Kenneth Choi Biography
Kenneth Choi is an American actor who is best known for playing Henry Lin on the television series Sons of Anarchy, 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.
Choi’s 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 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.
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 Age
Choi is 50 years old as of 2021. He was born on October 20, 1971, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 20th of October every year.
Kenneth Choi Height
Choi stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (170.2 cm) tall.
Kenneth Choi Family
Choi was born in Chicago 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 performance as a breakdancer.
When Kenneth 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/ Gay
Choi is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone. However, 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 Net Worth
Choi has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being an actor.
Kenneth Choi Spiderman
Kenneth plays Principal Morita in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming which focuses on Peter Parker who tries to balance 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 911
Kenneth 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.He doesn’t seem to be leaving the show anytime soon.
Kenneth Choi Halloweentown
Kenneth 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
Kenneth 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 Glee
Kenneth features in the TV series Glee as Dr. Wu in 2010 where a group of ambitious misfits tries to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club.
Kenneth Choi Weight
While getting into character for the part of Chester Ming in The Wolf of Wall Street, the character required him to eat a lot that Kenneth ended up packing up to 25 lbs and still that wasn’t enough that they had to put him in a fat suit during the shoot.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Choi.
Who is Kenneth Choi?
He is an American actor
How old is Kenneth Choi?
50 years old as of 2021
How tall is Kenneth Choi?
5 feet 7 inches (170.2 cm)
Who is Kenneth Choi married to?
How much money does Kenneth Choi earn?
How much is Kenneth Choi worth?
$1 Million – $5 Million
Kenneth Choi Movies and TV Shows
Kenneth Choi Movies
- 2018: Gringo – playing a role as Marty
- 2018: Hotel Artemis – playing a role as Buke
- 2018: Office Uprising – playing a role as Freddy Wong
- 2017: Spider-Man: Homecoming – playing a role as Principal Morita
- 2017: Bright – playing a role as Yamahara
- 2016: Suicide Squad – playing a role as Yakuza Boss
- 2013: Five Thirteen – playing a role as C.I.A.
- 2013: The Wolf of Wall Street – playing a role as Chester Ming
- 2012: Dr0ne – playing a role as Jay
- 2012: Red Dawn – playing a role as Cpl. Smith
- 2011: Captain America: The First Avenger – playing a role as James “Jim” Morita
- 2008: Street Kings – playing a role as Boss Kim
- 2007: Baby – playing a role as Mike
- 2007: Walk the Talk – playing a role as Dave
- 2007: War – playing a role as Takada
Kenneth Choi TV Shows
- 2019: Snowfall – playing a role as Bobby “Bob Bob” Kim
- 2018–present: 9-1-1 – playing a role as Howie “Chimney” Han
- 2018: Counterpart – playing a role as Bob Dwyer
- 2017: Chicago Med – playing a role as Dr. David Kwon
- 2017: Dimension 404 – playing a role as Kojima
- 2016: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – playing a role as Judge Lance
- 2016–17: The Last Man on Earth – playing a role as Lewis
- 2015: Allegiance – playing a role as Sam Luttrell
- 2014: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – playing a role as James “Jim” Morita
- 2013: Ironside – playing a role as Captain Ed Rollins
- 2013: Longmire – playing a role as Dr. Bloomfield
- 2012: The Newsroom – playing a role as Dr. Lee
- 2011: Last Man Standing – playing a role as Dr. Wong
- 2010: Hawthorne – playing a role as Dr. Paul Hyun