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Victor Wong

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A longtime character actor most recognized for his roles as wise grandfatherly figures in such popular films as Big Trouble in Little China and Disney's 3 Ninja series, Victor Wong was also a founding figure of Chicago's enduring Second City comedy troupe and a noted Beat Generation artist.A fourth generation Chinese-American born in San Francisco's Chinatown, Wong studied political science and journalism at U.C. Berkeley before switching to the University of Chicago and founding Second City. Later attending the Art Institute of San Francisco and obtaining a master's degree, Wong became involved in the Beat scene of the 1950s and early '60s, creating art and becoming friends with both City Lights bookstore owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti and writer Jack Kerouac. Breaking ground as one of the first Chinese-American television reporters while working for San Francisco's KQED from 1968 to 1974, the aspiring actor was soon working with the local Asian-American theater troupe, later moving to New York to appear in numerous plays and in small roles on daytime TV. Wong's first film role came in 1984 with Wayne Wang's Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart. Quickly establishing a noted screen presence with roles in such diverse films as The Golden Child (1986) and The Last Emperor the following year, Wong created a persona that was much in demand until his retirement from acting in 1998, following two strokes. On September 12, 2001, Victor Wong died in his sleep in his farmhouse near Locke, CA. He was 74.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Chu lian hong dou bing (Ice Kacang Puppy Love)
  • Actor
2010
0% 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain
  • Grandpa Mori
1998
61% Seven Years in Tibet
  • Chinese `Amban'
1997
No Score Yet Paper Dragons
  • Master Chang
1996
14% Jade
  • Mr. Wong
1995
No Score Yet The Adventurers
  • Uncle Nine
1995
No Score Yet 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up
  • Grandpa
1995
15% 3 Ninjas Kick Back
  • Grandpa
1994
No Score Yet The Ice Runner
  • Fyodor
1993
32% 3 Ninjas
  • Grandpa
1992
25% Mystery Date
  • Janitor
1991
No Score Yet Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive
  • Blind Man
1990
No Score Yet Forbidden Nights
  • Ho
1990
85% Tremors
  • Walter Chang
1990
No Score Yet Fatal Vacation
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Eat a Bowl of Tea
  • Wah Gay
1989
33% Bloodsport
  • Fighter
1988
92% The Last Emperor
  • Chen Pao Shen
1987
58% Prince of Darkness
  • Prof. Howard Birack
1987
26% The Golden Child
  • The Old Man
1986
13% Shanghai Surprise
  • Ho Chong
1986
82% Big Trouble in Little China
  • Egg Shen
1986
60% Year of the Dragon
  • Harry Yung
1985
100% Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart
  • Uncle Tam
1985
No Score Yet Nightsongs
  • Fung Leung
1984
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Japanese Diplomat
1943
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette
  • Houseboy
1940
No Score Yet The Taming of the West
  • Cholly Wong
1939
No Score Yet Shadows over Shanghai
  • Wu Chang
1938
No Score Yet Vagabond Lady
  • Japanese Man
1935
40% Son of Kong
  • Chinese Cook
1933
98% King Kong
  • Charley
1933

Quotes from Victor Wong's Characters