Dr. Ken airs Fridays at 8:30PM EST/7:30PM Central on ABC.
Fall shows are in full swing now, with new shows premiere's and favorites returning. One show I have been waiting to see back on television with new episodes is Dr. Ken. Are you a fan of this show? It is Ken Jeong in the leading role as Dr. Ken.
The name may sound familiar as he is also known for his comedic roles in major blockbusters like the Hanover and The Hanover 2. I first was introduced to Ken Jeong and fell in love with comedic scene stilling skills when I saw Knocked Up. There is just something about this comedic actor that has you falling in love with whatever product he takes on.
Did you know before becoming a stand up comic and then television and movie star, Ken Jeong was a doctor? I couldn't believe this either when I found out years back. I, like others, wondered why he would leave a lucrative job as a doctor to pursue comedy and acting. But, then, I found myself in a crossroads in my life and had to choose to stay with my dream job of being a health educator or becoming a stay at home mom, and pursuing work from home opportunities including my blog which I love.
I also have another thing in common with Ken Jeong in that his wife is an 8-year cancer survivor. She battled breast cancer, while I battled nasopharyngeal carcinoma. I love that Ken Jeong is such an advocate and supporter of cancer causes like Stand Up 2 Cancer, and shares how his wife is his rock and makes him laugh at home. Funny how he says his wife is the one with all the jokes and cracking him up, while he is one we have come to love for his unique sense of humor, which he says he is still crafting.
Recently Ken Jeong chatted with a group of bloggers via telephone, sharing more about his personal life and his hit show, Dr. Ken. Unfortunately, my youngest daughter has been battling a bad cold, so I was not able to make the call. But, thanks to a fellow blogger friend, she took notes from the call and shared the with me. In the call, Ken Jeong talked about how his transition into acting was an offer that came to him, and one that he is grateful for. He has a glass half full perspective, in that he said you can only do what life offers you...and, at this moment in time acting is what is happening, and he wouldn't change it for the world. I love how passionate he is about his life and family and how he continues to apply the same work ethic he had as a doctor to his acting. He takes a lot of pride in his work, and you can see this every time he appears on the television in Dr. Ken. His unique comedic style and witty behavior make this a stand-out comedic television series that I know will be around for years to come.
And, pride is not only for his show, as Ken Jeong is having a special guest star on his upcoming episode, which airs tomorrow at 8:30 pm ET/7:30 pm Central on ABC. Can you guess who it is? Alright, I can't keep a secret...he will have one of his 9-yr. old twin daughters on the show. She will be playing a boy obsessed girl who stands outside Dr. Ken's home watching his TV son, in hopes of getting a wave or acknowledgement. Weird, right? Not only is this weird, but it also makes for a fun episode that will surely be filled with lots of laughs.
Here is more about the upcoming episode titled, "
Ken's Banquet Snub (Episode 203)
", which airs Fridays at 8:30 pm ET/7:30 pm Central on ABCl:
Ken's Banquet Snub (Episode 203)
"It's Welltopia's Annual Banquet, and for the first time in years, Ken isn't asked to host -- Pat is. At first, Ken is upset, but Allison tells him to take the high road, buy Pat a bottle of scotch, and let him enjoy his time in the spotlight. When Ken is leaving to get the scotch, he crashes into Pat's car. Everyone thinks Ken did it intentionally, even though he says he's taking the high road. The night of the banquet, Pat is MIA - he got pulled over because of his broken taillight, then his bumper falls off. The committee asks Ken to host, and after a moment of hesitation, Ken takes the high road and goes to pick up Pat. When they return, we see that Allison stepped up to host, and absolutely crushes it.
Clark and Damona are excited to bring their boyfriends to the banquet. Clark observes that Damona and Eric fight a lot, and it's uncomfortable for everyone. Damona contends that they speak their minds and have an honest relationship, unlike Clark, whose relationship is built more on politeness than honesty. Damona tries to be amicable, Clark tries to be honest - neither effort goes over well."
Molly sees a girl staring through their window at Dave. Dave says it's Emily (
guest star Zooey Jeong, Ken Jeong’s real-life daughter)
, and she has a crush on him; Molly says it stalking. DK scares her away, thinking he's helping, but after she doesn't return, Dave is sad and realizes the feelings go both ways. He talks to the girl, and she becomes his girlfriend -- meaning she now stands inside, staring at Dave.
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More about Ken Jeong (AKA Dr. Ken Park):
"Actor, producer and writer Ken Jeong, known for his scene stealing abilities, has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars.
In May of 2009, Jeong appeared as the Asian mobster Mr. Chow in the sleeper-hit comedy The Hangover, also starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, which earned him three Teen Choice nominations and an MTV Movie Award. The film was the highest-grossing R-rated comedy to date, with over $467 million worldwide, only to be trumped by The Hangover 2, which grossed $581 million worldwide.
Since his feature film debut playing the doctor in Knocked Up in 2007, Jeong has gone on to a number of memorable roles in a series of successful comedies. In 2008, Jeong had his first major role opposite Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott as the villain in Judd Apatow’s Role Models, which went on to gross $219 million at the worldwide box office. That same year he also appeared in the cult comedy hits Pineapple Express and Step Brothers.
Jeong’s career path started off on a different course. He earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and went on to get his medical degree at the University of North Carolina. Jeong completed his internal medicine residency in New Orleans all the while developing his comedy. In 1995, Jeong won the Big Easy Laff Off. The competition, which was judged by former NBC President Brandon Tartikoff and Improv founder Budd Friedman, turned out to be his big break, as Tartikoff and Friedman urged Jeong to head to Los Angeles.
Once in Los Angeles, Jeong began performing regularly at the Improv and Laugh Factory, and was seen on a number of television shows, including The Office, Entourage and MADtv. It wasn’t until he caught Judd Apatow’s eye, who cast him as Dr. Kuni in Knocked Up, that Jeong solidified himself as a feature film actor.
In 2006 Jeong and fellow comedian Mike O’Connell also left a mark on YouTube as Million Dollar Strong, a spoof rap duo. Since the video’s posting in 2006, the video has garnered over one million views.
In 2011, Jeong reprised his role of Mr. Chow in the summer blockbuster The Hangover 2. Following up on the success of The Hangover, the much anticipated sequel surpassed expectations in every way, already grossing almost $600 million and beating The Hangover while setting box office records for R-rated films. He was then seen in the third installment, The Hangover 3, which showcased his meatiest performance to date. The film went on to gross almost $400 million worldwide. Other film credits for Jeong include The Duff, Transformers 3 and Despicable Me 2.
Jeong was most recently seen in Universal’s Ride Along 2 with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, and lent his voice to the Lionsgate animated film Norm of the North.
In television, he was a series regular on the critically acclaimed NBC show Community from 2009–2015. The cast won a TV Guide Award for Favorite Ensemble in 2012. In 2015, Jeong directed an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, Student/Athlete, and he also produced the Sundance award-winning film Advantageous, which received a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination.
Jeong spends a lot of his off time volunteering with Stand Up 2 Cancer, which is a cause very dear to his heart.
Jeong currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and twin daughters."
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