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James Hong (born February 22, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a very, very prolific American character actor of Chinese descent. He credibly claims more credits than any other actor, living or dead; as of August 2020 his entry at IMDb lists 440 credits as "Actor" (starting in 1954), 29 "As Himself", and 37 other miscellaneous credits.

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Name a TV series, from Have Gun – Will Travel to The X-Files to Malcolm in the Middle, and he's been in at least one episode. Fans of Seinfeld may remember him as the Maitre d' from the famous "Chinese Restaurant" episode.

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As a voice actor, he has appeared in films like Mulan and the Kung Fu Panda franchise, as well as playing Heng Long in Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death.

He is also a former president of the Association of Asian/Pacific American Artists, and co-founder of the East-West Players, a training ground for generations of Asian-American actors coming after him.


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