Top 8 Asian Male Celebrities And Their Social Media Reach 2015


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It's not always easy to keep up with who is and isn't so hot, so we've created this list as a guideline for brands to see what male talent is currently trending as the IT men of Hollywood.  

Read on to see our list of top eight Asian male celebrities, what TV shows and feature films they are best known for, and how many people they reach through their social media channels! 

How Are They Ranked

These celebrities are ranked based on several factors including:  how their films have done (how much $$ they have made!!) at the box office (film actors still rank higher than TV actors in most cases!), the number of times they have been included in social chatter across social media platforms, if they have upcoming productions they have been cast in development, and if they have won or been nominated at top tier award shows. 

#8 Sung Kang


Sung Kang is a 43-year-old actor from Georgia, America

TV programs include: Martial Law, Monk, Easy to Assemble, Gang Related

Feature Films include: Pearl Harbor, Forbidden Warrior, Fast & Furious series

Social Media Reach Details

  • Facebook: 11+million
  • Twitter: 250k 


#7 Ki Hong Lee


Ki Hong Lee is a 28-year-old actor from America

TV programs include: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, MotherLover, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Modern Family

Feature Films include: The Maze Runner, Yellow Face

Social Media Reach Details

  • Facebook: 125k
  • Twitter: 232+


#6 George Takei


George Takei is a 78-year-old actor from America

TV programs include: The Neighbors, Futurama, Supah Ninjas, Heroes, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek

Feature Films include: Star Trek series, Oblivion 2: Backlash, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Larry Crowne, Entourage, Free Birds

Social Media Reach Details

  • Facebook: 8.7million
  • Twitter: 1.6+million 


#5 Psy

Psy is a 37-year-old singer/actor from South Korea


Music: K-pop including international music hits Gangnam Style and Gentleman

TV programs include: So You Think You Can Dance

Feature Films include: This Is the End, The Nut Job

Social Media Reach Details

  • Facebook: N/A
  • Twitter: N/A 


#4 Steven Yeun


Steven Yeun is a 31-year-old actor from America

TV programs include: The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra, Drunk History

Feature Films include: My Name Is Jerry, I Origins

Social Media Reach Details

  • Facebook: N/A
  • Twitter: 913k 


#3 Ken Watanabe


Ken Watanabe is a 55-year-old actor from Japan

TV programs include: Ikebukuro West Gate Park, Dokugan-Ryu Masamune

Feature Films include: The Last Samurai, Batman Begins, Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, Godzilla, The Sea of Trees

Social Media Reach Details

  • Facebook: N/A
  • Twitter: 32k 


#2 Ken Jeong


Ken Jeong is a 45-year-old actor from America

TV programs include: Community, Burning Love, American Dad!

Feature Films include: The Hangover series, Transformers series, Penguins of Madagascar, Despicable Me series, Zookeeper

Social Media Reach Details

  • Facebook: 278k
  • Twitter: 1 million 


#1 Jackie Chan


Jackie Chan is a 61-year-old actor from China

TV programs include: Jackie Chan Adventures, Edición Especial Coleccionista

Feature Films include: Armour of God, Police Story series, Crime Story, Rush Hour, The Accidental Spy, Kung Fu Panda, Little Big Soldier

Social Media Reach Details

  • Facebook: 63+million
  • Twitter: 783k 

The Celebrity Data

This data for the top 8 male Asian celebrities is current as of August 2015 and from a number of sources including VScore, IMDBPRO and just good hard general research and googling!

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