Keong Sim has been everywhere lately, recurring on "Glee" as Mike Chang Sr., guest starring on "Mike & Molly," "Harry's Law," and "Grey's Anatomy," and now, taking a series regular role on TNT's new series "Monday Mornings." He recently filmed a supporting role in Antone Fuqua's upcoming "Olympus Has Fallen," starring Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart. In short, he's come a long way from his first professional film line: "In the butt?" in Marci X, starring Lisa Kudrow and Damon Wayans. Though that line was edited out, Keong went on from it to work on many other films and TV shows, such as M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender," "The Forgotten" (with Christian Slater), "Southland," "Rescue Me," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and MTV's "Boiling Points," to name a few.
On stage, Keong has performed extensively in New York as well as nationally. He has collaborated with luminaries such as: George Wolfe, The Public Theatre (world premiere of "Radiant Baby"), Tony-winner and Academy Award nominee Frank Galati, Steppenwolf Theatre (world premiere of "after the quake"); Chita Rivera, Papermill Playhouse ("Anything Goes"); Jim Simpson, Flea Theatre (a production of the Obie-winning show "Benten Kozo"); and Tony-winner John Glines ("Butterflies & Tigers"). He has also had the opportunity to travel abroad for acting gigs in Cuba, Canada, England and the Czech Republic.
He has studied and performed at Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv Olympic West, Chicago City Limits, and the Peoples Improv Theatre (PIT). He has toured with Chicago City Limits's National Touring Company. He also has performed for corporate training with TeamAct, Performance of a Lifetime, and Laughter For A Change. He's especially proud of his volunteer work teaching improv to the boys at Pacific Lodge.
Keong grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of Chicago.