Mr. Kim (“Appa”)

Appa is the 56 year-old Korean owner of Kim's Convenience. He is a blend of Archie Bunker and King of Kensington. He is a practical, stubborn, opinionated man, open-minded, but with somewhat traditional values. He has a unique perspective on life and loves to share that perspective. He has a kind heart, but does not suffer fools. He is a master of the Korean martial art Hapkido and uses it to defend his store and sometimes his views. He fancies himself a handyman, although much of that handiness involves a hammer. Appa is a devoted family man, but his bluntness extends to his dealings with family. Fortunately, his family gives as well as they get. Unfortunately, this has led to a long estrangement from his eldest, Jung.