You may have seen Korean American Tim Kang in Rambo 4 as En-Joo earlier this year or even in commercials for Home Depot, Dairy Queen, and AT&T/Cingular. Tim is originally from San Francisco. His mother is a nurse, while his father was the publisher of the Korea Daily News. He graduated from the UC Berkeley with a BA in Political Science and later received an Master of Fine Arts from the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University. Currently, the 35-year-old actor resides in Los Angeles. Now, Tim Kang plays a supporting role as Kimball Cho in CBS’s The Mentalist. 15.5 Million Viewers in watched the debut of the Mentalist yesterday. Here’s more about The Mentalist.
THE MENTALIST stars Golden Globe Award nominee Simon Baker (“The Devil Wears Prada”) as Patrick Jane, a detective and independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. Within the Bureau, Jane is notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned. Jane’s role in cracking a series of tough high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents. However, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney, “Prison Break”) openly resists having Jane in her unit and alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Jane’s usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon’s team includes agents Kimball Cho (Tim Kang, “Rambo”), Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman, “The Nine”), and rookie member Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti, “The O.C.”), who all think Jane’s a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases. Bruno Heller (creator of “Rome”) is creator/executive producer, and Emmy Award winner David Nutter (“Band of Brothers”) is the executive producer for Warner Bros. Television.”
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Tim Kang in the Home Depot Commercial (poor quality)
Tim Kang in the Dairy Queen Pregnant Wife Commercial
Tim Kang in Cingular Commercial