Randall Park (born March 23, 1974) is an American actor, comedian and writer. He is best known for portraying Kim Jong-un in the 2014 film The Interview and Eddie Huang's father, American restaurateur Louis Huang, in Fresh Off the Boat, for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2016. In 2012, he had gained popularity playing Steve, a prank replacement of Jim Halpert in an episode of The Office. He also appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Ant-Man and the Wasp as FBI agent Jimmy Woo and in the DC Extended Universe film Aquaman as Dr. Stephen Shin.
Park in New York City in 2015
|Residence||San Fernando Valley, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., M.A.)|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer|
Jae Suh Park (m. 2008)
Park was born to Korean immigrant parents in Los Angeles, California, and was raised in West LA. His mother was an accountant at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his father owned a one-hour photo store.
Park graduated from Hamilton High School's Humanities Magnet Program. Park earned a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing and a master's degree in Asian American studies from UCLA. While attending UCLA, Park co-founded the largest and longest running University Asian American theater company named "Lapu, the Coyote that Cares", which is now known as the LCC Theatre Company. He was a student volunteer for UCLA's official charity, UCLA UniCamp, going by the camp name: CareMoose.
Film and televisionEdit
Park made his acting debut in the 2003 short film Dragon of Love (as the main character, Joel), which won the Best Short Film at the 2003 Hawaii International Film Festival. He has appeared in feature films such as Larry Crowne, Dinner for Schmucks, and The Five-Year Engagement. He appeared in various independent film projects such as Quentin Lee's The People I've Slept With (2009) and starred and co-wrote the feature film American Fusion (2005).
Park has made guest appearances on television shows including Community, Curb Your Enthusiasm, New Girl, The Office, ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Four Kings, Las Vegas, House, iCarly, Cold Case, The Mindy Project, and Reno 911!. He appeared as Martin Fukanaga on Supah Ninjas and was a cast member on MTV's Wild 'n Out. In 2007, he regularly appeared as an actor in the filmmaking reality show On the Lot.
In 2014, Park played a company rep trying to recruit college students in Neighbors, co-starred in the Jason Segel/Cameron Diaz comedy, Sex Tape, which led to his being cast in The Interview (2014), portraying Kim Jong-un.
Park played the recurring character of Minnesota governor, Danny Chung on the HBO comedy Veep. He appeared as Jeff in the prequel 2015 series for Netflix, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. In 2015 he also appeared in Wong Fu Productions' first feature film, Everything Before Us.
Since February 2015, Park has starred as Louis Huang, patriarch of a Chinese American family, alongside Constance Wu, in ABC's television show Fresh Off The Boat (based on Eddie Huang's memoir, Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir), written and produced by Nahnatchka Khan and executive produced by Jake Kasdan. He was the first actor cast on the show, with the producers having approached him before the pilot was ordered.
In 2015, Park appeared with John Malkovich in the music video for Eminem's single "Phenomenal". He also appeared as a co-worker of Amy Schumer's character in 2015's Trainwreck. In 2015, Park also had roles in the films Southpaw (as Jed Wang) and The Night Before as Ethan's Boss.
In 2016, Park appeared in the film Office Christmas Party as Fred and in 2017 appeared in the comedies The House as the Wall Street Guy and The Disaster Artist. He also lent his voice talents to the CGI animated film The Lego Ninjago Movie as Chen the Cheerleader.
Writing and directingEdit
In 2005 Park co-wrote and starred in the feature film American Fusion directed by Frank Lin, which won the Audience Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival. He has also created, directed, written, and starred in several short internet series for Channel 101, including Dr. Miracles, The Food, and Dumb Professor.
In 2013 he wrote and starred in a series for Channel 101 featuring his baby daughter entitled Baby Mentalist. In Channel 101's bracket competition format for webseries, Baby Mentalist was voted number one the most times of any show at the time, ending with six episodes in 2013.
Park wrote a short film, Blueberry, which won an award for Best Actor at the NBC Shortcuts Film Festival For Short Films. He was awarded the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) New Writers Award for his television pilot script, The Erasists.
Commercials and online workEdit
Park has been featured in ads for HBO Go, Ally Financial, and the 2011 Father's Day Verizon Droid commercial. He plays a "doggie daycare owner" in a print and online campaign for Chase Bank, which aired in early 2015.
Park was featured in Wong Fu Productions' short film, Too Fast as Brandon, the web series Home Is Where the Hans Are as the stepfather and as Randall in their first feature film, Everything Before Us (2015).
Park was featured in UTC Business Ethics Course HUR750 "Respect in the Workplace".
|2009||The People I've Slept With||Nice but Boring Guy|
|2010||Too Fast||Brandon||Short film|
|Dinner for Schmucks||Henderson|
|The 41 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It||Officer Yo Ass|
|2011||Larry Crowne||Trainee Wong|
|2012||The Five Year Engagement||Ming|
|They Came Together||Martinson|
|The Interview||Kim Jong-un|
|The Hollars||Dr. Fong|
|Everything Before Us||Randall|
|The Night Before||Ethan's Boss|
|Amigo Undead||Kevin Ostrowski|
|2016||The Meddler||Officer Lee|
|Office Christmas Party||Fred|
|2017||The Disaster Artist||Male Actor|
|The House||Wall Street Guy - Buckler|
|The Lego Ninjago Movie||Chen the Cheerleader (voice)|
|2018||Ant-Man and the Wasp||Jimmy Woo|
|Aquaman||Dr. Stephen Shin|
|Always Be My Maybe||Marcus Kim||Also writer|
|2003||Fastlane||Octopus Man||Episode: "Strap On"|
|2003||Reno 911!||Mailman||Episode: "Dangle's Moving Day"|
|2003||Las Vegas||Jasper||Episode: "Jokers and Fools"|
|2004||Alias||Korean Soldier||Episode: "Crossings"|
|2004||ER||Yong-Jo Pak||Episode: "White Guy, Dark Hair"|
|2005–2007||Wild 'n Out||Himself/Various||16 episodes|
|2006||Four Kings||Server Pat||Episode: "Night of the Iguana"|
|2006–2007||The Bold and the Beautiful||E.R. Doctor||2 episodes|
|2006–2007||Mad TV||Various||3 episodes|
|2007||Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz||Various||3 episodes|
|2007||Cold Case||Manny Kim '07||Episode: "That Woman"|
|2008||iCarly||Mr. Palladino||Episode: "iGot Detention"|
|2008||The Sarah Silverman Program||Mongolian Aide||Episode: "The Mongolian Beef"|
|2008||Eli Stone||Chris Kim||Episode: "Unwritten"|
|2009||Gary Unmarried||Dr. Greenberg||Episode: "Gary Tries to Do It All"|
|2009||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Doctor||Episode: "The Table Read"|
|2010–2015||Community||Crime Boss / Himself||2 episodes|
|2010–2011||Svetlana||Dr. Park||3 episodes|
|2011–2013||Supah Ninjas||Martin Fukanaga||27 episodes|
|2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Scott Katsu||Episode: "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead"|
|2012||New Girl||Will||Episode: "Fancyman Part 1"|
|2012||The Office||Steve (more popularly known as Asian Jim Halpert)||Episode: "Andy's Ancestry"|
|2012–2017||Veep||Governor Danny Chung||13 episodes|
|2013||Mr. Box Office||Larry Kung||Episode: "Marcus Gets Kung Pow'd"|
|2013–2014||The Mindy Project||Dr. Colin Lee||3 episodes|
|2014||Newsreaders||Clavis Kim||3 episodes|
|2014||Robot Chicken||Kim Jong-un (voice)||Episode: "Walking Dead Lobster"|
|2015–present||Fresh Off the Boat||Louis Huang||Regular role|
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series (2016)
|2015||Repeat After Me||Himself||Episode #1.5|
|2015||Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp||Jeff||4 episodes|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||Episode: "Randall Park Wears Brown Dress Shoes With Blue Socks"|
|2016||Idiotsitter||Hank||Episode: "GED Prom"|
|2016||Childrens Hospital||Jamyang||Episode: "Show Me a Hero"|
|2016||Dr. Ken||Gary Chon||Episode: "Korean Men's Club"|
|2016||$100,000 Pyramid||Himself/Celebrity Guest||Episode: "Randall Park vs. Anna Camp"|
|2016||Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Grieg||Episode: "Day of the Diamond Dealmakers"|
|2017||Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special||Blair||Variety special|
|2017||Angie Tribeca||Dr. Moreau||Episode: "Brockman Turner Overdrive"|
|2017||Drop the Mic||Himself||Episode: "James Van Der Beek vs. Randall Park / Gina Rodriguez vs. Rob Gronkowski"|
|2017||Do You Want To See a Dead Body?||Himself||Episode: "A Body and a Crater"|
|2018||Hot Streets||Donovan Kim (voice)||Episode: "Got a Minute for Love?"|
|2018||Robot Chicken||Charon, Red Power Ranger (voices)||Episode: "Why Is It Wet?"|
|2018||Drunk History||Himself / Jamukha||2 episodes|
|2018||Art Prison||Prisoner / TBA||Adult Swim TV special|
|2018||Bojack Horseman||Tourist||Episode: "The Dog Days Are Over"|
|2019||Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Blue Team's VIP guest diner; Episode: "Devilish Desserts"|
|2006||Dr. Miracles||Dr. Miracles||Also writer/director|
|2009||The Food||Wallace||Also writer|
|2009||IKEA Heights||James||YouTube Series only filmed in IKEA without staff noticing|
|2010||Dumb Professor||Professor Raymond Nash||Also writer/director|
|2010||Weekend Forecast||Tokyo Mitsubishi||MagicHugs short|
|2010||Workout Tape||Ronny Nishimoto||MagicHugs short|
|2011||Siamese Dad||Russell||Also writer/director|
|2011||The Game Station - The Street Fighter||Kenneth|
|2012||The Game Station - The Return of King Hippo||Roommate|
|2012||Listen to Grandpa, Andy Ling||Andy Ling||Starred opposite Elliott Gould|
|2012||Home Is Where The Hans Are||Andrew||Wong Fu Productions short|
|2013||Baby Mentalist||Detective Chung||Also writer|
|2014||CollegeHumor - If Google was a Guy (2)||Bing|
|2014||Adult Swim - The Broomshakalaka||Mark|
|2014||Talking Marriage with Ryan Bailey||Himself||Guest with JaeLego|
|2018||Asian Bachelorette 2||Himself||Wong Fu Productions short|
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- "People Search & Directory Services". Intelius.com. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
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- "About: History". LCC Theatre Company at UCLA.
- "Cast: Alumni and Inactive Cast". LCC Theatre Company at UCLA.
- "Meet Propergander (Part I)". UCLA International Institute. August 16, 2005.
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- IMDB, American Fusion (2005)
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- Nellie Andreeva. "Constance Wu, Randall Park Join 'Fresh Off The Boat'; Windell Middlebrooks In 'Mason Twins'", Deadline.com, February 7, 2014.
- "Sound and Fury Podcast Episode 18: Randall Park". blog.angryasianman.com. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
- Angry Asian Man, Baby Mentalist, blog.angryasianman.com, April 2013.
- "Channel 101 - Baby Mentalist". Channel 101. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
- "NBC Shortcuts". Guts.Glam.Grace. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
- "Short Cuts Film Festival". Nbcshortcuts.com. August 6, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
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- "Too Fast". YouTube. December 10, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
- Primack, Dan (January 7, 2015). "When 'Kim-Jong Un' did an ad for Chase Bank". Fortune Magazine. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
- "Too Fast". Wong Fu Productions. December 2010.
- Rottenberg, Josh (December 16, 2014). "'The Interview's' Kim Jong Un actor, Randall Park, knew it was 'insane'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
- "Weekend Forecast". Youtube.com. March 16, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
- "Workout Tape". Youtube.com. December 3, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2019.