Timothy "Tim" William Wungjeh Jo (born April 20, 1984 in Dallas , Texas ) is an American actor and musician . He celebrated his breakthrough in film and television at the advanced age of 25 in 2009. Together with his fellow actor Ryan Donowho , he founded the rock band Animals of Kin , which includes actress Sarah Roemer .
life and career
Tim Jo was born in 1984 as the son of oil and gas engineer John Yonghan Jo and his wife Anna Eunkyung Sohn in the city of Dallas and spent the first few years of his life in the city of Mesquite , in the immediate vicinity of his native city. Due to the work of the father, the family had to move several times, so they moved from Mesquite to Houston and from there via Aurora in the US state of Colorado to Warsaw in Poland . After the father's work had taken the family to Europe, after about three years she returned to the United States, where she settled in San Antonio . In Poland, Jo discovered his passion for acting, which led him to specialize primarily in this subject in his native country. After gaining his first acting experience in Warsaw, at his first casting for a school play he was cast for one of the leading roles, he continued his education in the USA and after a few years was about to do a Master of Fine Arts in a graduate program . Shortly before graduation, however, the prospect of a master's degree was thwarted by the school, whereupon his mother persuaded him to move to Los Angeles to try his luck there.
There he landed his first notable role, a minor supporting role, in the comedy The 2 Bobs soon afterwards in 2009 . In the same year he celebrated his real breakthrough as an actor in the music film Bandslam - Get Ready to Rock! , alongside Gaelan Connell , Vanessa Hudgens , Alyson Michalka and Lisa Kudrow . In the $ 10 million production, he mimed one of the main characters with guitarist Omar . In this production he met his future companions Ryan Donowho and Gaelan Connell for the first time , with whom he would work on further projects in the future. In the German-language dubbed version of the film, he was lent the German voice of David Turba , who is known among other things as the fixed voice of Shia LaBeouf . Also in 2009, the young American with South Korean roots played in another music film; in Fame , a remake of the 1980 classic of the same name, he portrayed a Korean boy. Shortly after his breakthrough in band slam , he began to work with Donowho as a singer-songwriter, but initially both refrained from public appearances. Rather, Jo concentrated on his acting career and his great hobby, sculpture. As an actor, he was booked for several productions in 2010, mainly for television series.
In addition to a recurring role as Dewey in Greek , where he was seen in two different episodes in 2010, he was cast for a leading role that year. In the short-lived television series Glory Daze , Jo was used in all ten episodes in the role of Alex Chang . A year later, he made a guest appearance in the fourth episode of the fourth season of Castle , where he slipped into the role of Ben Lee , the son of a Chinese mob boss. It was not until 2011 that the singer-songwriter duo Donowho-Jo formed a band, the Animals of Kin , which was joined by fellow actors Sarah Roemer and other members over the years . In the beginning, the band mainly performed in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. In 2012 he worked in Gaelan Connells, the main actor of Bandslam , directorial debut film I Am Ben , the film was shot in 2010 and only released in summer 2012. Connell wrote the script with Mathew Brady and co-produced and co-directed the script. In addition, Connell slipped into the main role of Arthur , while Tim Jo took on the other leading role of David . Also in 2012, the native Texan appeared in the short film Fratervention: The End of Bro'ing Out , a production in which mainly actors of Asian origin took part.
In 2012 he also made it into the main cast of the new US comedy series The Neighbors . There he plays the alien son Reggie Jackson , whom he has played in all 37 episodes produced so far (as of February 20, 2014). In December 2011 he was cast in Dan Fogelman's pilot film for the series, at which time his character was still called Joe Montana .
- Film appearances (also short appearances)
- 2009: The 2 Bobs
- 2009: Bandslam - Get Ready to Rock!
- 2009: Fame
- 2012: I Am Ben
- 2012: Fratervention: The End of Bro'ing Out (short film)
- Series appearances (also guest and short appearances)
- 2010: Greek (2 episodes)
- 2010-2011: Glory Daze (10 episodes)
- 2011: Castle (1 episode)
- 2012-2014: The Neighbors (42 episodes)
- 2016: pitch
- Tim Jo in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Tim Jo in the German dubbing file
- Report about Tim Jo on blog.angryasianman.com (English)
- Tim Jos character profile in the series The Neighbors on abc.go.com (English)
- THIS IS ME: TIM JO on zooeymagazine.com (English)
- Interview with Tim Jo on tvismypacifier.com (English)
- Tim Jo at familysearch.org , accessed February 20, 2014
- PILOT CASTINGS: Four In Dan Fogelman Comedy, Jeff Eastin Drama Adds One ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as broken. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (English), accessed January 20, 2014
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Jo, Timothy William Wungjeh (full name); Jo, Tim (nickname)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American actor and musician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 20, 1984|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dallas , Texas|