Happy Birthday: James Hong

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James Hong.jpgJames Hong

Born: February 22, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Twenty years after losing the coveted role of Sulu on Star Trek (1966) to actor George Takei, James Hong’s and Takei’s characters faced off against one another in a scene on MacGyver: The Wish Child (1986).

Has starred in two completely different films with the same title, “China Girl” – 1975 X-rated film and the 1987 Abel Ferrara film. In the 1975 film, he was billed as James Young.

Has played a character named Lo Pan 3 times. Chuck (2007), The Chronicle (2001), and Big Trouble in Little China (1986).

 

 

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