Tim Kang

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Tim Kang
BornYila Timothy Kang
(1973-03-16) March 16, 1973 (age 40)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityKorean
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Harvard University
OccupationActor
Height5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Korean name
Hangul강일아
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGang Il-a
McCune–ReischauerKang Ira
 
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Tim Kang
BornYila Timothy Kang
(1973-03-16) March 16, 1973 (age 40)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityKorean
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Harvard University
OccupationActor
Height5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Korean name
Hangul강일아
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGang Il-a
McCune–ReischauerKang Ira

Tim Kang (born March 16, 1973) is an American television and film actor. He is best known for his role as Kimball Cho in the TV series The Mentalist.

Early life and education[edit source | edit]

Yila Timothy Kang was born in San Francisco, California. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Fine Arts from the A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University.[1] He also studied acting in Russia at the Moscow Art Theatre School.[2] He got into acting at age 26.[3]

Career[edit source | edit]

Kang is 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, and Monk.[4]

Personal life[edit source | edit]

Kang is the eldest of three brothers.[5] He has a daughter, Bianca, born in 2009.

Kang is the current spokesman for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Filmography[edit source | edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleOther notes
2002Two Weeks NoticePaul the Attorney
2003Robot StoriesYoung John
JusticeBodega Owner
2004The ForgottenAgent Alec Wong
2006SpectropiaClient
What RemainsEnder
2008RamboEn-Joo
2010Mister GreenMason Park
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2002The SopranosDr. Harrison WongIn episode "Whoever Did This"
2003Law & Order: Criminal IntentMurakamiIn episode "Legion"
2004Third WatchDetective Kent YoshiharaIn 5 episodes
2005Law & Order: Trial By JuryDr. Liam KellyIn episode "Baby Boom"
2006Chappelle's ShowCar Wash Manager/ Mummy's Probation OfficerIn episode 3.1 & episode 3.3
Ghost WhispererWarren Chen (Burning Ghost)In episode "The Night We Met"
2007MonkWilliam LeeIn episode "Mr. Monk Is Up All Night"
The OfficeKohIn episode "Local Ad"
The UnitChaplain Alan LantzIn episodes "Gone Missing" and "Play 16"
2008–presentThe MentalistAgent Kimball ChoSeries regular

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