Actor Of The Day: JOHN CHO
What he’s in: STAR TREK coming out in May 8, 2009
His Character: Hikaru Sulu
Why we like him: John Cho is well know as the wannabe serious yet hilariously endearing Harold from the Harold and Kumar franchise. It would be very interesting to see him take on this very iconic role of Sulu on the new Star Trek.
John Yohan Cho (born June 16, 1972) is an American film and television actor and musician, best known for his roles in the American Pie films (1999-2003) and the Harold & Kumar films (2004-2008).
Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Los Angeles, California, where his family settled in 1978. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1996 with a BA degree in English and proceeding to teach English for some time at Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, California.
Cho began his career as a print model for Korean magazines. He even did a print ad for Enterprise rent a car. Cho’s big break was a small role in the 1999 comedy American Pie, in which he popularised the slang term “MILF”. His most successful starring role to date was as Harold Lee in 2004’s Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. Cho was one of the stars of the short-lived situation comedy, Off Centre, and guest-starred on Charmed as a ghost. He was also a co-star of the now-defunct Fox sitcom Kitchen Confidential. Cho also had supporting roles in American Beauty, Evolution, and Down to Earth, and a minor role in Bowfinger.
In 2002, Cho had a starring role in the ensemble cast of Better Luck Tomorrow, a drama/dark comedy focusing on the travails of a group of Asian Americans living in Southern California who are academically successful, but socially discontented, and as a result engage in wantonly violent, criminal behavior. He was cast in NBC’s new comedy The Singles Table September 2006, but the series never aired due to changes in scheduling and production. Cho was selected People Magazine’s 11th sexiest man alive in 2006.
Cho appeared on July 2004 issue of KoreAm Journal. He is the lead singer for Viva La Union, a Los Angeles band composed of former UCB and USC students. In 2007, Cho was added to the cast of Ugly Betty as a recurring regular. Cho plays Kenny, a best friend of accountant Henry Grubstick (played by Christopher Gorham). Cho has been cast as helmsman Hikaru Sulu in J. J. Abrams’s upcoming Star Trek movie.
(Source: Wikipedia )
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