James Hong: A great life in show business.

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  1. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Never mind the legendary Lon Chaney Jr., "Man of a Thousand Faces", Mr. Hong has been in an estimated six-hundred credits to his name, utilizing the same face and voice.

    To me, the most amazing part of his career is how he started:

    To please his parents, Hong graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in civil engineering. While working for Los Angeles County building roads, he continued to try to find work as an actor and comedian.

    His big break came on a TV show called "You Bet Your Life," hosted by Groucho Marx.

    "I did impersonations of Groucho, James Cagney, and so forth," Hong said.

    The entire story of the great man, as found on CNN Entertainment: He's probably been in more movies than any actor in history.

    My most memorable sighting: "The Chinese Restaurant", the 11th episode of the second season of Seinfeld. It first aired on 23 May 1991.

    Your favourite role of Mr. Hong?
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  2. Gene Parmesan

    Gene Parmesan "Rickey doesn't have albums. Rickey has CDs."

    PA, USA

    Blade Runner: "I do eyes. Only eyes."

    I think the first movie I saw him in was The Golden Child.
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  3. Linger63

    Linger63 Forum Resident

    Big Trouble in Little China.........
  4. razerx

    razerx Who me?

    The East
    The In-Laws with Peter Falk and Alan Arkin. He played the flight crew. The best scene in the movie.
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  6. pdenny

    pdenny 18-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

    Hawthorne CA
    439 credits, jebus. Always an instant smile for me when he comes on screen. Yeah, Big Trouble in Little China gets my vote.

    James Hong - IMDb
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  7. soundboy

    soundboy Senior Member

    One of my favorite James Hong characters is Mr. Ping, the adoptive father of Po in the "Kung Fu Panda" animated movies.
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  8. Lukather

    Lukather Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    was he in black widow with Debra winger?
  9. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
  10. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    James Hong is terrific as Bing Wong

    Just watching Alan Arkin not laugh through this whole scene onboard...:laugh:

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