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May 24, 1994 | ROBERT LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even with a growing number of movie roles, including one in Oliver Stone's "Heaven and Earth," actor Dustin Nguyen finds he is still best known for his four-season stint in the late '80s on the teen-throb hit "21 Jump Street" as Det. Harry Ioki, an undercover police officer who infiltrated high schools with co-star Johnny Depp. "Even now, people still recognize me from 'Jump Street,' " Nguyen says good-naturedly during an early-morning interview at a Beverly Boulevard coffeehouse.
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May 24, 1994 | ROBERT LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even with a growing number of movie roles, including one in Oliver Stone's "Heaven and Earth," actor Dustin Nguyen finds he is still best known for his four-season stint in the late '80s on the teen-throb hit "21 Jump Street" as Det. Harry Ioki, an undercover police officer who infiltrated high schools with co-star Johnny Depp. "Even now, people still recognize me from 'Jump Street,' " Nguyen says good-naturedly during an early-morning interview at a Beverly Boulevard coffeehouse.
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May 1, 1992 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
When Dustin Nguyen starred in a prime-time TV series and gained a nationwide following of teen-age fans, he thought his acting career was securely launched. But Nguyen, who has repeatedly refused stereotyped roles, today is out of work. From 1986 to 1990, he played a hip, wise-cracking and sharply dressed undercover cop on Fox Television's "21 Jump Street." Though it was canceled last year, the show earned critical respect for its careful treatment of social issues affecting young adults.
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February 4, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO
President Clinton's decision to lift the trade embargo against Vietnam hit home with Vietnam war veterans, business leaders and members of Orange County's Vietnamese community. The news brought anger, jubilation and hopeful talk of future cooperation. On Thursday, several people offered their thoughts on the decision. * Dustin Nguyen, 31, is an actor who has appeared on television shows including "21 Jump Street," "Magnum P.I." and "General Hospital" and the recent movie "Heaven and Earth."
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February 4, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO
President Clinton's decision to lift the trade embargo against Vietnam hit home with Vietnam war veterans, business leaders and members of Orange County's Vietnamese community. The news brought anger, jubilation and hopeful talk of future cooperation. On Thursday, several people offered their thoughts on the decision. * Dustin Nguyen, 31, is an actor who has appeared on television shows including "21 Jump Street," "Magnum P.I." and "General Hospital" and the recent movie "Heaven and Earth."
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June 3, 1990 | ROBERT PIERRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As one of the stars of television's "21 Jump Street," Dustin Nguyen is accustomed to being under hot lights and in front of a camera. That's where he found himself Saturday, but this time the filming, which took place in a local hotel, wasn't meant for television. It was meant for Orange County law enforcement officials.
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October 20, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
It can only be surmised that the cast of Fox Broadcasting's series "21 Jump Street" didn't feel much like jumping after a bad clam dinner in a British Columbia restaurant. The resulting cases of food poisoning were severe enough to halt production on the series Tuesday, but the show went on Wednesday.
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August 12, 1990 | BEA MAXWELL
ERAS Center for Learning Disabled was the beneficiary of a July 7 benefit held at Universal Amphitheatre. The Water Buffalo Club, a Westside charitable organization that sponsored the event, presented the keys to a $30,000 bus to Barbara Cull, executive director of the center. Leon Owens, Craig Wald and Marty Nislick were event co-chairs. * Almansor Center Auxiliary raised $30,000 at its June 10 benefit at the San Marino home of Davis and Patty Pillsbury.
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December 20, 1993 | MARK EHRMAN
The Scene: A filled-to-the-gills Academy of Motion Pictures Theater in Beverly Hills on Thursday for the premiere of Oliver Stone's epic "Heaven and Earth," his third film about the Vietnam War. Le Ly Hayslip, who co-wrote the two autobiographical books the movie is based on, plays a minor role in the film.
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May 1, 1992 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
When Dustin Nguyen starred in a prime-time TV series and gained a nationwide following of teen-age fans, he thought his acting career was securely launched. But Nguyen, who has repeatedly refused stereotyped roles, today is out of work. From 1986 to 1990, he played a hip, wise-cracking and sharply dressed undercover cop on Fox Television's "21 Jump Street." Though it was canceled last year, the show earned critical respect for its careful treatment of social issues affecting young adults.
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June 3, 1990 | ROBERT PIERRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As one of the stars of television's "21 Jump Street," Dustin Nguyen is accustomed to being under hot lights and in front of a camera. That's where he found himself Saturday, but this time the filming, which took place in a local hotel, wasn't meant for television. It was meant for Orange County law enforcement officials.
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April 11, 1987 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, Times Television Critic
"Hanson! Ioki! Penhall! Hoffs! They look like kids. But they're a unique undercover force. They're the cops of '21 Jump Street.' And they're going back to school!" Oh, brother. Targeted at younger audiences, the new Fox network continues to trickle into April with the premiere Sunday of "21 Jump Street" (7 p.m. on Channels 11 and 6). Recommendation: Skip it. A production of Stephen J.
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