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Henry O



Actor Henry O entered filmdom almost by accident, on a completely spontaneous and unplanned note. As one raised in China and sent to western-run missionary schools, he spent 30 years working in the Children's Art Theater, where he held down positions as an actor and the deputy art director. A middle-aged O moved to America with his wife, ostensibly to look after their grandchildren, but soon received an invitation for a theatrical audition and built up a prolific career essaying parts in television, plays, and films, invariably typecast in elderly Asian roles. Projects in which O appeared include The Last Emperor (1987), Red Corner (1997), Snow Falling on Cedars (1999), and Shanghai Noon (2000). He also guest starred on many series, including The Sopranos and The West Wing. O enjoyed a rare lead in the Wayne Wang drama A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007), playing a Chinese man who visits the United States to see his estranged daughter after a decade without communication.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
39% 2012
  • Lama Rinpoche
2009
78% A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
  • Mr. Shi
2008
40% They Wait
  • Actor
2008
18% Rush Hour 3
  • Master Yu
2007
No Score Yet Cyber Wars
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Lost Empire
  • Wu
2001
40% Dragonheart - A New Beginning
  • Master Kwan
2000
79% Shanghai Noon
  • Royal Interpreter
2000
33% Romeo Must Die
  • Ch'u Sing
2000
40% Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Nagaishi
1999
31% Brokedown Palace
  • Emissary To Crown
1999
32% Red Corner
  • Procurator General Yang
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Jhin Wei

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