The son of Korean immigrants, Jake Choi was born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, New York. He is an actor and basketball fanatic who is fluent in English and Korean.
As a child, Choi performed in school plays but initially pursued an athletic career in lieu of becoming a professional actor. He excelled in basketball, playing in college and on the semi-professional level stateside, as well as overseas in South Korea. He eventually quit the sport and moved back to New York City, where he began training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, studying with Bob Krakower.
Choi performed on stage all over NYC and in film and television before relocating to Los Angeles, where he booked his first series regular role on the ABC comedy Single Parents.
His personal hobbies include basketball, boxing, yoga, reading and anything to do with houseplants. He is a staunch advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and does media representation for all marginalized communities.