John Yohan Cho (born June 16, 1972) is a 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 immigrated to in 1978. His father is a reverend. Cho graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1996 with a BA degree in English. He 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 an ancillary 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 ...
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The Air I Breathe is a 2007 romantic drama/crime film and the directional debut from Korean-American filmmaker Jieho Lee, who co-wrote the script with Bob DeRosa. It stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Brendan Fraser, Cecilia Suárez, Clark Gregg, Emile Hirsch, Forest Whitaker, John Cho, Julie Delpy, Kelly Hu, Kevin Bacon and Andy Garcia. The film was financed by NALA Investments through its production company NALA Films and was picked up for distribution by the independent company THINKFilm. THINKFilm made a statement saying it will be released in the US between October and December of 2007 for Academy Award consideration. The film will be released on December 14, 2007 in the UK.The concept of the film is based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones - Happiness (played by Whitaker), Pleasure (Fraser), Sorrow (Gellar) and Love (Bacon). The proverb speaks of these emotions, not as isolated fragments of feelings, but as elements that make up the...,
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (released in some countries as Harold and Kumar get the Munchies or American High, due to few international White Castle locations) is a comedy movie released in 2004. The plot revolves around the two title characters, who decide to go to the fast food restaurant White Castle after smoking marijuana, only to find themselves on a series of comical misadventures instead.
The film was written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, and directed by Danny Leiner. Starring Kal Penn and John Cho, it also features appearances by Paula Garcés, Anthony Anderson, Dan Bochart, Ethan Embry, Jamie Kennedy, Bobby Lee, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Reynolds, Shaun Majumder, David Krumholtz, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Neil Patrick Harris (credited as playing "Neil Patrick Harris", he plays a fictionalized version of himself).
The movie was fairly well-received by critics, with a 72% "Fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes., and a sequel, Harold & Kumar 2, is currently in...,
Harold & Kumar 2 is the sequel to the cult hit Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. The film is planned for release in 2008 with John Cho and Kal Penn returning as the duo of stoners and Paula Garcés as Harold's love interest Maria.Sources confirm the film production began the second to last week of January 2007 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and finished in March.The premise of the movie involves Kumar Patel, the Indian American protagonist of the original film, being mistaken for a 'bomb carrying terrorist' while the pair are trying to sneak a bong on board a plane en route to Amsterdam. They are incarcerated in a Guantanamo Bay detainment camp but manage to escape.The movie follows their adventures as fugitives from the Department of Homeland Security as they travel through Miami to Texas and ultimately find themselves in the ranch-house of President George W. Bush.New additions to the cast are comedian Jon Reep and former Daily Show correspondent Rob Corddry. Others include David...
Better Luck Tomorrow is a 2002 drama film directed by Justin Lin. The movie is about Asian American overachievers who become bored with their lives and enter a world of petty crime and material excess. Better Luck Tomorrow introduces Karin Anna Cheung and a cast including: Parry Shen, Jason Tobin, Sung Kang, Roger Fan, and John Cho.
Official Selection - Sundance Film Festival - 2002
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival - 2002Grand Jury Prize Nomination - Sundance Film Festival - 2002
Independent Spirit Awards - John Cassavetes Award Nomination - 2004Everyone knows a guy like Ben--the perfect Asian American high school teen. He's an extremely intelligent perfectionist, an overachiever whose tunnel vision will lead to nothing less than graduation at the top of his class and acceptance to the best Ivy league University. Ben lives in an upper-middle class conservative L.A. suburb. As he struggles to achieve social acceptance in high school, we discover his darker...,
American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz and written by Adam Herz. This was the first film directed by the Weitz brothers. The movie is centered on four boys who make a pact to lose their virginity by their high school graduation, and their subsequent adventures. The title refers to a scene in the film in which the lead character is caught having sex with a pie—earlier he was told that "third base" feels "like warm apple pie". It was a box-office hit and spawned two direct sequels: American Pie 2 in 2001, American Wedding in 2003. Singer Don McLean was credited for allowing the name of his hit song to be used as the title.
This film ranked number 49 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies", and ranked number 32 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted American Pie the 6th greatest comedy film of all time.
Since the conclusion of the American Pie trilogy, featuring the courtship...,
John Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea