Archie David Kao (born December 14, 1969) is an American actor. He is best known to American audiences for series regulars roles on Chicago P.D., Power Rangers Lost Galaxy as well as long-running hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Archie Kao attends Esquire's Man of the Year event, December 13, 2016 in Beijing, China
|Born||December 14, 1969|
Washington D.C., U.S.
Zhou Xun (m. 2014)
As an undergraduate, Kao was elected Student Government President as well as the University's Homecoming King. He initially had plans to attend Law School and work in politics before becoming an actor.
Kao also speaks and understands Mandarin Chinese because he grew up in a bilingual household with two younger sisters but is more comfortable speaking in English, especially in interviews. He also studied French for six years.
Through the early 2000s, Kao may have been best known for his role as Archie Johnson in the hit television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as the role of Kai Chen, the Blue Ranger, in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. He has also appeared on TV shows such as Desperate Housewives (as Steve), ER (as Yuri), NBC's Heroes, Century City, Huff (as Kane), Power Rangers Wild Force (as General Venjix), Once and Again (as Steven), L.A. Firefighters (as Peter), Maybe This Time (as Takeshi) and more.
In 2013, Kao joined the cast of the NBC TV series Chicago P.D. (a spin-off from Chicago Fire) as a series regular, a character named Detective Sheldon Jin who is in charge of surveillance at the Chicago Police Department Intelligence Unit.
Kao appeared as Sebastian in Wayne Wang's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and starred as the main romantic lead, Jefferson, in Quentin Lee's The People I've Slept With. Kao also played Edwin Luke, the brother of Keye Luke in Timothy Tau's short film bio-pic Keye Luke, which premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and which was Closing Night Film of the inaugural 2013 Seattle Asian American Film Festival. Kao has recently signed on to a thriller film from China entitled The Deathday Party opposite Anita Yuen, which is also being shot in the ancient Chinese Alu Caves of Yunan. Kao played Shum in Michael Mann's film Blackhat (2015). Kao has also had roles in films such as The Hills Have Eyes 2 (as Han), Nomad: The Warrior (as Shangrek), When In Rome (as Nobu), and Jet Li's The One (as Woo).
Kao wrote, directed and produced a short film entitled Initiation (2011), which starred Ashley Bell and Kao's CSI co-star Marc Vann. The film is about an assassin trainee (Bell) who struggles with initiation day jitters under her mentor (Vann). Kao also produced and starred in a short film (as Jin) directed by Jerry Chan entitled Fast Money (2006).
|1998||Milk and Honey||Peter|
|2001||Thank Heaven||Sam Lee|
|2002||Local Boys||David Kamelamela|
|2002||My Daughter's Tears||Minh Van Canh|
|2002||When In Rome (V)||Nobu|
|2005||NARC||Thug / Monk / Bum||Video Game|
|2006||Need for Speed: Carbon||Kenji||Video Game|
|2006||Nomad: The Warrior||Shangrek|
|2007||The Hills Have Eyes 2||Han|
|2008||The People I've Slept With||Jefferson|
|2011||Snow Flower and the Secret Fan||Sebastian|
|2012||Keye Luke||Edwin Luke|
|2014||The Deathday Party||Eric|
|2015||Ulterior Motive||Ling Feng|
|2017||Into the Rainbow||Song|
|2017||Legend of the Ancient Sword||Xie Yi|
|1996||L.A. Firefighters||Peter||"Fuel and Spark" (Guest Appearance)|
|1996||Maybe This Time||Takeshi||"Break a Leg" (Guest Appearance)|
|1999||Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy||Kai Chen / Blue Galaxy Ranger||Main cast 45 episodes|
|1999||Once and Again||Steve / Steven||"The Past is Prologue" and "A Dream Deferred" (2009) (Recurring Role)|
|2000||Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue||Kai Chen / Blue Galaxy Ranger / Liztwin||Voice, 3 episodes|
|2001-2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Archie Johnson||Main cast (2001–2012) (Also in 1 episode as M.Blaze) (Recurring Role)|
|2002||Power Rangers Wild Force||General Venjix||Voice, Episode: "Forever Red"|
|2004||Huff||Kane||"That Fucking Cabin" (Guest Appearance)|
|2004||ER||Yuri||"Abby Normal" and "Just a Touch" (Recurring Role)|
|2004||Century City||Bartender||"To Know Her" (Guest Appearance)|
|2006||Heroes||Doctor||"Chapter Five 'Hiros'" (Guest Appearance)|
|2008||Desperate Housewives||Steve||"Hello, Little Girl" (Guest Appearance)|
|2014||Chicago P.D.||Detective Sheldon Jin||Main cast (Season 1)|
|2017||Fighter of the Destiny||Jin Yulü|
|2017||Nothing Gold Can Stay||Tu'er Dan||Guest Appearance|
|2017||My Dear Boy||Xiao Yeshi||Main Cast|
|2018||Love Is in the Air||Chu Tian Qi|
|2018||Never Gone||Xu Zhiheng||Special appearance|
- Archie Kao's Alive Not Dead, http://www.alivenotdead.com/archiekao
- NELLIE ANDREEVA, Archie Kao Joins ‘Chicago PD’ As Regular; Genevieve Angelson In ‘House Of Lies’, Deadline Hollywood, http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/archie-kao-joins-chicago-pd-as-regular-genevieve-angelson-in-house-of-lies/
- Archie Kao's Official Website, http://www.archiekao.com/
- Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times, Seattle Asian American Film Gets Under Way, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-01-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- James Marsh, Twitch, CSI's Archie Kao Joins THE DEATHDAY PARTY, http://twitchfilm.com/2013/03/csis-archie-kao-joins-the-deathday-party.html
- 周迅大婚:在今晚举行的ONE NIGHT公益晚会上，周迅 一袭婚纱压轴出场 Archived 2014-07-18 at Archive.today