Chon was born in Irvine, California. He is fluent in Korean. His father was an actor in South Korea. He started acting in 2005 in shows such as Jack & Bobby and Taki & Luci. He came to fame in 2006 when he played Peter Wu in the Disney Channel film Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior. He also played Tony Lee in the Nickelodeon sitcom Just Jordan. In 2008, he played Eric Yorkie in the film Twilight, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer. Chon reprised his role as Eric Yorkie in Twilight's sequels, New Moon and Eclipse. Chon also appears in the limited-edition coffee table book "About Face" by celebrity photographer John Russo, published by Pixie Press Worldwide. On May 23, 2009, Chon participated in a live webcast and Q&A session for charity on StarCAM. A portion of the proceeds went to Step Off Ministry.
|2005||Taki & Luci||Drug Buyer|
|Jack & Bobby||Greek Chorus||TV|
|2006||Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior||Peter Wu||Supporting Role|
|Puff, Puff, Pass||Bobby|
|The O.C.||Big Korea||TV|
|2007–2009||Just Jordan||Tony Lee||TV|
|2008||Twilight||Eric Yorkie||Supporting Role|
|2009||Ball's Out: The Gary Houseman Story||Joe Chang|
|Crossing Over||Yong Kim|
|The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Eric Yorkie||Minor Role|
|2010||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Eric Yorkie|
|2011||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn||Eric Yorkie|
Chon's favorite book from the Twilight Saga is Twilight.