Ken Jeong

Actor, Comedian, Physician
A real-life physician-turned-actor, Ken Jeong lit up the Hollywood radar with scene-stealing performances in high-grossing feature comedies like "Knocked Up" (2007) and "The Hangover" (2009). As a medical student in ... Read more »
Born: 07/12/1969 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Dr. Ken 2002 - 2003, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Ride Along 2 2016 (Movie)

A.J. (Actor)

Advantageous 2015 (Movie)

Han (Actor)

Community 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Glee 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2015 ESPYS 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

The DUFF 2015 (Movie)

Mr. Arthur (Actor)

Bob's Burgers 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Harmontown 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Norm of the North 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Greene (Voice)

Penguins of Madagascar 2014 (Movie)

Short Fuse (Voice)

Sullivan & Son 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

Birds of Paradise 2013 (Movie)

(Voice)

Burning Love 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cedric The Entertainer Presents 2002 - 2003, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Despicable Me 2 2013 (Movie)

Floyd (Voice)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Maron 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pain & Gain 2013 (Movie)

Johnny Wu (Actor)

Rapture-Paloooza 2013 (Movie)

God (Actor)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

Mr. Chow (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Turbo 2013 (Movie)

Kim-Ly (Voice)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 2011 (Movie)

Mailman (Actor)

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Chow (Actor)

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

"Punch Teacher" Host (Actor)

The Zookeeper 2011 (Movie)

Venom (Actor)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 (Movie)

Jerry Wang (Actor)

Despicable Me 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Talk Show Host (Actor)

Furry Vengeance 2010 (Movie)

Neal Lyman (Actor)

Vampires Suck 2010 (Movie)

Daro (Actor)

All About Steve 2009 (Movie)

Angus (Actor)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

Therapist (Actor)

Men of a Certain Age 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party Down 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 2009 (Movie)

Teddy Dang (Actor)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

Mr Chow (Actor)

'Til Death 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pineapple Express 2008 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

Role Models 2008 (Movie)

King Argotron (Actor)

Step Brothers 2008 (Movie)

Employment Agent (Actor)

Worst Week 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knocked Up 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Kuni (Actor)

The Shield 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entourage 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Girls Behaving Badly: Revenge of the Boys 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Mind of Mencia 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Office 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two and a Half Men 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grounded For Life 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Downer Channel 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland (Tv Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

("Hurt") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

Advantageous 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A real-life physician-turned-actor, Ken Jeong lit up the Hollywood radar with scene-stealing performances in high-grossing feature comedies like "Knocked Up" (2007) and "The Hangover" (2009). As a medical student in North Carolina, Jeong performed stand-up comedy in local clubs. He continued to hone his act while serving a residency in New Orleans, where in 1995 he won a comedy contest that was judged by former NBC entertainment president Brandon Tartikoff and Improv Comedy Club founder Budd Friedman. Both men encouraged Jeong to move to Hollywood. He did so in 1998, where he worked as a physician while also appearing in small television roles. Jeong's big break came in 2007, when he was cast in a bit role as an uptight but well-meaning obstetrician in Judd Apatow's hit comedy, "Knocked Up." Several roles quickly followed, including over-the-top turns in feature comedies like "Pineapple Express" (2008) and "The Hangover." He also appeared as a regular on the NBC sitcom, "Community" (2009- ), and in 2010 he appeared in several feature comedies, further demonstrating his ability as a talented comedic actor despite his medical background.

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill , North Carolina 1995

Walter Hines Page High School

Greensboro , North Carolina
Graduated at age 16

Duke University

Durham , North Carolina 1990

Milestones

2011

Reprised role as 'Mr. Chow' in "The Hangover Part II"

2010

Cast in the the "Twilight" spoof film, "Vampires Suck"

2010

Co-starred with Brendan Fraser in the family comedy "Furry Vengeance"

2010

Voiced the Scientist character in the animated film "Despicable Me"

2009

Had breakout role as Asian mobster 'Mr. Chow' in "The Hangover"

2009

Made debut as series regular Señor Chang on NBC's "Community"

2009

Played a supporting role in the comedy "All About Steve"

2008

Appeared in the Judd Apatow produced "Pineapple Express"

2008

Played the villain in "Role Models"

2007

Made his feature film debut as Dr. Kuni in Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up"

2006

Joined fellow comedian Mike O'Connell for "Million Dollar Strong," a spoof rap duo on YouTube

2006

Released the comedy DVD, "The Kims of Comedy"

2006

Guest-starred on an episode of HBO's "Entourage"

2005

Appeared on an episode of NBC's "The Office"

2004

Appeared on Oxygen's hidden camera show "Girls Behaving Badly: Revenge of the Boys"

1995

Had first big break when he won the Big Easy Laff Off

Moved to Los Angeles and began performing regularly at the Improv and Laugh Factory comedy clubs

Bonus Trivia

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Jeong completed his Internal Medicine residency at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans while developing his stand-up comedy.

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"I look at my life and my career as constantly evolving. I'm learning as I go along in every project I do." – Jeong quoted to Starpulse.com, July 1, 2008

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