Ken Leung

Ken Leung

Highest Rated: 92% Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Lowest Rated: 33% Face (2002)

Birthday: Jan 21, 1970

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A character actor known for his intense, often unnerving portrayals, Ken Leung not only impressed audiences, but virtually every director who had worked with him. After years of stage work and several small roles in indie films and on television, he found a powerful advocate in director Brett Ratner, who first cast him in the action-comedy "Rush Hour" (1998) and later in the thriller "Red Dragon" (2002). He went on to exhibit extraordinary dexterity in projects as diametrically opposed as the horror movie "Saw" (2004) and the family drama "The Squid and the Whale" (2005). Counted among the filmmaker's favorite actors, Ratner brought Leung onboard once again for the final chapter of the superhero franchise, "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006). One year later, the Asian-American actor gave such a magnificently raw performance as a mental patient in a final season episode of "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), that producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse created a role specifically for him on their hit series "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). The fact that the character Miles became a fan favorite after being dropped into such an established ensemble cast was a true testament to Leung's ability. Equally capable of deeply nuanced dramatic turns and disarmingly comic performances, Leung was a true actor's actor.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% 86% Star Wars: The Force Awakens Admiral Statura (Character) $123 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Works of Art John Kim (Character) - 2010
58% 58% Year of the Fish Johnny Pan (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet 61% Shanghai Kiss Liam Liu (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 49% Falling for Grace Ming (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 69% Sucker Free City Lincoln Ma (Character) - 2004
49% 84% Saw Detective Steven Sing (Character) $650.1K 2004
No Score Yet 45% Strip Search Liu Tsung-Yuan (Character) - 2004
33% 35% Face Willie (Character) $106.9K 2002
68% 74% Red Dragon Lloyd Bowman (Character) $92.9M 2002
74% 64% A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Syatyoo-Sama (Character) $78.6M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Sweet Hoboken Unknown (Character) - 2001
66% 75% Spy Game Li (Character) $62.3M 2001
69% 59% Keeping the Faith Don (Character) $37M 2000
61% 78% Rush Hour Sang (Character) $141.2M 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Industry Eric (Character) 2020
91% 86% The Blacklist AUSA Michael Sima (Guest Star) 2019
98% 79% High Maintenance Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
11% 44% Inhumans Karnak (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 76% The Night Shift Topher (Character) 2014-2016
42% 40% Zero Hour Father Reggie (Guest Star) 2013
92% 80% Person of Interest Leon Tao (Guest Star) 2012-2013
37% 67% Deception Donald Cheng (Guest Star) 2013
94% 92% The Good Wife Shen Yuan (Guest Star) 2011
85% 91% Lost Miles (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2008-2010
92% 98% The Sopranos Carter Chong (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2000 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1997

QUOTES FROM Ken Leung CHARACTERS

Warren Worthington II says: I just want to help you.

Kid Omega says: You think we need help?

Sang says: The drop will be made tonight. The amount will be fifty million dollars.

Detective James Carter says: Fifty million dollars? Man, who do you think you kidnapped? Chelsea Clinton?!

Lloyd Bowman says: What about sweating Lecter?

FBI Agent Will Graham says: We tried sodium amatol on him three years ago to find where he buried a Princeton student; he gave them a recipe for dip.