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James B. Leong (1889–1967)

James B. Leong was born on November 2, 1889 in Shanghai, China as Leong But-jung. He is known for his work on Ace Drummond (1936), The Purple Dawn (1923) and Shadow of Chinatown (1936). He died on December 16, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Ace Drummond
Ace Drummond Henry Kee [Chs. 1-11]
The Purple Dawn
The Purple Dawn Quan Foo
Shadow of Chinatown
Shadow of Chinatown Wong [Chs. 5-13]
The Devil Dancer
The Devil Dancer The Grand Lama


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 1960 The Mountain Road
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
2nd Hatchet Man
- The Hatchet Man (1960) ... 2nd Hatchet Man (as James Leong)
 1958 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
- The Man with the Scar (1958) ... Cook
 1958 Buchanan Rides Alone
Gomez's Friend (uncredited)
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- The Canary Sedan (1958)
 1954 The Shanghai Story
Policeman (uncredited)
 1952 Macao
Hood (uncredited)
 1951 Peking Express
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1951 Smuggler's Island
Native in Sampan (uncredited)
 1951 I Was an American Spy
Ho Sang
 1949 Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
Chinese Hatchet Man (uncredited)
 1948 To the Ends of the Earth
Chinese Driver (uncredited)
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
Acrobat (uncredited)
 1947 Green Dolphin Street
Chinese Longshoreman (uncredited)
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Japanese Army Officer (uncredited)
 1946 Deception
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1946 Shadows Over Chinatown
Curio Shop Owner (uncredited)
 1945 Prison Ship
Japanese Soldier (uncredited)
 1945 First Yank Into Tokyo
Japanese Soldier (uncredited)
 1945 Secret Agent X-9
Japanese Pilot (uncredited)
 1945 China Sky
Orderly (uncredited)
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Taoist Priest at Boy's Healing (uncredited)
 1944 Dragon Seed
City Man (uncredited)
 1944 Marine Raiders
Japanese Officer (uncredited)
 1944 The Purple Heart
Army Aide (uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Seabees
Japanese Officer (uncredited)
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Japanese (uncredited)
 1943 Rookies in Burma
Japanese Soldier in Tank (uncredited)
 1943 Headin' for God's Country
Japanese Officer
 1943 Behind the Rising Sun
Japanese Swordsman (uncredited)
 1942 Lady from Chungking
 1942 Across the Pacific
Nura (uncredited)
 1942 Wake Island
Secretary to Japanese Envoy (uncredited)
 1942 Submarine Raider
Toramatsu (uncredited)
 1942 Remember Pearl Harbor
Japanese Major
 1942 Tarzan's New York Adventure
Sun Lee's Measuring Assistant (uncredited)
 1942 The Tuttles of Tahiti
Candy Salesman (uncredited)
 1942 A Yank on the Burma Road
Guerilla Leader (as James Leong)
 1941 They Met in Bombay
Third Mate (uncredited)
 1940 South of Pago Pago
 1940 Drums of Fu Manchu
Chinese Si Fan Member [Chs.1,4,7-8,14] (uncredited)
 1939 Daughter of the Tong
Importer (uncredited)
 1939 North of Shanghai
Police Sergeant
 1938 Red Barry
Chinese Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 Mr. Moto Takes a Chance
Native (uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo
Tartar Warrior (uncredited)
 1938 International Settlement
Officer (uncredited)
 1937 Thank You, Mr. Moto
Cop in Peiping (uncredited)
 1937 West of Shanghai
Pao - Man Who Goes for Help (uncredited)
 1937 The Good Earth
Chinese Peasant (uncredited)
 1936 Ace Drummond
Henry Kee [Chs. 1-11] (as James Leong)
 1936/I Shadow of Chinatown
Wong [Chs. 5-13]
 1936 Midnight Blunders (Short)
Chinese Man (uncredited)
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Chinese Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1935 East of Java
Crewman (uncredited)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Shanghai
Shanghai Police Operator (uncredited)
 1935 Shadows of the Orient
Ching Chu
 1935 Captured in Chinatown
Wong (as Jimmy Leon)
 1935 Chinatown Squad
Chinese Man (uncredited)
 1934 The Mysterious Mr. Wong
Wong Henchman (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Lee Chang - Chinese Villager (uncredited)
 1934 The Hell Cat
Chinese Man (uncredited)
 1934 Mandalay
Leong, Waiter (uncredited)
 1933 The Son of Kong
Chinese Trader (uncredited)
 1933 Trick for Trick
Chinese Henchman (uncredited)
 1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu
Guest (uncredited)
 1932 Tangled Destinies
Ling (as James Leong)
 1932 The Heart Punch
 1932 The Hatchet Man
Tong Member (uncredited)
 1932 Shanghai Express
A Rebel (uncredited)
 1931 Chinatown After Dark
Servant (uncredited)
 1930 Lotus Lady
Li (as Jimmy Leong)
 1929 Uppercut O'Brien (Short)
Chinese Doctor (uncredited)
 1929 Shanghai Lady
Counselor (as Jimmy Leong)
 1929 Welcome Danger
Florist Henchman / High Priest (uncredited)
 1929 Come and Get It!
Singapore Joe
 1929 China Slaver
Lee Mandarin
 1928 Ransom
 1927 The Devil Dancer
The Grand Lama
 1926 The Silk Bouquet (as Jimmy Leong)
 1924 Defying the Law
Dr. Chong Foo
 1923 The Remittance Woman
Chuen To Yan
 1923 The Purple Dawn
Quan Foo
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Alternate Names:

James Leong But-jung | Jimmy Leon | James Leong | Jimmy Leong

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Got his start in Hollywood in the late nineteen tens as an assistant director and an interpreter on sets with Chinese Extras. Worked for both D. W. Griffith and Park Frame as an interpreter. See more »

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