Ken Jeong is a Korean-American performing artist, humorist and doctor, best referred to for his part as the comedic criminal Leslie Chow in The Hangover film establishment.
Ken Jeong was conceived in Detroit, Michigan, on July 13, 1969, to South Korean outsiders. In the wake of finishing undergrad work at Duke and getting a restorative degree at the University of North Carolina, he sought after his enthusiasm for comic drama while finishing his residency in inside drug in New Orleans. He handled his breakout film part in 2009, in the hit The Hangover, and is a normal on the hit NBC demonstrate Community.
Ken Jeong was conceived Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong in Detroit, Michigan, on July 13, 1969. Jeong experienced childhood in Greensboro, North Carolina, where his dad, D.K. Jeong, was a teacher at North Carolina A&T State University. Jeong later revealed to USA Today that he acquired his comical inclination from his dad.
Jeong was associated with understudy chamber and played in the ensemble at Walter Hines Page High School, moving on from the school at age 16. He grew up cherishing comic drama, particularly humorists Bill Cosby and Jim Carrey, however at his folks’ asking, he sought after the steady vocation of drug. He finished his pre-med learns at Duke University in 1990, and acquired his therapeutic degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995.
While preparing for his residency in inside pharmaceutical at Oshsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Jeong worked two jobs, seeking after his affection for theater and satire. In New Orleans, he won the “Enormous Easy Laff-Off,” judged by late NBC president Brandon Tartikoff and Improv comic drama club originator Budd Friedman, both of whom urged Jeong to move to Los Angeles to seek after his amusement dreams.
Film and Comedy Star
While filling in as a honing doctor, seeing patients for a long time at Kaiser Permanente, Jeong performed at Los Angeles’ acclaimed Improv and Laugh Factory parody clubs. His side gigs gave him the experience he expected to secure higher profile excitement employments, and he soon showed up on ABC’s The View and earned the title “The Funniest Doctor in America.”
Jeong imparted to LA Weekly what his medicinal school advisor let him know preceding moving to L.A.: “You will be an awesome specialist since you are an extraordinary humorist, and you will be an incredible entertainer since you are an incredible specialist.”
A few TV appearances took after, including on Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), HBO’s Entourage (2004), NBC’s The Office (2005) and ABC’s Boston Legal. Jeong’s component film make a big appearance, as a wisecracking specialist in Judd Apatow’s 2007 hit Knocked Up, opened more entryways for the rising star. He went ahead to arrive parts in films like Role Models, Step Brothers and Pineapple Express—all discharged in 2008—and 2009’s All About Steve. Additionally in 2009, the performer humorist was thrown in his leap forward part, as Asian mobster Mr. Chow in the sleeper-hit comic drama film The Hangover, featuring inverse Bradley Cooper and Zack Galifianakis. The film, which ended up one of the most astounding earning R-appraised comedies ever, has turned into a cash making establishment, lifting the Chow character into the comic standard.
Since The Hangover’s discharge, Jeong has been a standard on the hit NBC indicate Community, which started airing on NBC in 2009. He additionally landed parts in The Hangover’s subsequent movies, The Hangover Part II and The Hangover Part III.
Jeong has additionally turned into a generally perceived face of publicizing efforts, including for Pepto-Bismol, Coke Zero and the American Heart Association.
In 2011, Jeong facilitated the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas