Picks and Pans Review: The Mentalist's Tim Kang Straight and Narrow
>He plays hard-nosed agent Kimball Cho on the CBS drama, but in real life, the single 37-year-old actor is all smiles
CHO HAS A JUVENILE RECORD. WERE YOU EVER A BAD BOY?
I got into my fair share of trouble, but nothing that sent me to juvenile hall! I thought about the military or law enforcement, but I had a gut feeling about acting.
YOU WERE QUITE THE ATHLETE GROWING UP.
I played football in high school, and I have a black belt in tae kwon do—that helps when I’m running down an alley chasing a perpetrator.
ARE YOU AS SERIOUS AS CHO?
No! I like to laugh and make jokes. I walk into a restaurant, and people are like, “We didn’t recognize you because you’re smiling!”
WHAT QUALITIES DOES YOUR IDEAL WOMAN POSSESS?
Smart, funny, maybe a bit fun-loving—that’s not too much to ask for, is it?