Cary made his film debut with Stephen Lang in the film, The Money Shot and appeared as Jeff in the ABC movie Mary and Rhoda starring Mary Tyler Moore. While filming the British/Chinese film Life Translated, Cary began to learn the basics of Mandarin, which he now speaks fluently. This led to further work in China and enabled the Cary to become a part of history by becoming the first foreign lead of a Mainland Chinese film as an American war journalist in China 1949. He subsequently had been cast as a series regular for four TV series in China.
Cary also was the lead of the feature films, Rule of Three, Fuel, A True Story, as well as guest appearances on TV shows Without a Trace, Louie and 3 Wheels, which began it’s successful film festival run at the Tribeca Film Festival. Additional film credits include Fuel, Limbo, Last American Guido, Love Collage, Jackie Chan film Chinese Zodiac, Honeymoon Suite and Red Doors which also premiered at Tribeca.
Upcoming films include a supporting role in the film Julia,The Hyperglot directed by Michael Urie and the title character in The Death of David and the lead of the dance film Beijing Carmen.
Cary has been performing on stage since he was 12. He has performed in the play Cathedral, written and directed by Joe Pintauro. Selected theatre includes: Dewpoint (Hudson Guild), Mutant Sex Party(TheDrillingCompaNY), and The Dead Boy (NJ Rep/Key West) with Mercedes Ruehl and the late Roy Scheider.
Some of his commercial credits include Maybelline with Adriana Lima, Kristen Davis, McDonalds and Caesar’s Palace.
Cary also writes, produces and directs. He has directed and produced A Tree Grows Out Harlem (winner of the NY State Council of the Arts directing grant), Chardonnay from a Coffee Can and The Survivor. Producing credits include The Beginning and The End selected for Cannes 2014, Fear of Extinction on NBC Chiller TV and commercials for the NBA, Vonage, Wells Fargo, Foursquare, and Relativity Media