Nelson Cheng is an actor, occasional writer, one-time documentary director, and formerly of Amazon and Google.
As an actor, his credits include Christopher Guest’s “Mascots”, HBO’s “The Newsroom”, Hulu’s “Difficult People”, Nickelodeon’s “Bella and the Bulldogs”, and TBS’ “The Detour”, along with a number of digital projects for JASH, Disney, Super Deluxe, Funny or Die, and Adult Swim.
Previously, he created the digital series “The Consultants” about a fictional management consulting firm. It was a finalist in a PGA competition and was presented at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He also directed the documentary “The Magic Life”, which chronicles the journey of three magician hopefuls. It was selected for the International Documentary Association’s DocuWeeks showcase and is available on Amazon Prime and iTunes. He also co-created the series “Ching Chong Blues” for Turner’s Super Deluxe. An official selection of the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, it’s a series of bizarre and darkly comedic vignettes around today’s Asian-American experience.
He was an early employee of Google and Amazon where he was responsible for the launch of Amazon’s Wedding Registry and Google AdWords’ Reports. He has also been an advisor to numerous startups as well as one for MuckerLab—a startup incubator in Los Angeles.
Originally from the East Coast, Nelson holds an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University and is the father to two wonderful rescue dogs, Jack and Pop Tart.