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An Asian-American character actor in film and television, Kenneth Choi became highly prolific in each medium once he started acting for the screen in the late 1990s. Although his appearances included relatively minor roles in a host of acclaimed series and films, he also appeared as one of Nick Fury's Howlin' Commandos, Jim Morita, in the critically-acclaimed Marvel adaptation "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011), as Chinese Triad leader Henry Lin in the biker gang drama "Sons of Anarchy" (FX 2008- ), and playing opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's New York City period piece "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013). Born and raised in Chicago, Choi originally studied accounting, but left his undergraduate course against his parents' wishes to follow his dream of acting. After his studies he moved to Los Angeles, and was quickly rewarded with parts in minor television and direct to video movies, picking up some notable credits with small roles in "The West Wing" (NBC 1999-2006), "Roswell" (WB 1999-2001 / UPN 2001-02) and "The King of Queens" (CBS 1998-2007). A minor part in Steven Spielberg's Tom Hanks-starring immigration drama "The Terminal" (2004) fulfilled an acting ambition of his to...

An Asian-American character actor in film and television, Kenneth Choi became highly prolific in each medium once he started acting for the screen in the late 1990s. Although his appearances included relatively minor roles in a host of acclaimed series and films, he also appeared as one of Nick Fury's Howlin' Commandos, Jim Morita, in the critically-acclaimed Marvel adaptation "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011), as Chinese Triad leader Henry Lin in the biker gang drama "Sons of Anarchy" (FX 2008- ), and playing opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's New York City period piece "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013).

Born and raised in Chicago, Choi originally studied accounting, but left his undergraduate course against his parents' wishes to follow his dream of acting. After his studies he moved to Los Angeles, and was quickly rewarded with parts in minor television and direct to video movies, picking up some notable credits with small roles in "The West Wing" (NBC 1999-2006), "Roswell" (WB 1999-2001 / UPN 2001-02) and "The King of Queens" (CBS 1998-2007). A minor part in Steven Spielberg's Tom Hanks-starring immigration drama "The Terminal" (2004) fulfilled an acting ambition of his to work with the director. As his film profile got raised, the quality of his TV roles also went up, including roles in hits like "24" (Fox 2001-2010) and "Glee" (Fox 2009- ). Later roles included a supporting part in 1980s action film remake "Red Dawn" (2012) and a recurring part in the short-lived television remake "Ironside" (NBC 2013).

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 Red Dawn (2012)
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 Walk the Talk (2007)
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 War (2007)
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 Undoing (2006)
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 Harsh Times (2005)
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 Terminal, The (2004)
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 Deep Core (2000) Wayne Lung
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 Halloweentown (1998) Hip Sales Creature
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