Actor, producer, writer, and former licensed physician Ken Jeong, known for his scene stealing abilities, has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars. Best known for his appearance as the Asian-mobster “Mr. Chow” in the hilarious comedy The Hangover, which earned him 3 Teen Choice Nominations and an MTV Movie Award.
Jeong was mostly recently seen starring on ABC’s Dr. Ken, which he also created, wrote for and was an Executive Producer. He also was a series regular on the critically acclaimed NBC show Community from 2009-2015. In 2015, Jeong directed an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Student Athlete and he also produced the Sundance award winning film Advantageous, which received a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination.
Jeong’s career path started off on a different course. He earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and went on to get his medical degree at the University of North Carolina. Jeong completed his Internal Medicine residency in New Orleans all the while developing his comedy. He began performing regularly at the Improv and Laugh Factory, and was seen on a number of television shows including The Office, Entourage, and MADtv. It wasn’t until he caught Judd Apatow’s eye, who cast him as “Dr. Kuni” in Knocked Up, which solidified himself as a feature film actor.