John Cho

John Cho

Highest Rated: 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014)

Lowest Rated: 5% Get a Job (2016)

Birthday: Jun 16, 1972

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

It's not every day that an unknown actor lands a role that will allow him to deliver a line that enters into the public lexicon and still manages to avoid the "Where's the beef?" syndrome of being forever linked with the resulting catch phrase, but with his role as the "MILF" guy in the breakout comedy American Pie, actor John Cho somehow managed to do just that. With stage skills that aren't limited to Shakespeare (Cho spends his off-time touring with his band Left of Zed) and a killer sense of comic timing onscreen, the fresh-faced Korean actor has transcended his status as Asian-American "It" boy to become one of the most promising stars of his generation. A move from Korea to Los Angeles found young Cho's interest in acting piqued when he began studying English literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and after taking to the boards in a Berkeley Repertory Theater production of The Woman Warrior (which would subsequently move to Boston's Huntington Theater and Los Angeles' James Doolittle Theater), the up-and-coming talent made his screen debut in director Justin Lin's decidedly bizarre 1997 feature Shopping for Fangs.Subsequent years found Cho essaying supporting roles in such high-profile features as Wag the Dog and Bowfinger, with his breakout role in American Pie preceding roles in such widely seen films as Bowfinger, American Beauty, Evolution, and the Chris Rock comedy Down to Earth. Though the films may not have offered Cho the most memorable parts, they kept him familiar with audiences until he reprised his most famous role to date in the hit sequel American Pie 2. In 2002, Cho truly got to show his talent in director Lin's critically acclaimed indie effort Better Luck Tomorrow. Following a crew of high-school-aged Asian-Americans who use their reputations as studious bookworms to mask their criminal activities, the movie proved without a doubt that Cho had what it took to make it in film. More supporting roles in Big Fat Liar and Solaris were quick to follow, and after rounding out the "American" trilogy in American Wedding, it was burger time for Cho as he played one of the titular characters (opposite Van Wilder's Kal Penn) in the 2004 comedy Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. The next year, Cho went on to essay a supporting role on the short-lived chef sitcom Kitchen Confidential before returning to feature films. Over the coming years, Cho would continue to reimain an active force on screen over the coming years, appearing on shows like FlashForward and as Sulu in the J.J. Abrams Star Trek franchise.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
20% The Grudge Peter Spencer 2020
No Score Yet Over the Moon Father 2020
97% Love, Antosha Actor 2019
74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie Actor 2019
No Score Yet Korea: The Never-Ending War Narrator 2019
No Score Yet Korea: The Never-Ending War Actor 2019
91% Mirai The Father 2018
64% The Oath Peter 2018
16% A Happening of Monumental Proportions Actor 2018
91% Searching David Kim 2018
71% Gemini Detective Edward Ahn 2018
No Score Yet Caller ID: Entity Actor 2018
25% Literally, Right Before Aaron Mark 2017
97% Columbus Jin $0.9M 2017
86% Star Trek Beyond Sulu $158.9M 2016
5% Get a Job Brian Bender 2016
20% Zipper EJ 2015
91% Grandma Chau 2015
100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Middle Counselor Isonokami $0.5M 2014
90% To Be Takei Actor $52K 2014
84% Star Trek Into Darkness Sulu $228.8M 2013
19% Identity Thief Daniel Casey $134.5M 2013
No Score Yet That Burning Feeling Executive Producer Roger Whitacre 2013
31% Total Recall McClane $58.9M 2012
45% American Reunion MILF Guy #2 $55.4M 2012
68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Harold $34.5M 2011
23% Saint John of Las Vegas Smitty $72.7K 2010
94% Star Trek Lt. Hikaru Sulu $257.8M 2009
52% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Harold Lee $38.1M 2008
10% The Air I Breathe Banker No. 3 2008
67% Smiley Face Mikey 2007
No Score Yet Bam Bam and Celeste Stephan 2007
No Score Yet West 32nd John Kim 2007
38% American Dreamz Ittles $7.2M 2006
No Score Yet See This Movie Larry Finkelstein 2006
50% Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Bob 2006
83% In Good Company Petey $45.5M 2004
74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Harold $18.3M 2004
54% American Wedding John $104.4M 2003
66% Solaris Suited Professional No. 1 $14.8M 2002
81% Better Luck Tomorrow Steve $3.7M 2002
44% Big Fat Liar Dustin Wong $47.9M 2002
No Score Yet Earth vs. the Spider Han 2002
52% American Pie 2 John $144.1M 2001
43% Evolution Student $37.6M 2001
6% Pavilion of Women Fengmo 2001
20% Down to Earth Phil Quon $63.1M 2001
No Score Yet Delivering Milo Mr. Hugo 2001
57% Godzilla 2000 Actor $9.4M 2000
25% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Parking Valet 2000
87% American Beauty Sale House Man No. 1 1999
81% Bowfinger Nightclub Cleaner 1999
61% American Pie `MILF' Guy 1999
No Score Yet Yellow Actor 1998
50% Shopping for Fangs Clarence 1998
No Score Yet The Tiger Woods Story Jerry Chang 1998
85% Wag the Dog Aide No. 3 1997

TV

Credit
67% The Twilight Zone
2019
2019
71% Charmed
2004
Guest Mark Chao 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2018
2014
2012
96% Difficult People
2015-2017
Guest Todd 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2017
89% The Exorcist
2016-2017
Andy Kim 2017
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
2016
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015-2019
Performer 2016
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Daniel Grant 2016
No Score Yet Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con
2016-2017
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2016
58% Selfie
2014
Henry Higenbottam 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2014
76% Sleepy Hollow
2013-2017
Jenny Mills Andy Brooks 2014
2013
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice 2014
2013
2007
2006
54% Go On
2012-2013
Steven 2013
2012
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2011
2004
No Score Yet Children's Hospital
2010-2016
Park 2010
80% FlashForward
2009-2010
Special Agent Demetri Noh Demetri Noh 2010
2009
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2012
Jeff Coatsworth 2007
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Jeff Coatsworth 2007
No Score Yet 'Til Death
2006-2010
Neil 2007
2006
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Kenny 2007
2006
83% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Marshall 2006
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Performer 2006
90% House
2004-2012
Harvey Park 2005
65% Kitchen Confidential
2005
Teddy Wu Teddy 2005
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice 2003
2001
10% Off Centre
2001-2002
Chau Presley 2002
2001
33% The Magnificent Seven
1998-2000
Wo Chin 1999
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Guest Mark Chao 1998

QUOTES FROM John Cho CHARACTERS

Harold says: We're so high right now!

Kumar says: We're not low!

Sulu says: Attention: John Harrison. This is Captain Hikaru Sulu of he USS Enterprise. A shuttle of highly trained officers is on its way to your location. If you do not surrender to them immediately, I will unleash the entire payload of advanced long-range torpedoes currently locked on to your location. You have two minutes to confirm your compliance. Refusal to do so will result in your obliteration. And If you test me, you will fail.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Mr Sulu, remind me never to piss you off.

Sulu says: And if you test me, you will fail.

Sulu says: With all due respect, we aren't going anywhere.

Harold says: Dude, what are you doing?!

Kumar says: Getting "not-low", what do you think?

Kumar says: Getting 'not-low', what do you think?

MILF Guy #1 says: MILF!

MILF Guy #2 says: MILF!

Harold says: "A Korean killed his mother, now his tree!"

Harold says: A Korean killed his mother, now his tree!

Harold says: Did Doogie Howser just steal my fucking car?

Kumar says: Yes! I think he did.

Neil Patrick Harris says: Hey Morty, Hey Kumar.

Harold says: Actually it's Harold.

Harold says: Ya we've been trying to get pregnant. For a year.

Kumar says: Now I feel really bad about your dick.

Harold says: Dude, were clay-mated.

Kumar says: Awesome.

Harold says: I shot Santa Clause in the face. He's real, and I shot him in the face.