Known as Dr. Ken, Ken Jeong is an American comedian, actor and physician. He is best known for his role as Mr. Chow in The Hangover and The Hangover Part II. Jeong has been blending comedy and medicine all of his life.
As early as his sophomore year at Duke, while majoring in zoology as part of his pre-med studies, Jeong sought outlets for his off-kilter sense of humor. He landed roles in various Hoof ’n’ Horn productions on campus and pursued stand up as a hobby while in medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (He relishes memories of wearing Duke apparel around the UNC campus and parking his Duke-blue Mustang at the Tar Heel’s holy shrine, the Dean Dome.) His first public comedy performance was at Raleigh’s Berkeley Cafe, following a Grateful Dead cover band.
After graduating from Duke and obtaining his M.D. at UNC, Ken completed his internal medicine residency in New Orleans while developing a cult comedy following. Now the married father of twin girls and a regular on the NBC sitcom "Community", he is also a licensed physician who, until recently, maintained an active practice in internal medicine.