|Born||c. 1974 (age 39–40)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Park was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, to Korean parents. Park graduated from Hamilton High School's Humanities Magnet Program. Park attended UCLA and finished with an undergraduate degree in English, Creative Writing and a Master's Degree in Asian American Studies.
While attending UCLA, Park co-founded the LCC Asian American Theater Group.
Films and TV
Park made his acting debut in the 2003 short film Dragon of Love (as the main character, Joel), which won the Best Short Film at the 2003 Hawaii International Film Festival. Park has appeared in feature films such as Larry Crowne (as Trainee Wong opposite Tom Hanks), Dinner for Schmucks (as Henderson), and The Five-Year Engagement (as Ming). Park also appeared in various independent film projects such as Quentin Lee's The People I've Slept With (2009) (as "Nice But Boring Guy"), and he starred and co-wrote the feature film American Fusion (2005) (as Josh).
In television, Park has made guest appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm (as Doctor), New Girl (as Will), The Office (as Asian Jim), ER (as Young-Jo Pak), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (as Scott Katsu), NBC's Four Kings (as Server Pat), Las Vegas (as Jasper), House (as Brad), iCarly (as Mr. Palladino), Cold Case (as Manny Kim '07), Reno 911! (as a Mailman), and more. He also appeared as the recurring series regular Martin Fukanaga, the father character, on Nickelodean's TV show Supah Ninjas. Park was also a castmember on MTV's Nick Cannon improv show Wild 'N Out. In 2007, he regularly appeared as an actor in the filmmaking reality show On the Lot.
Park has recently been cast as Eddie Huang's immigrant father in ABC's TV project, Fresh Off The Boat (based on Huang's memoirs, Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir), written and produced by Nahnatchka Khan and executive produced by Jake Kasadan.
Writing and Directing
In 2005, Park co-wrote and starred in the feature film American Fusion directed by Frank Lin, which won the Audience Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival.
He has also created, directed, written and starred in several short internet series for Channel 101, including Dr. Miracles, The Food, and Dumb Professor. In 2013, he wrote and starred in a series featuring his baby daughter entitled Baby Mentalist.
Park also wrote a short film (directed by David J. Lee) entitled Blueberry (also starring Marques Ray), which won an award for Best Actor at the NBC Shortcuts Film Festival for short films.
As a writer, Park has also won a CAPE (Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) New Writers Award for his TV Pilot Script, "The Erasists".
Commercials and Online Work
Park is in Wong Fu Productions' short film "Too Fast" as Brandon and the new web series "Home is Where the Hans Are" as the step-dad.
- The Interview (2014)
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- "April Issue: Randall Park Reflects on the Riots « KoreAm Journal – Korean America's Premier Magazine". Iamkoream.com. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
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- Nellie Andreeva, Constance Wu, Randall Park Join ‘Fresh Off The Boat’; Windell Middlebrooks In ‘Mason Twins’, http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/constance-wu-cast-in-fresh-off-the-boat-windell-middlebrooks-in-mason-twins/
- Angry Asian Man, Baby Mentalist, http://blog.angryasianman.com/2013/04/the-further-adventures-of-baby-mentalist.html
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- By John (2011-05-23). "Asian American Commercial Watch: Randall Park in HBO Go | Current Events". 8Asians.com. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- "Too Fast". YouTube. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2013-01-17.