Date of Birth : Jun 16th 1972
Korean-American film/television Actor/Musician, known for his roles in the American Pie films (1999, 2001, 2003) and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004).
Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Los Angeles, California, where his family settled in 1978. His father is a minister. Cho graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1996 with a BA degree in English and taught English for some time at Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, CA. He is married to actress Kerri Higuchi.
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 sitcom, 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 Bowfinger, American Beauty, Evolution, and Down to Earth.
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.
In 2007 Cho was added to the cast of Ugly Betty as a recurring regular. He will play Kenny, a best friend of Henry Grubstick (played by Christopher Gorham).
He will next be seen as helmsman Hikaru Sulu in J.J. Abrams’s upcoming Star Trek movie.