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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 The Weekend Escape
Latest Project:
Movie Fast X: Part 2 2025-04-04
Known For
Poster of Help
Poster of Gang Related
Poster of The Motel
Poster of 9:30
Movie Fast X: Part 2 Han 2025-04-04
Movie The Weekend Escape 2024
Movie Fast X Han 2023-05-17
Movie Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return Self - Fifth Brother (archive footage) (uncredited) 2022-09-08
Series Obi-Wan Kenobi The Fifth Brother 2022-05-26
Movie F9 Han 2021-05-19
Movie Raya and the Last Dragon Dang Hai (voice) 2021-03-03
Series Lisey's Story Dan Boeckman 2021-06-04
Movie Snakehead Rambo 2021-10-29
Movie We Can Be Heroes Blinding Fast 2020-12-25
Series Whiskey Cavalier Daniel Lou 2019-02-27
Movie Code 8 Park 2019-12-06
Series Magnum P.I. Detective Tanaka 2018-09-24
Movie Party Boat Greg 2017-09-15
Movie Code 8 Alex Park 2016-03-22
Movie Pali Road Mitch Kayne 2016-04-29
Movie The Free World Detective Shin 2016-09-23
Movie Furious 7 Han Lue (cut) 2015-04-01
Movie Ana Maria in Novela Land Korean Soap Star 2015-02-27
Series Gang Related Tae Kim 2014-05-22
Movie Help Cop 2014-07-29
Series Power John Mak 2014-06-07
Movie Bullet to the Head Taylor Kwon 2013-01-31
Movie Fast & Furious 6 Han 2013-05-21
Movie The Come-Up Douchy Actor 2012-10-06
Movie Sunset Stories JP 2012-03-10
Movie 4 Wedding Planners Kai 2011-10-17
Movie Fast Five Han 2011-04-20
Movie Fast & Furious Han Lue 2009-04-02
Movie Ninja Assassin Hollywood 2009-09-29
Series Mental Unknown 2009-05-26
Movie Los Bandoleros Han Lue 2009-07-28
Series Easy to Assemble Sun Hullestaad 2008-09-22
Movie Live Free or Die Hard Raj 2007-06-20
Movie Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee Cole Kim 2007-01-21
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 The Motel Sam 2005-01-24
Movie 9:30 Chan Kin Fai 2004-01-25
Movie Forbidden Warrior Doran 2004-01-01
Movie Better Luck Tomorrow Han Lue 2003-04-11
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Threat Matrix Unknown 2003-09-18
Series Monk Vince Kuramoto 2002-07-12
Series The Shield Unknown 2002-03-12
Series CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Movie Antwone Fisher Receptionist 2002-12-19
Series Without a Trace Unknown 2002-09-26
Movie Pearl Harbor Listener 2001-05-21
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Mystery Men Susie 1999-08-06
Series Martial Law Xian 1998-09-26
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17