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Sung Kang in 2007
April 8, 1972 |
Gainesville, Georgia, United States
|Revised Romanization||Gang Seongho|
Life and career
His first major role was in Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), in which he played Han Hu, an aloof gang member. He was one of the stars in The Motel, in which he played Sam Kim. He played the recurring character Han Lue 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 (2007), playing an FBI agent, and was featured in the movie Forbidden Warrior as Doran, a son of Genghis Khan.
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, and he appeared in Walter Hill's movie Bullet to the Head (2013) as Detective Taylor Kwon, opposite Sylvester Stallone.
Kang is featured in the music video "Lie" for the South Korean band g.o.d.
Kang has said that before he was cast as Han in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift he was unaware of the drifting culture that existed in Japan. It was not until he began researching the part that he perfected his skills in this popular sport, which is a global craze.
|2000||Talk to Taka||Co-Producer||Co-producer|
|2002||Better Luck Tomorrow||Han Hu||Associate producer|
|2004||9:30||Chan Kin Fai||Short film|
|2006||The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift||Han Lue|
|2007||Finishing the Game||Cole Kim|
|2007||Live Free or Die Hard||Raj|
|2009||Fast & Furious||Han Lue|
|2009||Los Bandoleros||Han Lue||Short film|
|2009||Clap Clap||Roy||Short film|
|2011||Fast Five||Han Lue|
|2011||4 Wedding Planners||Kai|
|2012||Bullet to the Head||Taylor Kwon|
|2013||Fast & Furious 6||Han Lue|
|2013||The Come Up||Douchey Actor||Short film|
|2015||Furious 7||Han Lue||Credited only and footage re-used from Tokyo Drift|
|2016||Pali Road||Mitch Kayne|
|2016||The Free World||Detective Shin|
|2016||Code 8||Officer Alex Park||Short film|
|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/Varin Toan||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 Choi||Episode: "Death Pool 100"|
|2008||Knight Rider||Ian Chang||Episode: "Journey to the End of the Knight"|
|2008||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||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|
|2014||Robot Chicken||Episode: "Link's Sausages"|
|2014||Gang Related||Tae Kim||Main Cast|
|2016||Hawaii Five-0||Dae Wan||Episode: "O Ke Ali'i Wale No Ka'u Makemake"|
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- Stevenson, Elena (2008-10-14). "Chow Talk with Sung Kang, Part 1". Elena Stevenson. Retrieved 2010-09-14.
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- Jeffery, Morgan (2013-02-21). "'Fast & Furious' star Sung Kang joins Fox drama 'Gang Related'". Digitalspy.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
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