Lin’s fascination with filmmaking and action began at a young age. With his father’s 8mm camera and his childhood friends, Lin created a number of action short films throughout middle school and high school. He served as a camera operator for several years at his local church in Houston, Texas where he began learning the fundamentals of videography and editing.
After graduating high school, Lin attended The University of Texas at Austin where he received a BFA in Screenwriting and Film Directing. As a result of his background in mixed martial arts and gymnastics, Lin simultaneously pursued a career in stunts to expand his on-set knowledge of filmmaking. Upon graduation, Lin moved to Los Angeles where his detail-oriented personality, and zealous work-ethic led him to great success at a young age.
With credits on over 100 features and television shows such as "Inception", "Dark Knight Rises", "Transformers", "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Fast & Furious", “Star Trek” and “Collateral”, Lin's background in action has given him the opportunity to study under many of the best directors in the business.
In May 2015, Lin made his feature and television directorial debuts on the crime-thriller "Braven", starring Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, and Garret Dilahunt, and on the NBC cop-drama "Chicago PD". Lin's follow up feature is a comedy/horror in the vein of Zombieland, titled, "Office Uprising".
Outside of directing, Lin's hobbies include traveling, skydiving, paint balling, cars, motorcycles, family activities, snowboarding, and Tetris. In 1989, Lin was a semifinalist at the Nintendo World Championship and was considered one of the best Tetris players in the country. Since 1989, he has competed regularly at various national Tetris tournaments.
A Texas native, Lin currently resides in Los Angeles, California.