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.