Celebrity Birthday of the Day – June 16

Man, I love John Cho, and it makes me very happy to see that his career has really taken off as of late. Cho began his acting career following his graduation from Berkeley, working with the Asian American theatre company East West Players in Los Angeles. In the late nineties, Cho acted in bit parts on the TV series Boston Common, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Felicity, and Charmed, and played small roles in films such as Wag the Dog, American Pie (as the guy who says “MILF” a lot), American Pie 2, American Wedding, American Reunion, Bowfinger, American Beauty, Evolution, Solaris, and Better Luck Tomorrow. In 2004, Cho co-starred in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, which has since gained quite the cult following as a stoner comedy, and following the success of that film he also appeared in its two sequels: Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. He’s acted on shows such as House, Kitchen Confidential, Ugly Betty, FlashForward, 30 Rock, American Dad and How I Met Your Mother, and in films including American Dreamz, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Saint John of Las Vegas, and, most famously, the J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek. This year you’ll be able to see John Cho in the remake of Total Recall, and in 2013 he’ll be back as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek 2. John Cho turns 40 today.

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