Sung Kang (2007)
April 8, 1972 |
Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.
|Revised Romanization||Gang Seongho|
Sung Kang (Korean: Kang Sung-Ho; Korean: 강성호; born April 8, 1972) is a Korean American actor, known for his role as Han Seoul-Oh in the film Better Luck Tomorrow and The Fast and the Furious franchise.
Life and career
Kang was born Gainesville, Georgia, to South Korean immigrants. He is married to Miki Yim.  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, Fast & Furious 6 and Fast & Furious 7. 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.
Kang says 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 for 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||Associate producer|
|2004||9:30||Chan Kin Fai||Short film|
|2006||The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift||Han|
|2007||Finishing the Game||Cole Kim|
|2007||Live Free or Die Hard||Raj|
|2009||Los Bandoleros||Han Lue||Short film|
|2009||Fast & Furious||Han|
|2009||Clap Clap||Roy||Short film|
|2011||4 Wedding Planners||Kai|
|2012||Bullet to the Head||Taylor Kwon|
|2013||Fast & Furious 6||Han|
|2013||The Come Up||Douchey Actor||Short film|
|2015||Ana Maria in Novela Land||Korean Soap Star|
|2015||Furious 7||Han||Archive footage|
|2015||Pali Road||Mitch Kayne||post-production|
|2016||The Free World|
|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 Choy||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||Galaxy World of Alisa||Comissaire (Captain) Harlock||Main Cast; American English voice|
- "Sung Kang". The New York Times.
- Stevenson, Elena (2008-10-14). "Chow Talk with Sung Kang, Part 1". Elena Stevenson. Retrieved 2010-09-14.
- Sung Kang's Blog
- Sung Kang Bio – TV.com
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sung Kang.|
- Official website
- Sung Kang at the Internet Movie Database
- UCLA Asia Pacific Arts Interview
- Back Stage Interview