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Victor Sen Yung

Highest Rated:   100% The Letter (1940)
Lowest Rated:   80% Woman on the Run (1950)
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Chinese/American actor Victor Sen Yung would always be limited by stereotype in his selection of film roles, but it cannot be denied that he did rather well for himself within those limitations. Billed simply as Sen Yung in his earliest films, the actor was elevated to semi-stardom as Jimmy Chan, number two son of screen sleuth Charlie Chan. He first essayed Jimmy in 1938's Charlie Chan in Honolulu, replacing number one son Keye Luke (both Luke and Yung would co-star in the 1948 Chan adventure The Feathered Serpent). Not much of an actor at the outset, Yung received on-the-job training in the Chan films, and by 1941 was much in demand for solid character roles. With the absence of genuine Japanese actors during World War II (most were in relocation camps), Yung specialized in assimilated, sophisticated, but nearly always villainous Japanese in such films as Across the Pacific (1942). Remaining busy into the '50s, Yung co-starred in both the stage and screen versions of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song. His longest-lasting assignment in the '60s was as temperamental cook Hop Sing on the TV series Bonanza. Victor Sen Yung died in his North Hollywood home of accidental asphyxiation at the age of 65.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Man with Bogart's Face
  • Mr. Wing
1980
No Score Yet Kung Fu
  • Chuen
1972
No Score Yet The Hawaiians
  • Chun Fat
1970
No Score Yet A Flea In Her Ear
  • Oke Saki
1967
No Score Yet Confessions of an Opium Eater
  • Wing Young
1962
No Score Yet Flower Drum Song
  • Frankie Wing
1961
No Score Yet The Hunters
  • Korean farmer
1958
No Score Yet She Demons
  • Sammy Ching
1958
89% Men in War
  • Korean Sniper
1957
No Score Yet Accused of Murder
  • Houseboy
1956
No Score Yet The Left Hand of God
  • John Wong
1955
No Score Yet Blood Alley
  • Corporal Wang
1955
No Score Yet Soldier of Fortune
  • Goldie
1955
No Score Yet Jubilee Trail
  • Mickey
1954
83% The Sniper
  • Waiter
1952
No Score Yet Valley of Fire
  • Ching Moon
1951
No Score Yet Groom Wore Spurs, The
  • Ignacio
1951
80% Woman on the Run
  • Sammy
1950
No Score Yet The Breaking Point
  • Mr. Sing
1950
No Score Yet A Ticket to Tomahawk
  • Long Time
1950
No Score Yet Key to the City
  • Chinese MC
1950
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
  • Actor
1949
No Score Yet State Department---File 649
  • Johnny Han
1948
No Score Yet The Chinese Ring
  • Tommy Chan
1947
No Score Yet The Trap
  • Jimmy Chan
1946
No Score Yet Dangerous Money
  • Jimmy Chan
1946
No Score Yet China
  • Third Brother Lin Wei
1943
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Castle in the Desert
  • Jimmy Chan
1942
No Score Yet Across the Pacific
  • Joe Totsuiko
1942
No Score Yet Moontide
  • Takeo
1942
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Rio
  • Jimmy Chan
1941
No Score Yet Dead Men Tell
  • Jimmy Chan
1941
100% The Letter
  • Ong Chi Seng
1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
  • Jimmy Chan
1940
No Score Yet Murder over New York
  • Jimmy Chan
1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Panama
  • Jimmy Chan
1940
80% Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum
  • Jimmy Chan
1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
  • James Chan
1939
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Reno
  • James Chan
1939
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Honolulu
  • James Chan
1938

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