Burt Kwouk

Burt Kwouk

Highest Rated: 94% A Shot in the Dark (1964)

Lowest Rated: 6% Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

Birthday: Jul 18, 1930

Birthplace: Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK

A British-born Chinese actor, Bert Kwouk was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's aggressive servant, Cato, in the "Pink Panther" films. Kwouk was born in Manchester but lived in Shanghai for most of his youth. He began doing theatre work in London in the late '50's and early '60s and had bit parts in several TV series and films, before getting his break in the 1964 spy spoof, "A Shot in the Dark," the first in the Pink Panther franchise. In every one of the films, bumbling Inspector Clouseau would be caught by surprise when an overzealous Cato would make a surprise attack as his boss came home. He went on to reprise his role in "The Return of the Pink Panther" in 1975, "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" a year later, and "Revenge of the Pink Panther" in 1978. (Kwouk appeared in three other Pink Panther films after the death of star Peter Sellers.) He made his first of several appearances in a James Bond film in 1964's "Goldfinger." He then appeared in the Bond spoof "Casino Royale" and had a supporting role as Spectre 3 in "You Only Live Twice." He has appeared in many TV series on both sides of the Atlantic, including a recurring role in the BAFTA-nominated World War II-era drama "Tenko" in the early 1980s. In 2002 he began a long run in the venerable British comedy "Last of the Summer Wine" (BBC 1973-2010) as Entwistle, a supporting part that turned into a principal role. Kwouk died of cancer in Hampstead, London on May 24, 2015; he was 85.

Highest rated movies

A Shot in the Dark Revenge of the Pink Panther
The Return of the Pink Panther
Empire of the Sun
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Kiss of the Dragon
The Shoes of the Fisherman
The Last Remake of Beau Geste

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 40% Son of the Dragon Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 43% Wake of Death Tommy Li (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 64% Stratosphere Girl Papa-San (Character) - 2004
14% 72% Beyond Borders Colonel Gao (Character) $4.4M 2003
52% 68% Kiss of the Dragon Uncle Tai (Character) $36.8M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chinadream Min Ju (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peggy Su! Dad (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Good Fighter Liang (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 35% Len Deighton's Bullet to Beijing Kim Soo (Character) - 1995
6% 18% Son of the Pink Panther Cato Fong (Character) $2.4M 1993
13% 35% Air America General Lu Soong (Character) $29.2M 1990
No Score Yet 75% Race for Glory Yoshiro Tanaka (Character) $67.0K 1989
75% 90% Empire of the Sun Mr. Chen (Character) $22.0M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark of the Devil Hai Lee (Character) - 1985
31% 24% Curse of the Pink Panther Cato (Character) - 1983
25% 33% Trail of the Pink Panther Cato Fong (Character) - 1982
17% 45% The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Fu Manchu's Servant (Character) - 1980
83% 70% Revenge of the Pink Panther Cato Fong (Character) - 1978
42% 62% The Last Remake of Beau Geste Father Shapiro (Character) - 1977
75% 84% The Pink Panther Strikes Again Cato Fong (Character) - 1976
83% 82% The Return of the Pink Panther Cato (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 10% Madame Sin Scarred Operator (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 31% The Chairman Chang Shou (Character) - 1969
43% 75% The Shoes of the Fisherman Peng (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bang, Bang, You're Dead Export manager (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 47% Lost Command Viet Officer (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 14% The Curse of the Fly Tai (Character) - 1965
94% 87% A Shot in the Dark Kato (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 33% Satan Never Sleeps Ah Wang (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror of the Tongs Mr. Ming (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lost Empire Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Summer Wine Entwhistle (Character) 1991 1999 2006 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen of Swords Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Noble House Philip Chen (Character) 1988
59% No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
68% 77% Doctor Who Lin Futu (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keep It in the Family Japanese Juror (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Tawau (Guest Star) 1965 1967-1968
No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965