Randall Park

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Randall Park

Randall Park at a panel discussion for the new show Fresh Off the Boat in 2015.
Born (1974-03-23) March 23, 1974
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Residence San Fernando Valley[1][2]
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., M.A.)
Occupation Actor, comedian, director, writer
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Jae Suh Park (m. 2008)
Children 1
Website www.randallparkplace.com

Randall Park (born March 23, 1974)[3] is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He played Kim Jong-Un in the 2014 film The Interview, Minnesota governor Danny Chung in Veep, and beginning in 2015 he portrayed Eddie Huang's father, American restaurateur Louis Huang, in ABC's television show Fresh Off the Boat.

Early life

Park was born to Korean immigrant parents in Los Angeles, California. He was raised in West Los Angeles. His mother was an accountant at UCLA, and his father owned a one-hour photo store.[4]

Park graduated from Hamilton High School's Humanities Magnet Program.[5][6] Park earned a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing and a master's degree in Asian American studies from UCLA.[7] While attending UCLA, Park co-founded an Asian American theater group.[1]


Film and television

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).[8]

Park has made guest appearances on television shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, New Girl, The Office, ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Four Kings, Las Vegas, House, iCarly, Cold Case, 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),[9] portraying Kim Jong-un.

Park was a recurring character on The Mindy Project beginning in 2013. He 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, 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.[10] He was the first actor cast on the show, with the producers having approached him before the pilot was ordered.[11]

Park appeared in 2015 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.

Writing and directing

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.[8] 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.[12] 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.[11][13]

Park wrote a short film, Blueberry, which won an award for Best Actor at the NBC Shortcuts Film Festival For Short Films.[14] He was awarded the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) New Writers Award for his television pilot script, The Erasists.[15]

Commercials and online work

Park has been featured in ads for HBO Go, Ally Bank, and the 2011 Father's Day Verizon Droid commercial.[16][17] He plays a "doggie daycare owner" in a print and online campaign for Chase Bank, which aired in early 2015.[18]

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).[19]

Personal life

Park is married to Jae Suh Park and they have one daughter. They reside in the San Fernando Valley.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 The People I've Slept With Nice but Boring Guy
2010 Too Fast Brandon Short
2010 Dinner for Schmucks Henderson
2010 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
2014 Neighbors Rep
2014 Sex Tape Edward
2014 They Came Together Martinson
2014 The Interview Kim Jong-un
2015 Southpaw Jed Wang
2015 Trainwreck Bryson
2015 The Hollars Dr. Fong
2015 Everything Before Us Randall
2015 The Night Before Ethan's Boss
2015 Amigo Undead Kevin Ostrowski
2016 The Meddler Officer Lee
2016 Office Christmas Party Fred
2017 Mother/Daughter Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2005 House Brad 1 episode, "Autopsy"
2005–2007 Wild 'n Out Himself/Various 16 episodes
2008 iCarly Mr. Palladino 1 episode
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Doctor 1 episode
2010–2015 Community Crime Boss / Himself 2 episodes
2011–2013 Supah Ninjas Martin Fukanaga 27 episodes
2012 The Office Steve (more popularly known as Asian Jim Halpert) 1 episode
2012 New Girl Will (a phone seller) 1 episode
2012–2015 Veep Governor Danny Chung 10 episodes
2014 Newsreaders Clavis Kim 4 episodes
2014 Robot Chicken Kim Jong-un 1 episode
2015–present Fresh Off the Boat Louis Huang Regular Role[20]
2015 Repeat After Me Himself 1 episode
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 $100,000 Pyramid Himself/Celebrity Guest Episode: "Randall Park vs. Anna Camp"
2016 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Grieg Episode: "Day of the Diamond Dealmakers"

Music videos

Year Artist Title Notes
2015 Eminem "Phenomenal"
2008 Eminem "We Made You"

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
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 Svetlana Doctor Park
2011 Siamese Dad Russell Also writer/director
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 Jae
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  1. 1 2 Ashok Kondabolu (July 26, 2013). "Ashok and Randall Park Celebrate Father's Day". Asian American Writers' Workshop. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  2. 1 2 Tseng, Ada (February 13, 2014). "Randall and Jae Suh Park: Baby Makes Three". LA Weekly. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
  3. "People Search & Directory Services". Intelius.com. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  4. Tseng, Ada (December 23, 2014). "Off Script with Randall Park". KoreAm. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
  5. "April Issue: Randall Park Reflects on the Riots". Iamkoream.com/Korean Journal. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  6. "Randall Park Video | Celebrity Interview and Paparazzi". Ovguide.com. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  7. Edward (January 4, 2011). "The Working APA Actor: Randall Park". 8Asians.com. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  8. 1 2 IMDB, American Fusion (2005)
  9. Steinberg, Don (February 4, 2015). "Randall Park on ABC's New 'Fresh Off the Boat': The first Asian-American sitcom in 20 years premieres". Wall Street Journal.
  10. Nellie Andreeva. "Constance Wu, Randall Park Join 'Fresh Off The Boat'; Windell Middlebrooks In 'Mason Twins'", Deadline.com, February 7, 2014.
  11. 1 2 "Sound and Fury Podcast Episode 18: Randall Park". blog.angryasianman.com. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  12. Angry Asian Man, Baby Mentalist, blog.angryasianman.com, April 2013.
  13. "Channel 101 - Baby Mentalist". Channel 101. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  14. "NBC Shortcuts". Guts.Glam.Grace. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  15. "Short Cuts Film Festival". Nbcshortcuts.com. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  16. John (23 May 2011). "Asian American Commercial Watch: Randall Park in HBO Go". 8Asians.com. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  17. "Too Fast". YouTube. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  18. Primack, Dan (January 7, 2015). "When 'Kim-Jong Un' did an ad for Chase Bank". Fortune Magazine. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  19. "Too Fast". Wong Fu Productions. December 2010.
  20. 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.

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