James Hong Poster

Trivia (9)

Unsuccessfully auditioned for the part of Sulu on Star Trek (1966).

Father of April Hong.

Was a contestant on Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life (1950).

Once worked as an engineer for the city of Los Angeles.

Twenty years after losing the coveted role of Lt. Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek (1966) to actor George Takei, Hong and Takei's characters faced off against one another in a scene on MacGyver: The Wish Child (1986).

He has starred in two unrelated films entitled "China Girl": China Girl (1974) and China Girl (1987).

Has played a character named Lo Pan 3 times. Chuck (2007), The Chronicle (2001), and Big Trouble in Little China (1986).

Was in four Oscar Best Picture nominees: Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Chinatown (1974) and Bound for Glory (1976).

Was watching an old episode of Perry Mason today. Episode #162 "Weary Watchdog" Original Airdate: 11/29/62. James Hong played the part of a waiter in a Chinese restaurant. 29 years later he advanced to being the maƮtre d', possibly the owner of a Chinese restaurant on an episode of Seinfeld. The Chinese Restaurant. The episode aired 23 May 1991.