Justin Chon

A Korean-American actor, Justin Chon is best known for his supporting role in the Twilight film franchise. His father appeared in South Korean films as a youth and inspired Justin to follow a career in acting. After ... Read more »
Born: 05/28/1981 in Garden Grove, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Seoul Searching 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sin City Saints 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

From the Rough 2014 (Movie)

Ji-Kyung (Actor)

Revenge of the Green Dragons 2014 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

21 and Over 2013 (Movie)

Jeff Chang (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Detention of the Dead 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

New Girl 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock Jocks 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gigantic 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

House 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glory Daze 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Crossing Over 2009 (Movie)

Yong Kim (Actor)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Just Jordan 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Twilight 2008 (Movie)

Eric Yorkie (Actor)

Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach 2007 (Movie)

Joe Chang (Actor)

The O.C. 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

A Korean-American actor, Justin Chon is best known for his supporting role in the Twilight film franchise. His father appeared in South Korean films as a youth and inspired Justin to follow a career in acting. After winning his earliest minor screen roles while in his early 20s, Chon quickly ascended to more significant parts, notably playing the brother of the title character in the hit Disney Channel movie "Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior" (2006). Soon thereafter, he scored a recurring role on the sitcom "Just Jordan" (Nickelodeon, 2007-08) and found a much wider fan base when he was cast in the part of high school student Eric Yorkie in the blockbuster supernatural drama "Twilight" (2008), based on Stephanie Meyer's young-adult book of the same name. After appearing in subsequent installments of the hugely popular series, Chon finally landed a lead role in the raucous coming-of-age comedy "21 & Over" (2013). With his likable, laidback charm, Chon was able to alternate easily between dramas and comedies and win parts that weren't contingent on his Asian-American background.

Milestones

2013

Starred as a straight-A student spending a wild birthday night in comedy "21 and Over"

2011

Made final appearance as Eric in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1"

2010

Returned for "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

2009

Reprised role in sequel "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

2008

Cast as Eric Yorkie, one of Bella's (Kristen Stewart) high school friends in feature adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel "Twilight"

2007

Cast in supporting role on Nickelodeon sitcom "Just Jordan"

2006

Played title character's brother in Disney Channel movie "Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior"

2006

Feature film debut, "Fleetwood"

2005

Made TV acting debut on The WB drama "Jack & Bobby"

Raised in Irvine, CA

Bonus Trivia

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Chon has collaborated numerous times with comedian Kevin Wu.

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Chon is the co-owner of a chain of California clothing shops called The Attic.

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"Now do I feel like I should be a good role model for Asian-Americans? F*ck no. I don’t think so. I’m just following my own art, and I just think that the only thing I can do to be a great artist is do the best job I can in whatever movie I do." - from www.MTVK.com, March 12, 2013

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