Ken Choy is a screenwriter, actor, producer, journalist, teacher, and director. He has won awards and fellowships for his screenwriting, performance art, and playwriting. He writes for Hyphen Magazine, GizmoPorn, Wide Lantern, AArisings.com, 8asians.com, and The NAPE which he founded. He also is an efficiency expert, professional shopper, and mystery shopper, appearing on a two segment arc on CBS2 news. He has consistently worked and/or volunteered with Japanese American National Museum, Outfest, Chinese American Museum, East West Players, and other community and charitable groups. He was senior artist with Asian American Renaissance in Minnesota where he created AARGH, the Asian American cabaret with David Mura. He is the founder of several organizations and groups including MAPID which advances Asian Pacifics in entertainment. He has taught acting privately as well as Access Acting with Elizabeth Sung. He also hosts and MCs having hosted the CAPE Soiree Red Carpet, AARGH!!, and his live competition Battle of the Pitches. Choy is also an activist and earned infamy by being arrested for interrupting a performance of Madame Butterfly by the Minnesota Opera. Choy manages multiple Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts and is adept in social media. Choy is knowledgeable in a wide variety of topics including politics, social issues, Film/TV, API presence in mainstream and independent media, and fan-boy topics such as comic books, Harry Potter, and science fiction. His contacts are diverse, most strong with those who have ties in the API community.
Chinese-Hawaiian, Ken Choy is gay, green, and gluten-free.