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Tim Kang

Tim Kang

Highest Rated: 38% Rambo (2008)

Lowest Rated: 38% Rambo (2008)

Birthday: Mar 16, 1973

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Tim Kang was an American actor who was best known for his TV roles as Kimball Cho on "The Mentalist" (CBS, 2008-2015) and as Ivan Ness on the superhero series "Cloak & Dagger" (Freeform, 2018- ). Born and raised in San Francisco, Kang never intended on becoming an actor. In fact, he earned his Bachelor's degree in political science from U.C. Berkeley, and after graduation went on to work in the financial sector at the Pacific Exchange in San Francisco. However, Kang quickly grew bored from working with numbers all day and on a whim decided to sign up for acting classes. After a few classes Kang had come to the realization that he had found his calling in acting. He was 26. With this newfound passion, Kang found it difficult to focus on his job in the financial sector. So he quit to focus on acting full-time. Kang eventually went on to study the craft at Harvard University's prestigious American Repertory Theater, and would go on to earn his M.F.A. in acting from the school. It was also around this period that Kang began nabbing film roles in movies like "Two Weeks Notice" (2002), "Robot Stories" (2003) and "Justice" (2003). He nabbed his very first recurring TV role in 2004 on NBC's "Third Watch" (NBC, 1999-2005), and followed that up with guest spots on "Ghost Whisperer" (CBS, 2005-2010), "Monk" (USA Network, 2002-09), and "The Office" (NBC, 2005-2013). Then in 2008 Kang landed his breakout role as Kimball Cho on the CBS mystery crime series "The Mentalist." Kang played the part of Cho on all 151 episodes of the show's seven season run. After "The Mentalist" ended its run in 2015, Kang continued landing parts in TV shows and films like "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009-2017) and "A Wrinkle In Time" (2018). Then in 2018 he nabbed a recurring role on the Freeform superhero series "Cloak & Dagger." Kang played Ivan Hess on the series, which premiered in 2018.

Highest rated movies

38% Rambo

Photos

The Mentalist, Reed Diamond (L), Tim Kang (R), 'Little Red Book', Season 4, Ep. #2, 09/29/2011, ©CBS RAMBO, (aka RAMBO: TO HELL AND BACK, aka JOHN RAMBO), Tim Kang (left), 2008. ©Lionsgate RAMBO, (aka RAMBO: TO HELL AND BACK, aka JOHN RAMBO), Tim Kang (left), Reynaldo Gallegos (back, second from left), Paul Schulze (second from right), Jake LaBotz (right), 2008. ©Lionsgate RAMBO, (aka RAMBO: TO HELL AND BACK, aka JOHN RAMBO), Graham McTavish (center, crawling out), Tim Kang (above McTavish), 2008. ©Lionsgate ROBOT STORIES, Tim Kang, 2003, (c) Shotwell Media The Mentalist, Robin Tunney (L), Simon Baker (C), Tim Kang (R), 'The Whites of His Eyes', Season 7, Ep. #8, 01/21/2015, ©KSITE The Mentalist, Robin Tunney (L), Tim Kang (R), 'The Whites of His Eyes', Season 7, Ep. #8, 01/21/2015, ©KSITE The Mentalist, Robin Tunney (L), Tim Kang (R), 'The Whites of His Eyes', Season 7, Ep. #8, 01/21/2015, ©KSITE The Mentalist, Tim Kang (L), Robin Tunney (R), 'The Golden Hammer', Season 6, Ep. #12, 01/12/2014, ©KSITE The Mentalist, from left: Robin Tunney, Emily Swallow, Tim Kang, Simon Baker, 'White Lines', Season 6, Ep. #11, 01/05/2014, ©KSITE The Mentalist, Robin Tunney (L), Simon Baker (C), Tim Kang (R), 'Brown Eyed Girls', Season 6, Ep. #19, 04/27/2014, ©KSITE The Mentalist, Simon Baker (L), Tim Kang (R), 'Brown Eyed Girls', Season 6, Ep. #19, 04/27/2014, ©KSITE The Mentalist, Owain Yeoman (L), Amanda Righetti (C), Tim Kang (R), 'The Great Red Dragon', Season 6, Ep. #7, 11/17/2013, ©WB The Mentalist, Robin Tunney (L), Tim Kang (R), 'The Great Red Dragon', Season 6, Ep. #7, 11/17/2013, ©WB The Mentalist, Tim Kang, 'Black Market', Season 7, Ep. #4, 12/21/2014, ©KSITE The Mentalist, Emily Swallow (L), Simon Baker (C), Tim Kang (R), 'Black Helicopters', Season 6, Ep. #13, 03/09/2014, ©CBS The Mentalist, Emily Swallow (L), Tim Kang (R), 'Black Helicopters', Season 6, Ep. #13, 03/09/2014, ©CBS The Mentalist, Simon Baker (L), Tim Kang (R), 'Brown Eyed Girls', Season 6, Ep. #19, 04/27/2014, ©CBS The Mentalist, from left: Simon Baker, Amanda Righetti, Reed Diamond, Tim Kang, 'Little Red Book', Season 4, Ep. #2, 09/29/2011, ©CBS The Mentalist, Tim Kang (L), Samaire Armstrong (R), 'Pink Tops', Season 4, Ep. #8, 11/17/2011, ©CBS

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Sadman Agent Wang (Character) - 2009
38% 69% Rambo En-Joo (Character) $42.7M 2008

TV

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No Score Yet 84% Magnum P.I. Detective Gordon Katsumoto (Character) 2018-2024
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Neal Shin (Guest Star) 2018
89% 76% Lethal Weapon Mike Serrano (Guest Star) 2018
73% 69% Chicago Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
86% 72% The Vampire Diaries Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 83% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Kimball Cho (Character) 2008-2015
85% 73% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
81% 89% The Office Koh (Guest Star) 2007
89% 89% Monk Mr. Brenneman (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 87% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 72% Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003