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Also Known As: Died: January 12, 1991
Born: June 18, 1904 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: China Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Chaos results when a developer levels the building which housed a purveyor of Gremlins.
2.
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
A Caribbean police officer must decide if a childhood friend is a crook or an innocent victim.
3.
Dead Heat (1988)
A "dead" policeman is "re-activated" and goes on a manhunt for his killers.
4.
5.
Kung Fu: The Movie (1986)
Kwai Chang Caine, a Chinese-American Shaolin priest and martial arts master, battles the diabolical power of an evil Manchu mastermind when he uncovers an opium-smuggling plot in northern California in the late 1880s.
6.
Blood Sport (1986) as Dr Makimura
Terrorists threaten the lives of Senator Stuart Grayle and his Eurasian wife. Veteran police officer T.J. Hooker and officers Stacey Sheridan and Jim Corrigan are assigned to accompany the couple to Hawaii where the senator, an outspoken foe of terrorism, is scheduled to appear. In Hawaii, Hooker le
7.
Blade in Hong Kong (1985) as Chang Ching-Tzu
San Francisco private eye, returning to Hong Kong to visit his adoptive father, a wealthy Chinese merchant, becomes involved in a series of assassination attempts on the old man's life and uncovers a kidnapping and a multi-million dollar extortion plot that includes a shady tycoon with his own army,
8.
Gremlins (1984)
A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the mogwai but does with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and a gang of gremlins decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.
9.
Cocaine and Blue Eyes (1983) as Tan Ng
In this pilot to a prospective series, O.J. Simpson (also the executive producer) is a San Francisco private eye who gets dragged into a drug-smuggling operation while searching for the girlfriend of a dead client, leading him to a politically prominent family. The series would have featured TV's fi
10.
Fly Away Home (1981) as Duc
Oscar-winning screenwriter and TV veteran, Stirling Silliphant, wrote and produced this ambitious pilot to a prospective series revolving around a combat cameraman in Vietnam. The film, one of TV's first to deal with Vietnam as a war zone, places Bruce Boxleitner in Saigon on assignment at the start
11.
Just You And Me, Kid (1979)
A retired entertainer helps a runaway elude drug dealers.
12.
Amsterdam Kill, The (1978) as Chung Wei
A retired American drug enforcement agent gets lured back into the international arena by a Chinese smuggler wanting to bargain his way out of the Hong Kong-Amsterdam connection.
13.
Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders (1974)
A handsomely produced detective pilot set in seventh-century China, with a totally distinctive sleuth faced with an unusual case involving his three wives, a killer bear, three murders, a one-armed lady, a dead monk, a chamber of horrors, a vengeful swordsman, a lovesick juggler, a kidnapped nun --
14.
Cat Creature, The (1973) as Thief
In this chiller, a valentine to the fondly remembered horror B-movie, the theft of an amulet from the mummy of an Egyptian priestess sets off a reign of terror that involves an archeology professor, a mysterious shopkeeper, a pretty salesgirl and an Asian thief.
15.
Kung Fu (1972) as Master Po
A young Chinese-American, fleeing a murder charge in China, becomes the champion of oppressed laborers building the transcontinental railroad in the American West of the 1870s. This was the pilot for the popular series (1972-75).
16.
The Hawaiians (1970) as Foo Sen
A wanderer returns home only to find political turmoil, disease and romantic difficulties.
17.
The Chairman (1969) as Professor Soong Li
An American scientist infiltrates Red China to steal scientific secrets.
18.
Project X (1968) as Sen Chiu
A scientist in 2118 sends an amnesiac secret agent''s mind to 1968 to prevent a global germ war.
19.
Nobody's Perfect (1968) as Gondai-San
This military service comedy chronicles the misadventures of the U.S.S. Bustard in Japan. The crew has stolen a Buddha statue from a Japanese village, which if discovered missing would threaten Japanese/American relations. Doc Willoughby is the ship's petty officer, whose antics are constantly getting him into trouble with his captain. On shore leave, Willoughby falls for a seemingly demure Japanese girl in a kimono shop, who actually turns out to be a Japanese/American nurse in the US Navy, Lt. Tomiko Momoyama. However, it turns out she was betrothed as a child to a traditional Japanese man named Toshi, who fully intends on enforcing tradition. Willoughby divides his time between trying to return the Buddha statue back to the Japanese village it rightfully belongs to, and trying to woo Tomiko from the traditional Japanese man she rightfully belongs to.
20.
Battle Hell (1957)
While sailing lawfully up the Yangste in 1949, the British warship Amethyst found its return to the open sea blocked by Communist Chinese shore batteries that unexpectedly opened fire. In charge, Lietenant Commander Kerans was not however prepared for his crew and his ship to remain as a hostage for the Chinese to use as an international pawn.
21.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
22.
The Bamboo Prison (1955) as Li Chung
An undercover agent investigates atrocities at a Korean P.O.W. camp.
23.
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) as Elder Brother
A Eurasian doctor in Hong Kong falls in love with a war correspondent.
24.
World for Ransom (1954) as Lee Wong
Made by the same production set-up on the same lot that was producing the 1953-54 "China Smith/Captain China" TV series that starred Dan Duryea as soldier-of-fortune China Smith, using many of the same players that were regulars on the TV series, including Douglass Dumbrille, as head of the British Intelligence, and the same "Singapore", British Colony colonials and China sets used on the series. In this instance, they had the good grace to actually make a "new" film rather than just paste two of the TV episodes together and sending it out as a "new" movie as many of the TV production companies were doing at the time, i.e., the producers of the "Ramar of the Jungle" and Guy Madison's "Wild Bill Hickok" series. And changed the role names of Duryea and Dumbrille, but the Duryea character is still "China Smith." And hired a good director. This time out China Smith...uh.....Mike Callahan (Dan Duryea), because of his friendship with Julian March (Patric Knowles),becomes involved with a plot to kidnap a nuclear scientist who is one of the three men in the whole wide world who knows how to detonate an H-Bomb and evidently carries most of the makings around with him. March is in league with Alexis Pederas (Gene Lockhart, less lovable than usual)and his henchman Guzik (former boxer Lou Nova and mean as usual), planning to do some blackmailing on a global scale. Lots of killing, kidnappings, crosses and double-crosses, fights and pursuits follow, plus some bit of footsie between March's wife, Frennessy (Marian Carr) and Callahan. Nothing much happens in that area either as she departs Singapore and Callahan both when neither are of further use to her. Better than the TV series because of director Robert Aldrich. And Marian Carr, who Aldrich would use later on.
25.
Hell's Half Acre (1954) as Chief Dan
26.
South Sea Woman (1953) as Japanese officer
A Marine sergeant battles Nazi agents to help a showgirl escape war torn China.
27.
Fair Wind to Java (1953) as Pidada
The Dutch East Indies, at the end of the nineteenth century. An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10,000 precious diamonds. Unfortunately, he's not the only one and then there's also that volcano on the nearby island of Krakatau, waiting to explode in its historical, disastrous eruption...
28.
29.
Young Man with a Horn (1950) as Ramundo
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress.
30.
The Sky Dragon (1949) as Lee Chan
31.
Sleep, My Love (1948) as Jimmie
Claudette Colbert wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.
32.
33.
The Feathered Serpent (1948) as Lee Chan
34.
Dark Delusion (1947) as Dr. Lee
A young doctor tries to keep a neurotic beauty from being committed.
35.
Tokyo Rose (1946) as Charlie Otani
36.
First Yank into Tokyo (1945) as Haan-Soo
An army pilot infiltrates the Japanese during World War II.
37.
Between Two Women (1945) as Dr. Lee
Dr. Gillespie''''s young assistant finds himself pursued by two beautiful women.
38.
How Doooo You Do!!! (1945) as Himself
39.
40.
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) as Dr. Lee [Wong How]
A college boy has to cope with a pair of beautiful twins.
41.
Three Men in White (1944) as Dr. Lee Wong How
Young doctors compete for a prestigious position as Dr. Gillespie's assistant.
42.
Salute to the Marines (1943) as "Flashy" Logaz
A retired Marine gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign.
43.
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) as Dr. Lee Wong How
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer's innocence.
45.
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942) as Dr. Lee Wong How
Three young surgeons vie to replace the legendary Dr. Kildare.
46.
Spy Ship (1942) as Haru
A flighty society girl sells secrets to the enemy.
47.
Across the Pacific (1942) as Steamship office clerk
An American agent tries to keep Axis spies from blowing up the Panama Canal.
48.
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as Ah Foo
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman (John Howard) who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we see the criminal, who is listening to the show, become alarmed and start to make his escape. The scene shifts to the police department where the chief, fearing for his job, assigns officers to get something, anything, on Sherman and get him off the air. Meanwhile, Greg and his pretty wife Beth (Margaret Lindsay) are parting company. He's going to a party and she's going to visit her pregnant sister in the hospital. The next morning Greg wakes up and nudges his sleeping wife. When she doesn't respond, he pulls off the covers and finds not his wife but a strange woman, dead and with the murder knife still sticking up out of her back. While he's still recovering from the shock, Beth walks into the bedroom. Thinking that she has discovered her husband with another woman, she leaves and calls the police. The police are delighted of course, but Greg escapes as they are arresting him. Now he must solve the mystery by himself...
49.
Mexican Spitfire's Elephant (1942) as Magician
A temperamental Latina and her family get caught in the search for a rare art treasure.
50.
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) as Thomas Chang
Brothers feud over a girl they both fall for while covering World War II.
51.
The Invisible Agent (1942) as Surgeon
Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan...
52.
Submarine Raider (1942) as Tesei
A submarine captain tries to warn the Navy about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
53.
North to the Klondike (1942) as [K.] Wellington Wong
54.
Mr. & Mrs. North (1942) as Kumi
A sappily married couple discover a murder victim in their closet.
55.
Destination Unknown (1942) as Secretary
56.
A Yank on the Burma Road (1942) as Kim How
The Pearl Harbor attack inspires a truck driver in the Far East to join the war effort.
57.
Journey for Margaret (1942) as Japanese statesman
An American correspondent tries to adopt two children orphaned during the London blitz.
58.
The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Jerry
A gentlemanly detective calls on his brother to help him stop the Nazis from assassinating a key diplomat.
59.
Passage from HongKong (1941) as Chinese waiter
A thriller writer tries to impress a young woman by pretending to be tied to a murder.
60.
Footlight Fever (1941) as Waiter
Two producers will stop at nothing to raise money for their big show.
61.
They Met in Bombay (1941) as Mr. Toy
Rival jewel thieves on the run find love in the Far East.
62.
Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941) as Clancy
An East Side Kid is saved from a life of crime when he becomes a Golden Gloves champ.
63.
The Gang's All Here (1941) as George [Lee]
Trucker friends try to survive a series of attacks by saboteurs.
64.
No Hands on the Clock (1941) as Houseboy
Private detective Humphrey Campbell informs his harried boss that not only has he tracked down the missing girl from his last case, but also married her. Before they can start their honeymoon, Campbell is dragged into another missing person case, which develops into a kidnapping related to a plague of bank robberies. By investigating a skein of blondes, redheads and brunettes, he invokes the suspicions of the Feds, as well as his jealous new bride.
65.
Let's Go Collegiate (1941) as Buck
To help their college win its first championship two rowers pass a truck driver off as a fellow student.
66.
Burma Convoy (1941) as Lin Taiyen
Film foreword: "Through the teeming heart of Asia, halfway between Rangood and Shanghai, twists the hand-hewn Burma Road, lifeline for the embattled Army of China, headquartered at Chungking. Over this dangerous seven hundred miles of highway roars a stream of truck---hell drivers at their wheels---trucks loaded with food, munitions, guns...blood and sinew of the defenders of the ancient soil of China. Fountain-head for these vital supplies, end of the rail line from the west is the sprawling Burmese BOOMTOWN OF LASHIO." Story mostly pertains to the trucking of munitions to the Chinese Army under British direction and with some Americans participating, but there is no dialogue references to Japan, and the parachute troops who attempt to sabotage the convoy are identified as Chinese insurrectionists. Two months after its October release, Universal could have called a spade a spade.Accuracy footnote:Despite revisionists sources that seem to think so,this was not distributed in 1941 by MCA/Universal, because MCA/Universal did not exist in 1941. Universal Pictures Company did, and they were the distributor.
67.
Wildcat Bus (1940) as Tai
A broke playboy signs on to help a young beauty save her ailing bus line.
68.
Phantom of Chinatown (1940) as Jimmy Lee Wong
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong fights to keep a killer from winning control of a rich oil deposit.
69.
Disputed Passage (1939) as Andrew Abbott
70.
North of Shanghai (1939) as Jimmy Riley
71.
Sued for Libel (1939) as Chang Howe
When he's sued for libeling a murder suspect, a hot shot reporter decides to solve the crime himself.
72.
Barricade (1939) as Ling
73.
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1938) as Lee Chan
Chan is on a gambling vacation in Monaco. He is called upon to solve two murders. One is a casino messenger on his way to Paris with a million dollars in bonds. The other is a two-bit Chicago gangster recently tending bar in a Monte Carlo hotel. Everyone is suspect and a third of the dialogue is in French.
74.
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Lee Chan
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
75.
International Settlement (1938) as Dr. Wong
76.
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) as Lee Chan
A New York nightclub singer plans to reveal gangsters named in her private diary. The diary disappears and the singer is murdered. Charlie Chan is called into to investigate.
77.
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1937) as Lee Chan
Regarded by many as the best of the Charlie Chan series. The opera star Gravelle suffers amnesia. He is a recent escapee from an insane asylum, accused of murdering fellow performers (his wife and her lover). Included in the movie is the opera "Carnival", composed for the picture by Oscar Levant.
78.
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) as Lee Chan
Spies have an invention which will allow its posessor to remote-control flying aircraft. The U.S. Navy, the Berlin police, and No. 1 son Lee Chan (a member of the U.S. Swim Team at the Berlin Olympics) help Charlie capture the spies.
79.
The Good Earth (1937) as Elder Son
Epic adaptation of the Pearl Buck classic about Chinese farmers battling the elements.
80.
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936) as Lee Chan
While steaming from Honolulu to Los Angeles the owner of a prize racehorse headed for the Santa Anita Handicap is killed, apparently kicked to death by his stallion. Not so, deduces Charlie. Leter he exposes efforts to fix a race at the famous track.
81.
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936) as Lee Chan
The Asian detective investigates threatening letters sent to a circus'''' owner.
82.
King of Burlesque (1936) as Wong
Former burlesque producer moves into legitimate theatre and does well until he marries a socialite. After his divorce his former top singer returns from London to help out.
83.
Anything Goes (1936) as Chinese boy
A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English heiress who ran away from home and is now being returned to England. He also discovers that his boss is on the ship. To avoid discovery, he disguises himself as the gangster accomplice of a minister, who is actually a gangster on the run from the law.
84.
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935) as Lee Chan
The Chinese government calls Charlie Chan to Shanghai to investigate a murder involving an opium ring. Ring leaders kidnap Charlie and attempt to have him killed.
85.
Mad Love (1935) as Dr. Wong
A mad doctor grafts the hands of a murderer on to a concert pianist's wrists.
86.
Charlie Chan in Paris (1935) as Lee Chan
Charlie's visit to Paris, ostensibly a vacation, is really a mission to investigate a bond-forgery racket. But his agent, apache dancer Nardi is killed before she can tell him much. The case, complicated by a false murder accusation for banker's daughter Yvette, climaxes with a strange journey through the Paris sewers.
87.
Shanghai (1935) as Chinese ambassador's son
88.
The Casino Murder Case (1935) as Taki
Society sleuth Philo Vance takes on a series of murders at an aging dowager's mansion.
89.
Oil for the Lamps of China (1935) as Young Chinese
An American oil company representative almost sacrifices his marriage for his career.
90.
Murder in the Fleet (1935) as Consul's secretary
Seamen hunt down a deadly saboteur.
91.
Eight Bells (1935) as Interpreter
92.
Here's to Romance (1935) as Saito
93.
The Painted Veil (1934) as Shay Kee Seng
A wife strays, then fights to redeem herself to her husband.

Art Department (feature film)

94.
The Shanghai Gesture (1942) as Mural in Mother Gin Sling's apartment
A gambling queen uses blackmail to stop a British financier from closing her Chinese clip joint.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

95.
Macao (1952) as Mural painter
A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop.

Cast (special)

96.
1988 Miss Universe Pageant, The (1988) as Judge
The 37th annual presentation of the Miss Universe Pageant, telecast live from Taipei, Taiwan, marking the first presentation of the Pageant from that country. Contestants from approximately 75 nations participate in the three-week event competing for the Miss Universe crown and winnings consisting o
97.
Last Electric Knight, The (1986) as Sabasan
The story of Ernie, a young karate champion, who takes care of his aging, dying grandfather. The grandfather, realizing death is near, chooses an unknowing neighbor, Police Sergeant Rizzo, to care for his grandson. Reluctantly accepting his charge, Rizzo discovers that the boy possesses special mart
98.
Unit 4 (1981) as Jimmy Yew
With the growth in worldwide terrorist activities, the U.S. government secretly recruits the best commandos from its military forces and divides them into small anti-terrorist strike forces. The program depicts the exploits of one such strike force--Unit 4. In the pilot episode, Unit 4 is assigned
99.
Brothers (1980)
The story of Michael and Allan Radford, two adopted and unlikely brothers, one Jewish and the other of Irish ancestry, who pick up their lives together in San Francisco after many years of separation. In the pilot episode, Michael moves his family from the Bronx to San Francisco, where he sets up ho

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