Evan C. Kim

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Evan C. Kim
Born (1953-02-17) February 17, 1953 (age 68)

Evan C. Kim (born February 17, 1953) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Harry Callahan's partner Inspector Al Quan in the fifth "Dirty Harry" film The Dead Pool (1988).

Early and personal life[edit]

Kim was born in New Jersey to immigrant parents from Korea. He developed passions for martial arts (tae kwon do) and writing when he was young; Kim recalled he "was one of your typical small, slow-to-grow kids. I was getting beat up, fairly often, and also ignored in school, so I found I needed to channel my feelings of revenge and hurt into something constructive ... useful for myself and others. Tae kwon do worked for becoming physically respected, and writing proved the means for periodically emptying the vessel."[1]

Career and roles[edit]

He also played Loo in the comedy The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) (in the segment "A Fistful of Yen"), the interpreter Cowboy in the Vietnam War film Go Tell the Spartans (1978), the erudite caveman Nook in the cult comedy Caveman (1981), Suki in the B movie Megaforce (1982), and Tony in the miniseries V (1983). His other film roles include the film Hollywood Vice Squad (1986), the film Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991), and the film Loving Lulu, a year later.

Kim was a series regular in the short-lived Khan! (1975), as the college-educated son of the titular character (played by Khigh Dhiegh), helping his father solve crimes alongside his sister (played by Irene Yah-Ling Sun).[2] His television guest appearances include Kung Fu, CHiPs, Police Story, The Secrets of Isis, C.P.O. Sharkey, Fantasy Island, Serpico, Knight Rider, Sword of Justice, Matt Houston, Knots Landing, Max Headroom, Matlock and Alien Nation. Kim also directed an episode of Alien Nation.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1976 Baby Blue Marine Harakawa
1977 MacArthur Major Akio Sakud Uncredited
The Kentucky Fried Movie Loo (segment "A Fistful of Yen")
1978 Go Tell the Spartans Cowboy
1981 Caveman Nook
1982 Megaforce Suki
1986 Hollywood Vice Squad Chang
1988 The Dead Pool Inspector Al Quan
1991 Thousand Pieces of Gold Shun Lee
1992 Loving Lulu Mr. Moto
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1975 Kung Fu Lieutenant (as Evan Kim) Episode: "The Forbidden Kingdom"
Police Story Jerry Fong Episode: "Year of the Dragon: Part 1 and 2" (as Evan Kim)
Khan! Kim Khan 4 episodes
The Streets of San Francisco Jack Kwan (as Evan Kim) Episode: "Merchants of Death"
1976 The Secrets of Isis C.J. Howe 2 episodes
CPO Sharkey Recruit Shimokawa (as Evan Kim) Episode: "Shimokawa Ships Out"
Serpico Lee Episode: "Dawn of the Furies"
The Blue Knight Mark Episode: "The Great Wall of Chinatown"
1977 Space Sentinels Mercury 13 episodes
1978 Switch Ying Episode: "The Tong"
Kojak Chok Low (as Evan Kim) Episode: "No License to Kill"
Sword of Justice Jerry Episode: "Aloha, Julie Lang"
Fantasy Island Sam Episode: "Return/The Toughest Man Alive"
1980 CHiPs Zale (as Evan Kim) Episode: "The Strippers"
1982 Strike Force Sam Chow (as Evan Kim) Episode: "Chinatown"
1983 Matt Houston Akiro Episode: "The Rock and the Hard Place"
Cocaine and Blue Eyes Davey Huie (as Evan Kim) TV movie
V Tony Wah Chong Leonetti (as Evan Kim) TV miniseries
1984 Knots Landing Lee Evans Episode: "Finishing Touches"
Knight Rider Peter Wong (as Evan Kim) Episode: "Knight of the Drones"
1985 Double Dare Episode: "Hong Kong King Con"
1987 Stingray (as Evan Kim)
1988 Max Headroom Mr. Chen (as Evan Kim) Episode: "Neurostim"
1989 Matlock Joseph Chan Episode: "The Mayor: Part 1"
Alien Nation Dr. Lee Episodes: "Pilot" and "Fountain of Youth"
Island Son Episode: "The State versus John Kulani"
1990 Jake and the Fatman Tommy Lee Episode: "Chinatown, My Chinatown"
1991 L.A. Law Lee Chang Episode: "As God Is My Co-Defendant"
2004 JAG Lt. Wong Episode: "What If"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Voland, John (August 23, 1988). "Evan Kim Keeps Options Open". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  2. ^ Swertlow, Frank S. (February 6, 1975). "Television in Review: 'Khan!' is chop phooey". Latrobe Bulletin. UPI. Retrieved 17 May 2021.

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