Kim Chan

Highest Rated: 93% A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: China
Born in China, Kim Chan fled China in 1928 with his father Lem and twoolder sisters. Settling first in Rhode Island, then in New York, Kim lefthis family after his father caught him lying about an afternoon spent at thecinema. Faced with an ultimatum, Kim left for years as a day laborer,occasionally homeless, frequently sleeping on vermin-infested ironingboards.Yet when he was not laboring in laundries and restaurants, Kim Chan soughtwork as an actor in film, television, and the theater. Many roles weresmall, often reflecting racial stereotypes - casting as a Japanese soldierwas common in the 1940s. Chan's big break came only in 1983 with his comedicturn as Jonno, the butler to the late night talk show host Jerry Langford(Jerry Lewis) in Martin Scorsese's _The King of Comedy (1983)_. Since thenhe has appeared in numerous roles, seemingly never wanting for work.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
29% Zen Noir Producer The Master 2006
56% 16 Blocks Sam $37M 2006
13% The Honeymooners Quinn $12.9M 2005
0% High Times' Potluck Saki 2003
66% Shanghai Knights Chon Wang's Father $60.5M 2003
52% Lethal Weapon 4 Uncle Benny 1998
48% The Corruptor Benny Wong 1998
77% Kundun Second Chinese General 1997
67% The Devil's Advocate Chinese Man 1997
71% The Fifth Element Thai 1997
77% Private Parts Waiter 1997
No Score Yet Breathing Room Meditation Teacher 1996
50% Who's the Man? Fuji 1993
No Score Yet American Shaolin: King of the Kickboxers II Master Kwan 1991
No Score Yet Thousand Pieces of Gold Li Ping 1991
78% Alice Dr. Yang's Patient 1990
55% Cadillac Man Dim Sum Cook 1990
0% Second Sight Chinese Store Owner 1989
18% Cookie Hong Kong Tailor 1989
21% No Mercy Old Asian Man 1986
26% Jumpin' Jack Flash Korean Flower Vendor 1986
33% Gung Ho Member of Board 1986
64% 9 1/2 Weeks Chinatown Butcher 1986
No Score Yet Streetwalkin' Desk Clerk 1985
85% Desperately Seeking Susan Park Bum $27.5M 1985
75% The Cotton Club Ling 1984
No Score Yet Over the Brooklyn Bridge Japanese Buyer #2 1984
86% Moscow On The Hudson Chinese Customer 1984
91% The King of Comedy Jonno 1983
No Score Yet Soup for One Harold the Cook 1982
80% The Owl and the Pussycat Theater Cashier 1970
93% A Face in the Crowd Radio Announcer 1957

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Zhang
  • 2004
100% Now and Again
1999-2000
Asian Man
  • 2000
  • 1999

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