Justin H. Min

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Justin H. Min
Born (1990-03-20) March 20, 1990 (age 30)
Other namesJustin Min, Justin Hongkee Min
Alma materCornell University
Occupation
  • Actor
Years active2012–present

Justin H. Min (born March 20, 1990)[according to whom?] is an American actor. He is best known for playing the role of Ben Hargreeves in the Netflix original series The Umbrella Academy (2019–present).

Early life[edit]

Min is a second-generation Korean-American from Cerritos, California.[1] He graduated from Cerritos High School in 2007.[2]

He attended graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University, where he served on the Student Assembly as the Minority Liaison, in 2011 with degrees in Government and English.[3][1][4]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Min began acting in 2012. He appeared in Faking It, CSI: Cyber and Pure Genius.[5]

In 2019, Min appeared in The Umbrella Academy as Ben Hargreeves. As the character was only shown in flashbacks in the comic books, Min was not part of the early publicity for the series in order to keep his role a secret.[6] Min also used the expanded role in the television show to develop the character "from the ground up", and worked closely with Ethan Hwang, who played a young Ben, to ensure a "similar essence".[7][8] The Umbrella Academy was renewed for a second season in April 2019, with Min being upgraded to the main cast.[9]

Photography[edit]

Min is also a photographer and has photographed assignments for the J.A.M. Awards, inVISIBLE and The Served.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Min is fluent in Korean.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 My Father Grey Short film
2012 My Best Friend Max The Stage Manager Short film
2015 The Better Half Eric
2016 Rebirth Intern #2
2017 How I Became an Adult Drew YouTube short film
2018 American Refugee France Hoang Short film
2020 After Yang Yang Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Discord and Harmony Michael Episode: "You Think You Know Someone"
2014 Faking It Bobby Episodes: "The Ecstasy and the Agony", "Busted"; as Justin Min
2015 CSI: Cyber College Kid Episode: "Crowd Sourced"
2016 Pure Genius Eugene Episode: "Bunker Hill, We Have a Problem"[5]
2018 Beerfest: Thirst for Victory Kyle Television film
2019–present The Umbrella Academy Ben Hargreeves Recurring role (season 1); main role (season 2)[10]
2019 Dating After College Cameron Miniseries
2020 New Amsterdam Justin Wang Episode: "Liftoff"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Parks, Dorian (July 2020). "Interview: Robert Sheehan and Justin H. Min Talk Season 2 of 'The Umbrella Academy', Klaus Starting a Cult, Ben Getting a Bigger Role & More". Geeks Of Color. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  2. ^ 4Jason4Justin (June 23, 2007), Graduation Speech by Justin Min, archived from the original on July 26, 2020, retrieved June 30, 2019
  3. ^ Park, Byungkwan (April 7, 2010). "Any Student, Any Study: Korean Studies". The Cornell Daily Sun. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "Public Service Scholars | Public Service Scholars". blogs.cornell.edu. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c Denbath, Neela (February 19, 2019). "The Umbrella Academy cast: Who is Justin H Min? Who plays Ben?". Daily Express. Archived from the original on March 17, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  6. ^ August, Alexandra (March 10, 2019). "Umbrella Academy's Ben Hargreeves On Family Dysfunction & the Netflix Hit". CBR.com. Archived from the original on April 4, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  7. ^ Jacobs, Meredith (March 8, 2019). "'Umbrella Academy's Dead Superhero Doesn't Want to Be Alive in Season 2". Inverse.com. Archived from the original on April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  8. ^ Solis, Jorge (March 15, 2019). "Interview: Justin H. Min talks 'The Umbrella Academy!'". Villain Media. Archived from the original on April 4, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Otterson, Joe (April 2, 2019). "'Umbrella Academy' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix". Variety. Archived from the original on April 4, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "Justin H. Min on Instagram: "Season 2: Ben is back. And he's back with a promotion. He's officially a series regular. – I know I joke around here quite a bit, but I…"". Instagram. Archived from the original on January 23, 2020. Retrieved April 4, 2019.

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