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Kim Chan

Highest Rated:   91% Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)
Lowest Rated:   0% High Times' Potluck (2003)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   China
Born in China, Kim Chan fled China in 1928 with his father Lem and twoolder sisters. Settling first in Rhode Island, then in New York, Kim lefthis family after his father caught him lying about an afternoon spent at thecinema. Faced with an ultimatum, Kim left for years as a day laborer,occasionally homeless, frequently sleeping on vermin-infested ironingboards.Yet when he was not laboring in laundries and restaurants, Kim Chan soughtwork as an actor in film, television, and the theater. Many roles weresmall, often reflecting racial stereotypes - casting as a Japanese soldierwas common in the 1940s. Chan's big break came only in 1983 with his comedicturn as Jonno, the butler to the late night talk show host Jerry Langford(Jerry Lewis) in Martin Scorsese's _The King of Comedy (1983)_. Since thenhe has appeared in numerous roles, seemingly never wanting for work.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
29% Zen Noir
  • The Master
  • Producer
2006
56% 16 Blocks
  • Sam
$37M 2006
13% The Honeymooners
  • Quinn
$12.9M 2005
0% High Times' Potluck
  • Saki
2003
66% Shanghai Knights
  • Chon Wang's Father
$60.5M 2003
53% Lethal Weapon 4
  • Wujek BennyUncle Benny
1998
48% The Corruptor
  • Benny Wong
1998
75% Kundun
  • Second Chinese General
1997
67% The Devil's Advocate
  • Chinese Man
1997
71% The Fifth Element
  • Thai
1997
75% Private Parts
  • Waiter
1997
No Score Yet Breathing Room
  • Meditation Teacher
1996
50% Who's the Man?
  • Fuji
1993
No Score Yet American Shaolin: King of the Kickboxers II
  • Master Kwan
1991
91% Thousand Pieces of Gold
  • Li Ping
1991
75% Alice
  • Dr. Yang's Patient
1990
55% Cadillac Man
  • Dim Sum Cook
1990
0% Second Sight
  • Chinese Store Owner
1989
15% Cookie
  • Hong Kong Tailor
1989
21% No Mercy
  • Old Asian Man
1986
29% Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Korean Flower Vendor
1986
33% Gung Ho
  • Member of Board
1986
61% 9 1/2 Weeks
  • Chinatown Butcher
1986
No Score Yet Streetwalkin'
  • Desk Clerk
1985
83% Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Park Bum
$27.4M 1985
76% The Cotton Club
  • Ling
1984
No Score Yet Over the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Japanese Buyer #2
1984
86% Moscow On The Hudson
  • Chinese Customer
1984
89% The King of Comedy
  • Jonno
1983
No Score Yet Soup for One
  • Harold the Cook
1982
80% The Owl and the Pussycat
  • Theater Cashier
1970
87% A Face in the Crowd
  • Radio Announcer
1957

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Zhang
  • 2004
100% Now and Again
1999-2000
  • Asian Man
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
1997
  • The Ancient

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