Dale Edward Chung is a Latin Grammy winning AAPI actor, singer, composer, producer, director, and production sound mixer. Born and raised in Oakland and Berkeley, California, Dale began studying and playing music at Berkeley High School where he began playing in bands and was the conga drummer for the Afro-Haitian dance classes. While at Berkeley High, he performed with Master Drummers C. K. Ledzepko of Ghana and Malonga Casquelourde of Senegal and went on to play extensively in the San Francisco Acid Jazz music scene in the 1990s.
In 2000, Dale starred in the film Unspoken, which won a SAG award. In 2003, Dale joined the legendary funk and soul group Con Funk Shun, where he was a group member/percussionist for 13 years.
In 2019, Dale won a Latin Grammy with the group “The Lucky Band” as a producer and group member. Dale was a featured artist on the 2023 Grammy winning album “Sakura” by Masa Takumi. Dale also performed on the official Taylor Swift - (Robert Eibach) remix of “Me! featuring Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco)”.
From 2016-2020, Dale was the resident percussionist for the Ultimate Jam Nights at the Whisky A Go Go where he played alongside members of Toto, Pink Floyd, Quiet Riot, The Time, and Prince to name a few.
In 2022, Dale was a featured actor in the film “Labyu with an Accent” starring Coco Martin and Jody Sta. Maria. In 2023, “Labyu with an Accent” made it into the top 10 Worldwide on Netflix. Dale was one of the featured actors in the Marriott Bonvoy commercials where he worked with award winning director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) and Academy Award winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminsky (Steven Spielberg).
Dale is also a featured voice actor for the 2023 Netflix series “Zombieverse”, the LeapStory toy from Leapfrog Learning that won the 2018 Best Electronic Toy in Australia, Rooms to Go Kids, The New Jersey Department of Health and other various projects.
Dale has also worked on numerous independent films and productions as a Production Sound Mixer and is producing and directing music videos.
Dale is a member of the Recording Academy and has served on the Advocacy Committee for both the Los Angeles and San Francisco chapters and is currently serving on the Producers & Engineers Committee. He’s also served on the boards of FilAm Creative, Keep Music Rockin Foundation, and the David Z Foundation.
Dale has been called a “Renaissance man” but really it’s just that his goal in life is to “Not die thinking, What if?” So he has followed his passion and loves to try new things, for better or worse. He is a passionate advocate for the arts and has dedicated his life to making music and movies.