Archie Kao Movies and Career Information
Dec 14, 1973
Actor and Producer
Archie David Kao (born December 14, 1969) is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Archie Johnson in the hit television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as the role of Kai Chen in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. Kao was born in Washington D.C. He attended George Mason University where he joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a degree in Speech Communication. While at GMU Kao was elected as the Student Government President (having served as the Vice President the year before) and was chosen as the Homecoming King. He had planned to attend law school and work in politics before becoming an actor. Kao speaks and understands rudimentary Mandarin Chinese because he grew up in a bilingual household. He has two sisters. He also studied French for six years while in school. Kao shares his birthday with fellow Power Rangers actress Thuy Trang (1973–2001), who played the original Yellow Ranger, Trini Kwan, in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from 1993 to 1994. He was named one of People Magazine's "Hottest Bachelors" in 2006. Kao currently resides in Los Angeles.