Jake Choi (born January 14) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as series regular Miggy on the 2018 ABC comedy Single Parents. He previously starred in Front Cover, an LGBTQ independent film for which he was nominated Best Actor at the Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival.
|Alma mater||Yonsei University|
|Known for||Front Cover, Single Parents|
Early life and educationEdit
Choi was born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, New York. He is Korean American. During high school he played in the AAU. After graduating, he moved to South Korea to play basketball at Yonsei University, and subsequently played in the Korean Basketball League. He returned to the States and pursued acting, taking classes at Lee Strasberg Institute before dropping out due to the expense.
In 2015, Choi played his first lead role as Ryan in the independent film Front Cover, an LGBTQ romantic comedy that featured two Asian male leads. Choi's performance received positive critical reviews. According to Sheri Linden at The Hollywood Reporter: "Chen’s career-driven Ning defies easy labels, but ultimately the movie is about Ryan’s transformation, one that Choi deftly conveys."
Choi was cast as a series regular on the fall 2018 ABC pilot Single Parents in the role of Miggy, a 20-year-old single dad. In mid-October, ABC ordered a full 22-episode season. The show is ABC's third ranked sitcom.
As of January 2019, he has a recurring role on EastSiders, a Netflix dark comedy. Choi is slated to play a supporting role in the upcoming film adaptation of the YA novel The Sun is Also A Star.
In 2018, Choi came out as sexually fluid. In an interview with The Advocate he stated, "I feel like a lot of people understand it better if you just say ‘bisexual,’ which is not the same thing, but it’s like sometimes when people say, ‘Oh, so you’re bi?’ — I don’t even want to argue anymore. It’s just like, 'Yeah — sure.' I feel like the term pansexual is a little bit closer. With me, I say fluid because it’s always changing.”
|2015||Front Cover||Ryan||Ray Yeung||Nominated – Golden Koala Award for Best Actor|
|Money Monster||Korean News Anchor||Jodie Foster|
|2019||The Sun Is Also a Star||Charles Bae||Ry Russo-Young|
|2015||Broad City||James||Episode: "Mochalatta Chills"|
|2018–present||Single Parents||Miggy Park||22 episodes|
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