Burt Kwouk

Highest Rated: 97% Goldfinger (1964)
Birthday: Jul 18, 1930
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in England and raised in Shanghai, actor Burt Kwouk can best be described as a funnier variation of Bruce Lee. To be sure, many of his acting assignments have called for straight interpretations, notably his roles in such films Satan Never Sleeps (1961) and The Brides of Fu Manchu (1965). But Kwouk is best known for his role as karate champ Cato Fong, right-hand man of the hapless Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers). Trained by his boss to attack without warning (the better to keep Clouseau on guard and in shape), Cato has invariably done his job too well, kicking and chopping at the Inspector at the most inopportune times -- when Clouseau is making love, for example. As Cato, Bert Kwouk has appeared in the Blake Edwards-directed Clouseau films A Shot in the Dark (1964), Return of the Pink Panther (1975), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1978) and Revenge of the Pink Panther (1979), and has guest-starred in two pastiche films made after Peter Sellers' death, Curse of the Pink Panther (1981) and Trail of the Pink Panther (1982). Outside the aegis of Blake Edwards, Kwouk has taken action-oriented parts in films like Rollerball (1980) and Air America (1990). For several years in the '80s, Kwouk played a Japanese commandant on the British TV series Tenko. Kwouk continued to work steadily through the 2010s, including a recurring role on Last of the Summer Wine. He died in 2016, at age 85.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Great Challenge Actor 2006
14% Beyond Borders Colonel Gao $4.4M 2003
No Score Yet Kuraingu furîman (Crying Freeman) Actor 2003
51% Kiss of the Dragon Uncle Tai $34.8M 2001
No Score Yet The Lost Empire Professor Sheng 2001
No Score Yet From China with Love Actor 1998
No Score Yet She Good Fighter Li Ang 1995
No Score Yet Bullet to Beijing Kim Soo 1995
6% Son of the Pink Panther Cato 1993
No Score Yet Carry On Columbus Wang 1992
No Score Yet Shooting Elizabeth Actor 1992
83% Leon the Pig Farmer Art Collector 1992
13% Air America Gen. Lu Soong 1990
No Score Yet Race For Glory Yoshiro Tanaka 1989
No Score Yet Crying Freeman 2: Fûsei kakurei (Shades of Death) (The Enemy Within) Actor 1989
No Score Yet I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle Actor 1989
No Score Yet Noble House Actor 1988
No Score Yet James Clavell's 'Noble House' Philip Chen 1988
75% Empire of the Sun Mr. Chen 1987
57% Plenty Mr. Aung 1985
29% Curse of the Pink Panther Cato 1983
25% Trail of the Pink Panther Cato 1982
20% The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Fu's Servant 1980
78% The Revenge of the Pink Panther Cato Fong 1978
No Score Yet Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It Chinese Delegate 1977
33% The Last Remake of Beau Geste Father Shapiro 1977
83% The Pink Panther Strikes Again Kato 1976
68% Rollerball Doctor 1975
89% The Return of the Pink Panther Cato 1975
No Score Yet Madame Sin Scarred Operator 1972
85% Deep End Hot Dog Stand Man 1971
No Score Yet The Chairman Chang Shou 1969
43% The Shoes of the Fisherman Peng 1968
No Score Yet The High Commissioner Pham Chimh 1968
72% You Only Live Twice Spectre 3 1967
No Score Yet The Vengeance of Fu Manchu Actor 1967
No Score Yet Lost Command Viet Minh Officer 1966
No Score Yet The Curse of the Fly Tai 1965
97% Goldfinger Mr. Ling 1964
93% A Shot in the Dark Kato 1964
No Score Yet Satan Never Sleeps Ah Wang 1962
No Score Yet Visa to Canton (Passport to China) Jimmy 1961
No Score Yet The Terror of the Tongs Mr. Ming 1961
No Score Yet The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Li 1958

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Last of the Summer Wine
1973-2010
Entwhistle Entwistle
  • 2011
68% Doctor Who
1963-1989
Lin Futu
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
1969
Mason Tusamo
  • 1965
No Score Yet Silent Witness
Jimmy Han

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