John Cho is a South Korean-born American actor known for portraying Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek reboot film franchise starring Chris Pine, and as Harold Lee in the Harold & Kumar film series. He is set to portray Spike Spiegel in the upcoming Netflix live-action adaptation of the anime Western/sci-fi space action anime series, Cowboy Bebop.
Cho is slated to portray Spike Spiegel, the lead character of the series, an ex-hitman-turned-bounty hunter.
He is one of three (later, five) eclectic band of bounty hunters abroad the "Bebop" spacecraft, all with troubled pasts looking for meaning in their lives.
Prior to bagging the lead role on Netflix's Cowboy Bebop, Cho had a prolific film and television career beginning in 1997.
He first gained recognition as "MILF Guy #2" in the 1999 sex comedy, American Pie and went on to appear in all three sequels in the American Pie franchise.
In the mid-2000s, Cho gained more widespread recognition as one of the titular characters, Harold Lee, alongside Kal Penn's Kumar Patel in the 2004 stoner comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
The success of the movie spawned two sequels, 2008's Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and 2011's A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
Aside from that, Cho has portrayed Hikaru Sulu in J. J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot film franchise starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoey Saldana, among others.
Other notable movie appearances include Delivering Milo, Pavilion of Women, Big Fat Liar, Total Recall, Gemini, Searching, and The Grudge.
He has also had notable appearances in several TV series like Off Centre, Kitchen Confidential, How I Met Your Mother, FlashForward, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Go On, Selfie, and The Exorcist.
John Cho was born John Yohan Cho on June 16, 1972, in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Los Angeles, California.
He is 48 years old at the time of this writing and stands at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters).
John Cho has been married since 2006 to actress Kerri Higuchi.
They have two children together, a son born in 2008 and a daughter born in 2013.
According to celebritynetworth.com, John Cho is believed to have a net worth of $20 million.