only white guy they had ever seen and now it is because he is China's most beloved crazy American.
Hazen has gone on to secure his spot in the hearts of the Chinese by playing Bruce Lee's Agent, George in the 50 part Biography series seen by hundreds of millions.
He is currently filming another dramatic role in the movie "Ba Da Huang".
So, keep your eye out for this raising star and remember if you love life, it will love you right back.
PS- Hazen is speaking some pretty good Chinese now. Mandarin and Cantonese.