John Cho is a Korean American actor known for his roles as Harold Lee in the Harold & Kumar films, John (MILF Guy No. 2), who popularized the term “MILF” in the American Pie films and Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek reboot film series. John also appeared in APIA Vote TV commercial with George Takei for the 2016 US Election. He is in a band called Viva La Union.
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Birthday / Date of Birth
John Cho was born on June 16, 1972 in Seoul, South Korea.
He is currently 46 years old.
Los Angeles, California, United States
He has Korean ancestry.
John Cho attended Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale, California and graduated in 1990. In 1996, he graduated with a BA degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley.
- Father – He was a Minister in the Church of Christ.
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – Unknown
Girlfriend / Spouse
John Cho has dated –
- Billy Eichner – John was rumored to be dating actor and comedian Billy Eichner in the past.
- Kerri Higuchi – In 2006, on New Year’s Eve, Cho married actress and director Kerri Higuchi in Northern California. John met Kerri while studying at UC Berkeley. However, they started dating much later after moving to Los Angeles. They are happily married and have 2 children – a son named Kage (b. 2008) and a daughter (b. 2013).
- In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
- In centimeters – 178 cm
- In meters -1.78 m
- In Kilograms – 70 kg
- In Pounds – 154 lbs
John Cho started his acting career by appearing in small roles until he got his break with the movie Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle in 2004. His first acting role was as Aide #3 in the 1997 black comedy film, Wag the Dog.
In 1997, Cho earned his first acting job in the TV series The Jeff Foxworthy Show, in which he played Pizza Delivery Man. That same year, he was cast as Larry in an episode of the drama series Boston Common.
- John Cho is immensely popular for popularizing the slang term “MILF” in the American Pie movie series.
- He met with critical acclaim for his starring roles as Harold Lee in the Harold & Kumar films series, Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek film series, Steve Choe in Better Luck Tomorrow, Joey in Yellow, Bob McClane in Total Recall, and Peter in The Oath.
- His television acting credits include Off Centre (2001-02), House M.D. (2005), American Dad! (2006-13), FlashForward (2009-10), Go On (2012-13), Sleepy Hollow (2013-14), Selfie (2014), and The Exorcist (2017).
John Cho is managed by United Talent Agency, Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
|1997||Wag the Dog||Aide #3|
|Shopping for Fangs||Clarence|
|1999||American Beauty||Sale House Man #1|
|American Pie||MILF Guy #2|
|2000||The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas||Parking Valet|
|2001||Delivering Milo||Mr. Hugo|
|American Pie 2||John (MILF Guy #2)|
|Down to Earth||Phil Quon|
|Pavilion of Women||Fengmo Wu|
|2002||Better Luck Tomorrow||Steve Choe|
|Solaris||DBA Emissary #1|
|Big Fat Liar||Dustin Wong|
|2004||In Good Company||Petey|
|Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle||Harold Lee|
|See This Movie||Larry Finkelstein|
|2006||American Dreamz||Frank Ittles|
|Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas||Tom|
|2007||West 32nd||John Kim|
|2008||Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist||Hype Man|
|Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay||Harold Lee|
|Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam||Short film|
|2009||Star Trek||Hikaru Sulu||Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
|Saint John of Las Vegas||Carnival Human Torch|
|2011||A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas||Harold Lee|
|Total Recall||Bob McClane|
|2013||Identity Thief||Daniel Casey|
|Star Trek Into Darkness||Hikaru Sulu|
|The Tale of the Princess Kaguya||Middle Counselor Isonokami (voice)||English dub|
|2016||Get a Job||Brian Bender|
|Star Trek Beyond||Hikaru Sulu|
|Gemini||Detective Edward Ahn|
|Literally, Right Before Aaron||Mark|
|A Happening of Monumental Proportions||Mr. Ramirez|
|Mirai||Father (voice)||English dub|
|2019||The Wish Dragon||(voice)||In production|
|1997||The Jeff Foxworthy Show||Pizza Delivery Man||Episode: “Twister of Fate”|
|1998||Felicity||Larry||Episode: “The Last Stand”|
|1998||Charmed||Mark Chao||Episode: “Dead Man Dating”|
|2001||Static Shock||Thomas Kim/Tantrum, Navigator (voices)||2 episodes|
|2001–02||Off Centre||Chau Presley||28 episodes|
|2002||The Jamie Kennedy Experiment||Himself||1 episode|
|2003||Kim Possible||Hirotaka (voice)||Episode: “Exchange”|
|2005||The Men’s Room||Bob||4 episodes|
|2005||House M.D.||Harvey Park||Episode: “Love Hurts”|
|2005–06||Kitchen Confidential||Teddy Wong||10 episodes|
|2006||Grey’s Anatomy||Marshall Stone||Episode: “Damage Case”|
|2006–13||American Dad!||Vince Chung (voice)||4 episodes|
|2007||How I Met Your Mother||Jefferson Coatsworth||Episode: “I’m Not That Guy”|
|2007||Ugly Betty||Kenny||3 episodes|
|2007||‘Til Death||Lucas Bender||Episode: “Come Out and Play”|
|2008||Hollywood Residential||Himself||Episode: “It Happens”|
|2009–10||FlashForward||Demetri Noh||22 episodes|
|2010||Childrens Hospital||Park||Episode: “Frankfurters. Allman Brothers. Death. Frankfurters”|
|2011||30 Rock||Lorne||Episode: “Double-Edged Sword”|
|2011||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Chip||Episode: “The Birthday Part That Was Neither”|
|2012–13||Go On||Steven||22 episodes|
|2013–14||Sleepy Hollow||Andy Brooks||7 episodes|
|2014||Selfie||Henry Higgs||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2015||BoJack Horseman||Lead Improv-er (voice)||Episode: “Yes And”|
|2015||The Mindy Project||Big Murder||Episode: “Lahiri Family Values”|
|2016||New Girl||Daniel||Episode: “Jury Duty”|
|2016||House of Lies||Sean Chew||Episode: “Holacracy”|
|2016||Drunk History||William Shakespeare||Episode: “Landmarks”|
|2016||The Hindenburg Explodes!||Reggie||Pilot|
|2017||Difficult People||Todd Ross||4 episodes|
|2017||The Exorcist||Andrew Kim||10 episodes|
|2017||Do You Want To See a Dead Body?||Himself||Episode: “A Body and Some Quicksand”|
John Cho Favorites
- Favorite TV Show – Mad Men
John Cho Net Worth
John has accumulated a net worth of $23 million, according to the media. He lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.
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Some Lesser Known Facts About John Cho
- His family moved to the United States when he was young and was raised in Los Angeles, California.
- His father was a Christian Minister.
- He is the lead singer of Viva La Union (formerly Left of Zed), a Los Angeles-based band.
- After graduating from college, he briefly worked as an English teacher at the Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, California.
- He also worked with the Asian American theater company East West Players.
- In 2005, he won a string of MTV Movie Awards for Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle like “Best On-Screen Team” and “Best Musical Performance”.
- He was a 2013 member of the University of California, Berkeley Wall of Fame.
- John Cho was named one of the sexiest men alive by People magazine in 2006 and again in 2009.
- In 2018, Cho was cast as David Kim in the thriller film Searching, in which he played a man combing social media for clues to his daughter’s disappearance. He is the first Asian-American to play the lead character in a mainstream thriller in Hollywood.
- He is a part of the 4-member band named Viva La Union which was previously called Left of Zed.
- John has won numerous awards for Star Trek like the BSFC Award in 2009 as “Best Ensemble Cast” and the DFCS Award in 2010 as “Best Acting Ensemble”. He was also nominated for WAFCA Award as “Best Ensemble” for Star Trek in 2009.
- In 2008, he was featured in Nas‘s music video called “Be a Nigger Too”.
- He has also worked with Singapore Repertory Theatre, East West Players, and an Asian-American theater group in Los Angeles.
- Visit his official website @ johncho.net.