Actor Roger Fan used to perform in San Diego as part of the Asian American Repertory Theater. Now he returns to San Diego to promote his role in the Hollywood film, Annapolis (opening January 27 throughout San Diego). The film is directed by Justin Lin who briefly attended UCSD before graduating...
Director states it's the same character, however the actor believed it to be an inside-joke. You can decide what matters more to you on your timeline, @tabascoman77.