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Born: October 13, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hong Kong Profession: Cast ...
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1990:
Acted in "Shadow of China"
2001:
Again portrayed a Chinese ganglord in "Rush Hour 2"
1983:
Appeared in NYC in the stage play "Sound and Beauty"; also directed
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Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California
1988:
Gave a wonderful performance as a mysterious businessman in "The Moderns"
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Orphaned as a small child; never knew his parents
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Returned to the Public Theater to direct and star in two new one-act plays by Hwang under the title "Sound and Beauty"
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Settled in Los Angeles; did several guest spots on TV
1981:
Starred, directed, choreographed, and scored "Dance and the Railroad" at the Public Theater; a play written for Lone by David Henry Hwang
1978:
TV acting debut in "Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid" (ABC)
1993:
Cast as a member of the Peking Opera who passes as a woman in the film version of Hwang's acclaimed stage play "M. Butterfly"
1985:
First feature lead, Michael Cimino's "Year of the Dragon"
1987:
Had title role in the Oscar-winning "The Last Emperor"
1995:
Last Hollywood film for six years, "The Hunted"; cast as a vicious assassin
1997:
Released first recording in Asia
1984:
First significant film role, the titular character in "Iceman"
1980:
Garnered attention with his stage role in the L.A. production of David Henry Hwang's play "F.O.B."
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Joined the East-West Players theater troupe
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Lived at the Academy and studied poetry, acting, dance, mime, singing, acrobatics, and martial arts until age 18
1980:
Moved to NYC to reprise role in "F.O.B." at the New York Shakespeare Festival's Public Theatre
1994:
Portrayed the villainous Shiwan Khan in "The Shadow"
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Began training as an actor at the age of 10 at the Chin Chiu Academy of the Peking Opera
1976:
First film appearance as a Chinese cook in "King Kong"
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Moved to USA at age 18
1985:
TV directing debut, "Paper Angels", an "American Playhouse" presentation for PBS

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