Top Rising Asian-American Leading Men Actors

April 29, 2019 – 10:45 pm
Image of Daniel Dae KimBy vincent_young created 26 Nov 2012 | last updated - 28 Nov 2012

As there continue to be more and more Asian-American actors redefining the entertainment industry, I decided to create a list of rising Asian-American leading men actors to watch out for in the film and television industry. I listed them in no particular order and tried to include up and coming actors as well as veterans.


Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently proven to transcend the historical barriers of race and stereotype...

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Ken Leung was raised in the Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side in New York City. His family moved to Midwood, Brooklyn where he grew up before finishing high school in Old Bridge, New Jersey. He attended NYU as a University Scholar and studied acting with Catherine Russell and Nan Smithner, then briefly with Anne Jackson at HB Studio...





John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Los Angeles, California as a child, where his father was a Christian Minister. Cho was educated at Herbert Hoover High School at Glendale before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley where he studied English Literature. Upon graduation...

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Son of Je Yeun (Father) and June Yeun (Mother). Has a brother named Brian Yeun. His parents own two beauty supply stores in Detroit, MI, USA. Went to Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, USA, where he studied Psychology as a major subject(BS in Psychology, 2005). Was a member of Stir Friday Night, a sketch-comedy group made up of Asian-American performers...

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Dominic Zhai is a Chinese-American actor with native level fluency in American English and Mandarin Chinese. He studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), Aaron Speiser Acting Studio, Upright Citizens Brigade and graduated with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with an emphasis in Biology, Chinese, Theatre & Drama...



Randall Park is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He was born in Los Angeles, California, to Korean parents, and graduated from the Humanities Magnet Program at Hamilton High School. Park went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing and a Master's degree in Asian American Studies from UCLA. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter

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