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Keye Luke

Highest Rated:   100% Mad Love (1935)
Lowest Rated:   11% Dead Heat (1988)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
77% Alice
  • Dr. Yang
1990
67% Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Mr. Wing
1990
88% The Mighty Quinn
  • Dr. Raj
1989
11% Dead Heat
  • Mr. Thule
1988
No Score Yet 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
85% 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
No Score Yet 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
74% 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
No Score Yet 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 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 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
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Opera
  • Lee Chan
1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Circus
  • Lee Chan
1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Race Track
  • Lee Chan
1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Shanghai
  • Lee Chan
1935
100% Mad Love
  • Dr. Wong
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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Prasert Adam Chen
  • 1988
  • 1985
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Cory
  • 1969
No Score Yet Jonny Quest
1964-1965
  • Voice
  • 1965

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