John Cho, who has played Hikaru Sulu in the 2009 adaptation of Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and now Star Trek Beyond, was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Los Angeles. He began acting while studying English literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He toured across the country with his first show, The Woman Warrior, an adaptation of the renowned memoir by Maxine Hong Kingston. Other stage roles include Laertes in a production of Hamlet for Singapore Repertory Theater and a variety of shows for East West Players.

Beyond his signature role as Harold in the cult comedies Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Cho has appeared in a variety of films, including the ribald American Pie series, Solaris, American Beauty, Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist, Total Recall, Identity Theft and Grandma. On the small screen, he was a series regular in the WB’s Off Centre, had a recurring role in Fox’s Kitchen Confidential and was most recently seen on the shows Go On, Sleepy Hollow and Selfie. Cho is also lead singer for the band “Left of Zed.”  

Cho and his wife Kerri live in Los Angeles with their two young children.