Actor, producer and writer and stand-up comedian Ken Jeong, known for his scene stealing abilities, has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars and he’ll be hitting the Fox stage this May!
Well known for his stand-out roll in The Hangover movie franchise, Jeong, who plays the Asian-mobster “Mr. Chow,” starred alongside Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis and the role earned him 3 Teen Choice Nominations and an MTV Movie Award.
Since his feature film debut playing the doctor in Knocked Up, Jeong has gone on to a number of memorable roles in a series of successful comedies like playing the role playing nerd-king in Role Models and key roles in other cult comedy hits like Pineapple Express and Step Brothers.
It’s interesting to know that Jeong’s career path started off on a different course. He earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and went on to get his medical degree at the University of North Carolina. Jeong completed his Internal Medicine residency in New Orleans all the while developing his comedy. In 1995, Jeong won the Big Easy Laff Off. The competition, which was judged by former NBC President Brandon Tartikoff and Improv founder Bud Friedman, turned out to be his big break as Tartikoff and Friedman urged Jeong to head to Los Angeles.
Once in Los Angeles, he began performing regularly at the Improv and Laugh Factory, and was seen on a number of television shows including The Office, Entourage, and MADtv.
In 2006, Jeong and fellow comedian Mike O’Connell also left a mark on YouTube, as “Million Dollar Strong,” a spoof rap duo. Since the video’s posting in 2006, the video has garnered over 1 million views.
Other film credits for Jeong include The Duff, Transformers 3, Despicable Me 2, Ride Along 2 and Norm of the North. Upcoming films include: Crazy Rich Asians, Elsewhere, Departures, Saving Zoe and Amusement Park.
In television, Jeong was mostly recently seen starring on ABC’s Dr. Ken, which he also created, wrote for and was an Executive Producer. Jeong was a series regular on the critically acclaimed NBC show Community and, as a part of that cast, won a TV Guide Award for Favorite Ensemble in 2012. In 2015, Jeong directed the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Student Athlete and produced the Sundance award winning film Advantageous, which received a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination.
Jeong spends a lot of his off time volunteering with Stand Up 2 Cancer, which is a cause very dear to his heart. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and twin daughters.
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