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Also Known As: Ken Choi Died:
Born: October 20, 1971 Cause of Death:
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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 2008-2014), 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...

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 2008-2014), 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 2009-2014). 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) before his supporting role in "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013) brought him a higher profile. Roles such as his villainous portrayal of Chinese-American mobster Henry Lin on "Sons of Anarchy" (FX 2008-2014) followed, Choi next co-starred in the short-lived drama "Allegiance" (NBC 2016) and appeared as Judge Lance Ito in "The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (FX 2016).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bumblebee (2018)
2.
 Bright (2017)
3.
 Spider-Man (2017)
4.
 Suicide Squad (2016)
5.
 Whole Truth, The (2016)
6.
 Stephanie (2015)
8.
 Red Dawn (2012)
10.
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Milestones close milestones

1998:
TV movie debut in "Halloweentown"
2000:
Film debut in "Deep Core"
2008:
Recurring TV role in Disney/ABC's "Samurai Girl"
2011:
Film role in "Captain America: The First Avenger"
2013:
Recurring TV role in NBC's "Ironside"
2008:
Recurring TV role in FX's "Sons of Anarchy"
2013:
Film role in "The Wolf of Wall Street"
2015:
Took on the role of Sam Luttrell on "Allegiance"
2016:
Joined the cast of "American Crime Story "
2017:
Joined the cast of "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
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