Haing S. Ngor (1940–1996)


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Haing S. Ngor was a native of Cambodia. Before the war, he was a physician & medical officer in the Cambodian army. He became a captive of the Khmer Rouge. He was imprisoned & tortured. In order to escape execution, he denied being a doctor or having an education. He moved to the U.S. as a refugee in 1980. Though he had no formal acting experience... See full bio »

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Known For

The Killing Fields Dith Pran
(1984)
(1993)
My Life Mr. Ho
(1993)
Fortunes of War Khoy Thuon
(1994)

Filmography

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 1996 Hit Me
Billy Tungpet
 1995 Vanishing Son (TV Series)
The General
- Dance of the Dust (1995) ... The General
 1994 The Dragon Gate
Sensei
 1994 Vanishing Son IV (TV Movie)
The General
 1994 Vanishing Son III (TV Movie)
The General
 1994 Vanishing Son II (TV Movie)
The General
 1994 Fortunes of War
Khoy Thuon
 1994 Vanishing Son (TV Movie)
The General
 1993 Heaven & Earth
Papa
 1993 My Life
Mr. Ho
 1992 The Commish (TV Series)
Nhu Hao Duong
- Charlie Don't Surf (1992) ... Nhu Hao Duong
 1991 Ambition
Tatay
 1990 Last Flight Out (TV Movie)
Pham Van Minh (as Dr. Haing S. Ngor)
 1990 Vietnam, Texas
Wong
 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
Seak Yin
- How to Stay Alive in Vietnam: Part 2 (1989) ... Seak Yin (as Dr. Haing S Ngor)
- How to Stay Alive in Vietnam: Part 1 (1989) ... Seak Yin (as Dr. Haing S Ngor)
 1989 Vietnam War Story: The Last Days
Major Huyen (segment "The Last Outpost")
 1989 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Truong Vann Diep
- Choices (1989) ... Truong Vann Diep
 1989 The Iron Triangle
Col. Tuong, NVA
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Than Loc
- Doctors Wilde (1987) ... Than Loc
 1987 Eastern Condors
Yeung Lung
 1987 In Love and War (TV Movie)
Major Bui
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Inspector Nguyn Van Trahn
- Duty and Honor (1987) ... Inspector Nguyn Van Trahn (as Dr. Haing S. Ngor)
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Duong Thanh
- Heroes (1986) ... Duong Thanh
 1984 The Killing Fields
Dith Pran (as Dr. Haing S Ngor)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Autobiography (with Roger Warner), "Haing Ngor: A Cambodian Odyssey," 1988, Scribner, New York City, NY, 476 pages.

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Haing S. Ngor | Dr. Haing S Ngor | Haing Ngor

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

My-Huoy Chang  (her death)
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Personal Quote:

I don't want history to blame me, saying Dr. Ngor has many opportunities, why does he not help? Now I know the value of the arts. The arts can explain everything possible to tell the world. See more »

Trivia:

He was a non-professional actor when he landed the role of Dith Pran in The Killing Fields (1984). Ngor was a medical doctor. See more »

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