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Sammee Tong (1901–1964)

Sammee Tong was born on April 21, 1901 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Bachelor Father (1957), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) and For Those Who Think Young (1964). He died on October 27, 1964 in Palms, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Bachelor Father
Bachelor Father Peter Tong
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Chinese Laundryman
Fluffy Cook


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 1965 Fluffy
 1964 Mickey (TV Series)
Sammy Ling
- One More Kiss (1964) ... Sammy Ling
- Somebody's Been Sleeping in My Bed (1964) ... Sammy Ling
 1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Maitre d' of Lotus Blosom Inn
- How Jack Found Dennis (1964) ... Maitre d' of Lotus Blosom Inn
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Mr. Nishimaka
- Dead Ringer (1960) ... Mr. Nishimaka
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Hop Ling
- A Rose for Lotta (1959) ... Hop Ling
 1959 Battle Flame
Chinese Prisoner (uncredited)
 1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
- Bronze Bonze (1959) ... Cook
 1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Quon Wei
- Gold-Tooth Charlie (1959) ... Quon Wei
 1958 Suicide Battalion
Papa Lily (as Sammy Tong)
 1957 Stopover Tokyo
Diplomat (uncredited)
 1957 Hell Bound
Murdered Seaman (uncredited)
 1957 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Sam, Chinese Waiter (uncredited)
 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces
Chinese Extra (uncredited)
 1957 The Midnight Story
Restaurant Proprietor (uncredited)
 1957 The Iron Sheriff
Charley Key - Laundry Owner (uncredited)
 1956 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
- The Proprietor (1956) ... Lee
 1956 Further Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series)
 1956 Flight to Hong Kong
Shop Proprietor (uncredited)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- All the Trees in the Field (1956) ... Nurseryman
 1956 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
- Lost River (1956) ... Wong
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- Emperor Norton's Bridge (1956) ... John
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1956 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Thomas Bottle
- Bill Bottle's Birthday (1956) ... Thomas Bottle
 1956 Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
Dr. Yamane (voice, uncredited)
 1956 The Man Called X (TV Series)
- Local Hero (1956)
- Assassination (1956)
 1956 Sky King (TV Series)
- Red Tentacles (1956) ... Ipp
 1956 Judge Roy Bean (TV Series)
Ah Sid
- Ah Sid, Cowboy (1956) ... Ah Sid
 1955 The Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series)
George, the cook
 1955 The Left Hand of God
Servant (uncredited)
 1950 Woman on the Run
Witness to Suzie's Fall (uncredited)
 1945 Out of This World
Chinese Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
Chinese Civilian (uncredited)
 1943 China
Aide to Japanese General (uncredited)
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings
Sam the Cook (uncredited)
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Chinese Alien in Airplane (uncredited)
 1937 West of Shanghai
Messenger (uncredited)
 1937 Youth on Parole
Chinese Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1937 Think Fast, Mr. Moto
Cheela - Marloff's Houseboy (uncredited)
 1937 The Good Earth
Chinese Man (uncredited)
 1936 Stowaway
Bing Crosby Imitator (uncredited)
 1936 Happy Go Lucky
Driver (uncredited)
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Chinese Man (uncredited)
 1936 Love Before Breakfast
Steward (uncredited)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Shanghai
Waiter (uncredited)
 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea
Sin Kee (uncredited)
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A close friend of Mickey Rooney, Tong was Rooney's co-star on the TV series Mickey (1964) at the time of his death. A heavy gambler, and deeply in debt because of it, Tong had no way of repaying his debts once "Mickey" was canceled midway through the 1964-1965 TV season, and committed suicide by drug overdose rather than face the consequences. See more »

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