Richard Loo

Actor
One of the most prolific character actors of the 20th century, Chinese-American Richard Loo had his most recognizable role as a Thai industrialist in the James Bond film "The Man with the Golden Gun". Born in Hawaii to ... Read more »
Born: 10/01/1903 in Maui, Hawaii, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Collision Course 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man With the Golden Gun 1974 (Movie)

Hai Fat (Actor)

Kung Fu 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Chandler 1970 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

One More Train to Rob 1970 (Movie)

Mr Chang (Actor)

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sand Pebbles 1966 (Movie)

Major Chin (Actor)

A Girl Named Tamiko 1963 (Movie)

Otani (Actor)

Battle Hymn 1957 (Movie)

General Kim (Actor)

The Quiet American 1957 (Movie)

Mister Heng (Actor)

The Conqueror 1956 (Movie)

Captain of Wang's Guard (Actor)

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1955 (Movie)

Robert Hung (Actor)

Soldier of Fortune 1955 (Movie)

Po-Lin (Actor)

Hell and High Water 1954 (Movie)

Fujimori (Actor)

Living It Up 1954 (Movie)

Dr Lee (Actor)

The Bamboo Prison 1954 (Movie)

Hsai Tung (Actor)

China Venture 1953 (Movie)

Chang Sung (Actor)

Five Fingers 1952 (Movie)

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Women in the Night 1947 (Movie)

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Tokyo Rose 1946 (Movie)

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Back to Bataan 1945 (Movie)

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God Is My Co-Pilot 1945 (Movie)

Tokyo Joe (Actor)

China Sky 1944 (Movie)

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China 1942 (Movie)

Lin Yun (Actor)

Across the Pacific 1941 (Movie)

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Island of Lost Men 1938 (Movie)

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The Bitter Tea of General Yen 1931 (Movie)

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Biography

One of the most prolific character actors of the 20th century, Chinese-American Richard Loo had his most recognizable role as a Thai industrialist in the James Bond film "The Man with the Golden Gun". Born in Hawaii to Chinese parents, Loo moved to California in his teens and became an actor after his career as a businessman was unsuccessful. In the '30s he mostly had uncredited bit roles as Chinese men, but when World War II began he would often be cast as a villainous Japanese soldier, as he was in the 1944 submarine drama "The Purple Heart". Other war movie roles include supporting parts in the spy drama "Tokyo Rose" and "Back to Bataan", starring John Wayne. In one of his rare sympathetic roles he played a Japanese-American soldier in Samuel Fuller's Korean War film "The Steel Helmet" in 1951. Although principally a character actor in small parts, he did occasionally have more substantial supporting roles. He played a general in the Clark Gable adventure "Soldier of Fortune", appeared with William Holden in the romance "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing", and was Major Chin in the Oscar-nominated period drama "The Sand Pebbles" in 1966. Aside from his role in "The Man with the Golden Gun", he also made several appearances on the martial-arts-themed TV show "Kung Fu", where he played a Shaolin monk master.

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