John Yohan Cho began his career as a print model for Korean magazines, such as appearing in an ad for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. After graduating from Berkeley, he moved to Los Angeles, and worked with the Asian American theatre company, East West Players, appearing in Edward Sakamoto's The Taste of Kona Coffee in 1996, and Euijoon Kim's My Tired Broke Ass Pontificating Slapstick Funk in 2000. He gained attention with a small role in the 1999 comedy American Pie, in which he popularized the slang term "MILF". His most successful starring role to date has been as Harold Lee in 2004's Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. Cho was one of the stars of the short-lived situation comedy, Off Centre, and guest-starred on Charmed as a ghost. He was a co-star of the now-defunct Fox sitcom Kitchen Confidential. Cho had supporting roles in American Beauty, Evolution, and Down to Earth, and a minor role in Bowfinger.
In 2002, Cho had a starring role in the ensemble cast of Better Luck Tomorrow, a drama/dark comedy focusing on the travails of a group of Asian Americans living in Southern California who are academically successful, but socially discontented, and as a result engage in wantonly violent, criminal behavior. He was cast in NBC's new comedy The Singles Table September 2006, but the series never aired due to changes in scheduling and production. In 2006, Cho was selected as one of the sexiest men alive in People Magazine.
Cho appeared on July 2004 issue of KoreAm Journal. He is the lead singer for Viva La Union, a Los Angeles band composed of former UCB and USC students. In 2007, Cho was added to the cast of Ugly Betty as a recurring regular. Cho plays Kenny, a best friend of accountant Henry Grubstick (played by Christopher Gorham). Cho has been cast as helmsman Hikaru Sulu in J. J. Abrams's upcoming Star Trek movie.
Cho appeared in Nas' "Be a Nigger Too" music video along with various celebrities.
- Appeared with Currie Graham in House of Lies
- Appeared with Cameron Richardson in Get a Job
- Appeared with Curtis Armstrong on New Girl
- Appeared with Judy Greer in Grandma
- Appeared with Brian Huskey on Selfie
- Appeared with Orlando Jones on Sleepy Hollow
- Appeared with Curtis Armstrong on American Dad
- Appeared with Peter Weller in Star Trek Into Darkness
- Appeared with Kal Penn in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
- Appeared with Kurtwood Smith on Children's Hospital
- Appeared with Joshua Malina on Backwash
- Appeared with Jennifer Morrison on Star Trek
- Appeared with Kal Penn and Jack Conley in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
- Appeared with Jayma Mays in Smiley Face
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