Celebrated television, film and voice actress Joycelyne Lew is slated to be the center of attention when stars gather for a celebrity roast at Golden Dragon Restaurant on Saturday, March 4 at 7:00pm PST. According to last week's press annoucement, arrivals will include actor Mel Novak (Bruce Lee's Game of Death, Chuck Norris' An Eye for An Eye), Cynthia Rothrock (Tiger Claws III, Lady Dragon), Gerald Okamura (G.I. Joe, The Rise of Cobra, Mortal Kombat), Peter Kwong (The Golden Child, Big Trouble in China), Host Grand-Master Eric Lee (Rambo: First Blood Part II, 3 Ninjas) and many more.
Other celebrities expected to make an appearance are Hank Garrett (3 Days of the Condor, G.I. Joe, The Animated Series), Vida Ghaffari (Holy Terror, The Mindy Project), multi award-winning filmmakers Thomas J. Churchill (Check Point, The Rack Pack) and Gregory Hatanaka (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance, Blue Dream).
"I have set up Chuck Norris in An Eye For An Eye, beaten up Steve McQueen in Tom Horn, almost set Yul Brynner on fire in The Ultimate Warrior and shoot Bruce Lee in the face in Game of Death, but that is nothing in compared to the roast I'm going to give Joycelyne!" exclaimed Novak.
"Had a blast guesting on Joycelyne's cooking show! She is such a great artist and chef, that she even taught a Persian woman (yours truly) how to make hummus!" joked Ghaffari.
Lew, a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee for the Emmys and the National Endowment for the Arts Judging Committee for Film Grants, shares credits that include starring with Jackie Chan in Battle Creek Brawl, as well as Fatal Beauty with Whoopi Goldberg, Tai-Pan, Hindsight and Shattered Image. The actress also held the largest part ever given to a female in the series, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues starring David Carradine, and has accrued other television credits such as The Golden Girls, Married with Children, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless.
Lew's stellar voice-over artistry has also earned her the lead in re-dubbing Bernie Casey's directoral debut, The Dinner, as well as jobs for Hanna Barbara, industrial narrations, trailers for features, commercials, and dramas on National Public Radio, as well as her own cooking show, Cooking In With Joycelyne.
Press check-in starts at 4:30pm, before the red carpet at 5:00pm. The seven-course banquet dinner commenes at 6:00pm an hour before the entertainment and roast.
Golden Dragon Restaurant is located at 960 North Broadway in Los Angeles, California. Tickets are available at Eventbrite with more information at the roast's Facebook event page.
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