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Andrew Phung

Andrew Phung

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Countries Canada
Gender male
Birth Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Andrew Phung
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Andrew Phung is a Canadian actor, improviser, writer, and comedian. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Phung is a graduate of the University of Calgary and an alumnus of the Loose Moose Theatre Company. He is currently playing Kimchee on the CBC Television sitcom Kim's Convenience.

Background

Andrew Phung was born in Calgary, Alberta and attended Bishop McNally High School. He joined the Loose Moose Theatre Company was he was 16 years old and is currently a Senior Ensemble Performer and Instructor with the theatre. He studied Economics at the University of Calgary and worked as non-profit director before pursuing acting.

Career

In 2008, Andrew joined the comedy group Sciencebear. Together they created and produced various comedic shorts, and in 2009 they released the film Sketch, which was produced on a $100 budget. It was an official entry into the 2010 Calgary International Film Festival.

In 2009 Andrew Phung was named one of Calgary's Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Magazine. That year he was also a featured cast member on the television series Drafted on the Score Television Network.

Phung is the co-creator of the hit improvised comedy shows, Past your Bedtime, Northeast: The Show, and Kill Hard.

Since 2012, Andrew has been one of Calgary's most sought out live event emcees, having hosted events for The Calgary Stampede, ATB Financial, and Telus Spark. He also hosted the New Years Eve celebrations at Olympic Plaza for the City of Calgary in 2014 and 2015.

In 2015, he co-wrote and starred in Cowtown, a sketch comedy series produced by Nur Films and Telus Optik. Production of season 2 was completed in June 2016 and will be available in September 2016.

Previously, Andrew has been named Best Local Actor by FFWD Weekly in 2013 and 2014, and Best Local Comedian in 2014.

In 2016, Phung was voted Best Local Comedian and runner up Best Local Actor by Best of Calgary.

Starting in October 2016, Phung will be playing the role of Kimchee in the CBC Television adaptation of the hit Canadian Play Kim's Convenience.

Personal Life

Phung is the co-founder of YYCSolediers, an online sneaker group in which also produces Sneaker SWAP, a Calgary based sneaker event. He is heavily involved in an organization called Youth Central, a non profit organization which helps youth get involved in their communities.

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Let's Talk English Host/Main Cast 120 Episodes for OMNI Television
2015 Young Drunk Punk Waiter
2015–Present Cowtown Main Cast
2016 Kim's Convenience Kimchee CBC/Thunderbird
2016-Present The Beaverton Eddie Zheng Comedy Network

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