Sung Kang

Birthday:

04/08/1972

Place of birth:

Gainesville, Georgia, USA:

Biography:

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.


Film Credits

F9 (2021)
as Han Lue
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
as Dang Hai (voice)
We Can Be Heroes (2020)
as Blinding Fast
Code 8 (2019)
as Park
Party Boat (2017)
as Greg
The Free World (2016)
as Detective Shin
Pali Road (2016)
as Mitch Kayne
Code 8 (2016)
as Alex Park
Ana Maria in Novela Land (2015)
as Korean Soap Star
Help (2014)
as Cop
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
as Han Lue
Bullet to the Head (2013)
as Taylor Kwon
The Come-Up (2012)
as Douchy Actor
Sunset Stories (2012)
as JP
4 Wedding Planners (2011)
as
Fast Five (2011)
as Han Lue
Ninja Assassin (2009)
as Hollywood
Los Bandoleros (2009)
as Han Lue
Fast & Furious (2009)
as Han Lue
Undoing (2007)
as Samuel
War (2007)
as Special Agent Goi
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
as Raj
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)
as Cole Kim
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
as Han Lue
The Motel (2005)
as Sam
9:30 (2004)
as Chan Kin Fai
Forbidden Warrior (2004)
as Doran
Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)
as Han Lue
Pearl Harbor (2001)
as Listener
Fast & Furious 10 ()
as Han
Fast & Furious 11 ()
as Han

Production Credits

Code 8 (2019)
Executive Producer