Park can currently be seen in the third season of the hit ABC comedy series Fresh Off The Boat as Louis Huang, the patriarch of a Taiwanese family adjusting to a new life in Orlando in the 1990s after moving from Washington D.C. Based on the memoir of chef and restaurateur Eddie Huang, the half-hour, single-camera comedy is the first network television show to focus on an Asian American family in 20 years. His work in the series earned him a 2016 Critics Choice nomination for best actor in a comedy series.
On the big screen, Park recently appeared in Universal’s Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow and starring Amy Schumer, Tilda Swinton, and Bill Hader. Later this year, Park will be seen in Office Christmas Party, The Untitled Mother/Daughter Project from Amy Schumer starring Goldie Hawn, The Hollars, directed by John Krasinski, co-starring Anna Kendrick, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins and Charlie Day. It was recently announced that Sony Pictures Classics acquired the rights to The Meddler, an upcoming American comedy-drama film directed and written by Lorene Scafaria. Park will star alongside Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J. K. Simmons. The film is set to be released on April 22, 2016. Park will also appear in The Disaster Artist with Zac Efron, Alison Brie, and James Franco. The film is set to be released in Fall 2016.
In July 2015, Park starred in the Netflix original series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp based on the cult classic 2002 film of the same name. Park starred alongside Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, and Elizabeth Banks.
Park’s previous film credits include The Interview, in which he starred as “Kim Jong-un” alongside Seth Rogen and James Franco; the box-office hit Neighbors, alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron; Sex Tape, opposite Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel; They Came Together; The Five-Year Engagement; Dinner for Schmucks; Larry Crowne; The Good Doctor; and Fragments. Park’s other TV credits include Veep; The Office; New Girl; Curb Your Enthusiasm; House; The Mindy Project; Cold Case; CSI; Reno 911!; Wild N Out; and The Sarah Silverman Program.
Park won a ‘Best Actor Award’ at the 2010 NBC’s Short Cuts Film Festival for the short Blueberry, which he also wrote. He is also the recipient of the 2011 CAPE ‘New Writers Award’ for an original pilot he wrote entitled Erasists. Park is a constant presence on the web and is a frequent contributor to the monthly web series showcase and competition Channel 101, created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program). His work can be found on www.randallparkplace.com.
Park currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.