Keye Luke

Keye Luke

Highest Rated: 100% Mad Love (1935)

Lowest Rated: 11% Dead Heat (1988)

Birthday: Jun 18, 1904

Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Actor Keye Luke was born in China (he described himself as a "Cantonese Ham") and brought to the U.S. at age 3. Raised in Seattle, he attended Washington University. Following his graduation, he worked in the advertising department at RKO Radio Pictures, and also designed billboards and layout art for movie-theatre displays. After a bit part in a forgotten 1934 quickie called Ho for China, Luke was hired to appear in Greta Garbo's The Painted Veil (1934) when director Richard Boleslavsky put out a call for someone who could play an intellectual Chinese. In 1935, Luke was cast in Charlie Chan in Paris as Lee Chan, Number One son of the great detective; he would reprise this role in 12 subsequent Chan films. He also took over for Boris Karloff in Monogram's Mr. Wong series, starring in 1940's Phantom of Chinatown. During the early 1940s, Luke was cast opposite Lionel Barrymore in MGM's "Dr. Gillespie" series, playing one of Barrymore's rotating pool of interns. From 1958 through 1961, Luke appeared as Master Wang in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical Flower Drum Song. The actor's many TV appearances include recurring roles on Kentucky Jones, Anna and the King, and Kung Fu (as Master Po); he also supplied the voice of Charlie Chan in the 1972 Hanna-Barbera cartoon weekly The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan. Among Keye Luke's final film assignments were the two Gremlins pictures and a marvelous supporting part as a philosophical herb merchant in Woody Allen's Alice (1989).

Highest Rated Movies



75% Alice Dr. Yang 1990
69% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Mr. Wing 1990
88% The Mighty Quinn Dr. Raj 1989
11% Dead Heat Mr. Thule 1988
33% A Fine Mess Ishimine 1986
No Score Yet Blood Sport Dr. Makimura 1986
No Score Yet Kung Fu: The Movie Master Po 1986
No Score Yet Blade in Hong Kong Chang Chin-tzu 1985
84% Gremlins Grandfather 1984
No Score Yet Just You and Me, Kid Dr. Device 1979
No Score Yet Battle of the Planets Actor 1978
No Score Yet The Amsterdam Kill Chung Wei 1977
20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Cook in Kitchen 1976
No Score Yet Kung Fu Master Po 1972
No Score Yet The Hawaiians Foo Sen 1970
No Score Yet The Chairman Prof. Soong Li 1969
No Score Yet Project X Sen Chiu 1968
No Score Yet Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (Battle Hell) Capt. Kuo Tai 1957
72% Around the World in 80 Days Actor 1956
50% Love Is a Many Splendored Thing Elder Brother 1955
No Score Yet The Bamboo Prison Li Ching 1954
No Score Yet Hell's Half Acre Chief Dan 1954
No Score Yet World for Ransom Wong 1954
No Score Yet South Sea Woman Japanese Officer 1953
No Score Yet Fair Wind to Java Pidada 1953
80% Young Man With a Horn Ramundo 1950
No Score Yet Sleep, My Love Jimmie 1947
No Score Yet Lost City of the Jungle Actor 1946
No Score Yet First Yank Into Tokyo Haan-Soo 1945
No Score Yet Secret Agent X-9 Ah Fong 1945
No Score Yet Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble Dr. Lee 1944
No Score Yet Dragon Seed Actor 1944
No Score Yet Salute To The Marines Actor 1943
No Score Yet The Adventures Of Smilin' Jack Capt. Wing 1943
No Score Yet Journey for Margaret Japanese Statesman 1942
No Score Yet The Falcon's Brother Jerry 1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Elephant Lao Lee, Chinese Magician 1942
No Score Yet Invisible Agent Surgeon 1942
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. North Kumi 1942
No Score Yet Across the Pacific Steamship Office Clerk 1942
No Score Yet Somewhere I'll Find You Thomas Chang 1942
No Score Yet Let's Go Collegiate Buck Wing 1941
No Score Yet They Met in Bombay Mr. Toy 1941
No Score Yet The Gang's All Here George 1941
No Score Yet The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Actor 1941
No Score Yet Bowery Blitzkrieg Clancy 1941
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Man 1940
No Score Yet Phantom of Chinatown James Lee 'Jimmy' Wong 1940
No Score Yet The Green Hornet Kato 1940
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Gamble Lee Chan 1938
No Score Yet International Settlement Dr. Wong 1938
No Score Yet Charlie Chan on Broadway Lee Chan 1937
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Olympics Lee Chan 1937
94% The Good Earth Elder Son 1937
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo Lee Chan 1937
60% Charlie Chan at the Opera Lee Chan 1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Race Track Lee Chan 1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Circus Lee Chan 1936
No Score Yet King of Burlesque Wong 1936
No Score Yet Anything Goes Chinaman 1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Shanghai Lee Chan 1935
100% Mad Love Dr. Wong 1935
No Score Yet Oil for the Lamps of China Young Chinese 1935
No Score Yet The Casino Murder Case Taki 1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Paris Lee Chan 1935
No Score Yet The Painted Veil Shay Kee Seng the Clerk 1934


No Score Yet Miami Vice
Lao Li 1999
No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series
Lom Chen 1989
No Score Yet MacGyver
Prasert Adam Chen 1988
No Score Yet Night Court
Shibata Grandfather Ho 1987
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
Guest 1986
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
Mein 1984
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
Saji Goto 1983
No Score Yet The A-Team
Sam Yeng 1983
No Score Yet Remington Steele
Tenaka 1982
80% Battle of the Planets (Science Ninja Team Gatchaman)
Voice 1980
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
Choi Sung Ho Mr. Shin Cho Kim 1980
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
Hiyedo 1977
No Score Yet Kung Fu
Master Po Po 1974
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Dr. Braley Dr. David Yen 1971
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
Tanu 1970
80% Star Trek
Cory 1969
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
Charlie Lee 1967
No Score Yet Jonny Quest
Voice 1965
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Chang Choy 1965
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Chen 1955


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