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Name: Johnny Kim  
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Date of Birth: 25th September 1968
Place of Birth: Seoul, Korea
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Johnny Kim (born September 25, 1968) is a Korean born film actor, producer, and director. He is working on an independent 35mm feature film called Raspberry & Lavender: Diary of a Lavender Girl based on his comics. He has directed Raspberry & Lavender: The Lavender Girl in 2004.

Johnny Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Singapore. His family later migrated to the US in 1976. His family moved once again to San Francisco California in 1978. While attending Westmoor High School in Daly City California, he became fascinated with music and film industry. He became a martial art teacher from 1986 to 1989.

His breakthrough as an actor came with Outbreak (1995), and he played Korean Newscaster in Independence Day (Film) (1995), where he was credited as Derek Kim; an alternative name Johnny Kim used until 2002.


  • Raspberry & Lavender:Diary of a Lavender Girl (2007)** as Langwood
  • Raspberry & Lavender:The Lavender Girl (2004)** as Langwood
  • Soap Girl (2002)* as an undercover cop
  • Secret of the Five Fingers (2002)* as Mr. O, X, Z
  • A Moment of Confusion (1998)*/** as Jhonnie
  • Psycho Sushi (1997)* as an Asian model
  • White Cargo (1996)* as a Chinese worker
  • The Rich Man's Wife (1996) as a busboy (uncredited)
  • Independence Day (1996)* as a Korean newscaster
  • Dunston Checks In (1996) as a hotel clerk (uncredited)
  • Virtuosity (1995) as a lab tech (uncredited)
  • Outbreak (film) (1995)* as seaman Chulso Lee

(*) credited as Derek Kim. (**) also as director

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