Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthJune 16, 1972
SpouseKerri Higuchi
FactIn April 2009, along with several of the cast and crew, he visited Camp Arijan in Kuwait to show Star Trek (2009) to a group of US service members.


John Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea on June 16, 1972, the son of Korean immigrants. He was raised in Los Angeles, California, where he attended Herbert Hoover High School. After graduating from high school, Cho enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied English literature. After graduating from college, Cho began his acting career with small roles in television and film. He first gained widespread attention for his role as Harold Lee in the 2004 comedy film Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. He has since gone on to star in a number of films, including the Star Trek reboot film series, The Hangover Part III, and the 2016 horror film The Exorcist. Cho has also had a successful career on television, starring in the ABC comedy series Selfie and the Fox sci-fi series Sleepy Hollow. As of 2020, John Cho’s net worth is $20 million.

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Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, on June 16, 1972, the son of Korean immigrants. He was raised in Los Angeles, California. Cho attended Herbert Hoover High School, where he was a member of the school’s theater group. After graduating from high school, Cho enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied English literature. He graduated from college in 1996.

Cho began his acting career with small roles in television and film. He first gained widespread attention for his role as Harold Lee in the 2004 comedy film Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. The film was a critical and commercial success, and led to a sequel, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008). Cho has since gone on to star in a number of films, including the Star Trek reboot film series, The Hangover Part III (2013), and the 2016 horror film The Exorcist.

Cho has also had a successful career on television, starring in the ABC comedy series Selfie (2014-2015) and the Fox sci-fi series Sleepy Hollow (2013-2017). He has also guest-starred on a number of popular television shows, including House (2006), Grey’s Anatomy (2007), and How I Met Your Mother (2010).

As of 2020, John Cho’s net worth is $20 million. He has earned his wealth through his successful career in film and television.

General Info

Full NameJohn Cho
Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthJune 16, 1972
Height1.78 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Singer
EducationHerbert Hoover High School, University of California, Berkeley

Family

SpouseKerri Higuchi
ChildrenKage Cho

Accomplishments

AwardsBoston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
NominationsCritics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Rockstar Moment, MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Sequence
MoviesStar Trek Beyond, Star Trek, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Star Trek Into Darkness, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Total Recall, Better Luck Tomorrow, Identity Thief, Big Fat Liar, American Pie 2, American Reunion, American Pie, American Beauty,...
TV ShowsSelfie, Go On, FlashForward, Kitchen Confidential, Off Centre, Sleepy Hollow, Guys Choice, The Singles Table, The Men's Room

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1[on avoiding Facebook] I have this nightmare that one day I will have to look at every picture I've ever taken with people in an airport or in bars or restaurants, and it will make me very sad. It will be like the Vietnam memorial in Washington - a descending wall of sadness.
2When I was starting out, it was really hard. I tried to do things like turn down auditions I thought were stereotypical. That sort of thing, small as it was, was difficult. Now it seems like I don't even have to make those decisions anymore. People understand what I do.
3[observation, 2012] Thankfully, I'm not sweating too much about how to climb the ladder, and I'm not sweating too much about the money. I'm trying to think of making work that I'm proud of. And I think everything falls into place after that.
4I am interested in people who are on top and how they stay on top. In a vague way, it's a bit like athletes and how they stay on top of their game. You know, I always root for the older athlete. I root for the second album. I root for solo careers after the rock star breaks the band apart. I've become more interested in second and third acts, and a lot less interested in that splashy debut. For me, the most interesting thing is longevity and sustaining a career, because that's what's truly difficult.
5[on being an Asian American actor] It's difficult having to hustle for jobs. Not knowing when the next job is coming in. It's hard. There are not enough roles out there. I try not to get wrapped up in it or I'll get depressed.
6With music, I get to feel real ownership with what I do. I write it, I perform it and even if it is crap, it is mine. With acting, you are a small part of the creative process, and sometimes it is hard to feel like you are making an impact.

Facts

#Fact
1Second child, a girl, was born in 2013.
2In April 2009, along with several of the cast and crew, he visited Camp Arijan in Kuwait to show Star Trek (2009) to a group of US service members.
3Has worked on nine projects that have been either directed or produced by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz.
4John announced that his wife Kerri and he are expecting their first child, a boy. [April 2008]
5Lead singer of the Los Angeles-based band Left of Zed, which has recently been renamed Viva La Union.
6John immigrated to Los Angeles, California in 1978, when he was just six years old.
7Along with Alex Kalognomos and Eva Mendes, he attended Herbert Hoover High School.
8Has worked with actor Eddie Kaye Thomas on nine different occasions. They both appeared in the movies American Pie (1999), American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003), American Reunion (2012), Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004), Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011). The two also have small cameos in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008). And they also co-starred together in the WB's short-lived sitcom Off Centre (2001).
9Received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley (1996).
10John was raised in Los Angeles, California.
11His father was a Christian Minister.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Columbus2017filmingJin
Gemini2017/IIpost-productionDetective Edward Ahn
Literally Right Before Aaron2017post-productionMark
Connoisseur2017TV Movie pre-production
Caller ID: Entity2016completed
The Hindenburg Explodes!2016TV Movie post-productionReggie
Drunk History2016TV SeriesWilliam Shakespeare
Lip Sync Battle2016TV Series
Star Trek Beyond2016Sulu
House of Lies2016TV SeriesSean Chew
Get a Job2016Brian Bender
American Dad!2006-2016TV SeriesVince Chung
New Girl2016TV SeriesDaniel Grant
BoJack Horseman2015TV SeriesLead Improv-er
The Mindy Project2015TV SeriesBig Murder
Grandma2015Chau
Zipper2015EJ
Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit2014ShortAgent Nick Morgan (voice)
Selfie2014TV SeriesHenry Higgs
Sleepy Hollow2013-2014TV SeriesAndy Brooks
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya2013Middle Counselor Isonokami (English version, voice)
That Burning Feeling2013Roger Whitacre
Star Trek Into Darkness2013Sulu
Star Trek2013Video GameSulu (voice)
Go On2012-2013TV SeriesSteven
Identity Thief2013Daniel Casey
Total Recall2012/IMcClane
American Reunion2012MILF Guy #2
The Daily Show2011TV SeriesHarold
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas2011Harold
NTSF:SD:SUV2011TV SeriesChip
30 Rock2011TV SeriesLorne
Harold & Kumar's Yuletide Jamz2011Short
Backwash2010TV SeriesNarrator
Childrens Hospital2010TV SeriesPark
G.A.Y.S (Guys Against You Serving)2010Video shortG.A.Y.S. Member
Flashforward2009-2010TV SeriesDemetri Noh
Caller ID2010Kama
Saint John of Las Vegas2009Smitty
Star Trek2009Sulu
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist2008Hype Man
Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam2008Video shortHarold
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay2008Harold
Up All Night2007TV Movie
Ugly Betty2007TV SeriesKenny
How I Met Your Mother2007TV SeriesJeff Coatsworth
'Til Death2007TV SeriesLucas Bender
The Air I Breathe2007Banker #3
West 32nd2007John Kim
Smiley Face2007Mikey
The Singles Table2007TV SeriesIvan Throckmorton
Grey's Anatomy2006TV SeriesDr. Marshall Stone
American Dreamz2006Ittles
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas2006Bob
Kitchen Confidential2005-2006TV SeriesTeddy Wong Teddy Wu
Untitled David Diamond/David Weissman Project2005TV Movie
Bam Bam and Celeste2005Stephan
House M.D.2005TV SeriesHarvey Park
In Good Company2004Petey
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle2004Harold Lee
See This Movie2004Larry Finkelstein
The Men's Room2004TV SeriesBob
Kim Possible2003TV SeriesHirotaka
Western Avenue2003ShortThanh
American Wedding2003John
The Division2003TV SeriesRaymond
Solaris2002DBA Emissary #1
Off Centre2001-2002TV SeriesChau Presley
Rocket Power2002TV SeriesHawaiian Buddy
Big Fat Liar2002Dustin 'Dusty' Wong
Better Luck Tomorrow2002Steve Choe
Earth vs. the Spider2001TV MovieHan
American Pie 22001John
Evolution2001Student
Static Shock2001TV SeriesTantrum / Thomas Kim / Navigator
Pavilion of Women2001Fengmo Wu
Down to Earth2001Phil Quon
Delivering Milo2001Mr. Hugo
Among Others2000ShortTrung
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas2000Parking Valet
Daddio2000TV Series
American Beauty1999Sale House Man #1
Bowfinger1999Nightclub Cleaner
American Pie1999John, 'MILF' Guy #2
The Magnificent Seven1999TV SeriesWo Chin
Exchange Value1998Short
Charmed1998TV SeriesMark Chao
V.I.P.1998TV SeriesFlower Delivery Guy
Felicity1998TV SeriesLarry
Yellow1998/IJoey
The Tiger Woods Story1998TV MovieJerry Chang
Wag the Dog1997Aide #3
Shopping for Fangs1997Clarance
Fester1997ShortMark
The Jeff Foxworthy Show1997TV SeriesPizza Delivery Man
Boston Common1997TV SeriesLarry

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flashforward2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay2008writer: "Chinese Baby"

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Connoisseur2017TV Movie executive producer pre-production

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Linsanity2013Documentary special thanks
Flashforward2010TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Mr. Isaac2005special thanks
Talk to Taka2000Short thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2016TV SeriesHimself
Film HQ2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2016TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Selfie
Good Morning America2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
No, You Shut Up!2015TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself - Selfie
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The View2014TV SeriesHimself - Selfie
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dish Nation2014TV Series
To Be Takei2014DocumentaryHimself
Quiet on the Set2014TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street2013TV SeriesHimself
Hello! Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pop Culture Memory Lane2012TV Series shortHimself
2012 Do Something Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Get a Life!2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
The Soup2011TV SeriesHimself
1st Look2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004-2011TV SeriesHimself
Scream Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Download with Jordan Rubin2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Guest
BPM: Beats Per Mnet2011TV SeriesHimself
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti2010VideoHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Star Trek: The Gag Reel2009Video shortHimself
Scream Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Making of...2009TV Series documentary
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Special zu 'Star Trek XI'2009TV Movie documentary
Snapshot: Six Months of the Korean American Male2008ShortHimself
Spike Guys Choice2008TV MovieHimself - Host
Last Call with Carson Daly2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentary
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Residential2008TV SeriesHimself
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
MADtv2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Young Hollywood Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Forever in Our Hearts: The Making of Documentary2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
John Cho & Kal Penn: The Backseat Interview2005Video shortHimself
Howard Stern2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
G-Phoria 20042004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dean's List2002TV Series
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment2002TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesSulu
Flashforward2010TV SeriesDemetri Noh

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2009BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastStar Trek (2009)
2009DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Acting EnsembleStar Trek (2009)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2009WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleStar Trek (2009)
2005MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamHarold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
2005MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Musical PerformanceHarold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Rockstar MomentHarold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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