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Tim Kang Biography
Tim Kang born Yila Timothy Kang is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Kimball Cho in the TV series The Mentalist opposite Simon Baker where his character the straightarrow investigator, has emerged as a fan favorite on the show. He won a 2009 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Drama,” and was nominated for a 2009 Television Critics Association Award for “Outstanding New Program of the Year.” The show is mostly distributed by Warner Brothers internationally and TNT has already secured exclusive syndication rights.
Tim was also seen on the big screen in the Lionsgate action thriller Ramboopposite Sylvester Stallone and recently re-teamed with director Greg Pak for the title role in Mister Green, having first worked together in Greg’s acclaimed first feature, Robot Stories.
Before his starring role in The Mentalist, Tim has had memorable performances in movies such as The Forgotten and Two Weeks Notice. He has also had strong recurring roles on television in NBC’s popular drama, Third Watch, and CBS’s military saga, The Unit. His other notable television credits include guest-starring roles in popular TV shows, such as The Ghost Whisperer, The Office, The Sopranos, Monk, Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order: Criminal Intentand Law & Order: Trial By Jury. Additionally, Tim is best known for his national commercial campaigns that include AT&T and Shell Gasoline.
Tim Kang Age
Tim was born on March 16, 1973 in San Francisco, California. He is 46 years old as of 2019.
Tim Kang Height
Tim stands at a height of 5′ 8″ or 1.73 m.
Tim Kang Family | Tim Kang Parents
Tim was born in San Francisco, California. He is the eldest of three brothers. He is the son of Michael and Hilary.
Tim Kang Education
Tim graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He also graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Harvard’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training at American Repertory Theater and Moscow Art Theatre.
Tim began acting when he was 26 years old. He had been working in the finance industry at the Pacific Exchange when he passed by the American Conservatory Theater and signed up for night acting classes on a whim. In an interview with the Korea Society, Tim stated that he decided to switch to acting full-time when he realized that he could no longer concentrate on his day job at the exchange.
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Tim is not married yet but he has a daughter known as Bianca Jooyung Kang with actress Gina Marie May, who was born on November 7, 2009.
He is a national spokesman and active supporter for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He also has a black belt in Taekwondo.
Tim Kang Movies
- 2018- A Wrinkle in Time as School superintendent
- 2010- Mister Green as Mason Park
- 2008- Rambo as En-Joo
- 2006- Spectropia as Client
- 2006- What Remains as Ender
- 2004- The Forgotten as Agent Alec Wong
- 2003- Robot Stories as Young John
- 2003- Justice as Bodega owner
- 2002- Two Weeks Notice as Paul the attorney
Tim Kang Tv Shows
From year 2015 to 2018
- 2018- Lethal Weapon as Mike Serrano
- 2018- Madam Secretary as Neal Shin
- 2018- Cloak & Dagger as Ivan Hess
- 2018–present- Magnum P.I. as Detective Gordon Katsumoto
- 2017- American Horror Story: Cult as Tom Chang
- 2015- The Vampire Diaries as Oscar
- 2015- Criminal Minds as Charlie Senarak
Tim Kang From year 2002 to 1008
- 2008–15- The Mentalist as Agent Kimball Cho
- 2007- Monk as William Lee
- 2007- The Office as Koh
- 2007- The Unit asChaplain Alan Lantz
- 2006- Chappelle’s Show as Car wash manager / Mummy’s probation officer
- 2006- Ghost Whisperer asWarren Chen (burning ghost)
- 2005- Law & Order: Trial by Jury as Dr. Liam Kelly
- 2004- Third Watch as Detective Kent Yoshihara
- 2003- Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Murakami
- 2002- The Sopranos as Dr. Harrison Wong
Tim Kang The Mentalist | Tim Kang The Office
Tim was a series regular on CBS’s The Mentalist as Special Agent Kimball Cho. He appeared in Rambo (2008) and also on such TV shows as The Office, Chappelle’s Show, The Vampire Diaries and Monk. He went back to his theater roots for Julia Cho’s new play Aubergine, playing one of the lead characters Ray. It premiered at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in February 2016 before touring to various theatres.
Tim launched a production company named One Shoot Films in 2012 with its first film project focusing on child abduction and sexually abused children. Tim appears in the recurring role of Ivan Hess on Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and is a series regular as Detective Gordon Katsumoto on the 2018 reboot of Magnum P.I..