EXCLUSIVE: CAA signed Ken Jeong, and will steer his career in both film and TV. Jeong really hit my radar in a small role in The Hangover, and I can’t get enough with this Asian with Attitude. He rose to a bigger role in The Hangover Part II, and though they stuck him in a freezer they couldn’t kill him, and he’s back in a bigger role in the Todd Phillips-directed The Hangover Part III with Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms. Jeong will next be seen in the Michael Bay-directed Pain and Gain opposite Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, and he is voicing characters in Despicable Me 2 and the DreamWorks Animation film Turbo. Jeong is also a regular in the NBC series Community. He has even done Adidas commercials with Dwight Howard and Derek Rose, even though I’m fairly certain I could best him in a game of HORSE or in one on one. That is attitude.
He continues to be managed by Aligned Entertainment and lawyered by Chad Christopher.