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Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong, M.D., better known as Ken Jeong, was born on July 13, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America. Ken is a physician by profession, however, he rose to prominence as an actor and comedian. Ken’s most prominent roles have been landed in the series “The Hangover” trilogy and “Community”. Jeong has been active in the entertainment industry since 1997.

Ken Jeong Net Worth $ 14 Million

So just how rich is Ken Jeong? Sources have estimated that Ken’s current net worth is $14 million. The most important source of his wealth is acting and it is expected that the net worth will be rising in the future, too.

Ken Jeong’s father was a professor at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Ken graduated from Walter Hines Page High School winning Greensboro’s Youth of the Year Award for his superior achievements. Later, he graduated witha Bachelor degree from Duke University and a Master’s at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He became a professional physician while he was developing his abilities to perform as a stand up comedian. As with many other comedians. Jeong began his career appearing on the stage at various comedy clubs. In 1997, he debuted on television screens in the series “The Big Easy”. Afterwards, he episodically appeared in various television series such as “Cedric the Entertainer Presents” (2003), “Significant Others” (2004), “Two and a Half Men” (2005), “Three Strikes” (2006), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2007), “Worst Week” (2008), “Men of a Certain Age” (2009) and many others. In 2009, Ken gained the role in the main cast of the series “Community” (2009 – present) which made him famous and brought TV Guide Award for Favourite Ensemble and a nomination of Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Breakout Star. Afterwards, he appeared in series including “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness” (2013), “Sullivan & Son” (2013 – 2014), “Hot in Cleveland” (2014) and others.

In 2007, Ken Joeng debuted on the big screen in the film “Knocked Up” which was directed by Judd Apatow. The role of Leslie Chow in the film “The Hangover” (2009) directed and produced by Todd Phillips brought him MTV Movie Award and two nominations for Teen Choice and MTV Movie Awards. In 2011 and 2013 Ken appeared in the sequels of the film. He has also starred alongside Craig Robinson and Anna Kendrick in the film “Rapture-Palooza” (2013) directed by Paul Middleditch, and several other films. Currently, he is working on upcoming films “The Duff” directed by Ari Sandel, “Norm of the North” directed by Trevor Wall and “Ride Along 2” directed by Tim Story.

Ken Jeong has also voiced-over several films including “Turbo” (2013), “Birds of Paradise” (2013), “Penguins of Madagascar” (2014) and others. Of course, Ken quit his job as a doctor and pursued a career as an actor as trying to keep up doing both was far too difficult.
Ken Jeong is married to family physician Tran Ho. The family including twin daughters resides in Southern California.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 13, 1969
Birth place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height:5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)
Profession:Actor, Comedian, Physician, Voice Actor, Film Producer
Education:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995)
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Tran Jeong
Children:Zooey Jeong, Alexa Jeong
myspace.com/dr_ken
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1As of March 30, 2015, the Medical Board of California lists his medical license (65869) as "Renewed & Current" (meaning he meets requirements for the practice of medicine in California) until July 31, 2016. He is licensed to practice medicine under his birth name, Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong. This means that despite his successful career as an actor in film and television, Jeong so far continues to maintain his ability to return to his first career as a medical doctor.
2As of 4-11-13, the Medical Board of California lists his medical license (#A 65869) as "Renewed & Current" (meaning he meets requirements for the practice of medicine in California) until July 31, 2014. He is licensed to practice medicine under his birth name, Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong.
3Grew up in Greensboro, NC and graduated from Walter Hines Page High School in 1986.
4Wife Tran is also a doctor.
5Has twin daughters, Alexa and Zooey.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
The Hangover Part III (2013)$5,000,000


Quotes

#Quote
1[2016] A U.C.L.A. acting professor gave me good marks in my performance and [said]: "You're a good actor, which is why I'm telling you, stay the hell out of L.A. There's not much of a future for you. Go to Asia." I got an A. He was saying that out of respect. [in a February 2016 New York Times interview, commenting on the limited opportunities for Asian actors in the United States.]
2My favorite line in all three ['Hangover'] movies is 'Ha, ha, fat guy fall down. Funny!'
3[on his entrance in The Hangover (2009)] In the script, Chow had clothes on jumping out of the trunk, and I was thinking to myself the scene is screaming for Mr. Chow to jump out naked. I actually ran it by my wife, and she said, that's great, it'll be the feel-good movie of the summer because every dude will go home feeling good about themselves.
4[on working as an MD during the day and doing improv at night]: I was the funniest doctor in America who was an Asian, under five-foot-nine and living in Los Angeles.
5(2011, on director Todd Phillips) Todd gave me a career, and he's my favorite guy. He's family to me. We're bonded by our love of comedy and mayhem...I just trust everything about Todd Phillips, because all of my fame and success have been due to the first Hangover.
6(2011, on getting involved in The Hangover Part II) I got an e-mail from Todd saying, "We'll be requiring your services," and then he gave me the script and I was crying laughing. The script, actually, was better than the first one because in the first movie, the script had actually existed before all of us, including Todd, had been attached. So this is the first script that utilizes our voices uniquely. Basically, you're building on the characters the audience has loved and also the characters we kind of formed in the first movie, so it was actually creatively easier for me as an actor this time around. All the hard work had been done in establishing these characters.
7(2011, On the Hangover cast) I've known Zach (Galifianakis) for a decade, from doing stand-up. And I did a movie with Bradley (Cooper) prior to the first Hangover and a movie with Ed (Helms) prior to the first Hangover. So we're friends and we know each other, and on the second movie we got to be even better friends. Me and Ed went to Cambodia with his friends to go on a bicycle tour of Angkor Wat and the Buddhist temples there. I think people are always surprised to hear how mellow and close-knit we are. It's not like we're in character setting garbage fires in Bangkok in our off time! We're not crazy.
8(2011) I remember I heard an interview on NPR where Terry Gross had asked Denzel Washington, "Do you look for roles that are role models for the community?" And he said, and this is Denzel Washington talking, the icon, "No! If I'm following what other people want me to do, I wouldn't be doing my job as an artist, as an actor. That would be so boring." I'm very inspired by that. I think about that a lot.
9(2011, on landing his role in Transformers 3) Transformers 3 was really a recommendation from Todd Phillips, actually, to Michael Bay. Michael Bay had a role for me in mind and I met with him last spring. I play a co-worker of Shia LaBeouf and it was one of the greatest moments of my career because I saw how the big boys do it. This is sci-fi, this is action, this is fantasy, this is Steven Spielberg producing, and all my scenes were with Shia. And to work with CGI is the hardest form of acting ever, for me personally...I have to create that energy myself and then react off that energy. It's so much harder to do, so much harder mentally. That's why I have the highest respect for Shia, because he does that all the time. Three movies. Michael is a genius at finessing those reactions out and finessing that vision.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Streamy AwardThe Streamy AwardsBest Guest AppearanceBurning Love (2012)
2012TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite EnsembleCommunity (2009)· Joel McHale
· Gillian Jacobs
· Danny Pudi
· Yvette Nicole Brown
· Alison Brie
· Donald Glover
· Jim Rash
· Chevy Chase
2010MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest WTF MomentThe Hangover (2009)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016John Cassavetes AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsAdvantageous (2015)· Jennifer Phang
· Jacqueline Kim
· Robert M. Chang
· Moon Molson
· Theresa Navarro
2014BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmDespicable Me 2 (2013)· Steve Carell
· Kristen Wiig
· Benjamin Bratt
· Miranda Cosgrove
· Dana Gaier
· Elsie Fisher
· Russell Brand
· Steve Coogan
· Moises Arias
· Nasim Pedrad
· Kristen Schaal
2012Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorBig Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: Male Scene StealerThe Hangover Part II (2011)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearCommunity (2009)· Alison Brie
· Yvette Nicole Brown
· Chevy Chase
· Donald Glover
· Gillian Jacobs
· Joel McHale
· Danny Pudi
· Jim Rash
2010MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainThe Hangover (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Breakout StarCommunity (2009)
2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Hangover (2009)· Ed Helms
· Bradley Cooper
· Zach Galifianakis
· Justin Bartha
· Heather Graham
· Mike Tyson
2009Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie VillainThe Hangover (2009)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Killing Hasselhoff2016completed
Justice League Action2016TV SeriesToyman
Dr. Ken2015-2016TV SeriesKen / Ken Park
Fresh Off the Boat2016TV SeriesGene
Serious Music2016TV SeriesLyle
Bob's Burgers2012-2016TV SeriesDr. Yap
Norm of the North2016Mr. Greene (voice)
Ride Along 22016AJ
Robot Chicken2015TV SeriesRichie Cunningham
Community2009-2015TV SeriesBen Chang Overkill
Ktown Cowboys2015Ken Jeong
Glee2015TV SeriesPierce Pierce
The DUFF2015Mr. Arthur
Advantageous2015Han
Turbo FAST2013-2014TV SeriesKim Ly
Penguins of Madagascar2014Short Fuse (voice)
BoJack Horseman2014TV SeriesDr. Allen Hu
Sullivan & Son2013-2014TV SeriesJason
Good Morning Today2014TV SeriesPeter Kim
Birds of Paradise2014VideoVinnie (voice)
Hot in Cleveland2014TV SeriesDr. Kang
Community: Miracle on Jeff's Street2013TV MovieSeñor Chang (voice)
Turbo2013Kim Ly (voice)
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness2013TV SeriesSuperintendant Woo
Despicable Me 22013Floyd (voice)
Maron2013TV SeriesKen Jeong
Rapture-Palooza2013God
The Hangover Part III2013Mr. Chow
Pain & Gain2013Jonny Wu
Spy2013TV MovieThe Examiner
Burning Love2012TV SeriesBallerina
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole2012TV SeriesHyralius / Various
Community: Abed's Master Key2012TV MovieSeñor Chang (voice)
The Muppets2011'Punch Teacher' Host
Zookeeper2011Venom
Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011Jerry Wang
Love Bites2011TV SeriesTakashi
The Hangover Part II2011Mr. Chow
American Dad!2009-2011TV SeriesDr. Perlmutter / Butch Johnson
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son2011Mailman
Vampires Suck2010Daro
Players2010TV SeriesRufus Ramsey
How to Make Love to a Woman2010Curtis Lee
Despicable Me2010Talk Show Host (voice)
Community: The Spanish Video2010TV Mini-Series shortSeñor Chang
Furry Vengeance2010Neal Lyman
M.Y.R.K.L.2010TV Series short
Off Duty2009TV MovieJackie Chan
Men of a Certain Age2009TV SeriesKuo
Couples Retreat2009Therapist
All About Steve2009Angus
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009Teddy Dang
The Hangover2009Mr. Chow
Party Down2009TV SeriesAlan Duk
Held Up2008TV MovieDoctor
Worst Week2008TV SeriesPhil
Role Models2008King Argotron
'Til Death2008TV SeriesDr. Park
Pineapple Express2008Ken
Step Brothers2008Employment Agent
Conrad Besselheimer: The Internet Life Coach2007TV Series short
Boston Legal2007TV SeriesCoroner Myron Okubo
Curb Your Enthusiasm2007TV SeriesMan in Jersey #1
Uncle P2007Bag Boy
The Shield2007TV SeriesSkip Osaka
Knocked Up2007Dr. Kuni
Three Strikes2006TV Movie
Entourage2006TV SeriesCoffee Shop Manager
The Office2005TV SeriesBill
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesAstronaut
Mind of Mencia2005TV SeriesKen
Two and a Half Men2005TV SeriesMale Nurse
MADtv2003-2005TV SeriesPassenger / Ken / Sung Chul Yang
Significant Others2004TV SeriesDoctor
Grounded for Life2004TV SeriesOwner
Crossing Jordan2004TV SeriesSteve Choi
Girls Behaving Badly2002TV SeriesSeries Regular
Cedric the Entertainer Presents2002TV SeriesAsian Thunder (2003)
The Downer Channel2001TV SeriesStore Owner
Black Jaq1998TV MovieKurt
The Big Easy1997TV SeriesDr. Tang

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dr. KenTV Series created by - 32 episodes, 2015 - 2016 story by - 1 episode, 2015 teleplay by - 1 episode, 2015
1st Amendment Stand Up2005TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Kims of Comedy2005TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dr. Ken2015-2016TV Series co-executive producer - 2 episodes
Ken Jeong Made Me Do It2015TV Movie producer
Ktown Cowboys2015executive producer
Seoul Searching2015executive producer
Advantageous2015producer
Kims of Comedy2005TV Movie producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hangover Part III2013performer: "Hurt", "I Believe I Can Fly"
Community2011TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009performer: "More Than Words"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 30 Shorts2015TV Series documentary short 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 302015TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
I Like How It Feels2011Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Penguins of Madagascar
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The View2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
@midnight2016TV SeriesHimself
Harry2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Stand Up to Cancer2016TV SpecialHimself
The $100,000 Pyramid2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
The Dr. Oz Show2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Extra2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
Drinking with the Stars2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself
The 47th NAACP Image Awards2016TV MovieHimself - presenter
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Made in Hollywood2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2011-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Actress-Limited Series or TV Movie
Wheel of Fortune2016TV SeriesHimself
The Soup2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Conan2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Talking Dead2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming / Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming / Outstanding Interactive Program / ...
The 2015 ESPY Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Ken Jeong Made Me Do It2015TV MovieHimself
30 for 302015TV Series documentaryHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Weekend Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Birds of Paradise: Bringing the Characters to Life - At the Recording Studio2014Video documentary short
Harmontown2014DocumentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale2013TV SpecialKelly's Manager
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!2013TV SeriesHimself
Pain & Gain: The A Game - Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain'2013Video documentaryHimself
The Hour2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Domingo Legal2013TV SeriesHimself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Pânico na TV2013TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2013TV SeriesHimself
Daybreak2013TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Fast Lane2013TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Screen Junkies Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Metacafe Unfiltered2013TV Series shortHimself
Ali 70 from Las Vegas2012TV MovieHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2013)
Sesame Street2011TV SeriesHimself
The Unauthorized Documentary, Hangover Part II2011DocumentaryHimself
I Like How It Feels2011ShortHimself (uncredited)
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Host
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rachael Ray2010TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2010TV SpecialHimself
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialDaro
2010 MTV Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Fabrice Fabrice Interviews2010TV Series shortHimself
Guys Choice2010TV MovieHimself
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
All About 'All About Steve'2009Video shortHimself
Hollywood Dish with Mena Micheletti2009Video shortHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw2009TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Zen2006TV SeriesHimself
1st Amendment Stand Up2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian
Kims of Comedy2005TV MovieHimself
Asia Street Comedy2004TV SeriesHimself
Latino Laugh Festival: The Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Live in Hollywood2003TV SeriesHimself
Funny Money2003TV SeriesHimself
Comic Groove2002TV SeriesHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2001TV SeriesLittle Ming (2002)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
WWE Raw2009TV SeriesHimself
Comic Remix2003TV SeriesHimself

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