Archie Kao stars at Det. Sheldon Jin, a tech expert in the police department in the drama Chicago P.D. Kao is best known to international television audiences for his role in the Emmy Award-winning series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Other notable roles include recurring appearances in ER and Once and Again, with guest appearances in Heroes, Desperate Housewives, Huff and Melrose Place. Various feature film credits include The One, Purpose, Local Boys and The Hills Have Eyes II.
After starring in film festival favorite The People I’ve Slept With, Kao began expanding his presence into trans-Pacific film markets, beginning with Wayne Wang’s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
In 2012, Kao was honored with CAPE’s (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) Leaders and Legends Award from Who’s Who in Asian-American Communities, amongst such distinguished recipients as former U.S. Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta, Congressman Mike Honda and Indonesian Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal.
Kao is an avid surfer, tennis player and rock climber. Over the years he’s supported several charities in various capacities, particularly those that focus on cancer research, children’s welfare and combating domestic violence.