Five years ago, Albert Tsai took on his first acting role as a doctor named Dr. Dan in a production of "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley." He was 7 years old.
"What was funny about him was he was hard of hearing so he kept mistaking various patients' names," Tsai told NBC News. "There's a lady called Mrs. Lambchop and he called her Mrs. Porkchop."
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Now 12, Tsai has experienced a career even the most seasoned actors would envy. He's played laser tag with Neil Patrick Harris on "How I Met Your Mother," he's protected Betty White with a slingshot in a live episode of "Hot in Cleveland," he's taught table tennis to Rachel Bloom in "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," and he's chatted finance with Johnny Depp in a "Funny or Die" spoof of Donald Trump.
Currently, he lends unwarranted advice to Ken Jeong as Jeong's sassy, quick-witted son Dave Park on ABC's "Dr. Ken" — all while maintaining straight As, managing a social life (he's close friends with "Fresh Off the Boat" star Hudson Yang), and keeping up with his favorite show "Shark Tank," which he actually pitched an idea to in a recent episode of "Dr. Ken."
"It was a Hot Legs Duvet. It was basically a comforter with two holes cut out for your hot legs," Tsai said.