John Cho

John Cho

Highest Rated: 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

Lowest Rated: 6% Pavilion of Women (2001)

Birthday: Jun 16, 1972

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

A lanky, affable presence in features and television from the late 1990s onward, actor John Cho delivered sharp-witted, often manic comedy in popular film franchises "American Pie" (1999) and "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004) before shifting gears to play the determined Mr. Sulu in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" (2009). A former literature student and English teacher, he fell in love with acting in college, and worked his way up from bit player in films and television to featured support as energized young men in "American Pie" and its first two sequels (2001, 2003). Cho became a go-to for laughs in movies and TV, enjoying both top billing and considerable fan praise as one half of the hapless stoner duo in "Harold and Kumar" and its 2008 sequel. In 2009, he once again found himself the center of attention by assuming one of science fiction's most celebrated roles in "Star Trek," which attempted to provide an origin story for the legendary franchise. His ability to shift between broad comedy and high drama made Cho one of the more adaptable and likeable performers in screen entertainment.

Highest rated movies

Columbus Star Trek Searching
Grandma
American Beauty Star Trek Beyond Star Trek Into Darkness
Better Luck Tomorrow

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
51% 69% Don't Make Me Go Max Park (Character) - 2022
68% 79% Wish Dragon Long (Voice) - 2021
81% 69% Over the Moon Ba Ba (Voice) - 2020
20% 23% The Grudge Peter Spencer (Character) $21.2M 2020
75% 43% Between Two Ferns: The Movie Self - 2019
97% 93% Love, Antosha Self $19.9K 2019
No Score Yet 85% Mirai The Father (Voice) - 2018
62% 40% The Oath Peter (Character) $387.4K 2018
91% 87% Searching David Kim (Character) $26.0M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caller ID: Entity Unknown (Character) - 2017
29% 51% A Happening of Monumental Proportions Mr. Ramirez (Character) - 2017
71% 41% Gemini Detective Edward Ahn (Character) $123.5K 2017
25% 47% Literally, Right Before Aaron Mark (Character) - 2017
97% 80% Columbus Jin (Character) $1.0M 2017
86% 80% Star Trek Beyond Sulu (Character) $158.8M 2016
9% 21% Get a Job Brian Bender (Character) - 2016
20% 27% Zipper EJ (Character) - 2015
91% 67% Grandma Chau (Character) $7.0M 2015
No Score Yet 52% That Burning Feeling Roger Whitacre (Character) - 2013
100% 90% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Middle Counselor Isonokami (Voice) $681.1K 2013
84% 89% Star Trek Into Darkness Hikaru Sulu (Character) $228.8M 2013
19% 53% Identity Thief Daniel Casey (Character) $134.5M 2013
31% 47% Total Recall McClane (Character) $58.9M 2012
68% 59% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Harold (Character) $35.0M 2011
25% 27% Saint John of Las Vegas Smitty the Flame Lord (Character) $100.7K 2009
94% 91% Star Trek Sulu (Character) $257.7M 2009
75% 65% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Hype Man (Character) $31.5M 2008
52% 60% Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay Harold (Character) $38.1M 2008
No Score Yet 60% West 32nd John Kim (Character) - 2007
66% 44% Smiley Face Mikey (Character) $8.8K 2007
50% 54% Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas Bob (Character) - 2006
38% 31% American Dreamz Frank Ittles (Character) $7.2M 2006
No Score Yet 52% Bam Bam and Celeste Stephan (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 33% See This Movie Larry Finkelstein (Character) - 2004
74% 80% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Harold (Character) $18.2M 2004
81% 79% Better Luck Tomorrow Steve Choe (Character) $3.8M 2002
66% 59% Solaris Suited Professional #1 (Character) $15.0M 2002
52% 68% American Pie 2 John (Character) $145.1M 2001
6% 52% Pavilion of Women Fengmo (Character) $35.9K 2001
20% 40% Down to Earth Phil Quon (Character) $64.2M 2001
87% 93% American Beauty Sale House Man No. 1 (Character) $130.1M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tiger Woods Story Jerry Chang (Character) - 1998
50% 20% Shopping for Fangs Clarance (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 33% Yellow Joey (Character) - 1997

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2016 2022
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2022
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2014 2022
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2022
46% 60% Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018 2021
67% 46% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008-2009 2014 2018
89% 92% The Exorcist Andy Kim (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016-2017
96% 86% Difficult People Todd (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates Captain Chen (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Vince Chung (Guest Voice) 2006 2011 2013 2016
95% 84% New Girl Daniel Grant (Guest Star) 2016
86% 84% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
59% 77% Selfie Henry Higgs (Character) 2014
76% 74% Sleepy Hollow Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
54% 70% Go On Steven (Character) 2012-2013
78% 93% 30 Rock Lorne (Guest Star) 2011
80% 78% FlashForward Demetri Noh (Character) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
97% 82% Ugly Betty Kenny (Guest Star) 2007
84% 84% How I Met Your Mother Jeff Coatsworth (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 80% 'Til Death Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 43% MADtv Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
65% 0% Kitchen Confidential Teddy Wong (Character) 2005
90% 96% House Harvey Park (Guest Star) 2005
10% No Score Yet Off Centre Chau Presley (Character) 2001-2002
33% No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 91% Charmed Unknown (Guest Star) 1998