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Garrett Wang

Garrett Wang is Ops/Communication Officer Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager. A graduate of the Starfleet Academy, Harry boarded the Starship U.S.S. Voyager after a stellar academic career. He embraces the challenges of space exploration as the crew travels through the unknown region of space known as the Delta Quadrant. "Kim is eager, personable and shows traces of a wry sense of humor, although he takes his job very seriously," Wang says.

Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Wang spent his formative years on the move. He lived in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles and attended UCLA where he majored in Asian Studies and dabbled in theater. He credits UCLA theater professor Jenny Roudtree as a key influence in his development as an actor. Jenny was responsible for my first breakthrough, he explains. She inspired me to go beyond the status quo.

Wang, in his first performance outside of college, garnered unprecedented critical acclaim for his portrayal of John Lee in the lead of Chay Yew's Porcelain at Burbage Theater. Despite a busy schedule, Garrett has continued to perform in various staged readings such as Model Minority for the Los Angeles Theater Center, Woman Warrior for the Mark Taper Forum and A Language of Their Own for the Intiman Theater.

Prior to joining the cast of Star Trek: Voyager, Garrett guest starred in the premiere episode of the ABC series All American Girl starring Margaret Cho. "I believe that I now have a huge responsibility in being one of a very small number of Asian Americans appearing on television regularly, Wang explains. My goal now is to do the best job possible playing Harry Kim and to begin repaying my parents for the unaccountable financial support they have given me throughout the years."

Wang appeared in two independent feature films Ivory Towers and Hundred Percent. In 1997, he was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People magazine. Additionally, E! Entertainment Television has selected Garrett as on of the 20 Coolest Bachelors in the country.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Garrett Wang Facts

Birth Name Garrett Richard Wang
BirthdayDecember 15, 1968 (53)
BirthplaceRiverside, California, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Garrett Wang compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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