Philip Ahn

Actor
Slender Korean-American character player of medium height and dignified manner. Ahn appeared in over 70 films from "The General Died at Dawn" (1936) through "The World's Greatest Athlete" (1972). He is also remembered ... Read more »
Born: 03/29/1905 in Highland Park, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

The Killer Who Wouldn't Die 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Jonathan Livingston Seagull 1973 (Movie)

of Chang (Voice)

The World's Greatest Athlete 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kung Fu 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Thoroughly Modern Millie 1967 (Movie)

Tea (Actor)

Paradise Hawaiian Style 1966 (Movie)

Moke (Actor)

The Karate Killers 1966 (Movie)

Sazami Kyushu (Actor)

A Girl Named Tamiko 1963 (Movie)

Akiba (Actor)

Shock Corridor 1963 (Movie)

Dr Fong (Actor)

Diamond Head 1962 (Movie)

Emekona (Actor)

Alcoa/Goodyear Theater 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

One-Eyed Jacks 1960 (Movie)

Uncle (Actor)

The Great Impostor 1960 (Movie)

Hun Kim (Actor)

Never So Few 1959 (Movie)

Nautaung (Actor)

Yesterday's Enemy 1958 (Movie)

Yamazaki (Actor)

Battle Hymn 1957 (Movie)

Old Man (Actor)

Four Star Playhouse 1952 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Way to the Gold 1957 (Movie)

Mr Ding--Cafe Owner (Actor)

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1955 (Movie)

3rd Uncle (Actor)

The Left Hand of God 1955 (Movie)

Jan Teng (Actor)

The Shanghai Story 1954 (Movie)

Major Ling Wu (Actor)

China Venture 1953 (Movie)

Admiral Amara (Actor)

Fair Wind to Java 1953 (Movie)

Gusti (Actor)

His Majesty O'Keefe 1953 (Movie)

Sein Tang (Actor)

Battle Circus 1952 (Movie)

Korean Prisoner (Actor)

China Corsair 1951 (Movie)

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Halls of Montezuma 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Women in the Night 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Back to Bataan 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

God Is My Co-Pilot 1945 (Movie)

Hong Kong Radio Announcer (Actor)

China Sky 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Story of Dr. Wassell 1943 (Movie)

(Actor)

China 1942 (Movie)

Lin Cho, First Brother (Actor)

They Got Me Covered 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

King of Chinatown 1938 (Movie)

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Hawaii Calls 1937 (Movie)

Julius (Actor)

Daughter of Shanghai 1936 (Movie)

Kim Lee (Actor)

Something to Sing About 1936 (Movie)

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The General Died at Dawn 1935 (Movie)

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Kung Fu (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Slender Korean-American character player of medium height and dignified manner. Ahn appeared in over 70 films from "The General Died at Dawn" (1936) through "The World's Greatest Athlete" (1972). He is also remembered for his role as Master Kan on the popular TV action series, "Kung Fu" (1972-75).

Relationships

Dosan Ahn Chang Ho

Father
Korean

Philson Ahn

Brother
younger

Ralph Ahn

Brother
younger

Helen Lee

Mother
reportedly the second Korean to emigrate to the USA in 1902

EDUCATION

Polytechnic High School

Los Angeles , California 1923

Central Junior High School

Los Angeles , California 1920

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1977

Final film, "Potrait of a Hitman"

1973

Provided a character voice for "Jonathan Livington Seagull"

1967

Had supporting role in "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

1962

Co-starred in "Diamond Head"

1960

Acted in the TV series, "Mr. Garlund" (CBS)

1955

Was in "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"

1944

Played the Hong Kong announcer in "God Is My Co-Pilot"

1943

Had featured role in "The Keys to the Kingdom"

1940

Had supporting role in "The Shadow"

1937

Made uncredited appearance in "The Good Earth"

1936

Acted in "Anything Goes"

1936

Had featured role in "The General Died at Dawn"

1935

Acting debut in "A Scream in the Night"

Played Master Kan on the action-adventure series, "Kung Fu"

Was very active on TV in the 1950s as a guest on anthology TV dramas

Served in US Army during WWII

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