Gedde Watanabe

Gedde Watanabe

Highest Rated: 86% Guinevere (1999)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jun 26, 1955

Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, USA

Although he's appeared in numerous movies and television shows since the mid-'80s, Gedde Watanabe is still widely recognized for his comical portrayal of foreign exchange student Long Duk Dong in "Sixteen Candles" (1984). In the film, a coming-of-age teen dramedy directed by John Hughes, Watanabe uttered several memorable phrases, such as "What's happenin', hot stuff?" and "Oh, sexy girlfriend," which have become as important to the American film lexicon as "Here's looking at you, kid." When the film was released in 1984, Watanabe received his share of outrage from those who believed his portrayal of Long Duk Dong to be overtly stereotypical of Asian-Americans. However, Watanabe never allowed himself to be sidetracked by criticism, and has since gone on to have a long career as a film, television and stage actor.

Highest rated movies

Guinevere
Sixteen Candles
Boys on the Side
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
UHF
Volunteers
Alfie The Last Word

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 63% The Last Word Gardener (Character) $1.8M 2017
18% 59% Parental Guidance Mr. Cheng (Character) $77.3M 2012
15% 17% Not Forgotten Agent Nakamura (Character) $53.7K 2009
No Score Yet 56% Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword Kenji (Voice) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Ages Night Dead Head Fred (Character) - 2009
22% 48% Two for the Money Milton (Character) $22.9M 2005
0% 42% Mulan II Ling (Voice) - 2004
48% 51% Alfie Wing (Character) $13.4M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Law: The Movie Cyril (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thank You, Good Night Unknown (Character) - 2001
86% 54% Guinevere Ed (Character) $614.2K 1999
85% 85% Mulan Ling (Voice) $120.6M 1998
31% 59% Booty Call Chan (uncredited) (Character) $20.1M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick and Jane Enzo (Character) $11.3K 1997
75% 69% Boys on the Side Steve (Character) $22.2M 1995
No Score Yet 12% Perfect Alibi Det. Onoda (Character) - 1994
71% 57% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Mr. Katsuji (Character) $40.5M 1990
61% 77% UHF Kuni (Character) $5.6M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spring Matty (Character) - 1989
40% 49% Vamp Duncan (Character) $4.1M 1986
33% 46% Gung Ho Oishi Kazihiro (Character) $36.4M 1986
58% 33% Volunteers At Toon (Character) $19.4M 1985
81% 85% Sixteen Candles Long Duk Dong (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Island Four Unknown (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 78% Magnum P.I. Sato (Guest Star) 2022
No Score Yet 60% Call Me Kat Henry (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet 63% Family Guy Long Duk Dong (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet 84% ER Nurse Yosh Takata (Guest Star) 1998-2003
No Score Yet 72% My Wife and Kids Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Proud Family Mr. Min (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet 62% Jackie Chan Gangster 1 (Guest Voice) 2001
0% No Score Yet Secret Agent Man Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Kangaroo (Guest Voice) 1998-1999
85% 76% The Simpsons Japanese Father (Guest Voice) 1997 1999
No Score Yet 73% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1995 1997
89% 92% Seinfeld Mr. Oh (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Speech Writer (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1990