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Sung Kang

Kang was born in Gainesville, Georgia, to South Korean immigrant parents and spent his adolescence in California. He attended the University of California, Riverside. While in college he chose acting over law school, a decision which was met with disappointment from his parents due to their concerns over the lack of Asians on American television and lack of job prospects. His first major role was in Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), in which he played Han Hu, an aloof gang member and the cousin of Virgil Hu (played by Jason Tobin). 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 franchise, appearing in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6, as well as the short film Los Bandoleros. 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. He 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 has had several notable television roles, including 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)" alongside Bobby Lee on MADtv. He portrayed FBI Agent Tae Kim in the short-lived crime procedural Gang Related on FOX. Both roles required him to speak Korean, which he is conversant in. The character Tae Kim was written specifically for him by creator Chris Morgan, who had worked on the Fast & Furious film franchise.

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Apr 8, 1972 In Gainesville, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Pearl Harbor 2001-05-21
Latest Project:
Movie Fast & Furious 10 2022-04-01
Known For
Movie Fast & Furious 10 Han 2022-04-01
Series Obi-Wan Kenobi 2022
Movie Raya and the Last Dragon Dang Hai (voice) 2021-03-03
Movie F9 Han Lue 2021-05-19
Movie We Can Be Heroes Blinding Fast 2020-12-25
Movie Code 8 Park 2019-12-06
Movie Party Boat Greg 2017-09-15
Movie Code 8 Alex Park 2016-03-22
Movie Pali Road Mitch Kayne 2016-04-29
Movie Ana Maria in Novela Land Korean Soap Star 2015-02-27
Movie Furious 7 Han Lue 2015-04-01
Series Gang Related Tae Kim 2014-05-22
Movie Bullet to the Head Taylor Kwon 2013-01-31
Movie Sunset Stories JP 2012-03-10
Movie The Come-Up Douchy Actor 2012-10-06
Movie Fast & Furious Han Lue 2009-04-02
Movie Ninja Assassin Hollywood 2009-09-29
Movie Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee Cole Kim 2007-01-21
Movie Live Free or Die Hard Raj 2007-06-20
Movie Undoing Samuel 2007-12-05
Movie War Special Agent Goi 2007-08-24
Movie The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Han Lue 2006-06-03
Movie Forbidden Warrior Doran 2004-01-01
Movie Pearl Harbor Listener 2001-05-21