Sung Kang Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Sung Kang was born on 8 April 1972, in Gainesville, Georgia USA, of South Korean descent. Sung is an actor, best known for being part of the film “Better Luck Tomorrow” as the character Han Seoul-Oh. He was also a part of several films of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Sung Kang? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $8 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. Aside from films, he’s also made numerous appearances on television, and has also tried his hand at business; as he continues his career, his wealth will likely increase.

Sung Kang Net Worth $8 million

Kang started pursuing a career in acting in 1999, and landed his first major film role three years later in the crime-drama “Better Luck Tomorrow”. In which he played the aloof gang member Han, and which earned him a bit of recognition. He then starred in “The Motel” as Sam King, and was cast in a recurring role in “The Fast and the Furious” film franchise. His first film of the series was “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”, and this would lead to his appearance in the next films including “Fast & Furious”, “Fast Five”, and “Fast & Furious 6”. Aside from these, he also appeared in “War” which stars Jet Li and he then starred in “Forbidden Warrior” as the son of Genghis Khan. Aside from these, he regularly appeared on “MADtv” playing President Gin Kew Yun Chun Yew Nee in a parody of South Korean sitcoms. He would also get a small role in “Live Free or Die Hard”.

One of his latest films was “Bullet to the Head” alongside Sylvester Stallone. He also appeared in “Furious 7” and an episode of “Hawaii Five-0”. Other popular series he’s made guest appearances in include “Monk”, “CSI”, “Cold Case”, and “Without a Trace”, all of which have added to his net worth.

Kang has also worked with the Korean band g.o.d. in the music video entitled “Lie”. He also once owned Saketini, a restaurant in Los Angeles, but it closed in 2013. He’s tried his hand at production work, mostly getting involved in the independent film scene. Sung is also very active in the South Korean entertainment industry, which is a big influence on his life thanks to his ancestry.

For his personal life, while Kang is very active on social media, he also keeps a very low profile in terms of his personal life, but it is known that he has been married to Miki Yim since 2014, and they have a son. It has been reported that Sung is very interested in the drifting culture of Japan, becoming involved with it when he was cast for the film “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”. Prior to becoming part of that film franchise, he was worried that he might not get a good role in Hollywood due to stereotypes created among Asian-American actors.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 8, 1972
Birth place: Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.
Height:1.83 m
Profession:Actor
Nationality:American
Spouse:Miki Yim
TV shows:Gang Related
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Korean American actor. He also owned a restaurant named Saketini in Brentwood, California.
2Has played the same character, "Han", in five movies directed by Justin Lin: Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Fast & Furious (2009), Fast Five (2011), and Furious 6 (2013).


Quotes

#Quote
1A lot of times, you do independent films for passion because you may even lose money doing one, but it doesn't matter.
2I've produced before, and sometimes it's by default. In the indie level, you can't just come to set and be like, 'Oh, I'm an actor.' You have to be willing to help out, make the project happen.
3Because of economics, you have to feed the demographics that are buying your product. So, as Asia becomes a much more economic influence on the products that are being made from America, I think people have to be sensitive.
4Prior to 'Tokyo Drift,' the iconic perception of Asians in Hollywood films has been either the Kung Fu guy, the Yakuza guy or some technical genius. It used to be such a joke, to be laughed at rather than with.
5I think when we shot 'Tokyo Drift' I was a little too young to really understand what made Han who he is, and then I got older, and you start to make a little bit of money, and you realize that money will never buy you happiness.
6The more projects you do, the more actors you meet, the more people you meet, it's harder and harder to give your heart and your complete attention or absolute sincerity to that person.
7I've actually started to drive slower. I never want to see a news headline that reads, 'The Chinese Guy from 'Fast & Furious' Pulled Over for a Speeding Ticket.'
8On a studio film, you don't have to worry about running out of film or messing up your costumes; you have five other sets of it. Studio films make you the most comfortable so you can just act.
9It's always on everyone's list, like, 'What's New Orleans like?' I think people have a pre-conceived idea, like it's just Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street. But really, there's so much culture, the music's great, the food's great. It's not good for the waistline! But I'm actually from the South, I'm from Georgia, so the weather doesn't bother me.
10When I did 'Tokyo Drift,' a lot of the philosophy that Han lived by I have actually gone through in my own life. As I got older, I realized that I really believe in those philosophies, like the importance of family.
11Pre-'Tokyo Drift,' I was like: 'Am I gonna play Yakuza #1 and Chinese Waiter #2 for the rest of my life? Is America even ready for an Asian face that speaks English, that doesn't do Kung Fu?'
12Sometimes idealism and all that make believe makes the world a better place.
13When I started acting, I hoped I could make some kind of positive contribution to this world. When I get a letter from some kid in Nebraska saying that, prior to Han, nobody wanted to be his friend because Asians weren't cool if they weren't into martial arts - Now he's accepted and recognized as a human being. That's pretty awesome, right?
14My belief system is that you laugh at racism, and that's how it goes away.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016International Star AwardVC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film FestivalLifetime Achievement AwardPali Road (2015)
2012Special Jury PrizeVC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film FestivalBest Ensemble Acting - Narrative FeatureSunset Stories (2012)· Monique Gabriela Curnen
· Michelle Krusiec
· Joshua Leonard
· Sandy Martin

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastFurious 6 (2013)· Jordana Brewster
· Tyrese Gibson
· Ludacris
· Vin Diesel
· Dwayne Johnson
· Paul Walker
· Luke Evans
· Michelle Rodriguez
· Gina Carano


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Code 82017pre-productionActor
Rogue Warfarepre-productionDaniel
Power2017TV SeriesJohn Mak
Hawaii Five-02016TV SeriesDae Won
Code 82016ShortPolice Officer
The Free World2016Detective Shin
Family Guy2016TV SeriesSoap Opera Actor
Pali Road2015Mitch Kayne
Eden2015/IIConnie
Hollywood Adventures2015Manny
Help2015/IIShortCop
Ana Maria in Novela Land2015Korean Soap Actor
Gang Related2014TV SeriesTae Kim
Robot Chicken2014TV Series
Furious 62013Han
The Come Up2012ShortDouchey Actor
Bullet to the Head2012Taylor Kwon
Sunset Stories2012JP
4 Wedding Planners2011Kai
Fast Five2011Han
Easy to Assemble2010TV SeriesSung Skjulstad Sung Skjulestad
Clap Clap2009ShortRoy
Ninja Assassin2009Hollywood
Los Bandoleros2009Video shortHan Lue
Mental2009TV SeriesJimmy
Fast & Furious2009Han
Monk2005-2009TV SeriesVince Kuramoto / Mr. Huang (Disciple)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV SeriesJang
Knight Rider2008TV SeriesJohnny Chang
MADtv2006-2008TV SeriesPresident Gin Kew Yun Chun Yew Nee
War2007Goi
Live Free or Die Hard2007Raj
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee2007Cole Kim
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesLee Choy
Standoff2006TV SeriesDavid Lau
Undoing2006Samuel
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift2006Han
Forbidden Warrior2005Doran
The Motel2005Sam
Without a Trace2004TV SeriesDeke
Cold Case2004TV SeriesSen Dhiet
9:302004ShortChan Kin Fai
Threat Matrix2004TV SeriesRay Lee
The Shield2003TV SeriesMalcolm Rama
Girlfriends2002TV SeriesBartender
Antwone Fisher2002Receptionist
Spin City2002TV SeriesJordan
Better Luck Tomorrow2002Han
Pearl Harbor2001Listener
NYPD Blue2001TV SeriesAsian Uniform
Martial Law2000TV SeriesXian
Felicity1999TV SeriesStudent
Mystery Men1999Susie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Acting for Action with Sung Kang2012TV Mini-Series producer
Undoing2006producer
Better Luck Tomorrow2002associate producer
Talk to Taka2000Short co-producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Acting for Action with Sung Kang2012TV Mini-Series
Dao er1969screenplay

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Acting for Action with Sung Kang2012TV Mini-Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Someone I Used to Know2013very special thanks
Linsanity2013Documentary special thanks
West 32nd2007thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Z Dream2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Fast and Furious: Restrospective2015Video documentary shortHimself
Hand to Hand Fury2013Video documentary shortHimself
It's All About the Cars2013Video documentary short
Planes, Tanks and Automobiles2013Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of Fast & Furious 62013Video documentary shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2006-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2013TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
It Has Begun: Bananapocalypse2012ShortHimself
Acting for Action with Sung Kang2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Fast Five: Reuniting the Team2011Video documentary shortHimself
Fast & Furious Five Special2011TV MovieHimself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2011TV SeriesHimself
Pânico na TV2011TV SeriesHimself
When Lara Met Charlie2009Documentary shortSung
The Motel: Behind the Scenes2007Video documentary shortHimself
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - The Japanese Way2006Video shortHimself
The Big Breakdown: Han's Last Ride2006Video documentary shortHimself
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Peek Performance2006Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Furious 72015Han
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesHan

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