Burt Kwouk

A British-born Chinese actor, Bert Kwouk is best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's aggressive servant, Cato, in the "Pink Panther" films. Kwouk was born in Manchester but lived in Shanghai for most of his youth. He ... Read more »
Born: 07/18/1930

Filmography

Actor (36)

Banzai 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Low Winter Sun 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last of the Summer Wine 1972 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond Borders 2003 (Movie)

Colonel Gao (Actor)

Kiss of the Dragon 2001 (Movie)

Uncle Tai (Actor)

Arabian Nights 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bullet to Beijing 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther 1993 (Movie)

Cato (Actor)

Carry on Columbus 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shooting Elizabeth 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Air America 1990 (Movie)

General Lu Soong (Actor)

I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle 1990 (Movie)

Fu King Owner (Actor)

Race For Glory 1989 (Movie)

Yoshiro Tanaka (Actor)

Plenty 1985 (Movie)

Mr Aung (Actor)

Tenko 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Curse of the Pink Panther 1983 (Movie)

Cato (Actor)

Trail of the Pink Panther 1982 (Movie)

Cato (Actor)

The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu 1980 (Movie)

Fu Manchu's Servant (Actor)

Revenge of the Pink Panther 1978 (Movie)

Cato (Actor)

The Last Remake of Beau Geste 1976 (Movie)

Father Shapiro (Actor)

The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1975 (Movie)

Cato (Actor)

The Return of the Pink Panther 1975 (Movie)

Cato (Actor)

The Chairman 1969 (Movie)

Chang Shou (Actor)

The Shoes of the Fisherman 1968 (Movie)

Chairman Peng (Actor)

You Only Live Twice 1967 (Movie)

SPECTRE No 3 (Actor)

Our Man in Marrakesh 1966 (Movie)

Export Manager (Actor)

The Brides of Fu Manchu 1966 (Movie)

Feng (Actor)

The Curse of the Fly 1965 (Movie)

Tai (Actor)

A Shot in the Dark 1964 (Movie)

Kato (Actor)

Goldfinger 1964 (Movie)

Mr Ling (Actor)

Satan Never Sleeps 1961 (Movie)

Ah Wang (Actor)

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 1958 (Movie)

Li (Actor)

James Clavell's Noble House (TV Show)

Actor

Madame Sin (TV Show)

Actor

Son of the Dragon (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost Empire (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A British-born Chinese actor, Bert Kwouk is best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's aggressive servant, Cato, in the "Pink Panther" films. Kwouk was born in Manchester but lived in Shanghai for most of his youth. He began doing theatre work in London in the late '50's and early '60s and had bit parts in several TV series and films, before getting his break in the 1964 spy spoof, "A Shot in the Dark", the first in the Pink Panther franchise. In every one of the films, bumbling Inspector Clouseau would be caught by surprise when an overzealous Cato would make a surprise attack as his boss came home. He went on to reprise his role in "The Return of the Pink Panther" in 1975, "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" a year later, and "Revenge of the Pink Panther" in 1978. (Kwouk appeared in three other Pink Panther films after the death of star Peter Sellers.) He made his first of several appearances in a James Bond film in 1964's "Goldfinger". He then appeared in the Bond spoof "Casino Royale" and had a supporting role as Spectre 3 in "You Only Live Twice". He has appeared in many TV series on both sides of the Atlantic, including a recurring role in the BAFTA-nominated World War II-era drama "Tenko" in the early 1980s. In 2002 he began a long run in the venerable British comedy "Last of the Summer Wine" as Entwistle, a supporting part that turned into a principal role.

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