Kim Chan Biography ((?)-)

Immigrated to the United States, 1928; father, a restaurant owner.


Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Theatre cashier, The Owl and the Pussycat, Columbia, 1970
  • Harold the cook, Soup for One, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Jonno, The King of Comedy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Second Japanese buyer, Over the Brooklyn Bridge (also known as Across the Brooklyn Bridge and My Darling Shiksa), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists/Cannon, 1984
  • Chinese customer, Moscow on the Hudson, Columbia, 1984
  • Ling, The Cotton Club, Orion, 1984
  • Desk clerk, Streetwalkin' (also known as City Streets and Cookie), Concorde, 1984
  • Park bum, Desperately Seeking Susan, Orion, 1985
  • Chinatown butcher, Nine 1/2 Weeks, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1986
  • Member of board, Gung Ho (also known as Working Class Man),Paramount, 1986
  • Korean flower vendor, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Old Asian man, No Mercy, TriStar, 1986
  • Hong Kong tailor, Cookie, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Chinese store owner, Second Sight, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Dim sum cook, Cadillac Man, Orion, 1990
  • Dr. Yang's patient, Alice, Orion, 1990
  • Li Ping, Thousand Pieces of Gold, Greycat Films, 1991
  • Master Kwan, American Shaolin (also known as King of the Kickboxers II), Seasonal Film, 1991
  • Fuji, Who's the Man?, New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Master Kwan, American Shaolin: King of the Kickboxers II (also known as Karate Tiger 5 and No Retreat, No Surrender), Seasonal Film, 1993
  • Robot in the Family, 1994
  • Meditation teacher, Breathing Room, Arrow Releasing, 1996
  • Waiter, Private Parts (also known as Howard Stern's Private Parts), Paramount, 1997
  • Thai, The Fifth Element (also known as Le cinquieme element), Columbia TriStar, 1997
  • Chinese man, The Devil's Advocate, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Second Chinese general, Kundun, Buena Vista, 1997
  • "Uncle Benny" Chan, Lethal Weapon 4 (also known as Lethal 4), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Yang Chen, Nathan Grimm, 1998
  • Benny Wong, The Corruptor, New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Medicine shop owner, A Fish in the Bathtub, 1999
  • Saki, High Times Potluck, 2001
  • Appeared as radio announcer, A Face in the Crowd; as a massage parlor client, Golddigger; and as Dr. Chen, Life in the Good Chain.
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Jen, Gideon Oliver--"Tongs," ABC, 1989
  • Son, Vanishing Son II, syndicated, 1994
  • Son, Vanishing Son IV, syndicated, 1994
  • Episodic
  • Sam Wu, "The Killer Within," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1985
  • Waiter, "Here's an Unexpected Twist on the Old Biological Clock," TheDays and Nights of Molly Dodd, Lifetime, 1989
  • Restaurant manager, "Heaven," Law & Order, NBC, 1991
  • Maitre d', "Season Opener," Mad about You, NBC, 1998
  • The egg man, "Origins," Now and Again, CBS, 1999
  • The egg man, "On the Town," Now and Again, CBS, 1999
  • The egg man, "Over Easy," Now and Again, CBS, 1999
  • The egg man, "The Eggman Cometh," Now and Again, CBS, 2000
  • Zai Chao, "The Black Glove of Melchizedek," The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, Sci-Fi Channel, 2000
  • Chinese calligraphist, "Chinoiserie," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2002
  • Appeared as Kung Sing, "It's Chinatown," Kay O'Brien, Surgeon, ABC; "the Ancient" in "The Lacquered Box," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues,syndicated; in The New Show, NBC; in Saturday Night Live, NBC;as Mr. Fiori, "Life with a Lady," True Blue; appeared as a victim inan episode of America's Most Wanted; also appeared in episodes of All My Children, One Life to Live, Ryan's Hope, Search for Tomorrow, and Texas.
  • Pilots
  • Mr. Mao, We're Putting On the Ritz, CBS, 1986
  • Yuchi, Barrington, CBS, 1987
  • Lo Si ("the Ancient")/Ping Hai, "Initiation," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1993
  • Appeared as Sam Loo, Baker's Dozen, CBS; and as Mr. Chan, UrbanAnxiety, Fox.
  • Other
  • The Clock, 1951
  • The Winter of the Dog, 1952
  • Appeared in the title role, The Story of Dr. Lin.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared as a bartender, Fame, New Theatre, New York City; as WongWo Pee, A Flea in Her Ear, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD; as Mr. Le, Gal Baby, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA; as the father, The Good Earth, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, PA; as a maitre d', Keep off the Grass, Longacre Theatre, New York City; and as a waiter, One of theAll-Time Greats, Vineyard Theatre, New York City.

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