Kenneth Choi Biography

Kenneth Choi is an American actor best known for playing Henry Lin on the television series Sons of Anarchy from 2008 to 2014, Chester Ming in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013, and Judge Lance Ito in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story released in 2016. 

His other film credits include roles as Jim Morita in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011 and Principal Morita in Spider-Man: Homecoming. He played Lewis on the FOX comedy series The Last Man on Earth and currently he starred in FOX first responder drama series 9-1-1, playing LAFD firefighter Howie “Chimney” Han.

Kenneth Choi Age

Choi was born in 1971 October 20th. He is 47 years old as of 2018.

Kenneth Choi Family

Choi was born in Chicago, Illinois to his immigrant parents from Korea. His mother was a registered nurse but later became a stay at home mother and his father was an electrical engineering professor and business. He is the second of three children. Choi went to Longwood Elementary in Glenwood, Illinois and later joined intermediate and junior high school at Brookwood School District 167 where he had his first performed as a break dancer. When he joined Homewood-Flossmoor High School he was active in cross-country and gym. He also had a sophomore record for the pommel horse. His parents were against the idea of him becoming an actor and encouraged him to pursue accounting which he did at Purdue University but he later dropped out to pursue an acting career.

Kenneth Choi Married

Choi doesn’t really talk about his personal issues and affairs. There is no information if he is already married or who he is currently dating. There were speculations that he may actually be gay but Choi has not confirmed anything to be true, he tries to avoid any questions about his personal life.

Kenneth Choi Career

After dropping out of Purdue University, he ran away to Portland. He stated that “I came from a very traditional Asian upbringing so they were very strict. When I decided to pursue acting, I knew that I had to do it all on my own. When I left the Midwest, I cut all ties with my family. I basically ran away from home.” He worked at a local Blockbuster video store to raise money. For the next 5 years, he trained with local Portland acting teachers, mostly with film and theatre director Paul Warner.

Choi got his first role in the Disney Channel television movie, Halloweentown, alongside Debbie Reynolds. He then moved to Los Angeles in late 1999 to further pursue his acting career. Choi has been able to appear in over 25 films, including The Wolf of Wall Street as Chester Ming, Captain America: The First Avenger as Jim Morita, Red Dawn as Smith and Suicide Squad. In the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming, he portrays the grandson of his Captain America character. Choi has performed in more than 40 television shows. including Sons of Anarchy as Henry Lin, NBC TV series Ironside as Captain Ed Rollins, and NBC TV series Allegiance as Sam Luttrell.

Kenneth Choi Photo

Choi portrayed Judge Lance Ito in the Emmy Award-winning FX series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and made appearances in a number of TV series, including The Last Man on Earth, Longmire, Glee, Heroes, The Newsroom, 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, House M.D., Lincoln Heights, and The King of Queens. Choi voiced Jim Morita for the video game Captain America: Super Soldier and voiced the role of a gangster in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In 2018, Choi took the role of Bob Dwyer on Starz’s new series, Counterpart and played Howie “Chimney” Han on FOX TV’s hit show, 9-1-1.  He featured in the film Gringo opposite alongside Joel Edgerton and Charlize Theron and Hotel Artemis alongside Jodie Foster.

Kenneth Choi Movies

Year

Title

Role

2018

Gringo

Marty

Hotel Artemis

Buke

Office Uprising

Freddy Wong

2017

Stephanie

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Principal Morita

Bright

Yamahara

2016

Suicide Squad

Yakuza Boss

2013

Five Thirteen

C.I.A.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Chester Ming

2012

Dr0ne

Jay

Red Dawn

Cpl. Smith

2011

Captain America: The First Avenger

James “Jim” Morita

2008

Street Kings

Boss Kim

2007

Baby

Mike

Walk the Talk

Dave

War

Takada

Koreatown

Sil the Well Dressed Drug Dealer

2006

Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil

South Korean Ambassador Li Sung Park

Only the Brave

Dave Fukushima

Undoing

Danny

The Heart Specialist

Mitchell Kwan

2005

The Road to Canyon Lake

Pong

Harsh Times

Fujimoto

 

Kenneth Choi TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

2018–present

9-1-1

Howie “Chimney” Han

2018

Counterpart

Bob Dwyer

2017

Chicago Med

Dr. David Kwon

Dimension 404

Kojima

2016

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Judge Lance Ito

2016–17

The Last Man on Earth

Lewis

2015

Allegiance

Sam Luttrell

2014

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

James “Jim” Morita

2013

Ironside

Captain Ed Rollins

Longmire

Dr. Bloomfield

2012

The Newsroom

Dr. Lee

2011

Last Man Standing

Dr. Wong

2010

Hawthorne

Dr. Paul Hyun

2009

Without a Trace

Agent Philip Shen

Heroes

Sam Douglas

Glee

Dr. Wu

2008

Samurai Girl

Sato

2008–09

Crash

Mikey Han

2008–14

Sons of Anarchy

Henry Lin

2007

Shark

Kirk Bagley

Kenneth Choi Net Worth

Throughout his career, Kenneth has been able to garner an estimated net worth of $ 2 million.

Kenneth Choi Height

Choi stands at a height of 1.7 m.

Kenneth Choi 911

Choi plays Howie ‘Chimney’ Han in the TV series 9-11 which explores the high-pressure experiences of the first responders who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations.

Kenneth Choi Spiderman

Choi plays Principal Morita in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming which focuses on Peter Parker who tries to balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man. He finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Kenneth Choi Halloweentown

Choi portrays the Hip-Sales-Creature in the 1998 film Halloweentown that tells about a girl who learns that she is a witch, she decides to help save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Kenneth Choi Wolf Of Wall Street

Choi portrays Chester Ming in the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street which is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Kenneth Choi Music Video

Choi appears as a Businessman in the music video “Wherever I Go” which was released in 2016 by the American pop band OneRepublic.

Kenneth Choi Glee

Choi features in the TV series Glee as Dr Wu in 2010 where a group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club.

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