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Overview (3)

Born in Palo Alto, California, USA
Birth NameJonathan Murray Chu
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jon is an alumni of the USC School of Cinema-Television. There, he won the Princess Grace Award, the Dore Schary Award presented by the Anti-Defamation league, the Jack Nicholson directing award, and recognized as an honoree for the IFP/West program Project: Involve.

After making his student short, "When the Kids Are Away", Jon was scooped up by the William Morris Agency and attached to several high profile projects.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JamWonderRoad

Trade Mark (1)

Incorporating dancing moves

Trivia (5)

Was hired by Sony Pictures to direct their feature "Bye Bye Birdie" but Sony never green lit the film due to budgetary concerns. Sony recently got back into business with Chu to direct their big budget tent pole "Masters of the Universe".
His father, Lawrence Chu, is a well known chef. His parents own Chef Chu's, a popular restaurant in Los Altos, California.
Was his school's student body president.
Was discovered as a USC film student by Steven Spielberg who saw his short film "When the Kids Are Away".
Took lessons in piano, drums, saxophone, violin and guitar as a child.

Personal Quotes (2)

I started making films in fifth grade when my family and I would go on vacations and my mom decided to let me be in charge of the camera... Rather than shooting our family in front of the London Bridge or the Eiffel Tower, I was making sci-fi thrillers and murder mysteries.
You are what you do everyday.

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