Outstanding Korean-American actor Tim Kang, his real name is Yila Timothy Kang, is best known for playing the role of Kimball Cho in “The Mentalist” and has had a long and successful career to date. Tim’s professional success is commendable for the unusual reason that he had a successful corporate career before discovering his passion for acting.
The actor received opportunities in the entertainment industry, and at the young age of 26, Tim immediately started his journey in a field he knew nothing about. Tim Kang has appeared in several noteworthy projects over the years, which have helped him make a name for himself.
Tim Kang's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
|Height|| 5ft 8 in|
Facts About Tim Kang
|Estimate Net Worth||$4 million|
|Birthplace||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Birthday||March 16, 1974|
Tim Kang's Net Worth
The famous and outstanding TV actor Tim Kang is one of the richest and most popular actors in Hollywood, garnering an estimated net worth of $4 million as of the current year, 2022. (1) His primary source is his profession as an actor in Hollywood.
Tim Kang's Early Life
Yila Timothy Kang, professionally known as Tim Kang, was born in San Francisco, California. His birth date was on March 16, 1973, and he is the eldest of three brothers. Tim Kang earned his degree in political science at the University of California, Berkeley.
Before, Tim was employed in the now-gone “Pacific Exchange” as a share trader, and because he did excellent work in his job, he was considered for a promotion. However, Tim soon concluded that he did not want to work in the finance industry. One day, Tim came upon a banner for the American Conservatory Theatre(ACT) as the actor made his way to work and learned that they were providing night lessons. He decided to try his hand at acting right away.
Tim had his first acting lesson when he was 26 years old and took acting as his pastime. The actor was also a graduate of Harvard University. He later earned an MFA from Harvard’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training, commonly known as the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theatre (ART/T). Tim performed as “Swiss Cheese” at ART in the Bertolt Brecht play “Mother Courage and her Children,” which was first performed in Germany. He appeared in two other plays produced by ‘ART’ as well. (2)
Tim Kang's Education
Kang earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his master’s degree in fine arts from Harvard University’s ART Institute. He pursued acting studies in Russia at the Moscow Art Theatre School.
Tim Kang's Wife/Girlfriend and Family Life
Yila Timothy Kang is currently single as of writing, and there is also no report of whether the actor is dating anyone. The actor is believed to be in a relationship with Gina Marie May, and they gave birth to one daughter. Tim has also never before been married.
Their daughter’s name is Bianca Jooyung Kang, and they gave birth to her on November 7, 2009. Tim was inspired to get involved in philanthropy once he became a father. (3)
Tim Kang's Career
Famous TV actor Tim Kang began his acting career in the role of doctor in “The Sopranos,” he played the role of Dr. Harrison Wong. He made his debut on the big screen the same year with the romantic comedy “Two Weeks Notice,” in which he played an attorney named “Paul.”
Tim next appeared in the indie science fiction comedy-drama anthology movie “Robot Stories” from 2003, in which he played the young version of Sab Shimono’s character “John,” an elderly sculptor with only a year to live. Tim next had an appearance as “Murakami” in an episode of the “Law & Order” franchise’s “Criminal Intent,” a police procedural series.
Tim made another appearance in the series’ fourth season, “Trial by Jury,” in 2005; however, this time, he portrayed Dr. David Kelly. Tim played Detective Kent Yoshihara for only five episodes of the NBC crime drama “Third Watch.” He played Agent Alec Wong in the 2004 science-fiction psychological horror-thriller movie “The Forgotten.”
Tim had two TV appearances in 2006: in “Chappelle’s Show,” a sketch comedy, and “Ghost Whisperer,” a CBS supernatural series. He also did TV commercial work for companies including “Cingular Wireless,” “The Home Depot,” “Shell,” “Dairy Queen,” and “AT&T U-verse.”
Tim started portraying “Agent Kimball Cho,” the pivotal role in his career, in the CBS drama series “The Mentalist” in 2008, in which he acted with Robin Tunney, who played the role of senior agent Teresa Lisbon and Simon Baker as Patrick Jane. He played the part for 151 episodes till 2015. Tim played the role of “Cho,” a “California Bureau of Investigation” (CBI) agent who was eventually elevated to the rank of special agent.
Although ‘Cho’ was the antithesis of Simon Baker’s ‘Patrick Jane,’ he respected him for his unerring sense of observation. Tim’s character in the show also had a romance subplot. The character had a girlfriend named “Elise Chaye” in the second season (portrayed by Sandrine Holt). In the fourth season, a prostitute named “Summer” (played by Samaire Armstrong) became his new love interest.
Tim kept working on other projects while filming “The Mentalist.” He appeared as “En-Joo” in the 2008 action film “Rambo.” In 2015, he had a brief recurring part (spanning three episodes) in “The Vampire Diaries,” a supernatural adolescent drama on “The CW.”
Tim started a production business called “One Shoot Films” in 2012. To celebrate the opening, he held a competition and encouraged aspiring and amateur filmmakers to participate in a project that focused primarily on kidnapping and sexually abused children.
Tim has experience working as a voice actor. He performed the role of Ray, a significant character, in the drama “Aubergine.” He voiced the video game characters Dogen, a black-market boss from “Mirror’s Edge Catalyst,” and “Morgan Yu/January,” the protagonist from “Prey.”
Tim had a brief recurring role (four episodes) in the cable TV series “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” and he portrayed “Ivan Hess,” the father of “Mina” (Ally Maki), in the play. Tim most recently had an appearance as a school administrator in the 2018 science-fantasy movie “A Wrinkle in Time.”
Tim now plays “HPD Detective Gordon Katsumoto” in the crime drama “Magnum PI” Tim’s character first despises the title character but ultimately finds up assisting him in this resurrection of the show of the same name aired in the 1980s. The 18th “Annual PRISM Awards Showcase” was hosted by Tim. (4)
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