Jun Yu is the movie star I met in Chinatown San Francisco. When our group arrived at Ross Alley, he waved his hand and told everyone that he is a movie star! He is the only celebrity I met in my two-week trip to California. 🙂
His claim to fame?
He’s the man who plays erhu (a two-stringed Chinese musical instrument) in the movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith. I saw the movie but I don’t really recall the part where he plays in there.
Aside from being a celebrity and a musician / busker, he’s also a well-known barber in Chinatown. When he has no customers, he plays outside his barber shop, which is next to a fortune cookie factory. With his fame, he’s becoming a tourist attraction in every tour to San Francisco’s Chinatown.
In the photo above, Jun Yu is collaborating with Wess, our Wild San Francisco Tour Guide. Together, they create a beautiful harmony.