Sung Kang Biography
Sung Kang (Korean Kang Sung-Ho Hangul: 강성호, born April 8, 1972) is an American actor, born in Gainesville, Georgia. His first major role was that of Han Hue from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in which he played a mentor to the main character, Sean Boswell. He was also one of the stars in The Motel, in which he played Sam Kim, and Better Luck Tomorrow. He also had a role in Jet Li's major film War, playing an FBI agent.
On MADtv, Sung has been playing the recurring role of the narcissistic President Gin Kew Yun Chun Yew Nee in the Korean drama parody, "Tae Do" or "Attitudes and Feelings, Both Desirable and Sometimes Secretive." Kang also had a small role in the action movie Live Free or Die Hard.
He was also featured in a music video for popular Korean Band, g.o.d..
Sung Kang was also seen in the movie Transformers as an executive officer working for tracking down the Tranformer robos' activities.
Sung was also featured as son of Genghis Khan, Doran, in the movie Forbidden Warrior.
He owns a restaurant called Saketini in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. It offers a wide range of Pacific Rim foods and has Eun San Yi as head chef.
Sung says that before he was cast as Han in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift he was unaware of the drifting subculture that exists in Japan. It wasn't until he began researching for the part that he learned what a popular sport drifting actually is all over the world.
Kang says one of the things he dislikes most about Hollywood is the stereotypes that Asian actors are faced when being cast in a role.