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Haing S. Ngor (1940–1996)

Haing S. Ngor was a native of Cambodia, and before the war was a physician (obstetrics) and medical officer in the Cambodian army. He became a captive of the Khmer Rouge during the and was imprisoned and tortured; in order to escape execution he denied being a doctor or having an education. He moved to the U.S. as a refugee in 1980, and though he ... See full bio »

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 1996 Hit Me
Billy Tungpet
 1995 Vanishing Son (TV Series)
The General
 1994 The Dragon Gate
 1994 Vanishing Son IV (TV Movie)
The General
 1994 Vanishing Son III (TV Movie)
The General
 1994 Vanishing Son II (TV Movie)
The General
 1994 Vanishing Son (TV Movie)
The General
 1993 My Life
Mr. Ho
 1992 The Commish (TV Series)
Nhu Hao Duong
- Charlie Don't Surf (1992) ... Nhu Hao Duong
 1991/I Ambition
 1990 Last Flight Out (TV Movie)
Pham Van Minh
 1990 Vietnam, Texas
 1989 Vietnam War Story: The Last Days
Major Huyen (segment "The Last Outpost")
 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
Seak Yin
- How to Stay Alive in Vietnam: Part 2 (1989) ... Seak Yin (as Dr. Haing S Ngor)
- How to Stay Alive in Vietnam: Part 1 (1989) ... Seak Yin (as Dr. Haing S Ngor)
 1989 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Truong Vann Diep
- Choices (1989) ... Truong Vann Diep
 1989 The Iron Triangle
Col. Tuong, NVA
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Than Loc
- Doctors Wilde (1987) ... Than Loc
 1987 Eastern Condors
Yeung Lung
 1987 In Love and War (TV Movie)
Major Bui
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Inspector Nguyn Van Trahn
- The Savage (1987) ... Inspector Nguyn Van Trahn (as Dr. Haing S. Ngor)
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Duong Thanh
- Heroes (1986) ... Duong Thanh
 1984 The Killing Fields
Dith Pran (as Dr. Haing S Ngor)
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Autobiography (with Roger Warner), "Haing Ngor: A Cambodian Odyssey," 1988, Scribner, New York City, NY, 476 pages.

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Haing S. Ngor | Dr. Haing S Ngor | Haing Ngor

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I don't want history to blame me, saying Dr. Ngor has many opportunities, why does he not help? Now I know the value of the arts. The arts can explain everything possible to tell the world. See more »


Was the second Asian actor to win an Oscar. Miyoshi Umeki was the first. See more »

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