Justin Chon Biography
Born: May 29, 1981
Date of Birth: May 29, 1981
Justin Chon was born in Irvine, California to parents who emigrated from Korea, where his father was a well-known television and film actor and his mother an accomplished pianist. Raised in Southern California, Chon grew up on the beach while surfing, skateboarding, playing tennis and hitting the golf course.
One of his earliest roles was Peter Wu in the 2006 Disney telefilm Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior. He then went on to play series regular Tony Lee, the title character's best friend, on the hit Nickelodeon series Just Jordan.
Immediately following, he was cast in as high school student Eric Yorkie in the enormously successful film Twilight. He reprised his role in the follow up films: The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Other film credits include a co-starring role in Crossing Over (2009) alongside Harrison Ford and Sean Penn. He also starred in the comedy-horror film Hack (2007), with Danica McKellar and William Forsythe. Most recently he plays the role of Jae Juarez in the romantic musical Heartbeats (2018).
This multi-talented actor also plays the guitar, piano, violin and saxophone. A student of his craft, Chon is always enrolled in an acting class and has studied with some of the top acting coaches in the business. He currently resides in Los Angeles.