John Cho is a Korean-born American actor and musician best known for his roles in the American Pie films (1999–2003), the Harold & Kumar films (2004–present), as Hikaru Sulu in the 2009 film Star Trek, and as Agent Demetri Noh in the television sci-fi series FlashForward, from 2009-2010.
He also starred as Chau in the sitcom Off Centre, from 2001-2002.
Cho first started catching people’s attention in the 1999 breakthrough hit comedy American Pie, in which he popularized the slang term, MILF.
Next, he achieved near-household name status starring as Harold Lee in the cult comedies, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.
John was seen starring opposite Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine in J.J. Abrams's Star Trek as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu.
His additional film credits include the Weitz Bros’ American Dreamz, starring alongside Willem Dafoe and Hugh Grant, Better Luck Tomorrow, the American Pie series, Pavilion of Women, Steven Soderbergh’s Solaris and the Best Picture Oscar winner, American Beauty.
In addition to numerous guest roles on television, he was a series regular on the Weitz Bros’ Off Centre and had a recurring role on the last season of Kitchen Confidential.
Born in Seoul, Korea, and raised in Los Angeles, California, John began acting while studying English literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
He toured with his first show, The Woman Warrior - an adaptation of the renowned memoir by Maxine Kingston - across the country.
Other stage roles include Laertes in the Singapore Repertory Theater’s production of Hamlet and a variety of shows for East West Players.
John resides in Los Angeles. He is married to actress Kerri Higuchi and has a son named Kage.