Randall Duk Kim
Korean-American Stage, Television and Film Actor
In 1994, after 20 years when he concentrated solely on Shakespeare and other classics on the live stage, Randall Duk Kim began accepting film and television offers including: The Old Man in the Temple (cameo) in The Last Airbender, The Tattoo Master in Ninja Assassin, Grandpa Gohan in Dragonball Revolution, the voice of Oogway in…
In 1994, after 20 years when he concentrated solely on Shakespeare and other classics on the live stage, Randall Duk Kim began accepting film and television offers including: The Old Man in the Temple (cameo) in The Last Airbender, The Tattoo Master in Ninja Assassin, Grandpa Gohan in Dragonball Revolution, the voice of Oogway in DreamWorks’ animated film, Kung Fu Panda and the voice of Oogway in the DVD, Secrets of the Furious Five; Dashiell Briggs in one episode of Fringe: Uncle Lau in 3 episodes of Thief, the Foreman, the Old Man and Auntie Yaga in Year of the Fish, Dr. Crab in Memoirs of a Geisha; Mr. Hung (Cameo) in Falling For Grace, Whitaker (Cameo) in Homecoming, The Keymaker in Matrix Reloaded, General Alak in Anna and the King, Alan Chan in The Replacement Killers, Master Shu in The Lost Empire and Nagase Takashi in Prisoners In Time for BBC television. As a young actor, Randall played Asia in The Hawaiians, was seen in four episodes of Hawaii Five O and played in Steven Tesich’s Hollywood PBS Special, Nourish the Beast.
He can be heard as the Voice of James Wong (opposite Yun-Fat Chow) in John Woo’s first video game, Stranglehold and as the Voice of Shingen in the video game Red Ninja and seen as The Keymaker in both Enter the Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo
On Broadway, Randall was seen as Master Wang in Flower Drum Song, Eng Tieng-Bin in Golden Child and The Kralahome in The King and I. He was also seen as Omar Khayyam in Kismet at New York City Center Encores!
He played Belarius in Cymbeline at the NY Shakespeare Festival, Marc in Yasminia Reza’s ART at the Singapore Repertory Theatre and Koichi Asano in Leonard Spigelgass’s A Majority of One, co-starring with Phyllis Newman, at the Jewish Repertory Theatre in NYC and on tour. Other New York credits include: New York Shakespeare Festival, Shlink in Brecht’s In the Jungle of Cities, Trinculo in The Tempest (Lincoln Center) and Pericles in Pericles; American Place Theatre: Rochelle Owens’ The Karl Marx Play, Steven Tesich’s Nourish the Beast, and Frank Chin’s The Chickencoop Chinaman and The Year of the Dragon; at Circle Rep:, Walt Whitman in Richard Howard’s Wildflowers. Born and raised in Hawaii, Mr. Kim made his stage debut at the age of eighteen playing Malcolm in Macbeth. His love of classics, especially Shakespeare, led him to the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis where he played Hamlet in Hamlet, Bishop Nicolas in Ibsen’s The Pretenders, and Zhevakin in Gogol’s The Marriage. At the ACT in San Francisco, he played Richard III in Richard III, and performed in The Taming of the Shrew, Three Penny Opera, O’Neill’s Marco Millions and J. B. Priestley’s When We Are Married. Mr. Kim has also performed with the Champlain Shakespeare Festival, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Centre Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, as well as toured in one-man shows of Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman and a potpourri of classics, What Should Such Fellows As I Do? He co-founded American Players Theater in Wisconsin with Anne Occhiogrosso and Charles Bright, serving as Artistic Director and playing the title roles in Hamlet, King Lear, Titus Andronicus, King John, Marlowe’s Tamberlaine the Great, Chekhov’s Ivanov and Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex as well as Shylock, Prospero, Puck, Petruchio, Romeo, Friar Laurence, Brutus, Malvolio, Falstaff, Chubukov and Svetlovidov in Chekhov’s The Proposal and Swan Song, Dr. Stockmann in Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, and Orgon in Moliere’s Tartuffe and many more. Mr. Kim received an Off Broadway Obie Award for “Sustained Excellence of Performance” in the legitimate theater.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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