Soon-Tek Oh (1932–2018)


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A 1960's pioneer of Asian-American theatre, Soon Tek Oh (aka Sun-Taek Oh, Soon-Tek Oh or Soon-Taik Oh) was born on June 29, 1932, in Mokpo, Korea at the time the country was under Imperial Japanese rule. He attended high school at Gwangju, South Korea, and went on to study at Yonsei University in Seoul. His family (including one sister) moved to ... See full bio »

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 2006 Les formidables
Jong-chae
 2005 Last Mountain
Karus
 2004 Mulan II (Video)
Fa Zhou (voice)
 2002 Special Weapons and Tactics (Short)
Sayonara
 2002 The Visit (Short)
Sujong's Father
 2001 True Blue
Tiger
 2001 Forgotten Valor
Colonel
 2001 Roads and Bridges
Voice Of Father
 1997-2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Mr. Aramaki / Kim Chyung Kyung
- The Face of God (2001) ... Mr. Aramaki
- Amazing Grace: Part 1 (1997) ... Kim Chyung Kyung
 2001 The District (TV Series)
Colonel Nguyen Duc Chin
- New World (2001) ... Colonel Nguyen Duc Chin
 2000 The President's Man (TV Movie)
General Vinh Tran
 2000 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Monk
- Won't You Pimai Neighbor? (2000) ... Monk (voice)
 1999 T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger (Video Game)
Si Fu (Mantis Master) (voice, as Soon Teck Oh)
 1998 Seven Days (TV Series)
Dr. Huan Chow Lee
- Sleepers (1998) ... Dr. Huan Chow Lee
 1998 Mulan
Fa Zhou (voice)
 1997 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Moughal
- Emancipation (1997) ... Moughal
 1997 Two (TV Series)
Victor Boun
- Forget Me Not (1997) ... Victor Boun
 1997 Yellow
Woon Lee
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Kim Chyung Kyung
- Amazing Grace: Part 2 (1997) ... Kim Chyung Kyung
 1997 Life with Louie (TV Series)
Buddhist Monk
- The Thank You Note (1997) ... Buddhist Monk (voice, as Soon Tek-Oh)
 1997 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Man Li
- Hai Karate (1997) ... Man Li
 1997 Beverly Hills Ninja
Sensei
 1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV Series)
General Yala
- Nemesis (1996) ... General Yala (voice, as Soon Teck-Oh)
 1996 Street Corner Justice
Kwong Chuck Lee (as Soon Teck Oh)
 1996 One West Waikiki (TV Series)
Mr. Kimura
- Battle of the Titans (1996) ... Mr. Kimura (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1996 Baywatch Nights (TV Series)
Matsuo Sumaro
- Code of Silence (1996) ... Matsuo Sumaro
 1995 Cagney & Lacey: Together Again (TV Movie)
Sunny Kim Play
 1994-1995 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Bon Bon Hai
- Rite of Passage (1995) ... Bon Bon Hai
- Enter the Tiger (1994) ... Bon Bon Hai
- Sing Wah (1994) ... Bon Bon Hai
 1994 S.F.W.
Milt Morris (as Soon Teck Oh)
 1994 Red Sun Rising
Yamata (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
The Muta-Do
- TKO (1994) ... The Muta-Do (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1994 Time Trax (TV Series)
Akiri
- Return of the Yakuza (1994) ... Akiri
 1993 A Home of Our Own
Mr. Munimura
 1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Kai Kuan
- A Death in Hong Kong (1993) ... Kai Kuan (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1993 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
Sing Lu
- The Ghost (1993) ... Sing Lu (voice)
 1992 Highlander (TV Series)
Kiem Sun
- The Road Not Taken (1992) ... Kiem Sun (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1992 Zorro (TV Series)
Hiroshi
- Test of Faith (1992) ... Hiroshi
 1991 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
Xay Tao
- Family Business (1991) ... Xay Tao
 1991 Deadly Game (TV Movie)
Saito (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1990 Last Flight Out (TV Movie)
Air Force Major (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1989 Hunter (TV Series)
Nyuen Tran
- Yesterday's Child (1989) ... Nyuen Tran (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1989 Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (TV Movie)
Dr. Chow (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1989 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
Gen. Lam Thoc
- Doc Hock (1989) ... Gen. Lam Thoc
 1989 Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (TV Movie)
Capt. Park (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1989 Collision Course
Kitao
 1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Mitsuo Nagumo
- Zen and the Art of the Split-Finger Fastball (1988) ... Mitsuo Nagumo (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1988 Soursweet
Red Cudgel
 1988 MacGyver (TV Series)
Raymond Ling
- Murderers' Sky (1988) ... Raymond Ling (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1988 The Red Spider (TV Movie)
Sonny Wu
 1987 Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
Det. Phil Nozaki (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1987 Legend of the White Horse
Tai-Ching
 1987 Sky Commanders (TV Series)
Kodiak
- Back in the Fold (1987) ... Kodiak (voice, as Soon-Teck Oh)
- Assault on Raider Stronghold (1987) ... Kodiak (voice, as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1987 Steele Justice
Gen. Bon Soong Kwan (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1987 Airwolf (TV Series)
Hayashi
- Ground Zero (1987) ... Hayashi (as Soon Teck Oh)
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
Byron Chin
- Point of No Return (1986) ... Byron Chin (as Soon Tech-Oh)
 1981-1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
North Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Hue / Dr. Bill Su / Dr. Ling / ...
- Little Girl Who (1986) ... North Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Hue (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- Kiss of the Sabre (1984) ... Dr. Bill Su / Dr. Ling
- Two Birds of a Feather (1983) ... Sato (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- Memories Are Forever (1981) ... General Nguyen Hue (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1986 The New Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1985-1986 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Ginsu Nabutsu / Nguyen Chi
- Blood Sport (1986) ... Ginsu Nabutsu (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- Outcall (1985) ... Nguyen Chi (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1986 Dynasty (TV Series)
Kai Liu
- The Rescue (1986) ... Kai Liu (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- The Warning (1986) ... Kai Liu (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Doo Koo Kang
- Mothers & Sons (1985) ... Doo Koo Kang (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Soo-Kun Pak
- In the Belly of the Bus (1985) ... Soo-Kun Pak
- Hacked to Pieces (1985) ... Soo-Kun Pak
 1985 Missing in Action 2: The Beginning
Colonel Yin (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1984-1985 Airwolf (TV Series)
Minh / Tommy Liu
- The American Dream (1985) ... Minh (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- Once a Hero (1984) ... Tommy Liu (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
The Warlord
- Escape from Nam: Part 2 (1984) ... The Warlord (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- Return to Nam: Part 1 (1984) ... The Warlord
 1984 Challenge of the GoBots (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Kwon Lu
- Always Say Always (1984) ... Kwon Lu (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1984 The Master (TV Series)
Mr. Lika
- Out-of-Time-Step (1984) ... Mr. Lika (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1984 Airwolf (TV Movie)
Vietnamese farmer
 1983 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Lang Chen Cheng
- Year of the Dog (1983) ... Lang Chen Cheng (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1983 Girls of the White Orchid (TV Movie)
Hatanaka
 1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Ernie Shikinami
- Thirty Seconds Over Little Tokyo (1983) ... Ernie Shikinami (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1983 Marco Polo (TV Mini Series)
Wang Zhu
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... Wang Zhu (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Wang Zhu (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1982 CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
James Wong
- The Zertigo Diamond Caper (1982) ... James Wong
 1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Capt. Bob Nishimura
- Sword of Honor, Blade of Death (1982) ... Capt. Bob Nishimura (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1982 Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series)
Kenji Miura
- Honor Thy Brother (1982) ... Kenji Miura (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1975-1982 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Joon-Sung / Ralph / Dr. Syn Paik / ...
- Foreign Affairs (1982) ... Joon-Sung (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- The Yalu Brick Road (1979) ... Ralph (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- The Korean Surgeon (1976) ... Dr. Syn Paik (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- The Bus (1975) ... Korean Soldier (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- Love and Marriage (1975) ... Mr. Kwang (as Soon-Taik Oh)
 1982 Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Series)
Yataki
- The Warlord (1982) ... Yataki
 1982 Cassie & Co. (TV Series)
Chiang Chang
- There Went the Bride (1982) ... Chiang Chang
 1982 The Letter (TV Movie)
Ong
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Wang Wu-Shen
- The Albatross (1981) ... Dr. Wang Wu-Shen
 1981 East of Eden (TV Mini Series)
Lee
- Part Three (1981) ... Lee (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- Part Two (1981) ... Lee (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- Part One (1981) ... Lee (as Soon-Teck Oh, credit only)
 1980-1981 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Lt. Torres
- Hula Angels (1981) ... Lt. Torres
- Waikiki Angels (1981) ... Lt. Torres
- Island Angels (1980) ... Lt. Torres
- Angels of the Deep (1980) ... Lt. Torres
 1980 The Final Countdown
Simura (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1980 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Mr. Kim
- Return of the Gooch (1980) ... Mr. Kim (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1968-1979 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Robert Kwon / David Chung / Chaing / ...
- Image of Fear (1979) ... Robert Kwon
- The Silk Trap (1978) ... David Chung (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- The Defector (1975) ... Chaing (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- The Jinn Who Clears the Way (1972) ... Tom Wong (as Soon Taik Oh)
- Wednesday, Ladies Free (1971) ... Vic Tanaka (as Soon Taik Oh)
 1979 The Fantastic Seven (TV Movie)
Kenny Uto
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Kee
- China Girl (1979) ... Kee (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1978 Good Guys Wear Black
Mjr. Mhin Van Thieu - The Black Tigers (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1977 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
Lieutenant Miragochi / Col. Tokura
- Divine Wind (1977) ... Lieutenant Miragochi (as Soon-Teck Oh)
- Poor Little Lambs (1977) ... Col. Tokura (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1977 Logan's Run (TV Series)
Dexter Kim
- Crypt (1977) ... Dexter Kim (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1977 Enigma (TV Movie)
Mei San Gow
 1976 Pacific Overtures (TV Movie)
Tamate / Samurai / Storyteller / ...
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
Mr. Tanaka
- Gold Watch (1976) ... Mr. Tanaka (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1974 Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders (TV Movie)
Kang I-Te
 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun
Hip (as Soon-Taik Oh)
 1973-1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Yi Lien / Chen Yi / Kwan Chen
- The Devil's Champion (1974) ... Yi Lien (as Soon-Taik Oh)
- The Passion of Chen Yi (1974) ... Chen Yi (as Soon Taik Oh)
- Sun and Cloud Shadow (1973) ... Kwan Chen (as Soon-Taik Oh)
 1974 Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love (TV Movie)
Mr. Kim (as Soon-Teck Oh)
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Sheng
- The Illusion of the Lost Dragon (1974) ... Sheng (as Soon Taik-Oh)
 1973 Search (TV Series)
Interrogator
- Moment of Madness (1973) ... Interrogator (as Soon-Taik Oh)
 1972 The Return of Charlie Chan (TV Movie)
Stephen Chan (as Soon-Taik Oh)
 1971 Earth II (TV Movie)
Chinese diplomat (uncredited)
 1971 The Reluctant Heroes (TV Movie)
Korean Officer
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Kwangsoo Yung
- Joss Sticks and Wedding Bells (1971) ... Kwangsoo Yung (as Soon-Taik Oh)
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Chang
 1971 One More Train to Rob
Yung (as Soon-Taik Oh)
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
Au Chau
- When the Shouting Dies (1970) ... Au Chau (as Soon Taik Oh)
 1970 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Matsunosuke Sakurai
- The Dragon of Gold Hill (1970) ... Matsunosuke Sakurai (as Soon-Taik Oh)
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Wynn's Interrogator
- The Prisoner Within (1969) ... Wynn's Interrogator (as Soon-Taik Oh)
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Javanese / Servant
- Payoff in the Piazza (1969) ... Javanese (as Soon-Taik Oh)
- Mad in Japan (1969) ... Servant (as Soon Taik Oh)
 1967 The President's Analyst
Chinese Agent (uncredited)
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Chinese Houseboy
- The Night of the Deadly Blossom (1967) ... Chinese Houseboy (as Soon Taik Oh)
 1967 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Vietcong Officer
- The Final War of Olly Winter (1967) ... Vietcong Officer
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Houseboy
- The Experiment (1967) ... Houseboy (as Soon Taik Oh)
 1966 Murderers' Row
Tempura - Japanese Secret Agent (uncredited)
 1966 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series)
Takaoshi
- My Island (1966) ... Takaoshi (as Soon Taik Oh)
 1966 Mister Roberts (TV Series)
Harry / 1st Japanese - Harry
- Undercover Cook (1966) ... Harry (as Soon Taik Oh)
- Damn the Torpedoes (1966) ... 1st Japanese - Harry
 1965 I Spy (TV Series)
Kabuki / Announcer
- Tigers of Heaven (1965) ... Kabuki (as Soon Taik Oh)
- No Exchange on Damaged Merchandise (1965) ... Announcer (as Soon Taik Oh)
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Alternate Names:

Soon Taik Oh | Soon Teck Oh | Soon-Taik Oh | Soon-Teck Oh | Soon Taik-Oh | Soon Tech-Oh | Soon Teck-Oh | Soon Tek-Oh

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Children:

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Trivia:

His friendly countenance and gentle demeanor made him one of the busiest Asian-American actors over a forty year period from the mid-1960s to the mid-2000s, especially in friendly and sympathetic roles. See more »

Trademark:

Playing evil Chinese villains to perfection

Star Sign:

Cancer

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