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Gedde Watanabe

Gedde Watanabe was born on June 26, 1955 in Ogden, Utah, USA as Gary Watanabe. He is an actor, known for Mulan (1998), Sixteen Candles (1984) and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990). See full bio »
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 2014 Bravest Warriors (TV Series)
Hamster Mitch
- Season of the Mitch (2014) ... Hamster Mitch (voice)
- Season of the Worm (2014) ... Hamster Mitch (voice)
 2013 47 Ronin
Troupe Leader (Kabuki Actor)
 2012 The Seven Year Hitch (TV Movie)
Mr. Fujimura
 2010 Proposition 8 Trial Re-Enactment (TV Series documentary)
Hak-Sing William Tam
 2009 All Ages Night
Dead Head Fred
 2009 Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword (Video)
Kenji (voice)
 2008 American Dad! (TV Series)
Chicken Hatchery Manager
- Pulling Double Booty (2008) ... Chicken Hatchery Manager (voice)
 2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Hotel Manager
 2007 Sunny & Share Love You
Eliza's Dad, The Doctor
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
Ling (English version, voice)
 2007 Fortune Hunters (Short)
Mr. Yu
 2006 Family Guy (TV Series)
Long Duk Dong
- Mother Tucker (2006) ... Long Duk Dong (voice)
 2006 Model Family (TV Short)
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Ling (English version, voice)
 2005 Two for the Money
 2005 Everwood (TV Series)
- Oh, the Places You'll Go (2005) ... Art
 2004 Mulan II (Video)
Ling (voice)
 2004 Alfie
 2004 On the Couch (Short)
 2003 What's New, Scooby-Doo? (TV Series)
Vincent Wong
- Lights! Camera! Mayhem! (2003) ... Vincent Wong (voice)
 2002 My Wife and Kids (TV Series)
Dr. Phil Ling
- Diary of a Mad Teen (2002) ... Dr. Phil Ling
 2002 L.A. Law: The Movie (TV Movie)
 2002 Slackers
Japanese Proctor
 2001 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Mr. Min
- EZ Jackster (2001) ... Mr. Min
 2001 Jackie Chan Adventures (TV Series)
Gangster 1
- Mother of All Battles (2001) ... Gangster 1 (voice)
 2001 Thank You, Good Night
Cafe Owner
 2000 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
- Welcome, Traveler (2000) ... Kenji
 1999-2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Dr. Suzuki / Principal
- Untouchable (2000) ... Dr. Suzuki (voice)
- Revenant (1999) ... Principal (voice, as Geddy Watanabe)
 2000 Secret Agent Man (TV Series)
- Uncle S.A.M. (2000) ... Ling
 1998-1999 Rugrats (TV Series)
Zack / Kangaroo
- Runaway Reptar (1999) ... Zack (voice)
- Chuckie's Duckling/A Dog's Life (1998) ... Kangaroo (voice)
 1997-1999 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Japanese Father / Factory Foreman
- Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (1999) ... Japanese Father (voice)
- In Marge We Trust (1997) ... Factory Foreman (voice)
 1999 Edtv
 1999 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Nobo Nakamura
- Home Alone (1999) ... Nobo Nakamura
 1999 Frank in Five (Short)
 1999 Guinevere
 1998 Mulan Story Studio (Video Game)
Ling (voice)
 1998 Armageddon
Asian Tourist (uncredited)
 1998 Mulan
Ling (voice)
 1997 Psycho Sushi
 1997 The Weird Al Show (TV Series)
- Back to School (1997) ... Kuni
 1995-1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Nuri / Emperor
- The Little Mermaid (1997) ... Nuri (voice)
- The Emperor's New Clothes (1995) ... Emperor (voice)
 1997 Booty Call
Chan (uncredited)
 1997 Nick and Jane
 1996 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Mr. Oh
- The Checks (1996) ... Mr. Oh
 1996 Mad About You (TV Series)
The Speech Writer
- The Grant (1996) ... The Speech Writer
 1996 That Thing You Do!
Play-Tone Photographer
 1996 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
- The Mallardian Candidate (1996) ... (voice)
 1995 Perfect Alibi
Det. Onoda
 1995 Boys on the Side
Steve (as Gede Watanabe)
 1994 Count on Me (TV Movie)
 1992 Miss America: Behind the Crown (TV Movie)
Takeo (uncredited)
 1991 Pacific Station (TV Series)
Ram Sha
- Operation! (1991) ... Ram Sha
 1990-1991 Down Home (TV Series)
- Black Widow (1991) ... Tran
- Get Thee Back to a Nunnery (1991) ... Tran
- Dream Boat (1991) ... Tran
- Yipes, It's Snipes (1991) ... Tran
 1991 Sesame Street (TV Series)
- Episode #22.41 (1991) ... Hiroshi
 1990 Newhart (TV Series)
Mr. Tagadachi
 1990 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Guru Prem
- The Bitch's Back (1990) ... Guru Prem
 1990 Grand (TV Series)
Taki Mifune
- An Obtuse Triangle (1990) ... Taki Mifune
 1990 On the Television (TV Series)
- Babe Watch (1990) ... Various
- My Five Dads ... Various
 1989 The Spring
 1989 Booker (TV Series)
- Someone Stole Lucille (1989) ... Max
 1989 UHF
 1987 The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (TV Series)
Ho Hum
- Beans' Home Life Gets UGLI (1987) ... Ho Hum
 1986 Vamp
 1985 Volunteers
At Toon
 1976 Pacific Overtures (TV Movie)
Priest / Girl / Boy
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Original cast member of the Sondheim musical "Pacific Overtures" in the 1970s. See more »

Alternate Names:

Geddy Watanabe | Gede Watanabe


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Personal Quote:

My ethnicity works both for and against me. But I look for parts that aren't necessarily Asian, parts that can be played by someone of any background.


In his role in the original cast of the Stephen Sondheim musical, "Pacific Overtures", he performed the song, "Someone in a Tree". Watanabe is arguably best-known as the character, "Long Duk Dong", from Sixteen Candles (1984), in which he famously leaped out of a tree and onto Michael Schoeffling's character, "Jake". See more »

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