Benson Fong

Benson Fong

Highest Rated: 83% Charley Varrick (1973)

Lowest Rated: 29% Oliver's Story (1978)

Birthday: Oct 10, 1916

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

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."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu: The Movie The Old One (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 30% Jinxed! Mr. Wing (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chinese Web Min Lo Chan (Character) - 1978
29% 25% Oliver's Story John Hsiang (Character) - 1978
83% 82% Charley Varrick Honest John (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time for Love Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 91% Kung Fu Li Yu/Sorcerer Liu/Soong/Han Fei (Character) - 1971
76% 66% The Love Bug Mr. Wu (Character) - 1968
77% 68% Our Man Flint Dr. Schneider (Character) - 1966
33% 50% Girls! Girls! Girls! Kin Yung (Character) - 1962
50% 72% Flower Drum Song Wang Chi-Yang (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Gates to Hell Gung Sa (Character) - 1959
60% 26% Conquest of Space Imoto (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 35% His Majesty O'Keefe Mr. Chou (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Willie and Joe Back at the Front Rickshaw boy (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Korea Patrol Kim (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 71% Three Husbands George (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women in the Night Chang (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Dragon Tommy Chan (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 66% Deception Jimmy (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Alibi Tommy Chan (Character) - 1946
80% 63% Back to Bataan Prince Ito (uncredited) (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shanghai Cobra Tommy Chan (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet China Sky Chung (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 44% The Scarlet Clue Tommy Chan (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Yank Into Tokyo Capt. Tanahe (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 36% The Chinese Cat Tommy Chan, No. 3 Son (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 40% Dragon Seed Sudent (uncredited) (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 36% Charlie Chan in the Secret Service Tommy Chan (Character) - 1944
60% 74% Charlie Chan at the Opera Opera Supernumerary (uncredited) (Character) - 1936

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Mr. Wu (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Attorney William Liu (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Mr. Fong (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969 1966 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Mr. Lee (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Itsubi Nogata (Guest Star) 1961 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Sam Kee (Character) 1959

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