|Andrew Koji Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||November 10, 1987|
Andrew Koji is a British actor, martial artist, and filmmaker who is best known for his work in films and short films such as FB: Fighting Beat (2007), Mercutio’s Dreaming: The Killing of a Chinese Actor (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Above the Waist (2013), Backwater (2015), Hall of Mirrors (2016), and Snake Eyes (2021). He is also well recognized for his portrayal of characters such as Jason in the comedy-drama TV series The Wrong Mans (2013), Benny Su in the period drama TV series Call the Midwife (2016), Andrew in the supernatural TV series The Innocents (2018), Ah Sahm in the martial arts crime drama TV series Warrior (2019-Present), and Brilliant Chang in the period crime drama TV series Peaky Blinders (2019).
Andrew Julian Hiroaki Koji
Epsom, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
He splits his time between London, England, United Kingdom, and Los Angeles, California, United States.
Andrew is a high school graduate. He had dropped out of college at the age of 19 to focus on acting and martial arts.
Actor, Martial Artist, Filmmaker
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Asian and White)
He is of Japanese descent on his father’s side and English descent on his mother’s side.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Sports a rugged beard
Andrew Koji Facts
- Andrew’s parents had parted ways when he was quite young. He had been raised primarily by his mother thereafter.
- He had started his journey in the entertainment industry by working as an extra and making short films. When he was 18 years old, he had briefly moved to Thailand to get trained in martial arts. There, he used to work multiple odd jobs to pay his fees and rent.
- He had later moved to Japan and had worked in the film industry there for a few years before returning to England to train at the Actors’ Temple Studio in London. He soon began to receive minor roles in stage plays and TV series in the UK. However, the chance of landing major roles remained elusive.
- In an interview, he had stated that in his early years of struggle there were very few roles written for actors of East Asian heritage and it would frustrate him no end that he would have to wait for months on end to get a meaningful role.
- Around 2017, he was so discouraged by the lack of TV roles that he had even considered a career change. His agent and his mother, however, had convinced him to continue auditioning.
- During this phase, to better utilize his spare time, he used to study and compete in taekwondo and had also been trained in Shaolin kung fu at the Shaolin Temple UK, a martial arts school and center for the study of Shaolin culture, located in London.
- Besides his extensive work in films, short films, and TV series, he has portrayed several characters in stage plays such as Dr. Petrie in The Fu Manchu Complex (2013), Karma in Shangri-La (2016), Fang in Snow in Midsummer (2017), and Jacques in A Tale of Two Cities (2017).
Featured Image by Andrew Koji / Instagram