Sung Kang

Actor | * 04/08/1972 (49) | Gainesville, Georgia (United States of America (USA))
Sung-Ho Kang (Korean name: Kang Sung-Ho; 강성호; born April 8, 1972) is an American actor and producer. His first major role was as Han Lue in the Fast & Furious franchise, a character he first portrayed in Better Luck Tomorrow (2002). Kang also played John Mak in the television series Power. ()

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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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Crime

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Movies with Sung Kang as Actor(32)

as Dang Hai (voice)2021 Raya and the Last Dragon
as (rumored)2021 Fast & Furious 10
as Han Seoul-Oh2021 Fast & Furious 10
as Han Lue2021 F9
as Chan Kin Fai2020 9:30
as Park2019 Code 8
as Greg2017 Party Boat
as Alex Park2016 Code 8
as Detective Shin2016 The Free World
as Mitch Kayne2016 Pali Road
as Han Lue2015 Furious 7
as Korean Soap Star2015 Ana Maria in Novela Land
as Cop2014 Help
as Han2013 Fast & Furious 6
as Taylor Kwon2013 Bullet to the Head
as JP2012 Sunset Stories
as Douchy Actor2012 The Come-Up
as Han Seoul-Oh2011 Fast Five
as Hollywood2009 Ninja Assassin
as Han Lue2009 Fast & Furious
as Han Lue2009 Los Bandoleros
as Special Agent Goi2007 War
as Samuel2007 Undoing
as Sam2005 The Motel
as Doran2004 Forbidden Warrior
as Listener2001 Pearl Harbor

TV Shows/Series with Sung Kang as Actor(18)

as Dan Boeckman2021 Lisey's Story
as Daniel Lou2019 Whiskey Cavalier
as Detective Tanaka2018 Magnum P.I.
as John Mak2014 Power
as Tae Kim2014 Gang Related
2009 Mental
as Sun Hullestaad2008 Easy to Assemble
as Deke2002 Without a Trace
as Vince Kuramoto2002 Monk
as Xian1998 Martial Law

Movies with Sung Kang as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2019 Code 8

Additional Information

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Born: Saturday, 04/08 1972 (April) in Gainesville, Georgia (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 49 years + 67 days)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Other names for Sung Kang (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Kang Sung-ho"
"성 강"
"Kang Sŏngho" (McCune-Reischauer Romanization)
"Gang Seongho" (Revised Romanization)
Sung Kang frequently works together with these people:
Vin Diesel (17x, Actor)
Justin Lin (17x, Crew)
Michelle Rodriguez (9x, Actress)
Chris Morgan (8x, Crew)
Anna MacKenzie (8x, Crew)
Paul Walker (7x, Actor)
Neal H. Moritz (7x, Crew)
Michael B. Silver (7x, Actor)
Deran Sarafian (7x, Crew)
Danny Smith (7x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2542, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/11/2021