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Philip Ahn (1905–1978)

Korean-American character actor Philip Ahn played hundreds of Chinese and Japanese characters during a long career. He was born in Los Angeles in 1905 (though 1911 is the year usually given, U.S. government records confirm that Ahn was born in 1905), the son of a Korean diplomat. He attended the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. ... See full bio »

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 1979 Portrait of a Hitman
Wong
 1977-1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Mr. Won / Quon
- Deadline: Death (1977) ... Quon
 1978 Switch (TV Series)
Charlie Kuang
- The Tong (1978) ... Charlie Kuang
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Colonel Minh
- The Man Who Made Volcanoes (1977) ... Colonel Minh
 1976-1977 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Mr. Kim / Korean Grandfather / The Father
- Change Day (1977) ... Mr. Kim (as Phillip Ahn)
- Hawkeye (1976) ... The Father
 1977 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Chinese Man
- The Defiant One (1977) ... Chinese Man
 1976 The Killer Who Wouldn't Die (TV Movie)
Soong (as Phillip Ahn)
 1975 Voodoo Heartbeat
Mao Tse Tung
 1972-1975 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Master Kan
- The Brothers Caine (1975) ... Master Kan (as Phillip Ahn)
- Flight to Orion (1975) ... Master Kan (as Phillip Ahn)
- The Demon God (1974) ... Master Kan (as Phillip Ahn)
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Chao Liu
- The Illusion of the Lost Dragon (1974) ... Chao Liu
 1974 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Chow Lee (segment "Love and the Golden Worm")
 1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Chang (voice)
 1973 The World's Greatest Athlete
Old Chinaman
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Mr. Wu
- The Year of the Locusts (1972) ... Mr. Wu
 1968-1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Attorney General / Lin Mai-Lu / Quon Li
- Journey Out of Limbo (1972) ... Lin Mai-Lu
- Sweet Terror (1969) ... Quon Li
- Cocoon: Part 1 (1969) ... Attorney General
- Pilot (1968) ... Attorney General
 1966-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Mr. Kwong / Police Chief Henry Nakamura
- Dark Journey (1972) ... Mr. Kwong
- The Hiding Place (1966) ... Police Chief Henry Nakamura
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
Nam Feng
- Love My Enemy (1969) ... Nam Feng
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Owner
- Mad in Japan (1969) ... Owner
 1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Dr. Liu
- Doomsday (1969) ... Dr. Liu
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Mr. Rhee
- Shadow of a Man (1969) ... Mr. Rhee
 1968 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Uncle George Wong
- Honorable Guest (1968) ... Uncle George Wong
 1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Chen Yu
- The Emperor of Rice (1968) ... Chen Yu
 1965-1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Tu Po / Charlie Huan
- An American Empress (1967) ... Tu Po
- Carry Me Back to Old Tsing-Tao (1965) ... Charlie Huan
 1966-1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Sazami Kyushu / High Lama of Ghupat
- The Abominable Snowman Affair (1966) ... High Lama of Ghupat
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Wu
 1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Capt. Wong Lee
- The Bitter Yen of General Ti (1967) ... Capt. Wong Lee
 1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Dr. Nakamura
- Kill Two by Two (1967) ... Dr. Nakamura
 1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Moki Kaimana
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Quong Chu
- The Night the Dragon Screamed (1966) ... Quong Chu
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Magician
- Our Men in Marawat (1965) ... Magician
 1960-1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Wang Sai / Dr. Kam Lee / Mr. Lee Chang
- A Pink Cloud Comes from Old Cathay (1964) ... Wang Sai
- Day of the Dragon (1961) ... Dr. Kam Lee
- The Fear Merchants (1960) ... Mr. Lee Chang
 1963 Shock Corridor
Dr. Fong
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Zen Master
- The Weapons Man (1963) ... Zen Master (as Phillip Ahn)
 1963 The Third Man (TV Series)
Easy One Seng
- A Calculated Risk (1963) ... Easy One Seng
 1963 Diamond Head
Mr. Immacona
 1963 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series)
Low Kong
- Operation Intrigue (1963) ... Low Kong
 1962 A Girl Named Tamiko
Akiba
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
James Wong
- The Case of the Weary Watchdog (1962) ... James Wong
 1960-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Florist / Li / Mr. Sun / ...
- The Broken Thread (1962) ... Florist
- The Manchu Formula (1961) ... Li
- The Blue Goddess (1960) ... Mr. Sun
- The Lady's Not for Traveling (1960) ... Mr. Kwong
 1962 Confessions of an Opium Eater
Ching Foon
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Joe Ohoshi
- Echoes of Hate (1962) ... Joe Ohoshi
 1959-1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Mr. Chee / Reverend Yen / Ling Wan / ...
- Build My Gallows Low (1962) ... Mr. Chee
- Command at Sea (1961) ... Reverend Yen
- One Little Pearl (1960) ... Ling Wan
- The Bamboo Curtain (1959) ... Ling
 1961-1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Han Lee / Dr. Kwai
- Ghost Story (1962) ... Han Lee (as Phillip Ahn)
- Cry Fraud (1961) ... Dr. Kwai
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Chinese Major
- The Fortress (1961) ... Chinese Major
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks
Uncle
 1960-1961 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Hyung / Feng
- Lady Godiva (1961) ... Hyung
- The Dragon Cup (1960) ... Feng
 1961 The Great Impostor
Capt. Hun Kim
 1960 Mr. Garlund (TV Series)
Po Chang
- The X-27 (1960) ... Po Chang
 1960 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Mr. Suki
- No Man Is Japan (1960) ... Mr. Suki
 1960 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Howard Mai
- The Key of Jade (1960) ... Howard Mai
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Mr. Lu
- Face in the Window (1960) ... Mr. Lu
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Tom Wing
- Pay-off at Pinto (1960) ... Tom Wing
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Quong Lee
- Blind Marriage (1960) ... Quong Lee
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Quon Lee
- The Chinese Pendant (1960) ... Quon Lee
 1960 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Lee Sing
- Made in Hong Kong (1960) ... Lee Sing
 1958-1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Hoo Yee / W. Chung
- The Hatchet Man (1960) ... Hoo Yee
- Hey Boy's Revenge (1958) ... W. Chung
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series)
Governor Galli
- The Generous Politician (1960) ... Governor Galli
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Rahm Sing
- The House of Truth (1959) ... Rahm Sing
 1959 Never So Few
Nautaung
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Boo Soon
- Day the Devil Hid (1959) ... Boo Soon
 1959 Yesterday's Enemy
Yamazaki
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Song
- The Dead Part of the House (1959) ... Song
 1959 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Hop Sing
- The Ming Vase (1959) ... Hop Sing
 1958 Lawman (TV Series)
Wong
- The Intruders (1958) ... Wong
 1958 Hong Kong Confidential
Tan Chung
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Charles Wong
- The Cheater (1958) ... Charles Wong
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Choo
- Death by Proxy (1958) ... Choo
 1958 The Eve Arden Show (TV Series)
 1952-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- East of the Moon (1958)
- Dealer's Choice (1956)
 1958 Dragnet (TV Series)
Gerald Quon
- The Big Jade (1958) ... Gerald Quon
 1956-1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Korean Soldier / General Chen
- The Commander and the Kid (1957) ... Korean Soldier
- Operation Typewriter (1956) ... General Chen
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Patriarch
- Pit-a-Pit (1957) ... Patriarch
 1957 The Way to the Gold
Mr. Ding, cafe owner
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Major Pak
- The Last Train to Pusan (1957) ... Major Pak
 1957 Battle Hymn
Old Man, Lun-Wa
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Mr. Kim
- The Secret of the Sea (1957) ... Mr. Kim
 1956 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
Wong
- The Proprietor (1956) ... Wong
 1956 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Ho San
- Jingles Wins a Friend (1956) ... Ho San
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Hong Kong Citizen (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Capt. Shu Gat / Chang
- Wall of Bamboo (1956) ... Capt. Shu Gat
- Stuffed Shirt (1955) ... Chang
 1956 Jungle Jim (TV Series)
Karja
- Power of Darkness (1956) ... Karja
 1955-1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Ah Hiu / Lung Chan / Major
- Calvary in China (1956) ... Ah Hiu
- Chinese Checkers (1955) ... Lung Chan
- The Good Thief (1955) ... Major
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Wang Tsu / Mr. Pak - Interpreter
- The Brainwashing of John Hayes (1955) ... Wang Tsu
- Mr. Pak Takes Over (1955) ... Mr. Pak - Interpreter
 1955 Jump Into Hell
Chinese POW Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Third Uncle
 1955 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Sutoc
- The Arctic Avalanche (1955) ... Sutoc
 1954 The Shanghai Story
Major Ling Wu
 1954 Hell's Half Acre
Roger Kong
 1954 His Majesty O'Keefe
Sien Tang, Dentist
 1953 China Venture
Adm. Amara
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Traitor (1953)
 1953 Fair Wind to Java
Gusti
 1953 Battle Circus
Korean Prisoner
 1953 Target Hong Kong
Sin How
 1952 Battle Zone
South Korean guerrilla leader
 1952 Red Snow
Taglu, the spy
 1952 Macao
Itzumi
 1952 Japanese War Bride
Eitaro Shimizu
 1951 I Was an American Spy
Capt. Arito
 1950 Halls of Montezuma
Nomura
 1950 The Glass Menagerie
Sailor (uncredited)
 1950 The Big Hangover
Dr. Lee
 1949 The Gal Who Took the West
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1949 The Sickle or the Cross
Chinese Official
 1949 Impact
Ah Sing
 1949 Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
Wong Chung Shee
 1949 State Department: File 649
Col. Aram
 1948 Rogues' Regiment
Tran Duy Gian
 1948 The Creeper
Ah Wong - Restaurant Owner
 1948 The Cobra Strikes
Kasim--Houseboy
 1948 Saigon
Boss Merchant (uncredited)
 1948 The Miracle of the Bells
Ming Gow
 1948 Women in the Night
Prof. Kunioshi (as Phillip Ahn)
 1947 Intrigue
Louie Chin (as Phillip Ahn)
 1947 The Chinese Ring
Captain Kong
 1947 Singapore
Jimmy - Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 They Were Expendable
Army Orderly (uncredited)
 1945 Back to Bataan
Col. Coroki
 1945 China's Little Devils
Farmer
 1945 Blood on the Sun
Secret Police Captain Yomamoto (uncredited)
 1945 China Sky
Dr. Kim
 1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
Hong Kong Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1945 Forever Yours (uncredited)
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Mr. Pao, Envoy for Mr. Chia
 1944 Dragon Seed
Leader of City People (uncredited)
 1944 The Purple Heart
Saburo Goto (uncredited)
 1943 December 7th
Shinto Priest (uncredited)
 1943 Around the World
Foo (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from Down Under
English-Speaking Japanese Aviator (uncredited)
 1943 Behind the Rising Sun
Japanese Officer Murdering Takahashi (uncredited)
 1943 China
Lin Cho, First Brother
 1943 They Got Me Covered
Nichimuro
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Major Ching
 1942 China Girl
Dr. Young
 1942 Across the Pacific
Man in Theatre (uncredited)
 1942 Submarine Raider
1st Officer Kawakami
 1942 Let's Get Tough!
Joe Matsui (as Phil Ahn)
 1942 The Tuttles of Tahiti
Emily's Servant (uncredited)
 1942 Ship Ahoy
Koro Sumo (uncredited)
 1942 A Yank on the Burma Road
Dr. Franklin Ling (as Phillip Ahn)
 1941 Passage from Hong Kong
Steamship Official (uncredited)
 1941 They Met in Bombay
Japanese Officer (uncredited)
 1940 Drums of Fu Manchu
Dr. Chang [Ch.4] (uncredited)
 1940 The Shadow
Wu Yung (uncredited)
 1939 Barricade
Col. Wai Kang
 1939 Disputed Passage
Dr. Fung
 1939 Island of Lost Men
Sam Ring (uncredited)
 1939 Panama Patrol
Suri
 1939 King of Chinatown
Robert 'Bob' Li
 1939 North of Shanghai
Chinese Doctor
 1938 Charlie Chan in Honolulu
Wing Foo
 1938 Red Barry
Hong Kong Cholly
 1938 Hawaii Calls
Julius
 1937 Thank You, Mr. Moto
Prince Chung
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Kim Lee
 1937 Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts
Sing Fung, Laundry Man
 1937 Something to Sing About
Ito (Terry's servant)
 1937 Think Fast, Mr. Moto
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1937 Roaring Timber
'Crooner'
 1937 I Promise to Pay
Taka (uncredited)
 1937 China Passage
Dr. Fang Tu (as Phillip Ahn)
 1937 The Good Earth
Captain in Revolutionary Army (uncredited)
 1936 Counterfeit Lady
Maine (uncredited)
 1936 Stowaway
Sun Lo
 1936 The General Died at Dawn
Oxford
 1936 Klondike Annie
Wing (uncredited)
 1936 Anything Goes
Ling (uncredited)
 1935 A Scream in the Night
Wu Ting (as Philip Ann)
 1935 Shanghai
Servant (uncredited)
 1934 Desirable
Chinese Waiter (uncredited)
 1924 The Thief of Bagdad
Small Role (uncredited)
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