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Johnathan Staci Kim

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Johnathan Staci Kim
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BornKim Sung-Joon
March 2, 1971 (1971-03-02) (age 53)
Seoul, South Korea
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🏳️ CitizenshipUnited States, Sweden
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  1994-present
👩 Spouse(s)Amanda Finnberg (m. 2015)
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Johnathan Staci Kim (born Sung Joon Kim, March 2, 1971) is an American theater, film and television actor.[1] He had a role as Korean Guy in Kids directed by Larry Clark in which the character Casper played by Justin Pierce steals an orange from him outside a deli. Kim also co-starred with Anthony Quinn in Seven Servants which also co-stars David Warner, Alexandra Stewart and Audra Ann McDonald.

Early life[edit]

Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, of Korean descent and moved to the United States in 1974. He was raised in the New York City metropolitan area which includes Huntington Long Island, Douglaston Queens and Staten Island. His father who was a financier and mother a homemaker, afraid of the rise in crime in the New York area moved the family to Holmdel, New Jersey so that Johnathan could start high school there instead of at Brooklyn Technical High School which he was accepted into. His younger brother, Mathew Kim who grew up mostly in Holmdel, New Jersey is a filmmaker and lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY. Johnathan graduated with a BFA in Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan in 1993. During college, he spent the summer months back in New York City and took acting classes which continued his interests in the performing arts.

Acting career[edit]

He started his career in the performing arts after attending acting classes at Herbert Berghof Studio in New York City. He continued his studies at the Circle In The Square.

In 1994, he was cast in an independent film with a small debut role with Justin Pierce in Larry Clark's acclaimed film, Kids,[2] which released in the summer of 1995. In 1998 he acted in a comedy titled Charlie Hoboken, about a part-time hitman/ insurance salesman. In 2000, he was cast to co-star with Justin Pierce, Bokeem Woodbine and Roger Rees, in a dark comedy titled, Black Male.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Kids[2] Korean Guy credited as Johnathan S. Kim
1996 Seven Servants[3] Chinese
1998 Charlie Hoboken Ping
1998 The Next Big Thing Bobby Kim short film
2000 Black Male Kam


  1. Forsberg, Emil. "Johnathan Staci Kim". IMDB. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "New York : Kids". 1995-07-28. Archived from the original on Feb 7, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Jonathan Staci Kim - About This Person - Movies & TV". 2007-01-18. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved 2015-04-03.

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