John Cho

Actor, Model, Musician
A lanky, affable presence in features and television from the late 1990s onward, actor John Cho delivered sharp-witted, often manic comedy in popular film franchises "American Pie" (1999) and "Harold and Kumar Go to ... Read more »
Born: 06/15/1972 in South Korea

Filmography

Actor (63)

Grandma 2015 (Movie)

Chau (Actor)

Selfie 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Zipper 2015 (Movie)

EJ (Actor)

Get a Job 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Sleepy Hollow 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Identity Thief 2013 (Movie)

Daniel Casey (Actor)

Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 (Movie)

Sulu (Actor)

American Reunion 2012 (Movie)

MILF Guy #2 (Actor)

Go On 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

That Burning Feeling 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2012 Do Something Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Total Recall 2012 (Movie)

McClane (Actor)

30 Rock 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas 2011 (Movie)

Harold (Actor)

NTSF:SD:SUV 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Childrens Hospital 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flash Forward 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Saint John of Las Vegas 2010 (Movie)

Smitty (Actor)

Star Trek 2009 (Movie)

Hikaru Sulu (Actor)

Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay 2008 (Movie)

Harold Lee (Actor)

Hollywood Residential 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008 (Movie)

Hype Man (Actor)

The Air I Breathe 2008 (Movie)

Banker #3 (Actor)

'Til Death 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smiley Face 2007 (Movie)

Mikey (Actor)

Ugly Betty 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

West 32nd 2007 (Movie)

John Kim (Actor)

American Dad 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

American Dreamz 2006 (Movie)

Ittles (Actor)

Bam Bam and Celeste 2006 (Movie)

Stephen Cho (Actor)

See This Movie 2006 (Movie)

Larry Finkelstein (Actor)

Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas 2005 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

House 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kitchen Confidential 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 2004 (Movie)

Harold Lee (Actor)

In Good Company 2004 (Movie)

Petey (Actor)

JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment 2001 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

American Wedding 2003 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Better Luck Tomorrow 2003 (Movie)

Steve Choe (Actor)

Better Luck Tomorrow: MTV Movie Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Daddio 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Off Centre 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Division 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jeff Foxworthy Show 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven 1996 - 2000, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Solaris 2002 (Movie)

Suited Professional #1 (Actor)

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

American Pie 2 2001 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Down to Earth 2001 (Movie)

Phil Quon (Actor)

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

Student (Actor)

Pavilion of Women 2001 (Movie)

Fengmo (Actor)

Delivering Milo 2000 (Movie)

Mr. Hugo (Actor)

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 (Movie)

Parking Valet (Actor)

American Beauty 1999 (Movie)

Sale House Man No 1 (Actor)

American Pie 1999 (Movie)

"MIFL" Guy (Actor)

Bowfinger 1999 (Movie)

Nightclub Cleaner (Actor)

Charmed 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shopping For Fangs 1998 (Movie)

Clarance (Actor)

The Tiger Woods Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Yellow 1998 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

Wag the Dog 1997 (Movie)

Aide No 3 (Actor)

Biography

A lanky, affable presence in features and television from the late 1990s onward, actor John Cho delivered sharp-witted, often manic comedy in popular film franchises "American Pie" (1999) and "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004) before shifting gears to play the determined Mr. Sulu in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" (2009). A former literature student and English teacher, he fell in love with acting in college, and worked his way up from bit player in films and television to featured support as energized young men in "American Pie" and its first two sequels (2001, 2003). Cho became a go-to for laughs in movies and TV, enjoying both top billing and considerable fan praise as one half of the hapless stoner duo in "Harold and Kumar" and its 2008 sequel. In 2009, he once again found himself the center of attention by assuming one of science fiction's most celebrated roles in "Star Trek," which attempted to provide an origin story for the legendary franchise. His ability to shift between broad comedy and high drama made Cho one of the more adaptable and likeable performers in screen entertainment.

Relationships

Kerri Higuchi Actor

Wife
Married 2006

EDUCATION

Herbert Hoover High School

Glendale , California 1990

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley , California 1996

Milestones

2013

Cast opposite Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief"

2012

Appeared on NBC sitcom "Go On"

2012

Appeared in Len Wiseman directed reboot of "Total Recall," starring Colin Farrell

2012

Reprised role of "MILF Guy No. 2" along with original cast in "American Reunion"

2011

Reprised role of Harold for third film in series "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas"

2009

Cast as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"

2009

Cast as FBI agent Demetri Noh on ABC sci-fi series "FlashForward"

2008

Reprised role of Harold for sequel "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay"

2007

Landed recurring role on "Ugly Betty" (ABC) as the best friend of Christopher Gorham's Henry

2005

Cast in short-lived Fox sitcom "Kitchen Confidential"

2004

Co-starred with Kal Penn in hit stoner comedy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle"

2003

Once again reprised role for "American Wedding"

2002

Joined an all-Asian cast for dark comedy "Better Luck Tomorrow," directed by Justin Lim

2001

Reprised role for "American Pie 2"

2001

Re-teamed with "American Pie" creators Chris and Paul Weitz for short-lived sitcom "Off Centre" (The WB)

1999

Cast in a small but memorable role in teen comedy "American Pie" as the guy who called Stifler's mom a "MILF"

1999

Landed small role in "American Beauty"

1997

Made screen debut in "Wag the Dog"

First became interested in acting when he appeared in play "Warrior Woman"

Began career as a print model for Korean magazines

Worked as an English teacher at Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, CA

Performed with Asian-American theater group East West Players in Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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Cho was the lead singer for Viva La Union, a Los Angeles-based band composed of former University of California, Berkeley and University of Southern California students.

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In 2006, Cho was selected as one of "the sexiest men alive" by People magazine.

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