45 Facts About Randall Park


Randall Park was born on March 23,1974 and is an American actor, comedian, and writer, who is best known for his role as Louis Huang in the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series award in 2016.


Randall Park has appeared in numerous web series on Channel 101, including Dr Miracles and IKEA Heights.


Randall Park has appeared in a few short films by Wong Fu Productions.


Randall Park appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Agent Jimmy Woo in the film Ant-Man and the Wasp, the miniseries WandaVision, and the film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, as a future version of himself in the 2021 Dwayne Johnson autobiographical comedy series Young Rock, and in the DC Extended Universe film Aquaman as Dr Stephen Shin.


Randall Park was born to Korean immigrants in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Castle Heights, Los Angeles.


Randall Park's mother was an accountant at University of California, Los Angeles and his father owned a one-hour photo store.


Randall Park graduated with a bachelor's degree in English, with a concentration in creative writing, and minor in Asian American studies from UCLA in 1997.


Randall Park remained at UCLA, partly to continue acting with LCC, and later completed his master's degree in Asian American studies in 1999.


Randall Park co-founded the Propergander theater group with a few LCC alumni.


Around this time, Randall Park began doing stand-up comedy recreationally in his backyard during Propergander shows.


Randall Park cited Mike Birbiglia and Mitch Hedberg as early influences and would later perform alongside comedian Ali Wong.


Randall Park made his screen debut as the lead in the 2003 short film Dragon of Love, which won Best Short Film at the 2003 Hawaii International Film Festival.


Randall Park co-wrote and starred in the feature film American Fusion, directed by UCLA alumnus Frank Lin, which won the Audience Award at the 2005 Hawaii International Film Festival.


Early in his career, when Randall Park did not have a talent agent, he would book roles through diversity showcases at different television networks.


Randall Park found work to be scarce in 2009 due to the Great Recession in the United States in 2008 and a potential SAG-AFTRA strike at the beginning of 2009, so he began to focus on his own projects during this period.


Randall Park wrote the short film Blueberry, which won an award for Best Actor at the NBC Shortcuts Film Festival For Short Films in 2010.


Randall Park had a recurring role as Martin Fukanaga on Supah Ninjas.


Randall Park has collaborated on several projects with Wong Fu Productions.


Randall Park created, directed, wrote, and starred in several short internet series for Channel 101, including Dr Miracles, The Food, IKEA Heights, and Dumb Professor.


Randall Park played the recurring character of Minnesota governor Danny Chung on the HBO comedy Veep.


In 2014, Randall Park played a company rep trying to recruit college students in Neighbors.


Randall Park had previously worked with the director, Nicholas Stoller, on The Five-Year Engagement.


Randall Park appeared in Wong Fu Productions' first feature film, Everything Before Us.


Randall Park appeared with John Malkovich in the music video for Eminem's single "Phenomenal".


Randall Park appeared as a co-worker of Amy Schumer's character in Trainwreck.


Randall Park had roles in the films Southpaw and The Night Before as Ethan's Boss.


From 2015 to 2020, Randall Park starred as Louis Huang, patriarch of a Taiwanese American family, alongside Constance Wu, in ABC's television show Fresh Off the Boat, written and produced by Nahnatchka Khan and executive produced by Jake Kasdan.


Randall Park was the first actor cast on the show, with the producers having approached him before the pilot was ordered.


Randall Park initially felt uneasy about portraying a Taiwanese father as somebody of Korean heritage.


In 2016, Randall Park appeared in the film Office Christmas Party as Fred.


Randall Park lent his voice talents to the CGI animated film The Lego Ninjago Movie as Chen the Cheerleader.


In 2018, Randall Park had minor roles in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe.


Randall Park played FBI Agent Jimmy Woo in the Marvel Studios film Ant-Man and the Wasp.


Randall Park returned as Woo in the Disney+ series, WandaVision.


In 2021, Randall Park was announced as starring in the upcoming Netflix comedy series Blockbuster.


Randall Park later formed the rap group Novelists with former Ill Again emcee Andrew Johnson.


Randall Park has been featured in ads for HBO Go, Ally Financial, and the 2011 Father's Day Verizon Droid commercial.


Randall Park plays a "doggie daycare owner" in a print and online campaign for Chase Bank, which aired in early 2015.


Randall Park was featured in UTC Business Ethics Course HUR750 "Respect in the Workplace".


Randall Park returned to UCLA as a keynote speaker for the Asian American Studies department commencement ceremony in 2015 and for English department commencement ceremony in 2017.


Randall Park and Jae Suh's daughter, Ruby Louise Randall Park, was born in 2012.


Randall Park is an active supporter of East West Players theater group in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.


Randall Park has publicly voiced his support of the theatre during EWP's donation campaign in 2018.


However, in hindsight, Randall Park has acknowledged that they have supported him tacitly by continuing to house him throughout the years.


When Randall Park received the script for The Interview, his parents encouraged him to pursue the role.