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Burt Kwouk

Highest Rated:   96% Goldfinger (1964)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
71% 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
66% Rollerball
  • Doctor
1975
89% The Return of the Pink Panther
  • Cato
1975
No Score Yet Madame Sin
  • Scarred Operator
1972
89% Deep End
  • Hot Dog Stand Man
1971
No Score Yet The Chairman
  • Chang Shou
1969
50% 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
96% 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

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