Sung Kang

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Sung Kang
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Sung Kang at the Premiere of Fast & Furious 6 in May 24, 2013
Born (1972-04-08) April 8, 1972 (age 42)
Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active

1999–present

Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gang Seongho
McCune–Reischauer Kang Sŏngho

Sung Kang (Korean: Kang Sung-Ho; Korean: 강성호; born April 8, 1972) is an American actor, best known for the film Better Luck Tomorrow and his role as Han Seoul-Oh in The Fast and the Furious franchise.

Life and career[edit]

Kang was born in Gainesville, Georgia, to South Korean immigrants.[1] His first major role was in Better Luck Tomorrow, in which he played Han, an aloof gang member. He was one of the stars in The Motel, in which he played Sam Kim. He became a recurring character in his role of Han in The Fast and the Furious film series, appearing in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. He also had a role in Jet Li's film War playing an FBI agent, and was featured as Doran, a son of Genghis Khan, in the movie Forbidden Warrior. On MADtv, Sung has played the recurring role of the narcissistic President Gin Kew Yun Chun Yew Nee in the Korean drama parody, "Tae Do (Attitudes and Feelings, Both Desirable and Sometimes Secretive)." Kang also had a small role in the action movie Live Free or Die Hard. In 2013, Kang appeared as Detective Taylor Kwon in Walter Hill's movie Bullet to the Head (2013), opposite Sylvester Stallone.

Kang is featured in the music video "Lie" for the Korean band g.o.d..

He owned a restaurant called Saketini in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California which closed in early 2013.[2]

Kang says that before he was cast as Han in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift he was unaware of the drifting subculture that existed in Japan. It was not until he began researching for the part that he learned what a popular sport drifting is around the world.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Talking to Taka Co-Producer Co-producer
2001 Pearl Harbor Listener
2002 Better Luck Tomorrow "Han" Associate producer
2002 Antwone Fisher Receptionist
2004 9:30 Chan Kin Fai Short film
2004 Forbidden Warrior Doran
2005 The Motel Sam
2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Han Seoul-Oh
2006 Undoing Samuel Producer
2007 War Goi
2007 Finishing the Game Cole Kim
2007 Live Free or Die Hard Raj
2009 Los Bandoleros Han Seoul-Oh Short film
2009 Fast & Furious
2009 Ninja Assassin Hollywood
2009 Clap Clap Roy Short film
2011 Fast Five Han Seoul-Oh
2011 Knots Kai
2012 Sunset Stories JP
2012 Bullet to the Head Taylor Kwon
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Han Seoul-Oh
2013 The Come Up Douchey Actor Short film
2015 Fast & Furious 7 Han Seoul-Oh Flashbacks

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Felicity Student Episode: "The Love Bug"
2000 Martial Law Xian Law Last 3 episodes
2001 NYPD Blue Asian Uniform Episode: "Fools Russian"
2001 Girlfriends Bartender Episode: "You Better Watch Out"
2002 Spin City Jordan Episode: "Look Who's Not Talking"
2003 The Shield Malcom Rama Episode: "Scar Tissue"
2004 Threat Matrix Ray Lee Episode: "PPX"
2004 Cold Case Sen Dhiet Episode: "Who's Your Daddy"
2004 Without a Trace Deke Episode: "Nickel and Dimed: Part 2"
2005 Monk Mr. Huang (Disciple) Episode: "Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra"
2006–2008 MADtv President Gin Kew Yun Chun Yew Nee 4 episodes
2006 Standoff David Lau Episode: "Shanghai'd"
2006 CSI: Miami Lee Choy Episode: "Death Pool 100"
2008 Samurai Girl
2008 Knight Rider Ian Chang Episode: "Journey to the End of the Knight"
2008 CSI Jang Episode: "Say Uncle"
2009 Monk Vince Kuramoto Episode: "Mr. Monk on Wheels"
2009 Mental Jimmy Episode: "Rainy Days"
2010 Easy to Assemble Sung Skjulstad / Sung Skjulestad Webseries, 3 episodes
2012 Acting for Action with Sung Kang Himself TV mini-series, director, producer, writer
2013-Present Gang Related Tae Kim Main Cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stevenson, Elena (2008-10-14). "Chow Talk with Sung Kang, Part 1". Elena Stevenson. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ Sung Kang's Blog
  3. ^ Sung Kang Bio – TV.com

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