Sung Kang

Sung Kang

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 08-04-1972
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Gainesville, Georgia, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Kang Sung-ho

  • Popularity: 11.97
  • Homepage: N/A

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.

Year Movie Character
2004 Forbidden Warrior as Doran
2005 The Motel as Sam
2012 Sunset Stories as JP
2007 Undoing as Samuel
2013 Bullet to the Head as Taylor Kwon
2016 Code 8 as Alex Park
2004 9:30 as Chan Kin Fai
1970 Shaky Shivers
2009 Ninja Assassin as Hollywood
2007 Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee as Cole Kim
2002 Better Luck Tomorrow as Han Lue
2009 Los Bandoleros as Han Lue
2014 Help as Cop
2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift as Han Lue
2016 The Free World as Detective Shin
2016 Pali Road as Mitch Kayne
2017 Party Boat as Greg
2012 The Come-Up as Douchy Actor
2011 4 Wedding Planners as Kai
2021 Snakehead as Rambo
2009 Fast & Furious as Han Lue
2013 Fast & Furious 6 as Han Lue
2007 War as Special Agent Goi
2011 Fast Five as Han Lue
2021 F9 as Han Lue
2007 Live Free or Die Hard as Raj
2019 Code 8 as Park
2023 Fast & Furious 10 as Han Lue
2015 Ana Maria in Novela Land as Korean Soap Star
2021 Raya and the Last Dragon as Dang Hai (voice)
2015 Furious 7 as Han Lue (archive footage)
2020 We Can Be Heroes as Blinding Fast
2001 Pearl Harbor as Listener
2019 Code 8

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