*Famous Faces on "Kung Fu" (Season One)!

by gattonero975 | created - 19 Apr 2016 | updated - 19 Apr 2016 | Public

He is a man of peace in a violent land. He is Kwai Chang Caine, schooled in the spirit-mind-body ways of the Shaolin priesthood by the blind, avuncular Master Po and the stern yet loving Master Kan. Caine speaks softly but hits hard. He lives humbly yet knows great contentment. He is the Old West's most unusual hero. But hero is not a word Caine would use. He would simply say, "I am a man."

No gun. No horse. No equal. The mystical series that became a global phenomenon. Are you ready to begin seeing this hit-show? Then, "Snatch the pebble from my hand grasshopper."

1. Radames Pera

Actor | Red Dawn

Born in New York City in 1960, he moved to Hollywood with his mother in 1963 for her acting career. While pursuing a lead role herself, 8 year old Radames was discovered by classic film Director Daniel Mann and cast as Stavros, the dying son of Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas, in A Dream of Kings (...

"Young Caine"

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 0 Pilot (22 February 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 1 King of the Mountain (14 October 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 2 Dark Angel (11 November 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 3 Blood Brother (18 January 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 4 An Eye for an Eye (25 January 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 February 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 6 The Soul is the Warrior (8 February 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 8 Sun and Cloud Shadow (22 Feb 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 9 The Praying Mantis Kills (15 Mar 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 10 Alethea (22 Mar 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 11 Chains (29 Mar 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 12 Superstition (05 Apr 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 14 The Third Man (26 Apr 1973)

2. Norman Alden

Actor | Back to the Future

Born Norman Adelberg in 1924, he served in the Army during World War II. At the end of the conflict he had the opportunity to benefit from the GI Bill program meant to help returning soldiers to start or resume studying. That is how, while attending Texas Christian University, he discovered on the ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 9 The Praying Mantis Kills (15 Mar 1973) Sheriff Crossman (as Norm Alden)

3. John Anderson

Actor | Psycho

A tall, sinewy, austere-looking character actor with silver hair, rugged features and a distinctive voice, John Robert Anderson left an impressive legacy of literally hundreds of film and TV credits. Immensely versatile, he was at his best submerging himself in the role of historical figures (he ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 3 Blood Brother (18 January 1972) Benjamin Dundee

4. Brian Andrews

Actor | Halloween

Brian Andrews is an actor, known for Halloween (1978), The Great Santini (1979) and Days of Our Lives (1965).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973) Harpy Lovitt

5. Parley Baer

Actor | License to Drive

Parley Baer was born on August 5, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Parley Edward Baer. He was an actor, known for License to Drive (1988), A Fever in the Blood (1961) and Dave (1993). He was married to Ernestine Clarke. He died on November 22, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 4 An Eye for an Eye (25 January 1972) Dr. Gormley

6. Fred Beir

Actor | Hawaiian Eye

He made guest appearances on TV series like Bonanza, Perry Mason, Maverick, The Andy Griffith Show, Wagon Train, The Twilight Zone (the 1963 episode "Death Ship"), Ben Casey, The Outer Limits, The Munsters, The Time Tunnel, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Honey West, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, The ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 14 The Third Man (26 Apr 1973) Jim Gallagher

7. Larry Bishop

Actor | Hell Ride

Larry Bishop was born on November 30, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in New Jersey. He's the son of famous Rat Pack comic Joey Bishop. Larry attended high school in Beverly Hills, California. After graduation Bishop was briefly in an improvisational group whose other members included...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 11 Chains (29 Mar 1973) Major Trapnell

8. Wendell Burton

Actor | The Sterile Cuckoo

Most impressionable and indelibly remembered as the sensitive, cherubic-faced college student/boyfriend of Liza Minnelli in The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), actor Wendell Burton was born in Texas on July 21, 1947. When Wendell was only five, his father, an Air Force technical sergeant, was killed in a ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 9 The Praying Mantis Kills (15 Mar 1973) Martin Crossman

9. Gary Busey

Actor | The Buddy Holly Story

A blond-haired, fair-complexioned actor with a toothy grin and capable of an unsettling glint in his eyes, Gary Busey was born in Goose Creek, Texas, and was raised in Oklahoma. He is the son of Sadie Virginia (Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmar Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. He has ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 15 The Ancient Warrior (03 May 1973) Josh

10. John Carradine

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

John Carradine, the son of a reporter/artist and a surgeon, grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. He attended Christ Church School and Graphic Art School, studying sculpture, and afterward roamed the South selling sketches. He made his acting debut in "Camille" in a New Orleans theatre in 1925. ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 2 Dark Angel (11 November 1972) Rev. Serenity Johnson

11. Keith Carradine

Actor | Nashville

It seems the second generation of acting Carradines -- David, Keith and Robert -- are proudly continuing the family tradition and begetting a third generation of talent. The dynasty began with veteran Hollywood patriarch John Carradine, the son of a surgeon and a correspondent for the Associated ...

"Middle Caine"

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 0 Pilot (22 February 1972) (uncredited)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 11 Chains (29 Mar 1973) (uncredited)

12. Robert Carradine

Actor | Revenge of the Nerds

Robert Carradine was born on March 24, 1954 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Reed Carradine. He is an actor and producer, known for Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Escape from L.A. (1996) and The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003). He has been married to Edith (Edie) Mani since January 7,...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 2 Dark Angel (11 November 1972) Sonny Jim

13. Rosalind Chao

Actress | Just Like Heaven

Rosalind Chao was born on September 23, 1957 in Anaheim, California, USA as Rosalind Chia-Ling Chao. She is an actress, known for Just Like Heaven (2005), Freaky Friday (2003) and What Dreams May Come (1998). She has been married to Simon Templeman since 1989. They have two children.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 February 1973) Dancer (uncredited)

14. Tina Chen

Actress | Three Days of the Condor

Tina Chen is a Golden Globe, Emmy and Drama Desk nominee. She stars in Albert M. Chan's award-winning short film Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future for which she received the Best Actress award from the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival and a Best Actress nomination by the Asians On ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 Febuary 1973) Su Yen Lu

15. Brandon Cruz

Actor | The Bad News Bears

Brandon Cruz was born on May 28, 1962 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Brandon Edwin Williams. He is known for his work on The Bad News Bears (1976), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) and The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969). He has been married to Elizabeth Finkelstein since June 26, 1994. They ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 1 King of the Mountain (14 October 1972) Peter Gideon

16. Royal Dano

Actor | Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Royal Dano was undoubtedly one of the best, most quirky and striking character actors to ever grace the big and small screen alike in a lengthy and impressive career which spanned 42 years.

Royal Edward Dano was born on November 16, 1922 in New York City, to Mary Josephine (O'Connor) and Caleb ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 7 Nine Lives (15 Feb 1973) Henry Skowrin

17. Jim Davis

Actor | Big Jake

Tall, rangy Jim Davis spent much of his early career in westerns, mainly at Republic Pictures. The Missouri-born and -raised Davis' relaxed, easygoing manner and Southern drawl easily fit most moviegoers' image of the cowboy, and Republic put him in a ton of them over the years (the fact that, ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 6 The Soul is the Warrior (8 February 1973) Joe Walker

18. Robert Donner

Actor | High Plains Drifter

Robert Donner was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey, Michigan and Texas. Robert joined the Navy after he graduated from high school and served almost 4 years. After he left the Navy he stayed on the West Coast and worked as a shipping clerk, salesman, bartender, commercial artist, ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 February 1973) Amos Houlton

19. John Doucette

Actor | True Grit

Stocky, balding American character actor with a rich, deep voice, equally adept at Western bad guys and Shakespeare. He began his career in films in minor roles, primarily as gangland henchmen, and progressed to become widely familiar as a figure in a variety of dramas and occasional comedies. ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 February 1973) Ed Rankin

20. Don Dubbins

Actor | Tribute to a Bad Man

This boyish-looking New York-born actor of film and (especially) TV was born in 1928 and signed by Columbia at the onset of his teen career. Also known as Donald Dubbins, he started off playing earnest young cadet types in the war films From Here to Eternity (1953) (as a young bugler) and The Caine...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 12 Superstition (05 Apr 1973) Meador

21. Andrew Duggan

Actor | Seven Days in May

Actor. Born in Franklin, Indiana on December 28, 1923, he was raised in Texas and went to college at Indiana University. There, on a speech and drama scholarship, he began to act and perform however this was interrupted by being called into the service. In World War II where he saw action overseas,...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 February 1973) Sheriff Boggs

22. Aimee Eccles

Actress | Little Big Man

Aimee Eccles was born on January 1, 1949 in Hong Kong as Amy Eckles. She is an actress, known for Little Big Man (1970), Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) and Paradise Alley (1978).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 8 Sun and Cloud Shadow (22 Feb 1973) Po Ten / 'Cloud Shadow'

23. Ike Eisenmann

Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Ike Eisenmann was born in Houston, Texas, USA as Ike Keith Eisenmann. He is known for his work on Escape to Witch Mountain (1975), Return from Witch Mountain (1978), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), and Race to Witch Mountain (2009). Ike goes by his legal name of Iake Eissinmann. He is ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973) Todd Lovitt

24. Dana Elcar

Actor | The Sting

Dana Elcar was born on October 10, 1927 in Ferndale, Michigan, USA as Ibson Dana Elcar. He was an actor and director, known for The Sting (1973), MacGyver (1985) and 2010 (1984). He was married to Marianne Torrance, Margaret "Peggy" Romano and Katherine Frances Mead. He died on June 6, 2005 in ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 7 Nine Lives (15 Feb 1973) Judge Todd A. Pritikin

25. Ross Elliott

Actor | The Towering Inferno

A general utilitarian player on TV and film, Ross Elliott provided clean-cut, reliable support for over four decades. Born Elliott Blum on June 18, 1917 in New York City, Ross grew up in the Bronx and began appearing in plays while a teenage at both summer camps and in high school. He attended New ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 4 An Eye for an Eye (25 January 1972) Capt. Burns

26. Robert Emhardt

Actor | 3:10 to Yuma

Robert Emhardt looked and sounded as if he had intentionally been created by some perverse god to play villains. Though rotund, he had hooded, lizard like eyes and a drawling whine in his voice. The real Robert Emhardt, however, was a well-educated, cultured, generous man, not at all like the ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 3 Blood Brother (18 January 1972) Postmaster

27. Ron Feinberg

Actor | A Boy and His Dog

Ron Feinberg was born on October 10, 1932 in San Francisco, California, USA as Ronald Allen Feinberg. He was an actor, known for A Boy and His Dog (1975), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) and Star Trek: Klingon Academy (2000). He was married to Diana Frothingham. He died on January 29, 2005 in ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 8 Sun and Cloud Shadow (22 Feb 1973) Ezekiel (as Ronald Feinberg)

28. Benson Fong

Actor | The Shanghai Cobra

Benson Fong was born on October 10, 1916 in Sacramento, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Shanghai Cobra (1945), The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) and The Scarlet Clue (1945). He was married to Maylia. He died on August 1, 1987 in Los Angeles, California.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 0 Pilot (22 February 1972) Hang Fei

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 3 Blood Brother (18 January 1972) Soong

29. Jodie Foster

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster on November 19, 1962 in Los Angeles. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond), a producer, and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 10 Alethea (22 Mar 1973) Alethea Patricia Ingram

30. Robert Foulk

The Maltese Falcon

Robert Foulk was born on May 5, 1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on The Maltese Falcon (1941), Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Bonanza (1959). He was married to Barbara Slater. He died on February 25, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 6 The Soul is the Warrior (8 February 1973) Moss

31. Victor French

Actor | Rio Lobo

Victor French was the son of a stuntman. His debut was a small role in Lassie (1954), uncredited. He had his first real acting experiences in western-films, where he usually played the "bad guy" due to his rather gruff look. This changed with Little House on the Prairie (1974), (as Isaiah Edwards)....

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 15 The Ancient Warrior (03 May 1973) Sheriff Aldon Pool

32. John Fujioka

Actor | Mortal Kombat

John Fujioka was born on June 29, 1925 in Olaa, Hawaii, USA. He is an actor, known for Mortal Kombat (1995), American Ninja (1985) and Pearl Harbor (2001).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 8 Sun and Cloud Shadow (22 Feb 1973) Ying (as John Mamo)

33. Will Geer

Actor | The Waltons

Will Geer was born William Aughe Ghere in Frankfort, Indiana, to Katherine (Aughe), a teacher, and Roy Aaron Ghere, a postal worker. Will admired his grandfather, a man who said hello to trees by their Latin names and who had used what he brought back to Indiana from the California gold rush to ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 15 The Ancient Warrior (03 May 1973) Judge Emmitt Marcus

34. Chief Dan George

Actor | Little Big Man

Chief Dan George was born with the names Geswanouth Slahoot (which was anglicised as 'Dan Slaholt') to a tribal chief on Burrard Indian Reserve Nº. 3 in North Vancouver. His last name was changed to 'George' when he entered a mission boarding school at the age of 5, where the use of his native ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 15 The Ancient Warrior (03 May 1973) Ancient Warrior

35. Virginia Gregg

Actress | Operation Petticoat

Virginia Gregg was born on March 6, 1916 in Harrisburg, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Operation Petticoat (1959), Police Story (1973) and Emergency! (1972). She was married to Jaime Del Valle. She died on September 15, 1986 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 14 The Third Man (26 Apr 1973) Martha

36. James Griffith

Actor | The Killing

Ideal for playing swarthy villains, James Griffith's tall, dark and gaunt features and shady countenance invaded hundreds of film and TV dramas (and a few comedies) throughout his career on-camera. Highlighted by his arched brows, hooded eyes and prominent proboscis, heavy character work would be ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 2 Dark Angel (11 November 1972) Joe Purdy

37. Clu Gulager

Actor | The Return of the Living Dead

Clu Gulager was born William Martin Gulager in Holdenville, Hughes County, Oklahoma. His nickname was given to him by his father for the clu-clu birds (known in English as martins, like his middle name) that were nesting at the Gulager home at the time Clu was born. He grew up on his uncle's ranch ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 3 Blood Brother (18 January 1972) Sheriff Rutledge

38. Moses Gunn

Actor | Shaft

Moses Gunn was born on October 2, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Shaft (1971), Heartbreak Ridge (1986) and Ragtime (1981). He was married to Gwendolyn Mumma Landes. He died on December 16, 1993 in Guilford, Connecticut, USA.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973) Isaac Montola

39. Ross Hagen

Actor | Wonder Women

Rough-and-tumble character actor Ross Hagen was born Leland Lando Lilly on May 21, 1938, in Williams, AZ, the son of Lando Irvin Lilly and Mary Alice Johnson. Handsome and rugged, with a highly distinctive deep gravelly voice and a commandingly raw masculine screen presence, Ross was frequently ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 7 Nine Lives (15 Feb 1973) Herman Skowrin

40. H.B. Haggerty

Actor | Paint Your Wagon

Fearsome looking, bald headed and usually mustachioed character actor, born Donald J. Stansauk on 2nd April 1925, in Los Angeles, California. However, after playing pro football with the Detroit Lions & Green Pay Packers, Stansauk became a professional wrestler and changed his name to H.B Haggerty ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 12 Superstition (05 Apr 1973) Husky Miner

41. Tim Haldeman

Actor | Dante's Peak

Tim Haldeman is a true "Hollywood Kid" having grown up in and around show business in North Hollywood, California. Tim's dad was a production manager for motion pictures and TV and his aunt was the head script supervisor for 20th Century Fox Studios for 39 years. Tim was the first one in the family...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 2 Dark Angel (11 November 1972) Second Vigilante

42. Richard Hatch

Actor | Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming

Born in Santa Monica, California, USA, Richard Hatch was studying classical piano at the age of eight, and knew he wanted to carve out a career as a performer before he reached his teens. After attending Harbor College in San Pedro, he joined a Los Angeles repertory company with which he traveled ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 8 Sun and Cloud Shadow (22 Feb 1973) David Binns (as Richard Lawrence Hatch)

43. Pat Hingle

Actor | Batman

Pat Hingle (real name: Martin Patterson Hingle) was born in Miami, Florida, the son of a building contractor. His parents divorced when Hingle was still in his infancy (he never knew his father) and his mother supported the family by teaching school in Denver. She then began to travel (with her son...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 6 The Soul is the Warrior (8 February 1973) General Thoms

44. James Hong

Actor | Kung Fu Panda

James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 0 Pilot (22 February 1972) Hslang

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 February 1973) Old Man (uncredited)

45. Robert Ito

Actor | The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Robert Ito was born on July 2, 1931 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is known for his work on The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), The X-Files (1993) and Midway (1976).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 0 Pilot (22 February 1972) Fong

46. Dean Jagger

Actor | White Christmas

Dean Jagger was born in Lima, Ohio, on November 7, 1903. He dropped out of high school twice before finally graduating from Wabash College. Working first as a school teacher, he soon became interested in acting and enrolled at Chicago's "Lyceum Art Conservatory". Mr. Jagger made his first movie and...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 2 Dark Angel (11 November 1972) Henry Raphael Caine

47. Peter Jason

Actor | 48 Hrs.

Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Peter Jason was born on July 22, 1944, in Hollywood, CA, and grew up in Balboa. He attended Newport Beach Elementary School, Horace Ensign Junior High and Newport Harbor High School. He originally planned on being a football player, but fell in love...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 2 Dark Angel (11 November 1972) Lordsville Town Member (uncredited)

48. Roy Jenson

Actor | Chinatown

Roy Jenson was born on February 9, 1927 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is known for his work on Chinatown (1974), Soylent Green (1973) and Dillinger (1973). He was married to Marina Petrova and Barbara Dionysius. He died on April 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 0 Pilot (22 February 1972) Fuller

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 12 Superstition (05 Apr 1973) Rupp

49. L.Q. Jones

Actor | The Edge

Tall, sandy haired, mustachioed actor from Texas born Justus McQueen, who adopted the name of the character he portrayed in his first film, Battle Cry (1955). Jones, with his craggy, gaunt looks, first appeared in minor character roles in plenty of WWII films including The Young Lions (1958), The ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 4 An Eye for an Eye (25 January 1972) Sgt. Straight

50. William Katt

Actor | The Man from Earth

William Katt was born in Los Angeles, California, USA as William Theodore Katt. He is the son of actress Barbara Hale and actor Bill Williams. He is an actor and director, known for Big Wednesday (1978), The Greatest American Hero (1981), Carrie (1976) and The Man from Earth (2007). He has been ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 15 The Ancient Warrior (03 May 1973) Andy (as Bill Katt)

51. Don Knight

Actor | Swamp Thing

Don Knight studied for the Ordained Ministry in Montreal, Canada and Washington D.C.. With his young family, he moved to California in 1965. While pursuing his acting career, he continued to serve churches. Don was the proud father of two (daughter and son) from his first marriage. He is best known...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 9 The Praying Mantis Kills (15 Mar 1973) Hap Darrow

52. Clyde Kusatsu

Actor | Paradise Road

Clyde Kusatsu was born on September 13, 1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He is an actor, known for Paradise Road (1997), The Interpreter (2005) and Midway (1976). He has been married to Gayle Shuffler since August 29, 1976. They have two children.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 8 Sun and Cloud Shadow (22 Feb 1973) Ying's Son (uncredited)

53. Norman Leavitt

Actor | Off Limits

Norman Leavitt was born on December 1, 1913 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Norman Turner Leavitt. He was an actor, known for Off Limits (1952), Trackdown (1957) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He died on December 11, 2005 in Solvang, California, USA.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 6 The Soul is the Warrior (8 February 1973) Burt Proctor (uncredited)

54. Dana Lee

Actor | Dr. Ken

Dana Lee was born in a village outside of Guanzhou (Canton) China. His family immigrated to the U.S. when he was seven and settled in Houston, Texas. As one of a handful of Chinese-Americans living in segregated Houston, Dana was exposed to both the White and Black communities from an early age. ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 February 1973) First Henchman (uncredited)

55. Geoffrey Lewis

Actor | The Way of the Gun

Talented and highly capable character actor Geoffrey Lewis, with rustic (sometimes sour-faced) looks, grew up in Rhode Island but was moved out to California at the age of ten. Lewis was very keen on the dramatic arts at high school, but often preferred to put on his own one-man shows rather than ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 11 Chains (29 Mar 1973) Johnson

56. Kathleen Lloyd

Actress | The Car

Kathleen Lloyd was born on September 13, 1948 in Santa Clara, California, USA as Kathleen Gackle. She is an actress, known for The Car (1977), The Missouri Breaks (1976) and Magnum, P.I. (1980).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 3 Blood Brother (18 January 1972) Livvy McKenzie (as Kathleen Gackle)

57. William Lucking

Actor | Red Dragon

William Lucking was born on June 17, 1941 in Vicksburg, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Red Dragon (2002), The World's Fastest Indian (2005) and The Limey (1999).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973) Quade (as Bill Lucking)

58. Ken Lynch

Actor | North by Northwest

If there was ever an actor born to play a tough Irish cop, it was Ken Lynch, and he played so many of them in his long career that he could probably do it in his sleep. His suspicious manner, aggressive attitude, steely eyes and snarling voice broke down many a quavering suspect. He also played ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 1 King of the Mountain (14 October 1972) Percy McCoy

59. Mako

Actor | Conan the Barbarian

Born in Japan, Mako was living there with his grandparents while his parents studied art in the United States, when Japan and the U.S. went to war in 1941. His parents remained in the U.S., working for the Office of War Information, and, at the cessation of the conflict, were granted U.S. residency...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 Febuary 1973) Wong Ti Lu

60. Sean Marshall

Actor | Pete's Dragon

Sean Marshall was born on June 19, 1965 in Canoga Park, California, USA as Sean Edwin Marshall. He is an actor, known for Pete's Dragon (1977), Hustle & Flow (2005) and The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove (1979).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973) Abel Lovitt

61. Kiel Martin

Actor | Hill Street Blues

Kiel Martin was born on July 26, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Kiel Urban Mueller. He was an actor, known for Hill Street Blues (1981), The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) and Moonrunners (1975). He was married to Joanne Marie Lapomarda, Christina Montoya and Claudia Martin. He died on ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973) Marshal

62. Mike Mazurki

Actor | Some Like It Hot

With an intimidating face like craggy granite and a towering 6'5" solid frame, Mike Mazurki (born Mikhail Mazuruski or Mikhail Mazurkiewicz) was one of cinema's first serial thugs and specialized in playing strongarm men, gangsters and bullies for over 50 years on screen. Nearly always portrayed as...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 12 Superstition (05 Apr 1973) Hannibal

63. Ed Nelson

Actor | Ngo si seoi

Ed Nelson was aiming for a career in the legal profession until he caught the acting bug during his second year of college. In 1952, he headed off to New York City, where he studied direction and production at the School of Radio Technique. He returned to his native New Orleans where he worked as ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 14 The Third Man (26 Apr 1973) Sheriff Walter Raha

64. Sheree North

Actress | Breakout

Sheree North was born on January 17, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Dawn Shirley Crang. She was an actress, known for Breakout (1975), Madigan (1968) and Charley Varrick (1973). She was married to Phillip Alan Norman, Dr. Gerhardt Ralph Sommer, John M. "Bud" Freeman and Frederick Arnold ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 14 The Third Man (26 Apr 1973) Noreen Gallagher

65. Soon-Tek Oh

Actor | The Man with the Golden Gun

Born in Mokpo, Korea (at the time under Imperial Japanese rule), actor Soon-Teck Oh (or Soon-Tek Oh or Soon-Taik Oh) came to the United States in 1959, studied at UCLA and trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Long associated with the versatile Los Angeles' East-West Players theatre company, Oh ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 8 Sun and Cloud Shadow (22 Feb 1973) Kwan Chen (as Soon-Taik Oh)

66. Merlin Olsen

Actor | Mitchell

Merlin Olsen was born on September 15, 1940 in Logan, Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for Mitchell (1975), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Fathers and Sons (1986). He was married to Susan Wakely. He died on March 11, 2010 in Duarte, California, USA.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 7 Nine Lives (15 Feb 1973) Perlee Skowrin

67. Woodrow Parfrey

Actor | The Outlaw Josey Wales

Parfrey was born Sydney Woodrow Parfrey in New York City, New York, to Hazel (James) and Sidney Parfrey, both Welsh immigrants. One of the most interesting character actors to emerge on American film and television in the 1960s, Parfrey brought a quirky charisma to every role he played, from ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 12 Superstition (05 Apr 1973) Denver Peck

68. Lara Parker

Actress | Dark Shadows

Lara Parker was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Memphis. She attended Central High School in Memphis and won a scholarship to Vassar College, where she began a major in Philosophy, which she completed at Southwestern at Memphis, now called Rhodes College, receiving her BA. She attended...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 1 King of the Mountain (14 October 1972) Amy Allender

69. Kelly Jean Peters

Actress | Little Big Man

Kelly Jean Peters was born on July 2, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for Little Big Man (1970), Quincy M.E. (1976) and Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973) Martha Lovitt

70. John Pickard

Actor | True Grit

John Pickard was born on June 25, 1913 in Lascassas, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for True Grit (1969), The Time Tunnel (1966) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He was married to Ann. He died on August 4, 1993 in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 6 The Soul is the Warrior (8 February 1973) Benson

71. Denver Pyle

Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

A rather wanderlust fellow before he latched onto acting, Denver Pyle--who made a career of playing drawling, somewhat slow Southern types--was actually born in Colorado in 1920, to a farming family. He attended a university for a time but dropped out to become a drummer. When that didn't pan out ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 15 The Ancient Warrior (03 May 1973) Mayor Howard Simms

72. Robin Raymond

Actress | Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Robin Raymond was born on October 4, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Eleanor Robin. She was an actress, known for Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956), Rogues' Gallery (1944) and Johnny Eager (1941). She died on June 20, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 6 The Soul is the Warrior (8 February 1973) Molly

73. Dennis Redfield

Actor | Problem Child

Dennis Redfield was born on February 23, 1943 in Orange, California, USA. He is known for his work on Problem Child (1990), Fatal Vision (1984) and Dallas (1978).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 9 The Praying Mantis Kills (15 Mar 1973) Victor

74. Albert Salmi

Actor | The Brothers Karamazov

Albert Salmi was born on March 11, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, to Finnish parents. After serving in the Army during WWII, he used the GI Bill to study at the Dramatic Workshop of the American Theater Wing and the prestigious Actors Studio. He became a stage actor, very soon landing on Broadway, ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 0 Pilot (22 February 1972) Raif

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 7 Nine Lives (15 Feb 1973) Shawn Mulhare

75. John Saxon

Actor | A Nightmare on Elm Street

John Saxon has appeared in nearly 200 roles in the movies and on television in a more-than half-century-long career that has stretched over seven decades since he made his big screen debut in 1954 in uncredited small roles in It Should Happen to You (1954) and George Cukor's A Star Is Born (1954). ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 1 King of the Mountain (14 October 1972) Raven

76. William Schallert

Actor | Innerspace

The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 9 The Praying Mantis Kills (15 Mar 1973) Willis Roper

77. Gregory Sierra

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Gregory Sierra was born on January 25, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Towering Inferno (1974), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) and Vampires (1998).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973) Zolly

78. G.D. Spradlin

Actor | Ed Wood

G.D. Spradlin started his career as a lawyer, then became an Independent Oil producer. He was active in local politics before turning to acting. He joined the Oklahoma Repertory Theatre in 1964.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 15 The Ancient Warrior (03 May 1973) Lucas Bass

79. Barry Sullivan

Actor | Earthquake

Barry Sullivan was born Patrick Barry Sullivan on August 29, 1912 in New York City. He was the seventh son of a seventh son, a birth order with mystical significance in Celtic families. While never a major movie star, he established himself as a well-known and highly regarded character lead and ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 0 Pilot (22 February 1972) Dillon

80. Kenneth Tobey

Actor | Innerspace

Born in Oakland, California, Kenneth Tobey was headed for a law career when he first dabbled in acting at the University of California Little Theater. That experience led to a year and a half of study at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included Gregory Peck, Eli Wallach and ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 10 Alethea (22 Mar 1973) Sheriff Ingram (uncredited)

81. Brian Tochi

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Film audiences & television viewers know Brian Tochi as a star of several hit films, a collection of six television series, theater, and a multitude of guest-starring and co-starring roles in episodic television. Brian has starred or co-starred in over 25 motion pictures and their sequels, among ...

"Ho Fong"

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 Febuary 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973) (uncredited)

82. Charles Tyner

Actor | Harold and Maude

In 1959, American actor Charles Tyner appeared on Broadway with film star Paul Newman in Sweet Bird of Youth. Duly impressed by Tyner's work, Newman brought his theatrical coworker to Hollywood eight years later to play Boss Higgins, the sadistic prison camp guard in Cool Hand Luke (1967). It was ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 10 Alethea (22 Mar 1973) Larraby

83. Robert Urich

Actor | Magnum Force

Robert grew up in Toronto, Ohio, where his athletic ability led to a four year football scholarship at Florida State University (FSU). There he earned a B.A. in Communications. He later received an M.A. at Michigan State University and then joined WGN radio in Chicago as a sales account ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 3 Blood Brother (18 January 1972) Greg Dundee

84. Mills Watson

Actor | Cujo

Mills Watson was born on July 10, 1940 in Oakland, California, USA as William Oscar Watson. He is an actor, known for Cujo (1983), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and Papillon (1973). He was previously married to Caroline Mary Mason.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 1 King of the Mountain (14 October 1972) Turpin

85. Frank Wilcox

Actor | The Ten Commandments

American character actor in scores of films after substantial stage experience. He was born in DeSoto, Missouri, but raised in Atchison, Kansas. The son of a railroad worker and law clerk (some publicity material states the father was a physician, but family and census records show otherwise), he ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 10 Alethea (22 Mar 1973) Judge Moon

86. Robert J. Wilke

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Prolific American character actor of primarily villainous roles. The son of German parents, Cincinnati feed-store manager August Wilke and his wife Rose, Robert Joseph Wilke grew up in Cincinnati. He worked as a lifeguard at a Miami, Florida, hotel, where he made contacts in the film business. He ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 4 An Eye for an Eye (25 January 1972) Sgt. Bridger (as Robert Wilke)

87. Jason Wingreen

Actor | Archie Bunker's Place

Character actor Jason Wingreen was born on October 9, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York City. The son of a Jewish tailor father, Wingreen grew up in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens. Jason attended John Adams High School and majored in English and Speech at Brooklyn College (he initially planned on...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 9 The Praying Mantis Kills (15 Mar 1973) Mr. Kennemer

88. Morgan Woodward

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

Morgan Woodward was born on September 16, 1925 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Thomas Morgan Woodward. He is an actor and writer, known for Cool Hand Luke (1967), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and The X-Files (1993).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 8 Sun and Cloud Shadow (22 Feb 1973) Col. Binns

89. Philip Ahn

Actor | Impact

Korean-American character actor Philip Ahn played hundreds of Chinese and Japanese characters during a long career. He was born in Los Angeles in 1905 (though 1911 is the year usually given, U.S. government records confirm that Ahn was born in 1905), the son of a Korean diplomat. He attended the ...

"Master Kan"

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 0 Pilot (22 February 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 1 King of the Mountain (14 October 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 2 Dark Angel (11 November 1972) (voice only)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 3 Blood Brother (18 January 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 4 An Eye for an Eye (25 January 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 February 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 6 The Soul of the Warrior (8 February 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 7 Nine Lives (15 Feb 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 9 The Praying Mantis Kills (15 Mar 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 11 Chains (29 Mar 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 14 The Third Man (26 Apr 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 15 The Ancient Warrior (03 May 1973) (voice only)

90. David Carradine

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

David Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, and his wife, Ardanelle Abigail (McCool). He presided over an acting family that included brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as well as his daughters Calista Carradine and ...

"Kwai Chang Caine"

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 0 Pilot (22 February 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 1 King of the Mountain (14 October 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 2 Dark Angel (11 November 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 3 Blood Brother (18 January 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 4 An Eye for an Eye (25 January 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 February 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 6 The Soul is the Warrior (8 February 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 7 Nine Lives (15 Feb 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 8 Sun and Cloud Shadow (22 Feb 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 9 The Praying Mantis Kills (15 Mar 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 10 Alethea (22 Mar 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 11 Chains (29 Mar 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 12 Superstition (05 Apr 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 14 The Third Man (26 Apr 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 15 The Ancient Warrior (03 May 1973)

91. Keye Luke

Actor | Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo

Keye Luke was born in Canton, China. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, and entered the film business as a commercial artist and a designer of movie posters. He was hired as a technical advisor on several Asian-themed films, and made his film debut in The Painted Veil (1934). It seemed that he ...

"Master Po"

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 0 Pilot (22 February 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 1 King of the Mountain (14 October 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 2 Dark Angel (11 November 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 4 An Eye for an Eye (25 January 1972)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 5 The Tide (1 February 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 6 The Soul is the Warrior (8 February 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 7 Nine Lives (15 Feb 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 8 Sun and Cloud Shadow (22 Feb 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 9 The Praying Mantis Kills (15 Mar 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 10 Alethea (22 Mar 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 11 Chains (29 Mar 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 12 Superstition (05 Apr 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 13 The Stone (12 Apr 1973)

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 14 The Third Man (26 Apr 1973)

92. John Alderson

Actor | South Sea Woman

John "Basher" Alderson led a colorful life considering his origins in a mining village in the north of England. After spending all of two weeks as a miner, he lied about his age, joined the British Army and attained the rank of Major. Leaving for the US, he married a General's secretary and got ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 14 The Third Man (26 Apr 1973) Wray

93. Lane Bradbury

Writer | From the Midst of Pain

Lane Bradbury was born on June 17, 1938 in Buckhead, Georgia, USA as Janette Lane Bradbury. She is an actress and writer, known for From the Midst of Pain (2010), Then Came Bronson (1969) and The Ultimate Warrior (1975). She was previously married to Lou Antonio.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 4 An Eye for an Eye (25 January 1972) Annie Buchanan

94. Geraldine Brooks

Actress | Possessed

A resolute, blue-eyed brunette with attractive, slightly pinched features, Geraldine Brooks was born to a Dutch couple on October 29, 1925, in New York City. Her parents had a theater-based background -- father, James Stroock, owned a top costume company and mother, Bianca, was a costume designer ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 7 Nine Lives (15 Feb 1973) Widdaw Tackaberry

95. Larry Duran

Stunts | The Golden Child

American bit player and stuntman. A former boxer and U.S. Navy veteran, Duran was befriended by Marlon Brando, who obtained a small part for him in Viva Zapata! (1952). He continued to work, first in Brando's films, then in other projects, often in athletic parts or as a stunt performer. He also ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 2 Dark Angel (11 November 1972) Lead Indian

96. Michael Greene

Actor | *batteries not included

Michael Greene was born on November 4, 1933 in San Francisco, California, USA as Michael Harris Greene. He is an actor, known for *batteries not included (1987), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) and Lord of the Flies (1990).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 11 Chains (29 Mar 1973) Huntoon

97. Paul Harper

Actor | The Wild Bunch

Paul Harper was born on December 8, 1933 in Jackson, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for The Wild Bunch (1969), Knight Rider (1982) and Run, Angel, Run! (1969). He was married to Roberta Collins. He died on November 13, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 2 Dark Angel (11 November 1972) Davey Peartree

98. Bob Hoy

Actor | The Enforcer

Robert F. Hoy was equally at home as a stuntman and as an actor. He appeared as Joe Butler on the acclaimed TV Western, The High Chaparral. He stunt-doubled for Charles Bronson, Tony Curtis, Robert Forrester, Ross Martin, Tyrone Power, David Jansen, Telly Savalas, Charles McGraw, Jay Silverheels ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 14 The Third Man (26 Apr 1973) Norris

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 1 King of the Mountain (14 October 1972) Curry McCoy (as Robert Hoy)

99. Scott Hylands

Actor | Beyond the Black Rainbow

Scott was born in Lethbridge, Alberta in 1943, raised in Vancouver, B.C. and graduated from University (UBC) with a B.A in theatre (honours) in 1964. He immediately moved to New York where he snagged the title role in Billy Liar, off bwdy. His performance drew the attention of the noted director ...

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 3 Blood Brother (18 January 1972) Randy Bucknell

100. Frank Michael Liu

Actor | Forced Vengeance

Frank Michael Liu is known for his work on Forced Vengeance (1982), Once an Eagle (1976) and Kung Fu (1972).

Kung Fu: Season 1, Episode 3 Blood Brother (18 January 1972) Lew Soong



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