Ken Jeong

BirthDay:

13 Jul 1969

BirthPlace:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

BirthName:

Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong

Bio:

Ken Jeong has been blending comedy & medicine all of his life. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Korean immigrants Young and Dong-Kuen Jeong, a professor at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. After graduating from Duke University & attaining his MD at the University of North Carolina, Ken completed his Internal Medicine residency in New Orleans while developing a cult comedy following. While in New Orleans, Ken won the "Big Easy Laff-off". Late NBC president Brandon Tartikoff and "Improv" founder Budd Friedman judged the competition and advised Ken to move to Los Angeles. Once residing in LA, Ken began performing regularly at the Improv & Laugh Factory. Soon after he appeared on ABC's The View (1997) and was named "The Funniest Doctor in America". Subsequent appearances on Comedy Central & BET cemented his reputation as a comic who appeals to a wide variety of audiences. Ken's background in theater & improv has led to several television appearances including NBC's The Office (2005), HBO's Entourage (2004) and Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), CBS' Two and a Half Men (2003) and Worst Week (2008), ABC's Boston Legal (2004), FX's The Shield (2002) and FOX's 'Til Death (2006) and American Dad! (2005) and Starz' Party Down (2009). Ken made his feature film debut in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up (2007). Subsequently, he has appeared in Pineapple Express (2008), Role Models (2008), Step Brothers (2008), All About Steve (2009), The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009), Couples Retreat (2009) and The Hangover (2009). He recently completed filming Furry Vengeance and The Zookeeper. He is a series regular on NBC's Community.
Filmography

Actor ( 125 credits )

Norm of the North (2016) (voice)
Ride Along 2 (2016) A.J.
Killing Hasselhoff (2016)
Justice League Action (2016) (1 episode, 2016)
$100,000 Pyramid (2016)  Himself - Celebrity Player (1 episode, 2016)
Ktown Cowboys (2015) Ken Jeong
The DUFF (2015)
Advantageous (2015) Han
Dr. Ken (2015)  Ken (22 episodes, 2015-2016)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Fresh Off the Boat (2015)  Gene (1 episode, 2016)
Penguins of Madagascar (2014) Short Fuse
BoJack Horseman (2014)  Dr. Allen Hu (1 episode, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (2 episodes, 2016)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Turbo (2013) Kim Ly (voice)
Despicable Me 2 (2013) Floyd (voice)
Rapture-Palooza (2013) God
The Hangover Part III (2013) Mr. Chow
Pain & Gain (2013) Johnny Wu
Turbo FAST (2013)  Kim Ly (1 episode, 2013)
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Maron (2013)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! (2013)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
Good Morning Today (2013)  Peter Kim (2 episodes, 2014)
The Real (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Sullivan & Son (2012)  Jason (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Burning Love (2012)  Ballerina (2 episodes, 2012)
The Hollywood Fast Lane (2012)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2013)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
MSN Exclusives (2012)  Himself (2013)
Steve Harvey (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Unauthorized Documentary, Hangover Part II (2011) Himself
The Muppets (2011) 'Punch Teacher' Host
I Like How It Feels (2011) Himself (uncredited)
Zookeeper (2011) Venom
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Jerry Wang
The Hangover Part II (2011) Mr. Chow
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011) Mailman
Bob's Burgers (2011)  Dr. Yap (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011)  Superintendant Woo (2 episodes, 2013)
Love Bites (2011)  Takashi (1 episode, 2011)
The Screen Junkies Show (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Talking Dead (2011)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Vampires Suck (2010) Daro
Despicable Me (2010) Talk Show Host (voice)
Furry Vengeance (2010) Neal Lyman
How to Make Love to a Woman (2010) Curtis Lee
Hot in Cleveland (2010)  Dr. Kang (1 episode, 2014)
Conan (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole (2010)  Hyralius / ... (1 episode, 2012)
Daybreak (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Players (2010)  Rufus Ramsey (1 episode, 2010)
Metacafe Unfiltered (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
M.Y.R.K.L. (2010)
Couples Retreat (2009) Therapist
All About Steve (2009) Angus
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) Teddy Dang
The Hangover (2009) Mr. Chow
Community (2009)  Señor Chang / ... (96 episodes, 2009-2014)
Party Down (2009)  Alan Duk (2 episodes, 2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2013)
Men of a Certain Age (2009)  Kuo (1 episode, 2009)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Glee (2009)  Pierce Pierce (2 episodes, 2015)
Role Models (2008) King Argotron
Pineapple Express (2008) Ken
Step Brothers (2008) Employment Agent
Worst Week (2008)  Phil (2 episodes, 2008)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Uncle P (2007) Bag Boy
Knocked Up (2007) Dr. Kuni
Conrad Besselheimer: The Internet Life Coach (2007)
Fabrice Fabrice Interviews (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
'Til Death (2006)  Dr. Park (2 episodes, 2008)
Comedy Zen (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Office (2005)  Bill (1 episode, 2005)
American Dad! (2005)  Dr. Perlmutter / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Mind of Mencia (2005)  Ken (unknown episodes)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
1st Amendment Stand Up (2005)  Himself - Comedian (1 episode, 2005)
Entourage (2004)  Coffee Shop Manager (1 episode, 2006)
Boston Legal (2004)  Coroner Myron Okubo (1 episode, 2007)
Significant Others (2004)  Doctor (1 episode, 2004)
Asia Street Comedy (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Soup (2004)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2010-2014)
Latino Laugh Festival: The Show (2004)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Two and a Half Men (2003)  Male Nurse (1 episode, 2005)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Astronaut / ... (3 episodes, 2005-2013)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Funny Money (2003)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Pânico na TV (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Live in Hollywood (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Shield (2002)  Skip Osaka (1 episode, 2007)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Girls Behaving Badly (2002)  Series Regular (unknown episodes)
Cedric the Entertainer Presents (2002)  Asian Thunder (2003) (unknown episodes)
Comic Groove (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Comic Remix (2002)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2003)
Crossing Jordan (2001)  Steve Choi (1 episode, 2004)
Grounded for Life (2001)  Owner (1 episode, 2004)
The Best Damn Sports Show Period (2001)  Little Ming (2002) (unknown episodes)
The Downer Channel (2001)  Store Owner (1 episode, 2001)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2011)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)  Man in Jersey #1 (1 episode, 2007)
The Big Easy (1996)  Dr. Tang (1 episode, 1997)
MADtv (1995)  Passenger / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
WWF Raw (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Domingo Legal (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Weekend Today (1987)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
Sesame Street (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Today (1952)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)

Producer ( 4 credits )

Ktown Cowboys (2015) executive producer
Seoul Searching (2015) executive producer
Advantageous (2015) producer
Dr. Ken (2015) co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2015-2016)

Writer ( 2 credits )

Dr. Ken (2015) (created by) (22 episodes, 2015-2016)
1st Amendment Stand Up (2005) (1 episode, 2005)

Director ( 1 credit )

30 for 30 Shorts (2012) (1 episode, 2015)