- Immigrated to Los Angeles in 1978.
- Father is a minister.
- Taught English at Pacific Hills High School in West Hollywood.
- Gained widespread notice as the MILF guy in the American Pie series.
- Lead singer for the band Viva La Union, formerly Left of Zed.
- Appeared in a Nas music video in 2008.
- George Takei, who attended the University of California, Berkeley, and Cho, who graduated from the school in 1996, have both played the role of Star Trek's Hikaru Sulu.
- A 2013 member of the University of California, Berkeley Wall of Fame.
- Kerri Higuchi — Wife
- Kage Cho — Son
- University of California, Berkeley, California, United States (BA in English Literature, 1996)