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Also Known As: Cho Yo Han, John Yohan Cho Died:
Born: June 16, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: South Korea Profession: actor, model, musician

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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.

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.

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 Get a Job (2013)
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 Identity Thief (2013)
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 American Reunion (2012)
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 Total Recall (2012)
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 Star Trek (2009)
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Began career as a print model for Korean magazines
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First became interested in acting when he appeared in play "Warrior Woman"
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Worked as an English teacher at Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, CA
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Performed with Asian-American theater group East West Players in Los Angeles
1997:
Made screen debut in "Wag the Dog"
1999:
Landed small role in "American Beauty"
1999:
Cast in a small but memorable role in teen comedy "American Pie" as the guy who called Stifler's mom a "MILF"
2001:
Reprised role for "American Pie 2"
2001:
Re-teamed with "American Pie" creators Chris and Paul Weitz for short-lived sitcom "Off Centre" (The WB)
2002:
Joined an all-Asian cast for dark comedy "Better Luck Tomorrow," directed by Justin Lim
2003:
Once again reprised role for "American Wedding"
2004:
Co-starred with Kal Penn in hit stoner comedy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle"
2005:
Cast in short-lived Fox sitcom "Kitchen Confidential"
2007:
Landed recurring role on "Ugly Betty" (ABC) as the best friend of Christopher Gorham's Henry
2008:
Reprised role of Harold for sequel "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay"
2009:
Cast as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"
2009:
Cast as FBI agent Demetri Noh on ABC sci-fi series "FlashForward"
2011:
Reprised role of Harold for third film in series "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas"
2012:
Reprised role of "MILF Guy No. 2" along with original cast in "American Reunion"
2012:
Appeared in Len Wiseman directed reboot of "Total Recall," starring Colin Farrell
2012:
Appeared on NBC sitcom "Go On"
2013:
Cast opposite Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief"
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Education

Herbert Hoover High School: Glendale , California - 1990
University of California, Berkeley: Berkeley , California - 1996

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