As an actor and writer, Randall Park is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in both film and television.
Randall Park will next be seen in the third season of the ABC comedy series “Fresh Off The Boat” as Louis Huang, the patriarch of a Taiwanese family adjusting to a new life in Orlando in the 1990s after moving from Washington D.C. Based on the memoir of chef and restaurateur Eddie Huang, the half-hour, single-camera comedy is the first network television show to focus on an Asian American family in 20 years. The second season will premiere on Tuesday, September 22.
Earlier this summer, Park starred in the Netflix original series “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” based on the cult classic 2002 film of the same name. Park starred alongside Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, and Elizabeth Banks.
On the big screen, Park recently appeared in Universal’s “Trainwreck,” directed by Judd Apatow and starring opposite the film’s writer Amy Schumer, Tilda Swinton, Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, Brie Larson and Ezra Miller. Later this year, Park will be seen in “The Hollars,” directed by John Krasinski, co-starring Anna Kendrick, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins and Charlie Day.
Previously, he portrayed “Kim Jong-un” in “The Interview,” opposite James Franco and Seth Rogen. The comedy followed a celebrity tabloid TV show host (Franco) and his producer (Rogen), who, in trying to legitimize themselves as real journalists, land an interview with Kim Jong-un after discovering he is a fan of their show. While preparing to travel to North Korea for the interview, the CIA recruits them to assassinate the dictator.
It was recently announced that Sony Pictures Classics acquired the rights to “The Meddler,” an upcoming American comedy-drama film directed and written by Lorene Scafaria. Park will star alongside Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J. K. Simmons. The film is set to be released in 2016.
Park’s previous film credits include the box-office hit “Neighbors,” alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron; “Sex Tape,” opposite Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel; “They Came Together”; “The Five-Year Engagement”; “Dinner for Schmucks”; “Larry Crowne”; “The Good Doctor”; and “Fragments.” Park’s other TV credits include “Veep”; “The Office”; “New Girl”; “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; “House”; “The Mindy Project”; “Cold Case”; “CSI”; “Reno 911!”; “Wild N Out”; and “The Sarah Silverman Program.”
Park won a ‘Best Actor Award’ at the 2010 NBC’s Short Cuts Film Festival for the short “Blueberry,” which he also wrote. He’s also is the recipient of the 2011 CAPE ‘New Writers Award’ for an original pilot he wrote entitled “Erasists.” Park is a constant presence on the web and is a frequent contributor to the monthly web series showcase and competition Channel 101, created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program). His work can be found on www.randallparkplace.com.
Park currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.