John Cho is a South Korean-born American actor and singer who gained first fame with his role as Harold Lee in in the Harold & Kumar film franchise. He is best known for his portrayals of John (MILF Guy #2) in American Pie film series and Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek reboot film series. In television, he has appeared in TV series such as Off Centre, FlashForward, Sleepy Hollow and The Exorcist.
Cho Yo Han
South Korean and American
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 – Unknown
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – Unknown
John Cho married actress Kerri Higuchi in 2006 in Northern California. The couple have a son, Kage Cho, born in 2008, and a daughter, born in 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).
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- Favorite TV Show – Mad Men
John Cho Net Worth
Over the years, John has accumulated a net worth of $20 million, according to the media. He lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.
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John Cho Facts
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 theatre 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”.
John was featured in Nas‘s music video called “Be a Nigger Too”.
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