James Hong

Actor, Producer
Extremely prolific American actor of Hong Kong extraction, Hong has been often cast as heavies but in every kind of role and every type of film and TV series imaginable for over 40 years. Born in the Chinatown section ... Read more »
Born: 02/22/1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (190)

84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

Elementary 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kung Fu Panda 3 2016 (Movie)

Mr. Ping (Voice)

Mike Tyson Mysteries 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

Rush Hour 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monkey King: Hero is Back 2015 (Movie)

Old Monk (Voice)

Star Wars: Rebels 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Junk 2014 (Movie)

Yukio Tai (Actor)

Paper Dragons 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Incredible Crew 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Key & Peele 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

R.I.P.D. 2013 (Movie)

Nick's Avatar (Actor)

2 Broke Girls 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Generator Rex 2009 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Pair of Kings 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Regular Show 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Safe 2012 (Movie)

Han Jiao (Actor)

Archer 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Gigantic 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

I'm in the Band 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Ping (Voice)

Chicago Hope 1990 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chowder 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Diagnosis Murder 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Doogie Howser, M.D. 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gideon's Crossing 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1996 - 1997, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home Improvement 1995 - 1997, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1990 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm and Eddie 1995 - 1997, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1990 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Millennium 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1995 - 1997, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1995 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raven 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sisters 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1995 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1990 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1990 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Australia 2008 (Movie)

Carney Manservant (Actor)

Kung Fu Panda 2008 (Movie)

Mr. Ping (Voice)

The Big Bang Theory 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008 (Movie)

Mr Wu (Actor)

Zoey 101 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Fusion 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Wong (Actor)

Andy Barker, P.I. 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Balls of Fury 2007 (Movie)

Master Wong (Actor)

Bones 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Case of Emergency 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Balls of Fury 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! 2004 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

Adventures of Johnny Tao 2006 (Movie)

Sifu (Actor)

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Shanghai Kiss 2006 (Movie)

Mark Liu (Liam's Dad) (Actor)

The Loop 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sucker Free City 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teen Titans 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

10-8 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Epoch 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chronicle 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Division 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Idol 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Random Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2000, 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Art of War 2000 (Movie)

Ambassador Wu (Actor)

Zoe... 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Broken Vessels 1999 (Movie)

Mr Chen (Actor)

Scandalous Behavior 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bloodsport III 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Head Over Heels 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mulan 1998 (Movie)

of Chi Fu (Voice)

Breakout 1997 (Movie)

Mr Wang (Actor)

Friends 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Red Corner 1997 (Movie)

Lin Shou (Actor)

Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite 1996 (Movie)

Sun (Actor)

Catherine's Grove 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Infinity 1996 (Movie)

Abacus Adder (Actor)

River of Stone 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

South Beach Academy 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bad Company 1995 (Movie)

Bobby Birdsong (Actor)

Legend 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Muscle 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 (Movie)

Y B'Ham (Actor)

Tank Girl 1995 (Movie)

Che'tsai (Actor)

The Secret Agent Club 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Femme Fontaine: Killer Babe For the C.I.A. 1994 (Movie)

Master Sun (Actor)

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

Li Peng (Actor)

L.A. Goddess 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Operation Golden Phoenix 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

Mr Wong (Actor)

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Talons of the Eagle 1992 (Movie)

Mr Li (Actor)

Body Trouble 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Crime Lords 1991 (Movie)

Ling (Actor)

Dragonfight 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Merlin 1991 (Movie)

Loong Tao (Actor)

Missing Pieces 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mystery Date 1991 (Movie)

Fortune Teller (Actor)

Seinfeld 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Perfect Weapon 1991 (Movie)

Yung (Actor)

Too Much Sun 1991 (Movie)

Frank Sr (Actor)

Caged Fury 1990 (Movie)

Detective Stoner (Actor)

Camp California 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Moon Over Paradise 1990 (Movie)

Cook (Actor)

Partners in Life 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadowzone 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

Khan (Actor)

Leap of Faith 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Tango & Cash 1989 (Movie)

Quan (Actor)

The Vineyard 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tongs 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadlock 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tax Season 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Jitters 1988 (Movie)

Tony Yang Sr (Actor)

Vice Versa 1988 (Movie)

Kwo (Actor)

Black Widow 1987 (Movie)

Shin (Actor)

China Girl 1987 (Movie)

Gung Tu (Actor)

Harry's Hong Kong 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

In Love and War 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Revenge of the Nerds II 1987 (Movie)

Snotty (Actor)

The New Mike Hammer 1983 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Trouble in Little China 1986 (Movie)

David Lo Pan (Actor)

The Golden Child 1986 (Movie)

Doctor Hong (Actor)

Paper Angels 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Missing in Action 1984 (Movie)

General Iran (Actor)

Ninja III - The Domination 1984 (Movie)

Miyashima (Actor)

Breathless 1983 (Movie)

Grocer (Actor)

Inspector Perez 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Blade Runner 1982 (Movie)

Chew (Actor)

Marco Polo 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Yes, Giorgio 1982 (Movie)

Kwan (Actor)

So Fine 1981 (Movie)

1st Oriental Man in Steam Room (Actor)

True Confessions 1981 (Movie)

Coroner Wong (Actor)

Airplane! 1980 (Movie)

Japanese General (Actor)

Brothers 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Mandrake 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The In-Laws 1979 (Movie)

Bing Wong (Actor)

Go Tell the Spartans 1978 (Movie)

Corporal Old Man (Actor)

Switch 1975 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The World's Greatest Lover 1977 (Movie)

Yes Man (Actor)

Stud Brown 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chinatown 1974 (Movie)

Evelyn's Butler (Actor)

Sunshine 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dynamite Brothers 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kung Fu 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Carey Treatment 1971 (Movie)

Dr Tao (Actor)

Vanished 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Colossus: The Forbin Project 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hawaiians 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

One Spy Too Many 1966 (Movie)

Prince Phanong (Actor)

The Sand Pebbles 1966 (Movie)

Victor Shu (Actor)

The Satan Bug 1965 (Movie)

Dr Yang (Actor)

Flower Drum Song 1961 (Movie)

Head Waiter (Actor)

China Gate 1957 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1955 (Movie)

5th Brother (Actor)

A Tattered Web (TV Show)

Actor

An Accidental Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Blade in Hong Kong (TV Show)

Actor

Brotherhood of the Rose (TV Show)

Actor

China Rose (TV Show)

Actor

Crime Lords (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Scorpion (TV Show)

Actor

Dragon Dynasty (TV Show)

Actor

Framed (TV Show)

Actor

Last Flight Out (TV Show)

Actor

Last of the Good Guys (TV Show)

Actor

Marco Polo (TV Show)

Actor

My Husband Is Missing (TV Show)

Actor

Panic in Echo Park (TV Show)

Actor

Pueblo (TV Show)

Actor

The Forgotten Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Hustler of Muscle Beach (TV Show)

Actor

The Karen Carpenter Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Letter (TV Show)

Actor

The Missiles of October (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Frank Cannon (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Awesome (TV Show)

Actor

Triplecross (TV Show)

Actor

When Hell Was in Session (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Scandalous Behavior 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

The Vineyard 1989 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

Catherine's Grove 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Caged Fury 1990 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Extremely prolific American actor of Hong Kong extraction, Hong has been often cast as heavies but in every kind of role and every type of film and TV series imaginable for over 40 years. Born in the Chinatown section of Minneapolis, Hong was sent to his family's native Hong Kong for his earliest education, but returned to the US at age 10 and later studied engineering at USC. An interest in acting led to study with famed teacher Jeff Corey, and in the early 1950s Hong began appearing on such celebrated TV anthologies as "CBS Playhouse" and "Playhouse 90." His earliest feature appearances include Henry King's sudsy interracial romance, "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (1955). From then on, whenever a film or TV show required a large number of Asian or Pacific Islander small-part players (e.g. "Flower Drum Song" 1961, "The Sand Pebbles" 1966, "The Hawaiians" 1970, TV's "Hawaii Five-O"), one could safely bet the rent that Hong would be among them.

Relationships

Susan Hong

Wife

April Hong Actor

Daughter

Frank Hong

Father
immigrated from Hong Kong to Chicago

EDUCATION

Professional Theater Workshop

studied acting with Jeff Corey

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

2012

Cast in action thriller "Safe," Jason Statham

2011

Reprised voiceover role in the sequel "Kung Fu Panda 2"

2008

Voiced Mr. Ping in animated feature "Kung Fu Panda"

2008

Appeared in the sci-fi feature "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

2004

Voiced Mandarin on the ABC family series "Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!"

2003

Provided voice for Professor Chang on the Cartoon Network's "Teen Titans"

2002

Voiced Daolon Wong, an evil wizard on the Kids' WB animated series "Jackie Chan Adventures"

1998

Provided voice for character of Chi Fui in Disney animated feature "Mulan"

1993

Played Cassandra's father, martial arts expert Mr. Wong in "Wayne's World 2"

1991

Played the maître d' on the famous "The Chinese Restaurant" episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC)

1991

Appeared in the six-part interview documentary "Naked Hollywood"

1990

First feature producing credit, as an associate producer of "Caged Fury"

1990

Feature writing and directorial debut, "The Vineyard"; also played a leading role

1990

Recreated role of Khan the butler from "Chinatown" (1974) for the sequel "The Two Jakes"

1986

Played the immortal ghost sorcerer Lo Pan in John Carpenter's "Big Trouble in Little China"

1984

Appeared in the martial arts films "Missing in Action" and "Ninja III - The Domination"

1982

Played Hannibal Chew, the genetic designer in Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner"

1977

Played recurring role of Wang the bar cook on the CBS detective series "Switch"

1974

Played Faye Dunaway's butler in "Chinatown"

1972

Made recurring appearances on ABC television series "Kung Fu"

1970

TV miniseries debut, "Vanished" (NBC)

1970

TV-movie debut, "The Forgotten Man" (ABC)

1965

An original founding member of East West Players, one of the first Asian American theatre organizations

1957

Played Barry Chan, Charlie's "number one" son on the syndicated detective series "The New Adventures of Charlie Chan"

1955

Earliest Hollywood feature film appearances included minor roles in Henry King's "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" and "Soldier of Fortune"

1939

Returned to the U.S. at age 10 (date approximate)

Earliest TV appearances include work on such noted anthology dramas as "Playhouse 90" and "CBS Playhouse" in the 1950s

Received early education in Hong Kong

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