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Kam Fong (1918–2002)

The Asian-American actor Kam Fong, best known for his co-starring role as Chin Ho in the original Hawaii Five-O (1968) TV series, was born Kam Tong Chun on May 27, 1918 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (The name Fong was the result of a teacher incorrectly teaching him how to write his name. The name stuck and he later took it as his legal name.) After ... See full bio »

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Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O Chin Ho
Ghost of the China Sea
Ghost of the China Sea Pvt. Hakashima
Goodbye Paradise
Goodbye Paradise Old man Young
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O Det. Chin Ho Kelly


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 1997 Hawaii Five-O (TV Movie)
Det. Chin Ho Kelly
 1991 Goodbye Paradise
Old man Young
 1982-1985 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Kanki / Kam Chung
- The Love-for-Sale Boat (1985) ... Kanki
- The Last Page (1982) ... Kam Chung
 1962 Diamond Head
Loe Kim Lee (uncredited)
 1961 7 Women from Hell
Burly Guard (uncredited)
 1961 Gidget Goes Hawaiian
Hotel Night Clerk (uncredited)
 1961 Cry for Happy
Chin, Sailor (uncredited)
 1958 The Lost Missile
Chinese Officer (uncredited)
 1958 Ghost of the China Sea
Pvt. Hakashima (as Kam Fong Chan)

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Kam Fong Chan

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Kam Fong was employed as boilermaker at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked on December 7, 1941. He reported to work just after the attack and stayed there for three days. "I stood over the belly-up minelayer USS Ogalala, the only ship with a Hawaiian captain, and cried. I looked across the bay and saw the battleship USS Arizona burning and I cried," said Fong. He lived ... See more »

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