Tim Kang has established himself as a highly sought after and versatile actor in both film and television. In addition to his work as the straight-arrow investigator on THE MENTALIST, Kang was seen on the big screen in the Lionsgate action thriller Rambo opposite Sylvester Stallone and also re-teamed with director Greg Pak for the title role in Mister Green, having first worked together in Pak's acclaimed first feature, Robot Stories.
Before his role in THE MENTALIST, Kang has had memorable performances in movies such as The Forgotten and Two Weeks Notice. He has also had strong recurring roles on television in NBC's popular drama, Third Watch, and CBS's military saga, The Unit. Other television credits include guest-starring roles in popular TV shows, such as The Ghost Whisperer, The Office, The Sopranos, Monk, Chappelle's Show, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial By Jury. Additionally, Kang is widely recognizable from his national commercial campaigns that include AT&T, Cingular Wireless Home Depot and Shell Gasoline.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Kang graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science before heading east to attend the prestigious A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University, where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree. He also studied acting at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia.
Enthusiastic about cars, motorcycles and road racing, Kang can be found at the track on weekends when he's free from shooting THE MENTALIST. In addition to motorsports, Kang is into extreme sky and water sports -- as an avid technical scuba diver and skydiver (since 1996). Kang currently lives in Los Angeles.