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Sung Kang

1972-04-08 Gainesville, Georgia, USA

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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 Hue, 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, Fast & Furious 6, and F9 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.


F9 Han Lue 2021-05-19
Raya and the Last Dragon Dang Hai (voice) 2021-03-03
We Can Be Heroes Blinding Fast 2020-12-25
Code 8 Park 2019-12-06
Party Boat Greg 2017-09-15
Pali Road Mitch Kayne 2016-04-29
The Free World Detective Shin 2016-09-23
Code 8 Alex Park 2016-03-22
Ana Maria in Novela Land Korean Soap Star 2015-02-27
Furious 7 Han Lue (Archive Footage) 2015-04-01
Help Cop 2014-07-29
Fast & Furious 6 Han Lue 2013-05-21
Bullet to the Head Taylor Kwon 2013-01-31
Sunset Stories JP 2012-03-10
The Come-Up Douchy Actor 2012-10-06
Fast Five Han Lue 2011-04-20
4 Wedding Planners 2011-10-17
Ninja Assassin Hollywood 2009-09-29
Fast & Furious Han Lue 2009-04-02
Los Bandoleros Han Lue 2009-07-28
Live Free or Die Hard Raj 2007-06-20
Undoing Samuel 2007-12-05
War Special Agent Goi 2007-08-24
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee Cole Kim 2007-01-21
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Han Lue 2006-06-03
The Motel Sam 2005-01-01
9:30 Chan Kin Fai 2004-01-25
Forbidden Warrior Doran 2004-01-01
Better Luck Tomorrow Han Lue 2002-01-12
Pearl Harbor Listener 2001-05-21
Fast & Furious 10 Han Seoul-Oh
Snakehead Rambo