The name Justin Chon sounds familiar to me for several reasons. The Korean-American actor, who is not only popular as Eric Yorkie in the Twilight movie series, but also as a director, YouTube personality, and as a member of the K-pop parody group Boys Generally Asian, as well as for his critically acclaimed 2017 film Gook.
Justin Chon’s Bio
He was born May 29, 1981, as Justin Jitae Chon in Garden Grove, California, and grew up in Irvine, California. He followed in his father’s (Sang Chon) footsteps and made a career in the film industry, having been inspired by his father’s films since his early childhood. His mother, Kyung, is a pianist and housewife.
Chon is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he majored in Business Administration.
Chon began his acting career in 2005 with appearances on shows like Jack & Bobby and Taki & Luci, but he came into the limelight in 2006 after appearing in the Disney Channel movie Wendy Wu: homecoming warrior in the role of Peter Wu, Wendy Wu’s brother, who happened to be the main character in the movie. The film was such a huge success that it attracted more than 5.7 million viewers on the premiere night.
In 2008, he starred as Eric Yorkie in the high school cast Twilight. The film was also a huge success and further boosted his career. He repeated the role in other Twilight sequels such as Twilight Saga: New Moon and Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
In 2013, he took the lead role of Jeff Chang in the movie 21 & Over. He also starred in the independent film Innocent Blood, also in 2013, and in 2014 he starred in the crime thriller Revenge of the Green Dragons. His other notable films include Crossing Over alongside Harrison Ford and the 2007 comedy Hack.
In addition to his acting career, he has directed, written, and produced other films such as the 2015 blockbuster Man up, produced, and starred in the 2017 film Gook, which won the Next Audience Award that year. He has also directed several digital short films (most of which are comedies) that can be seen on his YouTube channel.
Justin Chon is also business-minded, he is co-owner of a chain of clothing stores called Attic in California.
His net worth is set at $5 million from 2017, which is an estimate of his annual income at the time, his salary, and the income from his acting career, films he directed, and his clothing business.
Is he Married? Wife
After being together for a year, Justin Chon made the covenant with his flock Sasha Egorova in October 2014. The couple met in 2013 in Hong Kong through a friend and fell in love. Since then, their love has blossomed.
Their first child (a little girl) was conceived by the couple in December 2017. Before the baby arrived, Chon shared the good news on his Instagram page by sharing a silhouette photo of his pregnant wife.
Egorova is of Russian descent and a model who left home at the age of 14 to pursue and live her dreams. She studied flute at the Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow. After graduating from the Academy she changed from musician to model and has worked with various fashion houses such as Dolce & Gabbana, Elite.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Justin Chon is handsome. Since he is of Korean descent and one of the greatest Asians, Chon is no exception. He is 1.67 m or 167 cm tall, which is an additional feature of his good looks.
There are other remarkable facts about this great actor that would interest you.
1. Justin Chon is not only talented on screen, he is also good with musical instruments such as piano, guitar, violin, and saxophone.
2. He loves skating and is a lover of vampire movies. One of his favorite vampire movies is Interview with the Vampire.
3. He was part of his school marching band and with his skill on musical instruments, he played the saxophone.
4. His father was not only a movie actor, but he was also a Korean movie star in his day, which helped the younger Chon (Justin Chon) inherit acting qualities.