Andrew Phung

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Andrew Phung
Andrew Phung - 2014 U of C Arch Awards.jpg
Andrew Phung hosting the University of Calgary Arch Alumni Awards in 2014.
BornCalgary, Alberta
Alma materThe University of Calgary
Years active2009 - present
Known forKim's Convenience
Websitehttp://www.andrewphung.com

Andrew Phung is a Canadian actor, improviser, and comedian. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Phung is a graduate of the University of Calgary and an alumnus of the Loose Moose Theatre Company.[1] He is currently playing Kimchee on the CBC Television sitcom Kim's Convenience.[1]

Background[edit]

Andrew Phung was born in Calgary, Alberta and attended Bishop McNally High School. Phung's father is of Vietnamese descent and his mother is Chinese.[2] He joined the Loose Moose Theatre Company when he was 16 years old and is currently a senior ensemble performer and instructor with the theatre. He studied economics at the University of Calgary and worked as non-profit director before pursuing acting.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2008, he joined the comedy group Sciencebear. Together they created and produced various comedic shorts, and in 2009 they released the film Sketch, which was produced on a $100 budget. It was an official entry into the 2010 Calgary International Film Festival.[4]

In 2009 Phung was named one of Calgary's Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Magazine.[3] That year he was also a featured cast member on the television series Drafted on the Score Television Network.[5]

Phung is the co-creator of the hit improvised comedy shows Past your Bedtime,[6] Northeast: The Show,[7] and Kill Hard.[8]

From 2015 to 2016, he co-wrote and starred in two seasons of Cowtown, a sketch comedy series produced by Nur Films and Telus Optik.[9]

Phung is currently playing the role of Kimchee in the CBC Television sitcom Kim's Convenience.[10] He has won two Canadian Screen Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series, at the 5th Canadian Screen Awards in 2017 and the 6th Canadian Screen Awards in 2018.[11][12][13]

Personal life[edit]

Phung is the co-founder of YYCSolediers, an online sneaker group in which also produces Sneaker SWAP, a Calgary based sneaker event.[14] He is heavily involved in an organization called Youth Central, a non profit organization which helps youth get involved in their communities.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Let's Talk English Host/Main Cast[16] 120 Episodes for OMNI Television
2015 Young Drunk Punk Waiter
2015 - 2016 Cowtown Main Cast
2016–present Kim's Convenience Kimchee CBC/Thunderbird
Winner – Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series (2017)[17]

Winner - Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series (2018)

2016-present The Beaverton Eddie Zheng[18] Comedy Network

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Little Italy Luigi[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A Convenience truth; Andrew Phung stars in new TV series about an Asian corner store". Ottawa Citizen, October 11, 2016.
  2. ^ Volmers, Eric (2016-09-03). "From improv to the CBC, Calgarian Andrew Phung lands role in Kim's Convenience". The Calgary Herald. The Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  3. ^ a b "Andrew Phung". Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  4. ^ "Sketch | Calgary International Film Festival". www.calgaryfilm.com. Retrieved 2016-08-14.
  5. ^ "Score Media Announces 'Canada's Next Sportscaster' - Broadcaster Magazine". 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  6. ^ Roe, Jon (October 23, 2013). "Cheap Date: The Fortunate Ones". The Calgary Herald. The Calgary Herald. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "The North East gets ready for its Loose Moose close-up". 2015-07-31. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  8. ^ "Fringe review: KILL HARD". 2015-08-16. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  9. ^ "Cowtown sketch series celebrates Calgary's comedy culture". BeatRoute Magazine. 2014-12-01. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  10. ^ "Production on Thunderbird's Kim's Convenience begins for CBC". 2016-07-12. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  11. ^ "The Canadian Screen Awards nominations are out!". NOW Magazine. 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  12. ^ "'This is wild': Baroness von Sketch Show takes top honour at Screen Awards". CBC News. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  13. ^ "Wynonna Earp, Kim's Convenience actors Andrew Phung and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee among local nominees for Canadian Screen Awards". Calgary Herald. 2018-01-16. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  14. ^ "Collectibles: The shoe collection of improv/shoe guru Andrew Phung". 2016-05-17. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  15. ^ "Guest Speakers of Calgary West Rotary Club". www.calgarywestrotaryclub.org. Retrieved 2016-08-14.
  16. ^ Sudra, Nina; Zhang, Jessica (2014-06-07), Let's Talk English, retrieved 2016-12-29
  17. ^ "2017 TV Nominees - Academy.ca". Academy.ca. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  18. ^ Sarwer-Foner, Henry; Rivas, Miguel; Alfa, Aisha; Wex, Marilla (2000-01-01), The Beaverton, retrieved 2016-12-29
  19. ^ "Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen star in romantic comedy". www.newswire.ca. Retrieved 2018-01-23.