Edison Park comes from a long lineage of Korean martial arts masters.
At age 10, he received his black belt after his master/father failed him repeatedly, instilling in him perseverance and the indomitable spirit. After thousands of hours on the mats, Edison became the California State Champion in 1989 and 1990, and repeatedly won the title. In 1989 and 1990, he ranked third and second respectively in the United States. Internationally, he was ranked 5th at The US Open. At The European Open, Edison was placed 2nd, and was awarded Most Valuable Player. As a result, all the Italian girls wanted to marry him!
In 1994, against all odds, Edison was accepted into The Theatre, Film and Television Conservatory at UCLA in Los Angeles. He knew nothing about acting, but got accepted because of his innocent portrayal of Edmund in King Lear. Just like Edmund told the Universe that one day he will get noticed, Edison has never let go of doing the same.
In 2011, Edison became a member of the legendary Actors Studio, winning the judges over with his unbelievable transformation into a homeless, innocent young man with a speech impediment and a touch of catatonia. When he entered the theatre, the judges thought he was truly homeless and tried to shoo him away.
Edison is a cinephile to the most extreme. He eats, sleeps, breathes, and dreams acting.
At the age of four, he was enthralled by the film Rocky. It made such an impact on him that, since watching that movie, acting has become his destiny.
When Edison told his mother that he wanted to become an actor, she advised, “Then promise me one thing – you can never quit, because this is a lifetime commitment!”
He is pursuing his mother’s secret dream for herself, which she never had the courage to follow.
Edison currently lives with his two pussycats, one of them being his wife, Coco.