James Hong

James Hong

Highest Rated: 100% More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story (2021)

Lowest Rated: 12% R.I.P.D. (2013)

Birthday: Feb 22, 1929

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Extremely prolific American actor of Hong Kong extraction, Hong has been often cast as heavies but in every kind of role and every type of film and TV series imaginable for over 40 years. Born in the Chinatown section of Minneapolis, Hong was sent to his family's native Hong Kong for his earliest education, but returned to the US at age 10 and later studied engineering at USC. An interest in acting led to study with famed teacher Jeff Corey, and in the early 1950s Hong began appearing on such celebrated TV anthologies as "CBS Playhouse" and "Playhouse 90." His earliest feature appearances include Henry King's sudsy interracial romance, "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (1955). From then on, whenever a film or TV show required a large number of Asian or Pacific Islander small-part players (e.g. "Flower Drum Song" 1961, "The Sand Pebbles" 1966, "The Hawaiians" 1970, TV's "Hawaii Five-O"), one could safely bet the rent that Hong would be among them.

Highest rated movies

Hollywood Chinese
Chinatown Everything Everywhere All at Once
Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Blade Runner
Big Trouble in Little China
Broken Vessels
True Confessions

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
95% 90% Everything Everywhere All at Once Gong Gong (Character) $52.3M 2022
94% 72% Turning Red Mr. Gao (Voice) - 2022
93% 68% Batman: Soul of the Dragon O-Sensei (Voice) - 2021
100% 94% More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story Self - 2021
63% 40% Beast Mode Pish Rudabaker (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dropa Jin (Character) - 2019
82% 95% Abominable Yak Herder (Voice) $60.9M 2019
No Score Yet 42% Grand-Daddy Day Care Walter (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grand-Daddy Day Care Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unfallen Consulate (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Criminal Harold Fat (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fortune Cookie Gui Po (Character) - 2016
86% 78% Kung Fu Panda 3 Mr. Ping (Voice) $143.5M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Arm of the Leprecon The Landlord (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 52% Monkey King: Hero Is Back Old Monk (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 89% Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest Dr. Zin (Voice) - 2015
12% 38% R.I.P.D. Nick's Avatar (Character) $33.6M 2013
No Score Yet 18% Summoned Frank (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 52% The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone Faleaka (Character) $549.6K 2013
59% 59% Safe Han Jiao (Character) $17.1M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Junk Yukio Tai (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 70% Trinity Goodheart Mr. Kwon (Character) - 2011
80% 74% Kung Fu Panda 2 Mr. Ping (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 20% How to Make Love to a Woman Sifu (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime Unknown (Character) - 2010
20% 27% The Day the Earth Stood Still Mr. Wu (Character) $79.4M 2008
No Score Yet 37% An Accidental Christmas Rico (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 65% Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! High Lama (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet 10% Adventures of Johnny Tao Sifu (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 61% Shanghai Kiss Mark Liu (Character) - 2007
21% 33% Balls of Fury Master Wong (Character) $32.9M 2007
100% No Score Yet Hollywood Chinese Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 25% Dragon Dynasty Gao (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 62% Totally Awesome Mr. Yamagashi (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exit 38 Dr. Shen (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 56% American Fusion Dr. Wong (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 20% Latin Dragon Mr. Rhee (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 69% Sucker Free City Kwok (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 9% Forbidden Warrior Muraji (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 38% Ghost Rock Weng (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 34% The Idol Zao (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 16% Epoch Ambassador Po (Character) - 2000
16% 35% The Art of War Ambassador Wu (Character) $30.2M 2000
No Score Yet 33% Scandalous Behavior Adam Chance (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakout Mr. Wang (Character) - 1998
69% 68% Broken Vessels Mr. Chen (Character) $13.5K 1998
86% 85% Mulan Chi Fu (Voice) $120.6M 1998
No Score Yet 40% G2: Mortal Conquest Parmenion (Character) - 1998
30% 48% Red Corner Lin Shou (Character) $22.4M 1997
No Score Yet 23% South Beach Academy Johnny Staccato (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% The Secret Agent Club Mr. Yamata (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% Bloodsport III Master Sun (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 42% Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite Sun (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Triplecross Old Chinese Man (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cyber Bandits Tojo Yokohama (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 14% Operation Golden Phoenix Mister Chang (Character) - 1994
27% 31% Bad Company Director $3.7M 1994
No Score Yet 20% Femme Fontaine: Killer Babe for the C.I.A. Master Sun (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 14% Gladiator Cop Parmenion (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Die With Me: A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Mystery Nathan (Character) - 1994
60% 63% Wayne's World 2 Jeff Wong (Character) $46.2M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Lee Pow (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merlin Leong Tao (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 15% Talons of the Eagle Mr. Li (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joker's Wild Boomer (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet October 32nd Leong Tao (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodbye, Paradise Cook (Character) - 1992
42% 63% The Perfect Weapon Yung (Character) $11.8M 1991
14% 29% Too Much Sun Frank, Sr. (Character) $44.5K 1991
25% 40% Mystery Date Fortune Teller (Character) $6.0M 1991
No Score Yet 12% Caged Fury Detective Randall Stoner (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 12% Framed Mr. Chew (Character) - 1990
65% 38% The Two Jakes Kahn (Character) $9.4M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jitters Tony Yang Sr. (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 28% Shadowzone Dr. Van Fleet (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 12% The Vineyard Dr. Elson Po (Character),
Director
- 1989
30% 52% Tango & Cash Quan (Character) $61.8M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tax Season Mr. Tagasaki (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadlock Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 50% China Girl Gung Tu (Character) $918.1K 1987
52% 41% Black Widow H. Shin (Character) $22.7M 1987
22% 47% The Golden Child Doctor Hong (Character) $78.1M 1986
75% 82% Big Trouble in Little China David Lo Pan (Character) $11.0M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blade in Hong Kong Key Tam (Character) - 1985
40% 54% Ninja III -- The Domination Miyashima (Character) - 1984
20% 42% Missing in Action Gen. Trau (Character) - 1984
60% 48% Breathless Grocer (Character) - 1983
33% 37% Yes, Giorgio Kwan (Character) - 1982
93% 92% Blade Runner: The Final Cut Hannibal Chew (Character) - 1982
89% 91% Blade Runner Hannibal Chew (Character) $3.9M 1982
67% 53% True Confessions Coroner Wong (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girls Next Door Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Husband Is Missing Quan Dong (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Panic in Echo Park Larry Lee (Character) - 1977
99% 93% Chinatown Kahn (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders Prior (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunshine Dr. Wilde (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 40% A Tattered Web Police Surgeon (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forgotten Man Major Thon (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 42% One Spy Too Many Prince Phanong (Character) - 1966
50% 44% The Satan Bug Dr. Yang (Character) - 1965
54% 72% Flower Drum Song Headwaiter (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
96% 67% Star Wars: Visions The Elder (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny Mr. Ping (Voice) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Jin Leung (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 63% Nobodies Ken Choi (Guest Star) 2017
27% 64% Rush Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
95% 89% Elementary Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Mr. Ping (Voice) 2011-2015
No Score Yet 60% 2 Broke Girls Mr. Chang (Guest Star) 2012
90% 86% Archer Bucky (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet 100% Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Chen/Red Wizard (Guest Voice) 2011
81% 82% The Big Bang Theory Chen (Guest Star) 2007-2008
90% 82% Bones Joseph Han (Guest Star) 2007
7% No Score Yet In Case of Emergency Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
40% No Score Yet The Loop Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 80% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sweatshop Owner (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Chan Dalong Wong (Guest Voice),
Dao Lon Wong (Guest Star)
2002-2004
9% No Score Yet 10-8: Officers on Duty Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Random Years Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
75% 95% The West Wing Chinese Ambassador (Guest Star) 2000 2002
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
No Score Yet 93% Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 93% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
79% 94% Friends Hoshi (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 41% Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 69% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
74% 86% The X-Files Hard-Faced Man (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
60% No Score Yet Legend Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muscle Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
89% 92% Seinfeld Bruce (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Quang (Guest Star) 1987-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Chang (Guest Star) 1985 1988
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Chiang Lo Yi (Guest Star) 1988
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1986-1987
No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Minister of Protocol (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 61% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Billy Joe Fong (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
100% 86% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Wan Lee (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 91% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show The Man (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Life Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Mr. Wong (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wackiest Ship in the Army Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet 100% I Dream of Jeannie Chan (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Edward Hee (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Harry Lee (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Louis Kew (Guest Star) 1962-1963
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Priest (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaiian Eye Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Ching Sun (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1959