Feb. 22, 1929: James Hong

On this day in 1929, actor James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minn. He’s played many East Asian roles in movies and television since the 1950s, but is best known for roles in Chinatown, Airplane!, Blade Runner, and Big Trouble in Little China. He worked as a road engineer in Los Angeles for several years, acting in his spare time, until he quit to focus full-time on acting.

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