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John Cho

Birth Name:
Cho Yo Han
Birth Place:
Seoul, South Korea
Actor, musician

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2019Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated