John Cho

BirthDay:

16 Jun 1972

BirthPlace:

Seoul, South Korea

BirthName:

John Yohan Cho

Bio:

John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Los Angeles, California as a child, where his father was a Christian minister. Cho was educated at Herbert Hoover High School at Glendale before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley where he studied English Literature. Upon graduation, Cho moved back to Los Angeles, working for a while as a teacher at Pacific Hills School. He also began acting with the famed Asian American theater company East West Players.

A screen acting career began with small roles in projects such as Wag the Dog (1997) and Bowfinger (1999). His breakthrough came when he appeared in the teen romance comedy American Pie (1999) and helped coin the phrase "MILF". Other roles followed, and he scored another hit in the slacker comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). Cho also starred in the hugely successful franchise reboot Star Trek (2009), in the sought after role of Hikaru Sulu. As well as acting, Cho is also a singer and performs in the band Viva La Union. He is married to actress Kerri Higuchi and they have two children.
Filmography

Actor ( 119 credits )

Literally Right Before Aaron (2017) Mark
Columbus (2017) Jin
Star Trek Beyond (2016) Sulu
Get a Job (2016)
Caller ID: Entity (2016)
Grandma (2015) Chau
Zipper (2015) EJ
To Be Takei (2014) Himself
Selfie (2014)  Henry Higgs / ... (11 episodes, 2014-2015)
BoJack Horseman (2014)  Lead Improv-er (2 episodes, 2015)
Quiet on the Set (2014)  Himself (1 episode)
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) Middle Counselor Isonokami (voice)
That Burning Feeling (2013) Roger Whitacre
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Sulu
Identity Thief (2013) Daniel Casey
Sleepy Hollow (2013)  Andy Brooks (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
No, You Shut Up! (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Total Recall (2012) McClane
American Reunion (2012) MILF Guy #2
Go On (2012)  Steven (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
MSN Exclusives (2012)  Himself
Pop Culture Memory Lane (2012)  Himself
The Mindy Project (2012) (1 episode, 2015)
House of Lies (2012)  Sean Chew (1 episode, 2016)
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) Harold
NTSF:SD:SUV (2011)  Chip (1 episode, 2011)
Dish Nation (2011) (1 episode, 2014)
1st Look (2011)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2011)
BPM: Beats Per Mnet (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
New Girl (2011)  Daniel Grant (1 episode, 2016)
Harold & Kumar's Yuletide Jamz (2011)
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti (2010) Himself
Caller ID (2010) Kama
Backwash (2010)  Narrator (unknown episodes)
The Talk (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Star Trek (2009) Sulu
Saint John of Las Vegas (2009) Smitty
FlashForward (2009)  Demetri Noh (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hello! Hollywood (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009) (1 episode, 2011)
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) Hype Man
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) Harold
Childrens Hospital (2008)  Park (1 episode, 2010)
Hollywood Residential (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Snapshot: Six Months of the Korean American Male (2008) Himself
The Air I Breathe (2007) Banker #3
West 32nd (2007) John Kim
Smiley Face (2007) Mikey
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Sulu in 'Star Trek Into Darkess' / ... (2 episodes, 20
Xposé (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (5 episodes, 2008-2011)
American Dreamz (2006) Ittles
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006) Bob
30 Rock (2006)  Lorne (1 episode, 2011)
Ugly Betty (2006)  Kenny (3 episodes, 2007)
'Til Death (2006)  Lucas Bender (1 episode, 2007)
The Singles Table (2006)  Ivan Throckmorton (2 episodes, 2007)
Bam Bam and Celeste (2005) Stephan
Grey's Anatomy (2005)  Marshall Stone (1 episode, 2006)
How I Met Your Mother (2005)  Jeff Coatsworth (1 episode, 2007)
American Dad! (2005)  Vince Chung (4 episodes, 2006-2013)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kitchen Confidential (2005)  Teddy Wong / ... (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
In Good Company (2004) Petey
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) Harold Lee
See This Movie (2004) Larry Finkelstein
House M.D. (2004)  Harvey Park (1 episode, 2005)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Men's Room (2004)  Bob (4 episodes, 2004)
The Soup (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself - Selfie (1 episode, 2014)
Western Avenue (2003) Thanh
American Wedding (2003) John
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (4 episodes, 2004-2009)
Solaris (2002) DBA Emissary #1
Big Fat Liar (2002) Dustin 'Dusty' Wong
Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) Steve Choe
Kim Possible (2002)  Hirotaka (1 episode, 2003)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Dean's List (2002) (unknown episodes)
Delivering Milo (2001) Mr. Hugo
American Pie 2 (2001) John
Evolution (2001) Student
Pavilion of Women (2001) Fengmo Wu
Down to Earth (2001) Phil Quon
The Division (2001)  Raymond (1 episode, 2003)
Off Centre (2001)  Chau Presley (28 episodes, 2001-2002)
Among Others (2000) Trung
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) Parking Valet
Static Shock (2000)  Navigator / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
Daddio (2000) (1 episode, 2000)
American Beauty (1999) Sale House Man #1
Bowfinger (1999) Nightclub Cleaner
American Pie (1999) John, 'MILF' Guy #2
Rocket Power (1999)  Hawaiian Buddy (1 episode, 2002)
Yellow (1998) Joey
Charmed (1998)  Mark Chao (1 episode, 1998)
Felicity (1998)  Larry (1 episode, 1998)
V.I.P. (1998)  Flower Delivery Guy (1 episode, 1998)
The Magnificent Seven (1998)  Wo Chin (1 episode, 1999)
Exchange Value (1998)
Shopping for Fangs (1997) Clarance
Wag the Dog (1997) Aide #3
The View (1997)  Himself - Selfie (1 episode, 2014)
Boston Common (1996)  Larry (1 episode, 1997)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Harold (1 episode, 2011)
MADtv (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1995)  Pizza Delivery Man (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2004)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Making of... (1992) (1 episode, 2009)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself - Selfie (1 episode, 2014)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Selfie (1 episode, 2014)
Gemini (0) Detective Edward Ahn

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Star Trek Beyond Reveals Sulu as First Gay Star Trek Character

John Cho praises the approach the filmmakers took in revealing that Sulu is gay in the upcoming sci-fi sequel Star Trek Beyond.

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Star Trek Beyond Actor Reveals Sulu's Gay Kiss Was Cut

John Cho reveals that a scene where his character Sulu kisses his husband at an airport was let of the cutting room floor in Star Trek Beyond.