Chao Li Chi (1927–2010)


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Capable Chinese-American actor Chao Li Chi was born in Shanxi Province, China to a prominent local family. When he was 12 years old, he and his family fled China and emigrated to New York City as refugees from the Second Sino-Japanese War. Academically-gifted and well-versed in the ancient arts of Taoism and Wutang martial arts, Chi became an ... See full bio »

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The Prestige Chung Ling Soo
(2006)
Blood Work Mr. Kang
(2002)
Wedding Crashers Old Chinese Man
(2005)

Filmography

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 2008 Pushing Daisies (TV Series)
Hua Jaing
- Dim Sum Lose Some (2008) ... Hua Jaing (as Chao-Li Chi)
 2006 The Prestige
Chung Ling Soo (as Chao-Li Chi)
 2006 American Dreamz
Chinese Premiere (as Chao-Li Chi)
 2005 Wedding Crashers
Old Chinese Man (as Chao-Li Chi)
 2004 Hold the Rice (Short)
Chinese Waiter
 2003 Rise to Honor (Video Game) (voice)
 2003 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series)
Wing Quang
- Absolute Perfection (2003) ... Wing Quang
 2002 Blood Work
Mr. Kang (as Chao-Li Chi)
 2002 The Master of Disguise
Mongolian (as Chao-Li Chi)
 2001 Extremedays
Grandpa G
 2000 The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (TV Movie)
Chinese Man
 2000 Providence (TV Series)
Tao
- The Storm (2000) ... Tao (as Chao-Li Chi)
 2000 Now Chinatown
Mr. Quong
 2000 What's Cooking?
Grandpa Nguyen (as Chao-Li Chi)
 2000 Party of Five (TV Series)
Ling
- Dog Day After New Year (2000) ... Ling (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1998 Martial Law (TV Series)
Timothy Chang
- Take Out (1998) ... Timothy Chang (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1997 Warriors of Virtue
Master Chung (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1997 Still Breathing
Formosa Bartender
 1996 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Trudy's Father
- Double Date (1996) ... Trudy's Father
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
- Who'll Stop the Bombs? (1996) ... (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1996 The Nutty Professor
Asian Man (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1994 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Mr. Shen
- Cop Suey (1994) ... Mr. Shen (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1993 The Joy Luck Club
June's Father
 1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Elder (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1993 Eye of the Stranger
Mr. Lee (as Chao-Li Ch)
 1993 Detective Extralarge (TV Series)
 1993 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Kee Mun Ki
- Hit the Road, Jack (1993) ... Kee Mun Ki (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Sensei Yoru
- Night of the Ninja (1992) ... Sensei Yoru (voice)
 1991 Seeds of Tragedy (TV Movie)
Dishwasher
 1981-1990 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Chao-Li Chi / Lee Fong
- Home Again (1990) ... Chao-Li Chi (as Chao-Li Chi)
- Danny's Song (1990) ... Chao-Li Chi (as Chao-Li Chi)
- The Return (1990) ... Chao-Li Chi (as Chao-Li Chi)
- Four Women (1990) ... Chao-Li Chi (as Chao-Li Chi)
- Madness Descending (1990) ... Chao-Li Chi (as Chao-Li Chi, credit only)
 1986 Big Trouble in Little China
Uncle Chu
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Gardener
- The Nightingale (1983) ... Gardener (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1979-1983 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Korean Husband / Father
- As Time Goes By (1983) ... Korean Husband (as Chao-Li Chi)
- B. J. Papa San (1979) ... Father (as Chao-Li-Chi)
 1983 Inspector Perez (TV Movie)
Master Fong
 1982 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Victor Ling
- Chinatown: Part 2 (1982) ... Victor Ling (as Chao-Li Chi)
- Chinatown: Part 1 (1982) ... Victor Ling (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1981 The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire (TV Movie)
Astrologer (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Quong
- The Hawk and the Hunter (1981) ... Quong (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1981 Eyewitness
Mr. Long
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Custodian
- The Pagoda Cure (1981) ... Custodian (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1980 The Dream Merchants (TV Mini Series)
Chinese Man
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Chinese Man
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Chinese Man
 1980 First Family
Chinese Ambassador (as Chao Li-Chi)
 1980 Battle Creek Brawl
Kwan (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1980 Hello, Larry (TV Series)
Mr. Wong
- Larry's Mid Life Crisis: Part 1 (1980) ... Mr. Wong
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Storekeeper
- China Girl (1979) ... Storekeeper (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
The Elder
- Return/The Toughest Man Alive (1978) ... The Elder
 1978 Husbands, Wives & Lovers (TV Series)
Old Waiter
- The Women Strike (1978) ... Old Waiter
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Butler
- The Human Rights of Tiki Kim (1978) ... Butler
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Professor Chaing Tse Lye
- Sole Survivor (1978) ... Professor Chaing Tse Lye
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Pop Kamura
- Touch of Death (1977) ... Pop Kamura (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1977 Rosetti and Ryan (TV Series)
Waiter
- Men Who Love Women (1977) ... Waiter
 1977 Once an Eagle (TV Mini Series)
Chinese Doctor
- Part 6 (1977) ... Chinese Doctor
 1976 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
The Kurmese Ambassador
- P.J. and the President's Son (1976) ... The Kurmese Ambassador
 1976 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Flute Player
- The Chinese Connection (1976) ... Flute Player (as Chao-Li Chi)
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Curio Shop Owner
- The Contract (1962) ... Curio Shop Owner (as Chao-Li)
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Stage: "Time Limit!", played Sentry, Booth Theatre in New York City See more »

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Alternate Names:

Chao-Li Ch | Chao-Li-Chi | Chao-Li | Ch'ao Li Chi | Chao-Li Chi | Chao Li-Chi

Spouse:

Gan  (his death)
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Associate of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren. See more »

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