Benson Fong

Actor, Restaurateur
During the so-called "Golden Age of Hollywood," if a director was looking to hire an Asian actor, Benson Fong was certainly at the top of the list, as evidenced by his countless appearances in movies (and television ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1916 in Sacramento, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Moonlight 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Family in Blue 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Jinxed! 1981 (Movie)

Dr Fong (Actor)

S.O.B. 1981 (Movie)

Chef (Actor)

Saint Peter 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man The Dragon's Challenge 1979 (Movie)

Min Lo Chan (Actor)

Oliver's Story 1978 (Movie)

John Hsiang (Actor)

He Is My Brother 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Strongest Man in the World 1974 (Movie)

Ah Fong (Actor)

Charley Varrick 1973 (Movie)

Honest John (Actor)

Kung Fu 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Travis Logan, D.A. 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Bug 1968 (Movie)

Mr Wu (Actor)

Our Man Flint 1965 (Movie)

Dr Schneider (Actor)

Girls! Girls! Girls! 1962 (Movie)

Kin Yung (Actor)

Flower Drum Song 1961 (Movie)

Wang Chi-Wang (Actor)

Five Gates to Hell 1959 (Movie)

Gung Sa (Actor)

The Scarlet Hour 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Conquest of Space 1955 (Movie)

Imoto (Actor)

The Left Hand of God 1955 (Movie)

Chun Tien (Actor)

His Majesty O'Keefe 1953 (Movie)

Mr Chou (Actor)

Women in the Night 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

China Sky 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

Behind the Rising Sun (Movie)

Japanese Officer (Actor)

Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (Movie)

Ah Hing (Actor)

Calcutta (Movie)

Young Chinese Clerk (Actor)

Charlie Chan at the Opera (Movie)

Opera Extra (Actor)

Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (Movie)

Tommie Chan (Actor)

Dark Alibi (Movie)

Tommy Chan (Actor)

First Yank into Tokyo (Movie)

Capt. Tanahe (Actor)

Hazard (Movie)

Chinese House Boy (Actor)

Kung Fu: The Movie (TV Show)

Actor

Nob Hill (Movie)

Chinese Boy (Actor)

The Chinese Cat (Movie)

Tommie Chan (Actor)

The Glitter Dome (TV Show)

Actor

The Keys of the Kingdom (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

The Purple Heart (Movie)

Moy Ling (Actor)

The Red Dragon (Movie)

Tommy Chan (Actor)

The Scarlet Clue (Movie)

Tommy Chan (Actor)

The Shanghai Cobra (Movie)

Tommy Chan (Actor)

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (Movie)

Young Chung (Actor)

Three Husbands (Movie)

George (Actor)

Biography

During the so-called "Golden Age of Hollywood," if a director was looking to hire an Asian actor, Benson Fong was certainly at the top of the list, as evidenced by his countless appearances in movies (and television shows) from the 1930s through the 1980s. Fong began his professional acting career with roles in such films as 1936's "Charlie Chan at the Opera" (in an uncredited role), before landing spots in 1944's "The Keys of the Kingdom" and 1954's "His Majesty O'Keefe", among others. Fong's most renowned role from this era was as Tommy Chan ("Number Three Son") in several Charlie Chan movies, including 1944's "Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat", 1945's "The Scarlet Clue", and 1946's "Dark Alibi". Other standout roles included playing Mr. Tang Wu in Disney's "The Love Bug", as well as "The Old One" in the hit television show "Kung Fu". Fong would continue landing roles up to a year before his death on August 1, 1987, in Los Angeles, from a stroke (at the age of 70), his last role a reprisal of the "Old One" character in 1986's "Kung Fu: The Movie".

EDUCATION

studied in China

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