Cho reprised the role in three sequels: American Pie 2, American Wedding, and in the latest installment American Reunion in which he has a much larger role.

The character initially had no name but he was given the name "John" in the third film, named after Cho himself.

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He had a successful starring role as Harold Lee in 2004's Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and reprised the role in 2008's Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, which raked in $38 million at the theaters, Cho's role in the popular franchise was written specifically for him by Hayden Schlossberg, and Cho has recounted that when Schlossberg first approached him with the role, he was initially suspicious.

Cho guest-starred on Charmed as a ghost in 1998 and was one of the stars of the short-lived situation comedy Off Centre in 2001–2002.

Actor John Cho became a meme practically overnight thanks to a campaign targeting Hollywood whitewashing.

#Starring John Cho is a movement launched by artist William Yu that involves photoshopping the Harold and Kumar star into modern movie posters, and it imagines a world in which an Asian man could actually lead a major Hollywood blockbuster.

I was still very shy around new people, but that's where the performing thing begin. Glamour: Earlier you talked about going to therapy, which I think is fantastic. God bless my guy friends, who are great, especially when they say, "Dude, you're gonna get through this.

Let me buy you a drink," but there's only so much they can do for you. John: I do appreciate any person that buys me a drink or pats me on the back and offers words of encouragement, but it's not quite the same as someone... I've stolen more from him as an actor than anyone else on earth.

The upside is that I got to work with an exceptional group of people. When I spoke to Mindy, she told me she was quite jealous we went on a date. There's something very interesting about that, and maybe other people couldn't handle that or would dislike it. John: You know, it's so funny, it was easier to get a job teaching than it was to get a job waiting tables. Glamour: Your wife, Kerri, was on an episode of for a few episodes a couple years back. John: She's mainly a stay-at-home mom, but she's such a good actor.

I even had dinner with Karen Gillan a couple of nights ago, in fact." tonight—a role that Mindy Kaling wrote with John in mind. I think actors must on some level enjoy that kind of serial monogamy. John: I was learning to be the cut up or the clown. There's so many actors, and that's what they want to do because the hours are good for auditions. I know it's an old joke that women get their husbands to go to therapy, but men don't talk enough about it.

Glamour: Before you came to Los Angeles you lived in Seattle and Houston and a few other cities in California. John: That's a question for my therapist, really. John: My wife was confident in a way that I was very attracted to. It's beautiful when you see a person who's self-assured and knows who she is.