Kim Chan (I) (1917–2008)

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Born in China, Kim Chan fled China in 1928 with his father Lem and two older sisters. Settling first in Rhode Island, then in New York, Kim left his family after his father caught him lying about an afternoon spent at the cinema. Faced with an ultimatum, Kim left for years as a day laborer, occasionally homeless, frequently sleeping on ... See full bio »

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Lethal Weapon 4 Uncle Benny
16 Blocks Sam
The Corruptor Benny Wong


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 2007 Oy Vey! (Short)
 2006 16 Blocks
 2005 The Dig (Short)
 2005 Ninja Bombs (Short)
Crazy Uncle
 2005 The Honeymooners
 2005 Jonny Zero (TV Series)
- Pilot (2005) ... Bang
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Mr. Zhang
- Debt (2004) ... Mr. Zhang
 2004 Zen Noir
The Master
 2003 Shanghai Knights
Chon Wang's Father (as Kim S. Chan)
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Mr. Hsu
- Chinoiserie (2002) ... Mr. Hsu
 2002 High Times Potluck
 2001 A Zen Tale (Short)
The three monks
 2001 On the Q.T.
Asian Busker
 2000 The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (TV Series)
Zai Chao
- The Black Glove of Melchizedek (2000) ... Zai Chao
 1999-2000 Now and Again (TV Series)
the Eggman / The Eggman
- The Eggman Cometh (2000) ... The Eggman
- Over Easy (1999) ... the Eggman
- On the Town (1999) ... the Eggman
- Origins (1999) ... the Eggman
 1999 Nathan Grimm (Short)
Yang Chen
 1999 The Corruptor
Benny Wong
 1998 Mad About You (TV Series)
- Season Opener (1998) ... Maitre'd
 1998 Lethal Weapon 4
Uncle Benny
 1998 A Fish in the Bathtub
Medicine Shop Owner
 1997 Kundun
Second Chinese General
 1997 The Devil's Advocate
Chinese Man
 1997 The Fifth Element
 1997 Private Parts
 1993-1997 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Lo Si / Ping Hai / The Ancient
- May I Talk with You (1997) ... Lo Si / Ping Hai
- Requiem (1996) ... Lo Si / Ping Hai
- Time Prisoners (1996) ... Lo Si / Ping Hai
- Ancient Love (1996) ... Lo Si / Ping Hai
- Dark Side of Chi (1996) ... Lo Si / Ping Hai
 1996 Breathing Room
Meditation Teacher
 1994 Vanishing Son IV (TV Movie)
 1994 Vanishing Son II (TV Movie)
Son (Old Man)
 1993 Robot in the Family
Massage Parlor Patron
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series)
Mr. Sung
- The Loft (1993) ... Mr. Sung
 1993 Who's the Man?
 1990-1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Restaurant Manager / Juror
- Heaven (1991) ... Restaurant Manager
- Indifference (1990) ... Juror (uncredited)
 1991 American Shaolin
Master Kwan
 1990 Alice
Dr. Yang's Patient
 1990 Cadillac Man
Dim Sum Cook
 1990 Thousand Pieces of Gold
Li Ping
 1989 Second Sight
Chinese Store Owner
 1989 Cookie
Hong Kong Tailor
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
- Tongs (1989)
 1987 Fatal Attraction
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- Barrington (1987) ... Yuchi
 1986 No Mercy
Old Asian Man
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash
Korean Flower Vendor
 1986 Kay O'Brien (TV Series)
 1986 We're Puttin' on the Ritz (TV Movie)
Mr. Mao
 1986 Gung Ho
Member of Board
 1986 9½ Weeks
Chinatown Butcher
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Sam Wu
- The Killer Within (1985) ... Sam Wu
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Man Sitting on Steps
- China Rain (1985) ... Man Sitting on Steps (uncredited)
 1985 Streetwalkin'
Desk Clerk
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan
Park Bum
 1984 The Cotton Club
 1984 Moscow on the Hudson
Chinese Customer
 1984 Over the Brooklyn Bridge
Japanese Buyer #2
 1982 The King of Comedy
 1982 Soup for One
Harold the Cook
 1979 Squadra antigangsters
Chan Chu Kai (uncredited)
 1970 The Owl and the Pussycat
Theatre Cashier
 1951 Suspense (TV Series)
Li Po
- The Juiceman (1951) ... Li Po
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Other Works:

TV commercial (taxi driver) for Verizon Wireless (2003)

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Alternate Names:

Kim S. Chan


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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(On being an actor) You'll be the king, you'll be a millionaire, you'll be a great merchant, a great lover. You're not yourself, so I enjoyed it. See more »


Played characters nick-named "Uncle Benny" in two unrelated movies: "Lethal Weapon 4" (1998) and "The Corruptor" (1999). See more »

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