Lanny Joon

Lanny Joon is a Korean-American actor. He is best known for his roles in TV series Lost, and in films Takers (2010), Black Gold (2011), West 32nd (2007), and most recently Baby Driver (2017). He has appeared in single episodes of several TV series.

Lanny Joon
Years active2007-present

In West 32nd (2007) by Michael Kang, he stars alongside John Cho, Grace Park, and Jun-seong Kim.[1] He played the role of JD in Baby Driver (2017), opposite Jamie Foxx and Ansel Elgort. Joon also stars as the protagonist John in Ktown Cowboys (2010), directed by Daniel DPD Park, which won Best Feature Film at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.[2][3]

He has also appeared in one episode of the TV shows, such as: Castle, The Big Bang Theory, Wizards of Waverly Place, in J.J. Abrams' Undercovers, The Forgotten, Numb3rs, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Hawaii Five O and more.

Joon is a graduate of New York University (NYU), where he majored in Broadcast Journalism and Theater.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 West 32nd Saeng
2009 Boom Director Short
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Paramedic
The Letter Adam Short
2010 Takers Vice Cop
Bathroom Battle Royale Luke Short
2011 The Charles Kim Show Danny - David Short
Black Gold Agent Cole
Two for Hollywood Man at the Bar Short
2012 Black November Agent Cole
2013 About Abigail Patrick
2014 Lucky Bastard Nico
2017 Baby Driver JD
TBA O9en Up Travis


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Lost Dr. Bae Episode: "Ji Yeon"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jin Ming / Mr. Pan Episode: "Say Uncle"
2009 Numbers Colin Ping Episode: "Trouble in Chinatown"
2010 The Forgotten Asian Cop Episode: "Living Doe"
Ktown Cowboys John
Undercovers French Translator Episode: "Not Without My Daughter"
2010-2015 Hollywood Wasteland Roy Jones Recurring
2011 Wizards of Waverly Place Sensei Episode: "Daddy's Little Girl"
The Big Bang Theory Officer Shin Episode: "The Zarnecki Incursion"
Castle Philip Lee Episode: "Kick the Ballistics"
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Ryan Cheng Episode: "The Livelong Day"
2014 Recorded Lives Derek Guest
2016 Lucifer Yellow Viper Episode: "Sweet Kicks"
2017 NCIS Edward Jin Tao Episode: "Willoughby"
2018 Chicago Fire CFD Affairs Officer Kim Episode: "What Will Define You"
2018 Hawaii Five-0 Brando Kenzo Episode: "Ka hopu nui 'ana"
2018 S.W.A.T Billy Gunn Episode: "K-Town"
2019 Bulge Bracket Jackson All episodes; six 10-minute episodes
2019 Magnum P.I. (2018 TV series) Tony Zhao Episode: “The Man in the Secret Room“
2020 Prodigal Son Cooper Episode: "The Job"


  1. ^ Scott Eriksson, Asians on Film, Lanny Joon Interview: His Career and Upcoming Projects, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2012-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Award Winners, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Archived 2012-11-30 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ KTown Cowboys, The Cast,
  4. ^ Lisa Lee, Film Festival Gossip, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2012-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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