Top 6 Hottest Asian Actors In Hollywood

This great list I found on picks the hottest 6 Asian actors in Hollywood, and it doesn’t disappoint! These actors are breaking barriers where it counts and reinventing the stereotypical Asian male image in America.

Ken Leung

Age: 41

Height: 5′ 7″

Date of Birth: January 21, 1970

Location: New York City, NY

Ancestry: Unknown

Family: Unknown

Filmography: Rush Hour (1998), The Family Man (2000), Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (2001), Vanilla Sky (2001), Red Dragon (2002), Saw (2004), Inside Man (2006), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Shanghai Kiss (2007), Saw V (2009).

TVography: Law & Order (1995, 2000, 2002), Oz (2001), The Sopranos (2007), Lost (2008-2010).

Previous lady friends: Unknown

Current love interest: Unknown

Why I love him? For Lost – He played Miles Straume, introduced early in the fourth season as a hotheaded and sarcastic medium who can talk to the dead. He came on the Island as a crew member from the freighter.

Fun Fact: The writers created the role of Miles specifically for Leung after seeing him guest star on The Sopranos. Leung was the only actor to read for the part. His name was chosen because it resembles the word “maelstrom”, another word for a powerful whirlpool.

Will Yun Lee

Age: 39

Height: 5′ 9″

Date of Birth: May 22, 1971

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Ancestry: Korean

Family: His mother’s name is Jing Ja Lee and his father Soo Wong Lee is a Taekwondo grandmaster.

Filmography: Die Another Day (2002), Torque (2004), Elektra (2005), The Seed (2008).

TVography: Witchblade (2000-2002), Law & Order (2004), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006), Fallen (2007), Bionic Woman (2007), Hawaii Five-O (2010).

Previous lady friends: Natassia Malthe

Current love interest: Married to Jennifer Birmingham (Soap Opera actress)

Why I love him? For Bionic WomanHe played Jae Kim, a specialized operations leader with the Berkut Group in charge of training and guiding the Bionic Woman. He was also romantically involved with Sarah Corvus, the previous Bionic Woman who had gone rogue after discovering she was dying.

Fun Fact: Majored in Political Science and minored in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.

John Cho

Age: 38

Height: 5′ 10″

Date of Birth: June 16, 1972

Location: Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Los Angeles, California

Ancestry: Korean

Family: His father was a minister in the Church of Christ.

Filmography: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), American Beauty (1999), Bowfinger (1999), American Pie (1999), The Flinstones In Viva Rock Vegas (2000), American Pie 2 (2001), Solaris (2002), American Wedding (2003), Harold & Kumar Got To White Castle (2004), Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008), Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (2008), Star Trek (2009).

TVography: Charmed (1998), House, M.D. (2005), Grey’s Anatomy (2006), How I Met Your Mother (2007), Ugly Betty (2007), FlashForward (2009).

Current love interest: Married to Kerri Higuchi since 2006

Why I love him? Harold & Kumar Got To White Castle – He played Harold Lee, a young guy working in investment banking who got a late night craving for White Castle burgers. They go on a crazy adventures all the while high on marijuana.

Fun Facts – Lead singer of the Los Angeles-based band Left of Zed, which was recently renamed Viva La Union.


Daniel Dae Kim

Age: 42

Height: 5′ 9″

Date of Birth: August 4, 1968

Location: Born in Busan, South Korea and grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania

Ancestry: Korean

Family: Unknown

Filmography: The Jackal (1997), For Love of the Game (1999), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), Momentum (2003), Hulk (2003), Spider Man 2 (2004), Crash (2004), The Cave (2005).

TVography: Law & Order (1994), All My Children (1995), Beverly Hills 90210 (1997), NYPD Blue (1997), Seinfeld (1998), Ally McBeal (1998), The Practice (1998), Party of Five (1998), Walker Texas Ranger (1999), Star Trek: Voyager (2000), Murder She Wrote (2000), Charmed (2001), CSI (2001), Angel (2001-2003), Without a Trace (2004), Star trek: Enterprise (2003-2004), ER (2003-2004), 24 (2003-2004), The Shield (2004), The Andromeda Strain (2008), Lost (2004-2010), Hawaii Five-O (2010-2011).

Current love interest:Married to Mia Kim and has two children with her.

Why I love him? For Hawaii Five O – He plays Chin Ho Kelly, a former Honolulu Police officer forced to resign after being falsely accused of corruption. Together with his cousin and his two buddies, he joined the Five-O task force, an elite state police unit set up by the governor of Hawaii to fight crime.

Fun Facts: While getting small parts in plays and writing and performing in an Improv comedy group, he seriously considered a career in investment banking.

Russell Wong

Age: 47

Height: 6’0″

Date of Birth: March 1, 1963

Location: Troy, New York

Ancestry: Chinese, French, Dutch

Family: His father, William Wong is a Chinese American restaurateur and mother is an American artist.

Filmography: The Joy Luck Club (1993), Hawaii Five-O (1997), Romeo Must Die (2000), Twisted (2004), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).

TVography: 21 Jump Street (1989), Touched by an Angel (1998), CSI (2004), Just Legal (2005), Numb3rs (2006), Nikita (2010).

Previous lady friends: Has a daughter by an African American dancer.

Current love interest: Married to former ballerina/ Hong Kong based designer Flora Cheong-Leen and has one daughter, Eja Robinson-Wong.

Why I love him? For The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – He played General Ming Guo, the right hand man of the emperor of China who falls in love with the witch who knows the secret of immortality.

Fun Fact: While in college, Wong supported himself as a photographer and as a dancer, appearing in rock videos with David Bowie, Donna Summer and Janet Jackson.

Ian Anthony Dale

Age: 32

Height: 6’0″

Date of Birth: July 3, 1978

Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ancestry: Japanese, French and English

Family: He has three brothers and a sister.

Filmography: Mr. 3000 (2004), The Bucket List (2007), The Hangover (2009).

TVography: Angel (2003), JAG (2003), Las Vegas (2004), Charmed (2004-2005), Day Break (2006-2007), Without a Trace (2007), Bones (2007), 24 (2007), Cold Case (2007), CSI: NY (2009), Dollhouse (2009), Criminal Minds (2006-2009), CSI: Miami (2009), CSI (2010), The Event (2010-2011).

Previous lady friends: Unknown

Current love interest: Unknown

Why I love him? For The Event – He plays Simon Lee – An alien who landed on earth near the end of World War II who is disguised as a CIA operative.

Meet Ian Anthony Dale

Ian Anthony Dale is a handsome 32-year-old actor from Minnesota of Japanese, French and Engish descent. Ian is currently a regular in the NBC drama The Event and has been acting since the early 2000s. Check out the video clip below, where Ian discusses his upbringing and ethnic background. It seems I may have to complaining less that there are not enough Asian actors in American film and tv. There certainly seems to be some improvement. 🙂
Thanks BiAlamode for the tip!