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Philip Ahn

Highest Rated:   100% Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
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Though often cast as a Japanese or Chinese character, LA-born actor Philip Ahn was of Korean extraction. In films from 1936, Ahn spent the war years portraying dozens of heartless Japanese spies and military officers; ironically, the actor's father was a Korean diplomat who died in a Japanese concentration camp. After the war, Ahn was occasionally permitted to play a sympathetic role, minus stereotypical accent and mannerisms; cast as a lab technician in 1950's The Big Hangover, he has almost as much screen time as nominal star Van Johnson. One of his most substantial roles was as Chinese businessman Po Chang, foster father of young Caucasian tycoon Frank Garlund (Charles Quinlivan) on the brief 1960 TV weekly The Garlund Touch. At the time of his death from lung cancer at age 66, Philip Ahn was best known to American TV addicts as Master Kan on the TV series Kung Fu.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
11% Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  • Chang
1973
No Score Yet The World's Greatest Athlete
  • Old Chinaman
1973
No Score Yet Kung Fu
  • Master Kan
1972
No Score Yet The Karate Killers
  • Sazami Kyushu
1967
100% Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Tea
1967
No Score Yet Paradise, Hawaiian Style
  • Moki
1966
No Score Yet Diamond Head
  • Emekona
1963
94% Shock Corridor
  • Dr. Fong
1963
No Score Yet Confessions of an Opium Eater
  • Ching Foon
1962
No Score Yet The Great Imposter
  • Hun Kin
1961
57% One-Eyed Jacks
  • Uncle
1961
No Score Yet Never So Few
  • Nautaung
1960
No Score Yet Battle Hymn
  • Old Man
1957
74% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet The Left Hand of God
  • Jan Teng
1955
50% Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
  • 3rd Uncle
1955
No Score Yet Hell's Half Acre
  • Roger Kong
1954
No Score Yet His Majesty O'Keefe
  • Sien Tang
1954
No Score Yet Planet Outlaws
  • Prince Tallen
1953
No Score Yet Fair Wind to Java
  • Gusti
1953
No Score Yet Battle Circus
  • Korean Prisoner
1953
44% Macao
  • Itzumi
1952
No Score Yet Japanese War Bride
  • Eitaro Shimizu
1952
No Score Yet Red Snow
  • Tuglu
1952
No Score Yet Secrets of Monte Carlo
  • Wong
1951
No Score Yet I Was An American Spy
  • Capt. Arito
1951
83% Halls of Montezuma
  • Nomura
1950
60% The Big Hangover
  • Dr. Lee
1950
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
  • Wong
1949
No Score Yet Impact
  • Ah Sing
1949
No Score Yet State Department---File 649
  • Col. Aram
1948
No Score Yet The Miracle of the Bells
  • Ming Gow
1948
No Score Yet The Creeper
  • Wong
1948
No Score Yet The Cobra Strikes
  • Kasim
1948
No Score Yet Women in the Night
  • Prof. Kunioshi
1948
No Score Yet Singapore
  • Bartender
1947
No Score Yet The Chinese Ring
  • Capt. Kong
1947
89% They Were Expendable
  • Army Orderly
1945
No Score Yet Back to Bataan
  • Col. Kuroki
1945
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot
  • Japanese Announcer
1945
No Score Yet Blood on the Sun
  • Yamamoto
1945
No Score Yet The Keys of the Kingdom
  • Mr. Pao
1944
No Score Yet The Purple Heart
  • Saburo Goto
1944
No Score Yet Dragon Seed
  • Leader of City People
1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Ping
1944
No Score Yet Around the World
  • Foo
1943
No Score Yet Behind the Rising Sun
  • Actor
1943
20% They Got Me Covered
  • Nichimuro
1943
100% Five Graves to Cairo
  • 2nd Soldier
1943
No Score Yet Don Winslow Of The Coast Guard
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet The Adventures Of Smilin' Jack
  • Wu Tan
1943
No Score Yet China
  • Lin Cho, First Brother
1943
No Score Yet Submarine Raider
  • 1st Officer Kawakami
1942
No Score Yet Let's Get Tough
  • Joe Matsui
1942
No Score Yet Ship Ahoy
  • Koro Sumo
1942
No Score Yet Across the Pacific
  • Informer Inside Theater
1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing
  • Chinaman
1942
No Score Yet They Met in Bombay
  • Japanese Officer
1941
No Score Yet Panama Patrol
  • Suri
1939
No Score Yet King of Chinatown
  • Robert `Bob' Li
1939
No Score Yet Hawaii Calls
  • Julius
1938
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Honolulu
  • Wing Foo
1938
No Score Yet Red Barry
  • Cholly
1938
No Score Yet Frontier Town
  • Sing Fong
1938
No Score Yet Thank You, Mr. Moto
  • Prince Chung
1937
No Score Yet Daughter of Shanghai
  • Kim Lee
1937
No Score Yet Something to Sing About
  • Ito
1937
94% The Good Earth
  • Captain
1937
No Score Yet Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts
  • Sing Fong
1937
No Score Yet Stowaway
  • Sun Lo
1936
No Score Yet The General Died at Dawn
  • Oxford
1936
No Score Yet Klondike Annie
  • Wing
1936
No Score Yet Scream in the Night
  • Wu Ting
1935

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Colonel Minh
  • 1978
  • 1977

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