John Cho’s Net Worth, Height, Age, & Personal Info Wiki

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American actor John Cho is known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the rebooted Star Trek movie series and Harold Lee in the Harold & Kumar movies. Early in John’s career, Cho appeared in the Asian American-focused movies Yellow, Better Luck Tomorrow, and Shopping for Fangs. He won praise from critics in 2017 for his role in the well-received independent film Columbus. John became the first Asian American actor to lead a mainstream thriller movie in Hollywood history when John starred in the thriller Searching in 2018. For his work in Searching, he received a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.

Cho was raised in Los Angeles, where his family settled after residing in Houston, Seattle, Daly City, California, and Monterey Park, California. He was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1978. His father was a North Korean native who served as a minister in the Church of Christ. One younger brother helped him grow up. In 1990, Cho earned his high school diploma from Glendale, California’s Herbert Hoover High School. Cho studied at Berkeley’s University of California. He made a national tour in 1994 for the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s stage production of Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior. John got his Bachelor of Arts in English literature in 1996.

Following graduation, Cho worked as an actor at East West Players in downtown Los Angeles while teaching English literature at Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, California. He made two appearances there: in the 1996 movie The Taste of Kona Coffee by Edward Sakamoto and in the 2000 movie My Tired Broke Ass Pontificating Slapstick Funk by Euijoon Kim. Cho rose to fame for his brief appearance as “MILF Guy #2” in the 1999 comedy American Pie, which is credited with popularizing the abbreviation MILF. In the three follow-up films, American Pie 2, American Wedding, and the most recent one, American Reunion, in which he plays a much more significant role, Cho reprised the role. At first, his character did not have a name, but in the third movie, Cho gave him the name “John.”

In the 1998 Charmed episode “Dead Man Dating,” Cho made a brief appearance as a ghost. From 2001 to 2002, Cho starred in the short run of the situation comedy Off Centre. He starred in the Fox comedy Kitchen Confidential, based on Anthony Bourdain’s best-selling book of the same name. He appeared in supporting roles in Ivan Reitman’s science fiction comedy Evolution, Down to Earth, and Bowfinger. (1)

John Cho's Net Worth

John Cho is a Korean-American actor with a $25 million fortune. John is known for his roles as Harold Lee in “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” and Sulu in the rebooted “Star Trek” series. The “American Pie” movies led to Cho being cast in “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” which became a cult favorite. His big break came in the 1999 movie “American Pie,” where, in an iconic scene, he popularized the term “MILF.” The movie cost $9 million to film and grossed $23.9 million at the box office. The second movie in the series had a $12 million budget but brought in $43.5 million abroad. (2)

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John Cho's Early Life

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Cho was raised in Los Angeles, where his family settled after residing in Houston, Seattle, Daly City, California, and Monterey Park, California. He was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1978. His father was a North Korean native who served as a minister in the Church of Christ. One younger brother helped him grow up. (3)

John Cho's Education

In 1990, Cho earned his high school diploma from Glendale, California’s Herbert Hoover High School. Cho studied at Berkeley’s University of California. He made a national tour in 1994 for the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s stage production of Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior. John got his Bachelor of Arts in English literature in 1996. Following graduation, Cho worked as an actor at East West Players in downtown Los Angeles while teaching English literature at Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, California.

John Cho's Wife and Family Life

In 2006, Cho wed the actress Kerri Higuchi. They first started dating after moving to Los Angeles after meeting at UC Berkeley. They have a daughter who was born in 2013 and a son who was born in 2008. John and his family have been residing in Los Angeles, California, since 2015. He wants to contribute to the tale of his father’s generation, who grew up in North Korea through the Korean War and is close to his father, a former preacher.

John Cho's Career

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Following graduation, Cho worked as an actor at East West Players in downtown Los Angeles while teaching English literature at Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, California. He made two appearances there: in the 1996 movie The Taste of Kona Coffee by Edward Sakamoto and in the 2000 movie My Tired Broke Ass Pontificating Slapstick Funk by Euijoon Kim. Cho rose to fame for his brief appearance as “MILF Guy #2” in the 1999 comedy American Pie, which is credited with popularizing the abbreviation MILF. In the three follow-up films, American Pie 2, American Wedding, and the most recent one, American Reunion, in which he plays a much more significant role, Cho reprised the role. At first, his character did not have a name, but in the third movie, Cho gave him the name “John.”

In the 1998 Charmed episode “Dead Man Dating,” Cho made a brief appearance as a ghost. From 2001 to 2002, Cho starred in the short run of the situation comedy Off Centre. He starred in the Fox comedy Kitchen Confidential, based on Anthony Bourdain’s best-selling book of the same name. He appeared in supporting roles in Ivan Reitman’s science fiction comedy Evolution, Down to Earth, and Bowfinger. Better Luck Tomorrow, a drama about the struggles of a group of Asian Americans living in Southern California who are highly successful but socially dissatisfied and, as a result, engage in willfully violent, criminal behavior, starred Cho in the ensemble cast in 2002. The New York Times Elvis Mitchell praised it, describing Cho’s character as having a “lazy magnetism of which he is charmingly aware.” Later that year, Cho starred as a Hong Kong-based film director in the movie Big Fat Liar. He objected to adopting the accent that was written for his persona. He and the director collaborated to rework the part.

In the 2004 film Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Cho had a successful starring role as Harold Lee. He returned to the position in the 2008 film Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, which got $38 million at the box office, and in the 2011 film A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, which made $35 million. Hayden Schlossberg wrote Cho’s character specifically for him in the well-known franchise, and Cho recalled that he was initially dubious when Schlossberg first approached him with the part. Cho appeared in the October 2004 issue of KoreAm Journal and was cast in the NBC comedy The Singles Table in September 2006. The show was canceled due to scheduling and production issues. (4)

Quick and Fun Facts about John Cho

American actor John Cho is known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the rebooted Star Trek movie series and Harold Lee in the Harold & Kumar movies.

Early in John’s career, Cho appeared in the Asian American-focused movies Yellow, Better Luck Tomorrow, and Shopping for Fangs.

He won praise from critics in 2017 for his role in the well-received independent film Columbus.

John became the first Asian American actor to lead a mainstream thriller movie in Hollywood history when John starred in the thriller Searching in 2018.

For his work in Searching, he received a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.

Cho was raised in Los Angeles, where his family settled after residing in Houston, Seattle, Daly City, California, and Monterey Park, California.

He was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1978.

His father was a North Korean native who served as a minister in the Church of Christ. One younger brother helped him grow up.

In 1990, Cho earned his high school diploma from Glendale, California’s Herbert Hoover High School.

Cho studied at Berkeley’s University of California.

He made a national tour in 1994 for the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s stage production of Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior.

John got his Bachelor of Arts in English literature in 1996.

Following graduation, Cho worked as an actor at East West Players in downtown Los Angeles while teaching English literature at Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, California.

He made two appearances there: in the 1996 movie The Taste of Kona Coffee by Edward Sakamoto and in the 2000 movie My Tired Broke Ass Pontificating Slapstick Funk by Euijoon Kim.

Cho rose to fame for his brief appearance as “MILF Guy #2” in the 1999 comedy American Pie, which is credited with popularizing the abbreviation MILF.

In the three follow-up films, American Pie 2, American Wedding, and the most recent one, American Reunion, in which he plays a much more significant role, Cho reprised the role.

At first, his character did not have a name, but in the third movie, Cho gave him the name “John.”

In the 1998 Charmed episode “Dead Man Dating,” Cho made a brief appearance as a ghost.

From 2001 to 2002, Cho starred in the short run of the situation comedy Off Centre.

He starred in the Fox comedy Kitchen Confidential, based on Anthony Bourdain’s best-selling book of the same name.

He appeared in supporting roles in Ivan Reitman’s science fiction comedy Evolution, Down to Earth, and Bowfinger.

John Cho's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

Height5 ft 10 in
1.78 m
Weight154 pounds
70 kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Body TypeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Facts About John Cho

NationalityAmerican
Estimate Net Worth$25 million
ReligionNA
Zodiac SignGemini
BirthplaceLos Angeles
BirthdayJune 16, 1972

References

  1. John Cho, retrieved from https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0158626/
  2. John Co Net Worth, retrieved from https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/actors/john-cho-net-worth/
  3. John Cho Biography, Facts & Life Story, retrieved from https://superstarsbio.com/bios/john-cho/
  4. John Cho, retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cho

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