Andrew Phung hosting the University of Calgary Arch Alumni Awards in 2014.
|Alma mater||The University of Calgary|
|Years active||2009 - present|
|Known for||Kim's Convenience|
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. He is currently playing Kimchee on the CBC Television sitcom Kim's Convenience.
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. 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.
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.
Phung is currently playing the role of Kimchee in the CBC Television sitcom Kim's Convenience. 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.
Phung is the co-founder of YYCSolediers, an online sneaker group in which also produces Sneaker SWAP, a Calgary based sneaker event. He is heavily involved in an organization called Youth Central, a non profit organization which helps youth get involved in their communities.
|2014||Let's Talk English||Host/Main Cast||120 Episodes for OMNI Television|
|2015||Young Drunk Punk||Waiter|
|2015 - 2016||Cowtown||Main Cast|
Winner – Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series (2017)
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||Comedy Network|
- "A Convenience truth; Andrew Phung stars in new TV series about an Asian corner store". Ottawa Citizen, October 11, 2016.
- 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.
- "Andrew Phung". Retrieved 2016-08-13.
- "Sketch | Calgary International Film Festival". www.calgaryfilm.com. Retrieved 2016-08-14.
- "Score Media Announces 'Canada's Next Sportscaster' - Broadcaster Magazine". 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
- Roe, Jon (October 23, 2013). "Cheap Date: The Fortunate Ones". The Calgary Herald. The Calgary Herald. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
- "The North East gets ready for its Loose Moose close-up". 2015-07-31. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
- "Fringe review: KILL HARD". 2015-08-16. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
- "Cowtown sketch series celebrates Calgary's comedy culture". BeatRoute Magazine. 2014-12-01. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
- "Production on Thunderbird's Kim's Convenience begins for CBC". 2016-07-12. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
- "The Canadian Screen Awards nominations are out!". NOW Magazine. 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
- "'This is wild': Baroness von Sketch Show takes top honour at Screen Awards". CBC News. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
- "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.
- "Collectibles: The shoe collection of improv/shoe guru Andrew Phung". 2016-05-17. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
- "Guest Speakers of Calgary West Rotary Club". www.calgarywestrotaryclub.org. Retrieved 2016-08-14.
- Sudra, Nina; Zhang, Jessica (2014-06-07), Let's Talk English, retrieved 2016-12-29
- "2017 TV Nominees - Academy.ca". Academy.ca. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
- Sarwer-Foner, Henry; Rivas, Miguel; Alfa, Aisha; Wex, Marilla (2000-01-01), The Beaverton, retrieved 2016-12-29
- "Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen star in romantic comedy". www.newswire.ca. Retrieved 2018-01-23.