Here's a list of characters in Rush Hour:
Lee is one of the main characters in Rush Hour who appereares in all Rush Hour series. Later in the first film, he gets partnered with James Carter. In Rush Hour 3, he is no longer a chief inspector but a detective.
Portrayed by: Jackie Chan
Detective James CarterEdit
Carter is a detective in Rush Hour, but in Rush Hour 3 only a street cop. He gets partnered with Lee ( Who at first he doensn't seem to mind Carter, but befriends him in the later part of the film.
Portrayed by: Chris Tucker
Thomas Griffin is the main antagonist of Rush Hour and friend of Chinese consul Han. In the later part of the film, he is revealed to be Juntao ( the chinese crime lord who stole smuggled piece of China's artwork) when Lee spots him to whom Carter and He had been investigating.
Portrayed by: Tom Wilkinson
Ricky Tan is the main antagonist in Rush Hour 2. He was Lee's father's former partner when he was a cop. He then tells Tan not to kill his son that he had betrayed the police. Later on, he is revealed to be the Triad leader and had betrayed the police in the film.
Portrayed by: John Lone
Kenji is the main antagonist in Rush Hour 3 who was also Lee's Japanese foster brother. He tried to assasinate Consul Han. When Lee chases him down and as he says "Don't move!", he reveals to Lee that he was his foster brother.
Portrayed by: Hiroyuki Sanada
Dan Whitney and Warren RussEdit
Whitney and Russ are the two F.B.I. agents who help Consul Han to get his daughter back. They also did not want to help Lee in solving the case.
Soo-Yung is the daughter of Consul Han, who was kidnapped later by Sang on order from Juntao to get revenge on Han.
Detective Tania JohnsonEdit
Tania Johnson is the L.A.P.D.'s bomb squad expert and sometimes partner to Carter. She doesn't like that Carter pefers to work alone, as he's the only cop in the deparment without a partner. It was secretly hinted that she had feelings for Carter as he teases her about it several times in the flim. She could be seen later in the flim trying to practice how to disable a bomb in a training room. During the climax she help defuses the C4 vest that Soo-Yung was strapped to which saved her and she gives the vest to Lee ordering him to get rid of the vest as the remote could still set it off.
Protrayed by: Elizabeth Pena