Victor Sen Yung

Victor Sen Yung

Highest Rated: 100% The Letter (1940)

Lowest Rated: 50% Flower Drum Song (1961)

Birthday: Oct 18, 1915

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Victor Sen Yung was an Asian-American actor at a time when Asian actors were, more often than not, relegated to playing cooks, servants, peasants, or sadistic villains with inscrutable plans for worldwide domination. For many minority actors who wished to move beyond the stereotypes, maintaining employment in Hollywood came with making difficult choices, since those types of roles were sometimes the only thing available. Sen Yung is probably best known for his role as the Cartwright family's cook, Hop Sing, on the classic Western television program "Bonanza." The role was that of a stereotypical "Oriental"--hair-triggered, and always ready to chase the character of Hoss around with a cleaver whenever the big guy came near the soup. He is also well-known, especially by crime buffs, for his role as Jimmy, the Number Two son in a series of Charlie Chan mysteries produced in the 1930s for 20th Century Fox and later, after World War II, for the poverty row studio Monogram. Sen Yung served proudly in the U.S. military during the war, but when it came to the movies he played a U.S. traitor in the Humphrey Bogart war picture "Across the Pacific." In 1972, the actor found himself embroiled in an airline hijacking and was shot (but survived) when FBI agents and hijackers opened fire. He died at the age of 65 of asphyxiation from carbon monoxide poisoning while baking clayware in his oven.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Pony Mr. Sing/Carni man/Mr. Green (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 91% Kung Fu Chuen/Master Ling/Farmer/Chu/Tamo/Old Mandarin (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 42% Souls for Sale Wing Young (Character) - 1962
50% 72% Flower Drum Song Frankie Wing (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza: The Stranger Hop Sing (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saga of Hemp Brown Chang (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 42% The Hunters Korean Farmer (Character) - 1958
89% 74% Men in War Korean Sniper (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Allan Chung (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Groom Wore Spurs Ignacio (Character) - 1951
86% 79% Woman on the Run Sammy Chung (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet State Department: File 649 Johnny Han (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Eye Tommy Chan (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Docks of New Orleans Tommy Chan (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shanghai Chest Tommy Chan (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadows Over Chinatown Jimmy Chan (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flame Chang (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 17% The Trap Jimmy Chan (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 29% The Chinese Ring Tommy Chan (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 0% Dangerous Money Jimmy Chan (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 40% China Lin Wei (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 68% Moontide Takeo (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Tokyo, U.S.A. Okono (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Yank on the Burma Road Wing (Character) - 1942
80% 59% Across the Pacific Joe Totsuiko (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manila Calling Armando (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 25% Dead Men Tell Jimmy Chan (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 62% Charlie Chan in Rio Jimmy Chan (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 71% Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise Jimmy Chan (Character) - 1940
100% 82% The Letter Ong Chi Seng (Character) - 1940
80% 61% Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum Jimmy Chan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 71% Charlie Chan in Panama Jimmy Chan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 50% Charlie Chan in Reno Jimmy Chan (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 61% Charlie Chan at Treasure Island Jimmy Chan (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 46% Charlie Chan in Honolulu James Chan (Character) - 1938

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Ah Choy (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paul Lynde Show Mr. Fong (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Hop Sing (Character) 1970-1972 1966-1968 1964 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Life Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terry and the Pirates Oriental (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shotgun Slade Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Businessman (Guest Star) 1967
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Character) 1961-1962 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Mickey Fong (Guest Star) 1961 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Biff Baker U.S.A. Yin Yun (Guest Star) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1953

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