Kenneth Choi stars as calm and pragmatic Captain Ed Rollins, who handles situations with a level head and cool demeanor on NBC's gritty police drama "Ironside." He and Ironside share a mutual respect and admiration for each other despite their push-pull relationship.
Choi will soon be seen in the highly anticipated Martin Scorsese film "The Wolf of Wall Street," starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey. The film, which has Oscar aspirations, will be released on November 16.
A huge fan of films as a child growing up in Chicago, Choi always wanted to be an actor. Against his family's wishes, Choi left college to pursue the craft. Once in Los Angeles, Choi hit the ground running and was cast in an independent film during his first week. He finished the year with appearances in six television series, including "The West Wing" and "Roswell."
Over the next few years, Choi quickly gained recognition with memorable guest turns on hit sitcoms "The King of Queens," "Reba" and "According to Jim." Additionally, he had recurring roles in successful dramas, including "House," "Glee," "Sons of Anarchy," "Last Man Standing," "Hawthorne," "24" and "Crash."
A childhood dream was fulfilled when Choi was cast in Steven Spielberg's "The Terminal," alongside Tom Hanks, Stanley Tucci and Zoe Saldana. This sparked a surge in Choi's career as he completed almost a dozen films through 2008, including roles in acclaimed writer/director David Ayer's "Street Kings" and "Harsh Times," as well as high-profile roles in Lionsgate's "War" opposite Jason Statham and "The Heart Specialist" opposite Zoe Saldana and Wood Harris.
Most recently, Choi appeared in MGM's "Red Dawn" and Marvel/Paramount's "Captain America: The First Avenger."
Choi resides in Los Angeles.