Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong, MD is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, television personality, and a licensed physician. He has appeared in Knocked Up, Role Models, Community, The Hangover film series, Furry Vengeance, Ride Along 2, and Crazy Rich Asians. Jeong was the lead in the ABC sitcom Dr. Ken, of which he is also the creator and for which he was a writer and executive producer. Jeong is a licensed physician but has stopped practicing in favor of his acting career. He currently appears as a panelist on both the American and British versions of the singing competition show The Masked Singer.
|Birth name:||Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong|
|Born:||July 13, 1969, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Medium:||Stand-up, film, television|
|Education:||Duke University (BS), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (MD)|
|Genres:||Improvisational comedy, sketch comedy, observational comedy|
|Twitter:||Ken Jeong's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Ken Jeong's IMDb|
About Ken Jeong
Comedic actor and physician who is perhaps best known for his role as Leslie Chow in The Hangover series. In the popular NBC series Community, he portrayed Ben Chang. Other film credits include Pineapple Express, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Ride Along 2 and The Duff. In 2019, he began starring in the Nickelodeon series The Casagrandes.
He competed on the IQ team and played the violin while attending Walter Hines Page High School, which he graduated from at age 16. Prior to his acting career, he attended Duke University with the intention of gaining a medical degree.
He performed at the Laugh Factory in West Los Angeles early in his acting career. In 2019, he was chosen as a judge for the competition show, The Masked Singer.
His father, D.K. Jeong, worked as a professor at North Carolina A&T State University. He married Tran Ho, who is also a physician. They raised their twin daughters, Zooey and Alexa, in Southern California.
He co-starred with Steve Carell in an episode of The Office and in the Despicable Me film series.
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- University of North Carolina School of Medicine alumni
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- Male actors from New Orleans
- Male actors from North Carolina
- Male actors from Detroit
- Physicians from California
- 21st-century American physicians
- 20th-century American physicians