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Burt Kwouk (1930–2016)


Burt Kwouk was a British actor, he was best known for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films, and for play Mr Ling in the third James Bond film Goldfinger. Kwouk was born in Warrington, but was brought up in Shanghai. He made his film debut in the 1957 film Windom's Way. In Goldfinger (1964) he played Mr. Ling, a Chinese expert in nuclear ... See full bio »

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Known For

Kiss of the Dragon
Kiss of the Dragon Uncle Tai
(2001)
Goldfinger
Goldfinger Mr. Ling
(1964)
Last of the Summer Wine
(2002-2010)

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 2010 Paul O'Grady Live (TV Series)
Entwistle
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Entwistle (uncredited)
 2010 Spirit Warriors (TV Series)
Shen
- The Snake Spirit (2010) ... Shen
- Your Worst Nightmare (2010) ... Shen
- The Spirit Thief (2010) ... Shen
- A Warrior Is Born (2010) ... Shen
 2008 The Wrong Door (TV Series)
Ninja Master
- Bondo (2008) ... Ninja Master
 2008 Honest (TV Series)
Mr. Hong
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Mr. Hong
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Mr. Hong
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Mr. Hong
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Mr. Hong
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Mr. Hong
 2008 Here Comes the Queen (TV Series)
mad scientist Dr Chan (2008)
 2006 Doctors (TV Series)
Mr. Chang
- Sleepless in Selly Heath (2006) ... Mr. Chang
 2006 Low Winter Sun (TV Movie)
Mr. Gim Yeung
 2006 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Jimmy Han
- Cargo: Part 2 (2006) ... Jimmy Han
- Cargo: Part 1 (2006) ... Jimmy Han
 2003-2005 The Bill (TV Series)
Father Kwong / George Sim
- 372 (2005) ... George Sim
- 102 (2003) ... Father Kwong
- 101 (2003) ... Father Kwong
 2005 Judge John Deed (TV Series)
Professor Vang Pao
- Separation of Powers (2005) ... Professor Vang Pao
 2005 Planet Sketch (TV Series)
- Toothbrush (2005) ... (voice)
 2003 Banzai (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 2001 Queen of Swords (TV Series)
Master Kiyomosa
- The Dragon (2001) ... Master Kiyomosa
 2001 Banzai (TV Series)
Narrator
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Narrator (voice)
 2001 The Lost Empire (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Sheng
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Professor Sheng
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Professor Sheng
 2000 Animated Epics: Moby Dick (TV Movie)
Fedallah (voice)
 2000 Arabian Nights (TV Mini-Series)
Caliph Beder
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Caliph Beder
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Caliph Beder
 1995 Bullet to Beijing (TV Movie)
Kim Soo
 1994 The Wanderer (TV Series)
Ling Fat
- A Dragon by Any Other Name (1994) ... Ling Fat
 1994 Space Precinct (TV Series)
Slik Ostrasky
- Protect and Survive (1994) ... Slik Ostrasky
 1994 Under the Hammer (TV Series)
Hong Kong Businessman
- Wonders in the Deep (1994) ... Hong Kong Businessman
 1992-1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Mr Ying / Banker
- The Peking Gun (1993) ... Mr Ying
- Eric of Arabia (1992) ... Banker
 1990 Medics (TV Series)
Wan Chung
- Annie (1990) ... Wan Chung
 1989 The Les Dennis Laughter Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.1 (1989)
 1989 Boon (TV Series)
Van Der Haan
- The Not So Lone Ranger (1989) ... Van Der Haan
 1988 Thin Air (TV Mini-Series)
Guang
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Guang
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Guang
 1988 Noble House (TV Mini-Series)
Philip Chen
- Part IV (1988) ... Philip Chen
- Part III (1988) ... Philip Chen
- Part II (1988) ... Philip Chen
- Part I (1988) ... Philip Chen
 1988 Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer (TV Mini-Series)
Shûdô
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Shûdô (English version, voice)
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Shûdô (English version, voice)
 1987 Howards' Way (TV Series)
Mr. Lee
- Episode #3.10 (1987) ... Mr. Lee
- Episode #3.7 (1987) ... Mr. Lee
- Episode #3.3 (1987) ... Mr. Lee
 1987 T-Bag Bounces Back (TV Series)
Hi Hatt
- Hi Hatt (1987) ... Hi Hatt
 1987 The Little and Large Show (TV Series)
- Episode #7.1 (1987)
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Hai Lee
- Mark of the Devil (1984) ... Hai Lee
 1984 The Brief (TV Series)
Mr. Chen
- No Questions (1984) ... Mr. Chen
 1983-1984 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various / Card hustler
- Episode #2.9 (1984) ... Various
- Episode #2.4 (1983) ... Various
- Episode #2.2 (1983) ... Various
- Episode #2.1 (1983) ... Card hustler
 1983 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Toshi
- Passing Chance (1983) ... Toshi
 1982 Jim Davidson's Special (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1982)
 1982 The Magnificent One (TV Movie)
Mr. Ho
 1982 There's a Lot of It About (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Various Characters
 1982 Q.E.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Lin
- The Limehouse Connection (1982) ... Dr. Lin
 1981 Spearhead (TV Series)
Mr. Ho
- The Macau Connection (1981) ... Mr. Ho
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
Mr. Wing
- The Dangerous Game (1980) ... Mr. Wing
 1980 Minder (TV Series)
Sojo
- A Nice Little Wine (1980) ... Sojo
 1980 Keep It in the Family (TV Series)
Maitre d' / Japanese Juror
- Takeaway Sunday (1980) ... Maitre d'
- All Through the Night (1980) ... Japanese Juror
 1979 Robin's Nest (TV Series)
Barman
- Sorry Partner (1979) ... Barman
 1977-1978 It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV Series)
Me Thant
- The Pay Off (1977) ... Me Thant
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Chula
- Assault Force (1978) ... Chula
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Professor Fuiji
- Married Love (1977) ... Professor Fuiji
 1977 Warship (TV Series)
Zee Khay Lim
- Diplomatic Package (1977) ... Zee Khay Lim
 1975-1976 Lucky Feller (TV Series)
Chinese waiter / Chinese Waiter
- All the Tea in China (1976) ... Chinese waiter
- Lucky Feller: Pilot (1975) ... Chinese Waiter
 1975-1976 The Melting Pot (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1976)
- Episode #1.2 (1975)
 1976 Hunter's Walk (TV Series)
Lee Peng
- Take Away (1976) ... Lee Peng
 1976 Yes, Honestly (TV Series)
Ning Ning
- Black and White and Red All Over (1976) ... Ning Ning
 1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Dr. Ling
- Evidence of Death (1975) ... Dr. Ling
 1973 Suikoden (TV Series)
Narrator (UK Version)
 1972-1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Taiho / Johnny Morrison
- Going, Going... (1973) ... Taiho
- Deadlock (1972) ... Johnny Morrison
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Lee Chang
- Every Picture Tells a Story (1972) ... Lee Chang
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
Shunji
- A Hell of an Engineer (1971) ... Shunji
 1971 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
The prisoner
- The Switch (1971) ... The prisoner
 1970 The Misfit (TV Series)
Barman
- On Being British (1970) ... Barman
 1967-1969 Callan (TV Series)
Tao Tsing / Robert E. Lee
- The Running Dog (1969) ... Tao Tsing
 1966-1969 Mogul (TV Series)
Tamira Hitaki / Ban-Di
- This Is Where I Came In (1966) ... Ban-Di
 1968 Koroshi (TV Movie)
Tanaka
 1965-1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Mr. Ching / Col. Wing / Tawau
- The Master Plan (1968) ... Mr. Ching
- The Gadget Lovers (1967) ... Col. Wing
- The Sign of the Claw (1965) ... Tawau
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Chinese Major
- The Beginning (1968) ... Chinese Major
 1965-1967 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Tanaka / Khim / Masan
- Koroshi (1967) ... Tanaka
- A Very Dangerous Game (1965) ... Khim
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Wu Hsien Ching
- The Devil's Eggshell (1966) ... Wu Hsien Ching
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Novee
- Sucker Bait (1965) ... Novee
 1961-1965 The Avengers (TV Series)
Tusamo / Mason / King Tenuphon
- The Cybernauts (1965) ... Tusamo (as Bert Kwouk)
- Lobster Quadrille (1964) ... Mason
- Kill the King (1961) ... King Tenuphon
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Yamomoto
- Naked Island (1965) ... Yamomoto
 1963 Compact (TV Series)
Chinese Waiter
- Chicken and Champagne (1963) ... Chinese Waiter
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Lieutenant Marato
- Letter to a Soldier (1963) ... Lieutenant Marato
 1962 The River Flows East (TV Series)
Teng
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Teng
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Teng
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Teng
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Teng
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
Liu
- The Frontier (1962) ... Liu
 1961 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Capt. Feng
- The Sinister Man (1961) ... Capt. Feng
 1961 Afternoon in River Walk (TV Movie)
Chauffeur
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Chen Tung / Tai
- The Actor (1961) ... Chen Tung
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Feng
- Summer Theatre: The Small Victory (1960) ... Captain Feng
 1960 Chasing the Dragon (TV Movie)
Ah Chen
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Jimmy Hau
- The Carter Case (1960) ... Jimmy Hau
 1958 Yesterday's Enemy (TV Movie)
Japanese Private
 1958 More Than Robbery (TV Series)
- Half on Account (1958)
 1957 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
First Japanese
- How to Win Money and Influence People (1957) ... First Japanese (as Burd Kwouk)
 1957 McCreary Moves In (TV Series)
Chang
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Other Works:

He acted in Jerry Herman's musical, "Mame," at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England with Ginger Rogers, Margaret Courtenay, Ann Beach, Barry Kent, Guy Spaull, Tony Adams, Brian Jackson, Gary Warren, Julia McKenzie, and Gerald Davis in the cast. Gene Saks was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Bert Kwouk | Burd Kwouk

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[When asked why he played stereotypical Asian characters] If I don't do it someone else will. See more »

Trivia:

Member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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