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Actor James Hong: At 92. still going strong by CBS Sunday Morning

Actor James Hong: At 92

Over nearly seven decades, James Hong has racked up more film and TV credits than almost anyone. Even more impressive, the character actor did so while confronting demeaning stereotypes in Hollywood. Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz talks with the constantly-working Hong about a career that began with entertaining U.S. troops during the Korean War, and extended to such treasured films as “Chinatown” and “Big Trouble in Little China.”

A sitdown interview with James Hong can morph unexpectedly into an episode of “Dancing With the Character Actors.” “Should we dance a little?” Hong suggested. “You have to think, ‘This is a 92-year-old man,’ too!”

James Hong is no ordinary 92-year-old man. And while he can clearly cut the rug, what’s truly astounding is a Hollywood career currently in its 68th year. 

“I’ve been an actor since 1953 or ’54,” he said. “Probably the only living guy that has worked with Groucho Marx!”

That’s where it began, with Groucho. Today, 445 screen credits later, Hong has been in “Chinatown,” “Blade Runner,” “Bonanza,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and a memorable episode of “Seinfeld.” The list goes on and on.

Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz said, “You might have been in more TV and films than anyone else ever.”

“I would think so, for major movies and TV,” Hong replied. “There are some guys that have been in stage plays and such.”

“Acch, who goes to plays?” To read more go to the link below:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/james-hong-an-actors-guide-to-longevity/

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