Randall Duk Kim

Randall Duk Kim

  • Highest Rated: 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 5% The Last Airbender (2010)
  • Birthday: Sep 24, 1943
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Though many viewers will associate him exclusively with Asian character roles in Hollywood features, Hawaii native Randall Duk Kim actually gained his footing as a classically trained thespian in Shakespearean plays, many of which were mounted at the New York Shakespeare Festival during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. Kim hardly limited his on-stage activity to the musings of the great Bard, however, with a resumé that included leads and supporting roles in dozens of non-Shakespearean plays -- everything from J.B. Priestley's When We Are Married to Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera. One of his most prestigious accomplishments involved founding the American Players Theater in Wisconsin with Charles Bright and Anne Occhiogrosso. Kim's endless panoply of on-stage accomplishments brought him an off-Broadway Obie Award for "Sustained Excellence of Performance" in theatrical work. Unsurprisingly, Kim's Hollywood assignments (which began in 1994, after a 20-year stint focusing exclusively on the theater) represented several steps down in terms of sophistication and, as indicated, often typecast him in stock ethnic roles in martial arts or fantasy films. Credits included the epic Anna and the King (1999), the effects-laden action opus The Matrix Reloaded (2003), and the CG-animated action comedy Kung Fu Panda (2008).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

87% Kung Fu Panda 3 Oogway $128.4M 2016
86% John Wick Continental Doctor 2014
5% The Last Airbender Old Man in Temple $131.6M 2010
25% Ninja Assassin Tattoo Master $38.2M 2009
15% Dragonball Evolution Grandpa Gohan $9.4M 2009
No Score Yet Kung Fu Panda: Secrets Of The Scroll Oogway 2008
87% Kung Fu Panda Oogway $215.4M 2008
58% Year of the Fish Auntie Yaga/The Old Man/The Foreman 2007
35% Memoirs of a Geisha Dr. Crab $57.1M 2005
73% The Matrix Reloaded The Keymaker $281.6M 2003
No Score Yet The Lost Empire Shu 2001
51% Anna and the King General Alak 2000
80% The Thin Red Line Nisei Interpreter 1998
35% The Replacement Killers Alan Chan 1998

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

96% Elementary
2012
Old Man
  • 2012
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • 2012
No Score Yet Vigilados: Person of Interest
2011-2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Cashmere Mafia
2008
John Mason
  • 2008
90% Fringe
2008-2013
Dashiell Briggs
  • 2008
81% Thief
2006
Uncle Lao
  • 2006
No Score Yet Elementary
Old Man

QUOTES FROM Randall Duk Kim CHARACTERS

Oogway
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
The Keymaker
We do only what we're meant to do.
Oogway
You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There is a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Oogway
One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
Oogway
The universe has brought us the Dragon Warrior!
Oogway
Oh, Shifu. There is just news. There is no good or bad.
Master Shifu
Tai Lung has escaped from Chor Gom prison!
Oogway
That IS bad news!
Oogway
The universe has brought us the Dragon Warrior!
Po
What?!
Old Man in Temple
My name is Old Man in Temple and I am as useless as this movie. Would not be suprised to hear of a few suicides of people who watched this garbage.
Oogway
There is a saying, 'Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift! That is why it is called the present.'
Goku
Teach me how to be normal.
Grandpa Gohan
Normal is also overrated.
Oogway
One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
Master Shifu
The Dragon scroll.
Oogway
It is time.
Master Shifu
But who? Who is worthy to be entrusted with the secret to limitless power? To become: The Dragon Warrior?
Oogway
I don't know.
Oogway
I see you have found the Sacred Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom!
Po
(turns around, mouth full of peaches) Is that what this is? I'm so sorry, I thought it was just a regular peach tree!
Oogway
There are no accidents.
Oogway
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift, that is why it's called the present
Oogway
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift, that is why it's called the present.
Grandpa Gohan
Always have faith in who you are.