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Burt Kwouk (1930–2016)

Burt Kwouk was a British actor, he was best known for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films, and for play Mr Ling in the third James Bond film Goldfinger. Kwouk was born in Warrington, but was brought up in Shanghai. He made his film debut in the 1957 film Windom's Way. In Goldfinger (1964) he played Mr. Ling, a Chinese expert in nuclear ... See full bio »

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You Only Live Twice
Goldfinger Mr. Ling
Kiss of the Dragon
Kiss of the Dragon Uncle Tai


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 2010 Paul O'Grady Live (TV Series)
 2002-2010 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
 2010 Spirit Warriors (TV Series)
 2008 Here Comes the Queen (TV Series)
Doctor Chan
 2008 The Wrong Door (TV Series)
Ninja Master
 2008 Honest (TV Series)
Mr. Hong
 2006 Doctors (TV Series)
Mr. Chang
 2006 Low Winter Sun (TV Movie)
Mr. Gim Yeung
 2006 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Jimmy Han
 2005 Planet Sketch (TV Series)
 2003-2005 The Bill (TV Series)
Father Kwong / George Sim
 2005 Judge John Deed (TV Series)
Professor Vang Pao
 2004 Wake of Death
Tommy Li
 2004 Fat Slags
Dalai Lama
 2004 The Great Challenge
 2004 Stratosphere Girl
 2003 Gate to Heaven
 2003 Beyond Borders
Colonel Gao
 2003 Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (Video Game)
Lusha (voice)
 2003 Banzai (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 EyeToy: Play (Video Game)
The Oracle (voice)
 2001 The Lost Empire (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Sheng
 2001 Kiss of the Dragon
Uncle Tai
 2001 Queen of Swords (TV Series)
Master Kiyomosa
 2001 Banzai (TV Series)
 2000 Animated Epics: Moby Dick (TV Movie)
Fedallah (voice)
 2000 Arabian Nights (TV Mini-Series)
Caliph Beder
 1998 From China with Love
Min Ju
 1997 Peggy Su!
 1995 She Good Fighter
 1994-1995 Space Precinct (TV Series)
Exchange Student / Slik Ostrasky
 1995 Bullet to Beijing (TV Movie)
Kim Soo
 1994 The Wanderer (TV Series)
Ling Fat
 1994 Under the Hammer (TV Series)
Hong Kong Businessman
 1992-1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Mr Ying / Banker
 1993 Son of the Pink Panther
Cato Fong
 1992 Shooting Elizabeth
Father Chu
 1992 Carry on Columbus
 1992 Leon the Pig Farmer
Art Collector
 1992 Supercop
The General (voice, uncredited)
 1991 The House of Eliott (TV Series)
Peter Lo-Ching
 1990 Blue Funnel (Short)
Uncle Lau
 1990 Medics (TV Series)
Wan Chung
 1990 Air America
General Lu Soong
 1989 Race for Glory
Yoshiro Tanaka
 1989 The Les Dennis Laughter Show (TV Series)
 1989 Boon (TV Series)
Van Der Haan
 1988 Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer (TV Mini-Series)
 1988 Thin Air (TV Mini-Series)
 1988 Noble House (TV Mini-Series)
Philip Chen
 1987 Empire of the Sun
Mr. Chen
 1987 Howards' Way (TV Series)
Mr. Lee
 1987 T-Bag Bounces Back (TV Series)
Hi Hatt
 1987 The Little and Large Show (TV Series)
 1986-1987 Tickle on the Tum (TV Series)
Willie Wok
 1985 Plenty
Mr. Aung
 1981-1984 Tenko (TV Series)
Major Yamauchi / Capt. Yamauchi
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Hai Lee
 1984 The Brief (TV Series)
Mr. Chen
 1983-1984 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various / Card hustler
 1983 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
 1983 Curse of the Pink Panther
Cato Fong
 1982 Jim Davidson's Special (TV Series)
 1982 Trail of the Pink Panther
Cato Fong
 1982 The Magnificent One (TV Movie)
Mr. Ho
 1982 There's a Lot of It About (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1982 Q.E.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Lin
 1982 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Lin Futu
 1981 Spearhead (TV Series)
Mr. Ho
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
Mr. Wing
 1980 Minder (TV Series)
 1980 Keep It in the Family (TV Series)
Maitre d' / Japanese Juror
 1980 The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
Fu Manchu's Servant
 1979 Robin's Nest (TV Series)
 1979 The London Connection
Man at Meeting (uncredited)
 1977-1978 It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV Series)
Me Thant
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
 1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther
Cato Fong
 1978 The Tomorrow People (TV Series)
Matsu Tan
 1977 The Last Remake of Beau Geste
Father Shapiro
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Professor Fuiji
 1977 Warship (TV Series)
Zee Khay Lim
 1975-1976 Lucky Feller (TV Series)
Wedding Guest / Chinese waiter / Chinese Waiter
 1975-1976 The Melting Pot (TV Series)
 1976 Hunter's Walk (TV Series)
Lee Peng
 1976 Yes, Honestly (TV Series)
Ning Ning
 1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Dr. Ling
 1975 Girls Come First (Short)
Sashimi (as Bert Kwouk)
 1975 Rollerball
Japanese Doctor
 1972-1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Taiho / Johnny Morrison
 1973 Suikoden (TV Series)
Narrator (UK Version)
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Lee Chang
 1972 Madame Sin
Scarred Operator
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
 1971 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
The prisoner
 1970 Deep End
Hot Dog Salesman
 1970 The Misfit (TV Series)
 1969 The Chairman
Chang Shou
 1967-1969 Callan (TV Series)
Tao Tsing / Robert E. Lee
 1966-1969 Mogul (TV Series)
Tamira Hitaki / Ban-Di
 1968 Koroshi (TV Movie)
 1965-1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Mr. Ching / Col. Wing / Tawau
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman
Chairman Peng
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Chinese Major
 1968 Nobody Runs Forever
Pham Chinh
 1967 You Only Live Twice
Spectre 3
 1967 Casino Royale
Chinese General (uncredited)
 1965-1967 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Tanaka / Khim / Masan
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Ice Cream Man
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Wu Hsien Ching
 1966 Lost Command
Viet Officer
 1966 Bang! Bang! You're Dead!
Export Analysis Manager
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
 1961-1965 The Avengers (TV Series)
Tusamo / Mason / King Tenuphon
 1965 Curse of the Fly
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
 1964 Goldfinger
Mr. Ling
 1964 A Shot in the Dark
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
 1963 55 Days at Peking
Old Man (voice)
 1963 Compact (TV Series)
Chinese Waiter
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Lieutenant Marato
 1963 The Cool Mikado
Art Teacher / Man on Aeroplane (uncredited)
 1962 The River Flows East (TV Series)
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
 1962 The War Lover
Air Crewman (uncredited)
 1962 Satan Never Sleeps
Ah Wang
 1961 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Captain Feng
 1961 The Sinister Man
Captain Feng
 1961 Afternoon in River Walk (TV Movie)
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Chen Tung / Tai
 1961 The Terror of the Tongs
Mr. Ming
 1960 Passport to China
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Feng
 1960 Chasing the Dragon (TV Movie)
Ah Chen
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Jimmy Hau
 1959 Expresso Bongo
Soho Youth (uncredited)
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
Chinese Restaurant Proprietor (uncredited)
 1959 Yesterday's Enemy
Japanese Soldier
 1958 Yesterday's Enemy (TV Movie)
Japanese Private
 1958 More Than Robbery (TV Series)
 1957 Windom's Way
Father Amyan's Aide (uncredited)
 1957 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
First Japanese
 1957 McCreary Moves In (TV Series)
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Other Works:

He acted in Somerset Maugham's play, "The Letter," at the Watford Palace Theatre in Watford, London, England with Jill Bennett, Edward Hardwicke, Sean Barrett, Jeffry Wickham, and Zoe Hicks in the cast. John Tydeman was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Bert Kwouk | Burd Kwouk


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[When asked why he played stereotypical Asian characters] If I don't do it someone else will. See more »


He was dubbed in You Only Live Twice (1967). See more »

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