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Ken Jeong: I Was an 'Intense' Doctor Before I Became an Actor

Ken Jeong: I Was an 'Intense' Doctor Before I Became an Actor

Originally posted 08/05/2015 12:40PM

He's made a name for himself as a zany comedic actor in The Hangover and on Community, but once upon a time, Ken Jeong was a practicing physician.

"I was very happy," as a general practictioner, Jeong told critics at ABC's summer press tour. "My wife still works part time at the HMO. All my best friends are doctors. The last six years of my life have been an amazing bonus."

Jeong, who writes, executive produces and stars on ABC's new show, Dr. Ken, had a passion for performing and would do stand-up comedy on the side. "I was so intense as a doctor, and I was always stressed out, patients were surprised I did stand-up comedy on the side."

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Ken Jeong: I Want to Do a Community Movie

Ken Jeong: I Want to Do a Community Movie

Originally posted 08/04/2015 07:40PM

Six seasons and a movie? That's an affirmative for Community if Ken Jeong has a say.

Joel McHale may have broken the news that the sitcom will not be returning to air after its most recent season on Yahoo (where it moved after NBC announced the show's cancellation in 2014), but his former costar says he hopes fans haven't seen the last of the cast.

"I would love to do a movie," Jeong told press at ABC's summer press tour. "I think a movie would be amazing."

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Joan Rivers, Jillian Michaels and More Celebs Sing for Sunday Night Football?

Originally posted 08/21/2013 05:00PM

Does the return of Sunday Night Football make you want to sing? You're not alone.

To kick off the season – starting Sunday Sept. 8 – NBC held open auditions for the theme song job that ultimately went to Carrie Underwood.

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Bradley vs. Ryan: Ken Jeong Compares His Sexiest Costars | Bradley Cooper, Ken Jeong, Ryan Reynolds

Bradley Cooper vs. Ryan Reynolds: Ken Jeong Compares His Sexiest Costars

Originally posted 07/10/2013 09:45AM

Is Six Degrees of Ken Jeong about to take off as the new Hollywood parlor game?

The Hangover's breakout star has worked with his share of PEOPLE's Sexiest Men Alive – paging Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper – and the actor says he's not far from becoming his own version of the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, in which players attempt to link Bacon to every other actor on planet earth.

"I may have possibly, yes, worked with some of the Sexiest Men Alive. I might be the Kevin Bacon of Sexiest Men," Jeong said jokingly to PEOPLE at Tuesday night's premiere of his new animated 3D movie Turbo, starring Reynolds. (It opens nationally July 17.)

"I've got, like, different degrees of Sexiest Man [in my life]."

But out of the two men, Reynolds and Cooper (who starred with Jeong in all three Hangover movies), who would Jeong say really owns the crown?

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Ken Jeong Got Wife's Okay Before Getting Naked – on Film

Ken Jeong Got Wife's Okay Before Getting Naked in The Hangover Movies

Originally posted 05/21/2011 09:15PM

Ken Jeong donned his birthday suit in The Hangover and he does it again in The Hangover Part II. But before he displayed his body, he asked for approval from one person – his wife.

"I got her permission. I'm not stupid," the actor, who plays flamboyant, foul-mouthed gangster Leslie Chow, told PEOPLE at the film's Los Angeles premiere this week. "I ran it by her before I ran it by [director] Todd Phillips."

And obviously his wife, Tran, gave her hubby the green light. "I'm very blessed to have a supportive wife," said Jeong. "In fact, she said this will be a feel-good movie because every guy will go home feeling good about themselves."

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Hangover Star Celebrates Wife with Tears of Joy at MTV Movie Awards

UpdatePosted 06/07/2010 10:15AM

Hangover Star Celebrates Wife with Tears of Joy at MTV Movie Awards

Originally posted 06/07/2010 08:15AM

Ken Jeong, who famously played the naked crime lord in The Hangover, was a scene-stealer again Sunday at the MTV Movie Awards, honoring his wife's battle against breast cancer with a moving tribute and tears onstage and backstage.

"Todd [Phillips] and Bradley Cooper ... helped me through a really difficult time when my wife was going through breast-cancer treatment," an emotional Jeong, 40, said in accepting the award for Best WTF Moment. "The reason why I did this is that she taught me that life is short, and don't be afraid to take chances."

Jeong's wife Tran, who has been cancer free for two years, beamed from her seat inside the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.

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