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Ken Jeong Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
Who is Ken Jeong?
Ken Jeong is an American comedian, actor, and physician. He is known for his play Leslie Chow in The Hangover film. From 2009 to 2013 Jeong played Ben Chang in the NBC series Community. Ken is the producer the Dr. Ken an ABC sitcom in which he portrays the titular character. He is also a cast in various films like Knocked Up, Role Models, Furry Vengeance, The Duff, Ride Along 2, Crazy Rich Asians, and Tom and Jerry.
Ken is a licensed physician in California though he stopped exercising to pursue his acting career. He was a speaker on the
American version of the singing competition shows The Masked Singer. He is also the host of I Can See Your Voice which is an American music game show.
How Old is Ken Jeong?
He is 52 years old. Having been born on July 13, 1969, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S, Ken shares his birthday with celebrities like Christine Kelly, Kim Braatz among others.
Ken Jeong Family
Who are Ken Jeong’s parents?
He is the son of Mr. D.K. Jeong who was an economics professor and Mrs. Young Jeong
Does Ken Jeong have siblings?
He has two older sisters. One of them is known as Wendi Park who is a talk show host.
Ken Jeong Education
He attended Walter Hines Page High School, North Carolina after which he enrolled at Duke University where he graduated in 1990. Ken later attended the Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the University of North Carolina where he attained his M.D degree in 1995. He was always passionate about acting and comedy for which he took theater classes at the University of California.
Ken Jeong Wife
He is the husband of Tran Jeong a physician
Ken Jeong Children
He has two twin daughters named Zooey Jeong and Alexa Jeong.
Ken Jeong Career
His background in theater and improv began while he was a medical student in North Carolina. Ken performed at open mic nights and in comedy clubs. He was the master of ceremony during The Comedy Spot programming series on Duke University campus 1992 and 1993 where Margaret Cho, Jeff Dunham, and other comedians performed.
Ken completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He won the Big Easy while still in residency.
Ken Jeong Stops Medicine For Acting
In 1998 Ken moved to Los Angeles where he practiced medicine as a physician of internal medicine at a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Woodland Hills. He started performing at The Improv and Laugh Factory comedy clubs. As a result, he appeared in various television series like NBC’s The Office, FOX’s MADtv, HBO’s Entourage, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
He appeared in the Knocked Up film which was produced and directed by Judd Apatow. Soon after he stopped exercising medicine and focused on his passion for acting in 2006. However, he still maintains his medical license and gives help in medical emergencies.
Ken Jeong Awards
Ken studied with director Natalia Lazurus at the Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory where she trained him for his film performance in Knocked Up and The Hangover Part II. Additionally, he starred in Step Brothers, Pineapple Express, Role Models, All About Steve, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard; Couples Retreat, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, The Hangover Part III. He also co-starred in Zookeeper and Transformers: Dark of the Moon which was released in 2011.
Ken was nominated at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards after he played Señor Chang on the NBC sitcom Community. He was also awarded for Best WTF Moment and for MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for The Hangover. Ken held the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on ABC on May 22, 2011. He was also present in a Hands-Only CPR PSA campaign from the American Heart Association on June 15, 2011.
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Ken Jeong and Jammie Foxx Agreement
Ken and Jamie Foxx agreed to act in movies produced by each other. As a result, Jamie starred in the After Prom Ken’s buddy comedy while Ken is intended to act in Jamie’s sports comedy All-Star Weekend. Ken appeared on Bob’s Burgers animated comedy series as Dr. Yap.
In 2013 Ken starred as Johnny Wu in Pain & Gain movie which was directed by Michael Bay. He vocalized Kim Ly in the animated movie Turbo. Ken produced, wrote, starred in the pilot of his new ABC comedy Dr.Ken.ABC the series to debut during the 2015–16 TV season where ken, Suzy Nakamura, Dave Foley, Tisha Campbell-Martin, were cast. The series launched on October 2, 2015.
Ken Jeong Mask Singer
In August 2018 Fox voted Ken as a celebrity speaker during its music competition series The Masked Singer. He appeared as a speaker of the British adaptation first series on the show. Ken appeared on King of Mask Singer as the Golden Pig where he performed Creep by Radiohead band.
In 2019 Ken’s first comedy special You Complete Me, Ho was released on Netflix. Ken was granted the Visionary Award by East West Players Organisation. He was awarded for helping to uplift the clarity of the Asian Pacific American community through his profession.
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Fox labeled Ken as a host and producer of the Can See Your Voice music in February 2020. In March 2020 Ken and Joel McHale began a podcast The Darkest Timeline with Ken Jeong & Joel McHale due to the social isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. They became the new of Fox’s New Year’s Eve special New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021. Ken vocalizes Dynomutt in the scooby-Doo animated film Scoob!.
Ken and Joel McHale were guest judges on Crime Scene Kitchen in July 2021. Additionally, he voices Sprout Cloverleaf on the Netflix animated film My Little Pony: A New Generation.
Ken Jeong Height/Measurements
He stands at a height of 165cm and also weighs 69kg.
Ken Jeong Net Worth
He has an estimated Net worth of $14 million.
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