Randall Duk Kim

Randall Duk Kim

Highest Rated: 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Lowest Rated: 5% The Last Airbender (2010)

Birthday: Sep 24, 1943

Birthplace: Not Available

Though many viewers will associate him exclusively with Asian character roles in Hollywood features, Hawaii native Randall Duk Kim actually gained his footing as a classically trained thespian in Shakespearean plays, many of which were mounted at the New York Shakespeare Festival during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. Kim hardly limited his on-stage activity to the musings of the great Bard, however, with a resumé that included leads and supporting roles in dozens of non-Shakespearean plays -- everything from J.B. Priestley's When We Are Married to Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera. One of his most prestigious accomplishments involved founding the American Players Theater in Wisconsin with Charles Bright and Anne Occhiogrosso. Kim's endless panoply of on-stage accomplishments brought him an off-Broadway Obie Award for "Sustained Excellence of Performance" in theatrical work. Unsurprisingly, Kim's Hollywood assignments (which began in 1994, after a 20-year stint focusing exclusively on the theater) represented several steps down in terms of sophistication and, as indicated, often typecast him in stock ethnic roles in martial arts or fantasy films. Credits included the epic Anna and the King (1999), the effects-laden action opus The Matrix Reloaded (2003), and the CG-animated action comedy Kung Fu Panda (2008).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% Kung Fu Panda 3 Oogway $128.4M 2016
86% John Wick Continental Doctor 2014
5% The Last Airbender Old Man in Temple $131.6M 2010
25% Ninja Assassin Tattoo Master $38.2M 2009
15% Dragonball Evolution Grandpa Gohan $9.4M 2009
No Score Yet Kung Fu Panda: Secrets Of The Scroll Oogway 2008
87% Kung Fu Panda Oogway $215.4M 2008
58% Year of the Fish Auntie Yaga/The Old Man/The Foreman 2007
35% Memoirs of a Geisha Dr. Crab $57.1M 2005
73% The Matrix Reloaded The Keymaker $281.6M 2003
No Score Yet The Lost Empire Shu 2001
51% Anna and the King General Alak 2000
80% The Thin Red Line Nisei Interpreter 1998
35% The Replacement Killers Alan Chan 1998

TV

Credit
96% Elementary
2012-2019
Old Man 2012
92% Person Of Interest
2011
2012
No Score Yet Vigilados: Person of Interest
2011-2016
2012
No Score Yet Cashmere Mafia
2008
John Mason 2008
90% Fringe
2008-2013
Dashiell Briggs 2008
81% Thief
2006
Uncle Lao 2006
No Score Yet Elementary
Old Man

QUOTES FROM Randall Duk Kim CHARACTERS

Oogway says: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called present.

The Keymaker says: We do only what we're meant to do.

Oogway says: You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There is a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Oogway says: One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.

Oogway says: The universe has brought us the Dragon Warrior!

Oogway says: Oh, Shifu. There is just news. There is no good or bad.

Master Shifu says: Tai Lung has escaped from Chor Gom prison!

Oogway says: That IS bad news!

Oogway says: The universe has brought us the Dragon Warrior!

Po says: What?!

Old Man in Temple says: My name is Old Man in Temple and I am as useless as this movie. Would not be suprised to hear of a few suicides of people who watched this garbage.

Oogway says: There is a saying, 'Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift! That is why it is called the present.'

Goku says: Teach me how to be normal.

Grandpa Gohan says: Normal is also overrated.

Oogway says: One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.

Master Shifu says: The Dragon scroll.

Oogway says: It is time.

Master Shifu says: But who? Who is worthy to be entrusted with the secret to limitless power? To become: The Dragon Warrior?

Oogway says: I don't know.

Oogway says: I see you have found the Sacred Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom!

Po says: (turns around, mouth full of peaches) Is that what this is? I'm so sorry, I thought it was just a regular peach tree!

Oogway says: There are no accidents.

Oogway says: Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift, that is why it's called the present

Oogway says: Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift, that is why it's called the present.

Grandpa Gohan says: Always have faith in who you are.