Who is SungWon Cho?
SungWon Cho, known better on the internet as ProZD, was born in Minnesota, USA on 9 December 1990 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius, he holds American nationality, and is of Korean descent. He’s a YouTuber and a voice actor, who’s probably known best for his YouTube channel, which he launched on 16 May 2006. It’s today subscribed to by close to four million people, and numbers nearly 1.5 billion views of all his videos combined; most of these feature him reviewing video games, animated series and movies, while SungWon occasionally just chats with fellow YouTubers.
Early life and education
SungWon was raised in Minnesota by his Korean parents, about whom nothing’s known as he respects their privacy; because he hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most people believe SungWon to be an only child.
When he was around six years old, he moved with his family to DeWitt, Michigan, where SungWon became interested in voice acting while attending a local high school, and often performed on his friend’s radio show. Upon matriculating in 2008, he enrolled at Michigan State University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in media information and technology in 2012.
Most popular YouTube videos
SungWon is mostly popular on YouTube thanks to his great knowledge of board games, but also for his sense of humor, and ability to imitate the voice of numerous video games and animated series’ characters. We’re going to mention three of his most popular videos, which have helped him gain many subscribers.
His #1 video “A Villain Who Unintentionally Always Does Helpful Things” has been watched over 20 million times since 8 February 2017, and features SungWon voicing a villain who seems to be doing more good than bad.
His second most popular video “Picking RPG Clothes Based on Maxing Stats Instead of Whether they Match or Not” has been viewed close to 20 million times since 16 December 2016, and features SungWon picking his clothes in real life as if these were clothing items in RPG games.
His third most popular video “When You Have a REALLY Good Turn in a Card Game” has attracted over 15 million views since 24 October 2018, and features him playing what appears to be the best turn ever in a board game.
Voice acting credits
SungWon has close to 100 voice acting credits to his name, and we’re going to mention some of his most notable performances.
He voiced his first character in 2011, in the video game “Ace Attorney Investigations”, and he continued with his voicing acting career four years later, when invited to voice various characters in the video game “Apotheon”.
In 2016, SungWon voiced characters in more than 10 video games, with some of the most popular amongst these being “Shadowverse”, “2064: Read Only Memories” and “Battlerite”.
In the following year, he was cast to voice characters in many animated comedy series, including “Welcome To!”, “Dungeon Dynamite” and “Hellsing Ultimate Abridged”.
In both 2017 and 2018, he voiced Dio, Godo and various other characters in the popular video game “Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged”, while his voice can also be heard in the games “Monster Prom: Second Term”, “River City Girls” and “Borderlands 3”.
Most recently, in 2021 he voiced Seyren in the English version of the video game “Ragnarok Origin”.
SungWon wrote the 2018 episode “The Burden of 100% Completion” of the series “Sanders Shorts”.
He directed the 2006 series “ProZD”, as well as the 2020 series “ProZD + Pals Podcast”.
SungWon has received three special thanks: for the 2017 short film “The Finvestigations of Sharklock Foams”, the 2018 series “Sanders Shorts” and the 2020 documentary series “Lindsay Elli’ Essay Collection”.
He has made a guest appearance in several talk-shows, including “Did You Know Anime?”, “The Official Podcast” and “Off Topic”.
Awards and nominations
In 2018, SungWon was nominated for a Streamy Award for Best Acting in a Comedy, for his performance in “Anime Crimes Division”.
Love life and wife
SungWon is quite secretive when it comes to his love life, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. He met the American non-celebrity woman Anne Marie Salter on the internet in 2014, apparently through a fan fiction community of “Super Mario” players.
SungWon asked Anne to marry him in October 2015, and the two exchanged vows on 28 May 2016, in a private ceremony attended by only a couple of their friends and family members.
SungWon and Anne don’t have children together, and while most of SungWon’s fans believe this to be because they both want to focus on their careers, others claim that perhaps one of the two (or both) is infertile; neither of the two have commented on this.
They have two pet cats, Sophie and Effie, which can be seen featured in many of SungWon’s Instagram pictures and YouTube videos.
As of November 2021, SungWon’s married to Anne Marie Salter, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
SungWon seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his over 100,000 followers on Instagram, as he’s highly active on the network. He’s uploaded more than 500 pictures, the majority of which have been taken during his everyday life.
He hugely enjoys sweets, and his Instagram account is filled with pictures which feature hundreds of his favorites.
SungWon is a huge fan of animes, and a couple of his favorites are “Wotakoi”, “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” and “Cowboy Bebop”.
He’s also into watching Hollywood movies, and his favorite actor and actress are Al Pacino and Anne Hathaway, while some of his favorite films include “Scent of a Woman”, “Les Miserables” and “One Day”.
SungWon’s into travelling, and has been to many US states and European and Asian countries, mostly to attend various events related to video and board games.
Age, height and net worth
SungWon’s age is 30. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.