• Andrew Koji is an English actor, martial artist, and stuntman, best known for his lead role in the action crime-drama series “Warrior” (2019-2020).
• Of Japanese ancestry, Andrew started training in mixed martial arts and acting in his teenage years.
• He moved to Thailand and Japan, before returning to London to join the Actors’ Temple Studio.
• He has been involved in movies both in front of and behind the camera, and is currently working on several projects, including the movie “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins” (2020).
• He is also an accomplished writer and producer, and a SAG award-nominated stuntman.
- 1 Who is Andrew Koji?
- 2 Andrew Koji Wiki- Age, Parents, Childhood, and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 Rise to Stardom
- 5 Writer, Producer, and Stuntman
- 6 Andrew Koji Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
- 7 Andrew Koji Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Wife, Single?
- 8 Andrew Koji News, Facts, Influence
Who is Andrew Koji?
Andrew Koji is an English actor, martial artist, and stuntman, who has gained fame as the lead character Ah Sahm in the action crime-drama series “Warrior” (2019-2020). He is also known as Andrew in the TV horror drama mystery series “The Innocents” (2018), among other roles he has had during his career.
Andrew Koji Wiki- Age, Parents, Childhood, and Education
Born Andrew Julian Horaki Koji was born in 1987 in Epsom, Surrey England; his exact birth date is unknown in the media.
He was raised by a single mother as his parents divorced when he was still just a child; his mother was one of the factors why he wanted to succeed and become rich, as he didn’t want to see her struggling her whole life. Of Japanese ancestry from his father’s side, this inspired him to start training in mixed martial arts, in addition to also being interested in acting, and he trained at the Actors’ Temple Studio in London.
While in his teenage years, Andrew started appearing as an extra, and also making his own short films. When he turned 18 he moved to Thailand and started focusing on martial arts.
He would do some small jobs while working on films, and after a while he moved to Japan and was involved in movies both in front of and behind the camera. However, he decided to return to Europe, and joined the Actors’ Temple Studio in London. He began appearing in minor roles, portraying Asian-European characters in such films as “FB: Fighting Beat” (2007), “20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope” (2009), and others, while he also began working on stage, performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Regents Park Open Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Ovalhouse, and Charing Cross, among numerous others.
Rise to Stardom
Unfortunately, he still wasn’t feeling comfortable as a half-Asian actor, as his roles were limited.
He continued with minor roles, portraying gangsters and mixed martial artists, appearing in short films and TV series such as “A Situation” (2013), then “The Wrong Man” (2013), and “Hollow” (2014), while in 2015 he featured in the drama mystery film “Luck”. After a few more unremarkable appearances, Andrew was chosen for the role of Ah Sahm in the TV series “Warrior”. At first he didn’t even want to audition, but on his mother’s suggestion as well as help, he made a videotape and sent it to the studio. He was announced as the lead character of the series “Warrior” in October 2017, and the series premiered in 2019, since when Andrew has become a major Hollywood star too.
Also in 2019, Andrew appeared in the series “American Gods” and “Peaky Blinders”, and is currently working on several projects including the short comedy film “Sandwich”, and will portray the lead character in the sci-fi action-adventure film “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins”, scheduled for release in October 2020.
Writer, Producer, and Stuntman
In addition to his success as an actor, Andrew is also an accomplished writer and producer. His first creation was the short film “Above the Waist”, released in 2013, and won the Best Actor award at the Asians On Film Festival for the film.
Three years later he wrote and produced the short film “Hall of Mirrors”, while in 2017 he was the writer and producer of the television movie “Finding Akira”, directed by Daniel York, and in which he also starred next to Dominic L. Coates and Suzy Gill.
Andrew has also done some work as a stuntman, including on the popular franchise “Fast & Furious” in 2013, and in the short film “Scrutiny” in the same year. He earned a SAG award nomination in the category Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture for his work on the “Fast & Furious” film.
Andrew Koji Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Andrew Koji is slowly turning into a star, and since he was selected as the lead in “Warrior”, his wealth has increased by a large margin. According to sources, Andrew Koji’s net worth has been estimated at $1 million, as of mid-2020.
Andrew Koji stands at 5ft 11ins (1.81m), while he weighs approximately 165lbs ~ 75kgs, and his vital statistics are 38-32-13. He has black hair and hazel eyes.
Andrew Koji Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Wife, Single?
Andrew is in love with mixed martial arts and acting – ever since his teenage years his main focus has been succeeding in these two professions.
He has been able to combine them and become a star. However, this has left little to no place for an actual romance. As a result, Andrew is single, childless, and solely focused on his career.
Andrew Koji News, Facts, Influence
After a successful first season of the TV series “Warrior”, Andrew was launched to stardom and his fans are now awaiting the second season, which will premiere on the 2nd October 2020. He has also raised a few eyebrows for his upcoming role of Storm Shadow in the film “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins”.
Andrew has done a few interviews regarding his newfound fame, speaking on how he got the lead role in “Warrior”, and other accomplishments in his prominent career.
Some of the martial arts that Andrew is skilled in are kickboxing, karate, kung fu, tae kwon do, and even in sword fighting. He has used acrobatics and gymnastics as well in his film stunts.
Koji’s popularity has been transferring to social media platforms, and he already has over 15,000 fans on his official Instagram page, on which he shares his recent accomplishments, including his directorial debut, but also scenes from upcoming films and series on which he’s working.