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Philip Ahn

Maître Kan in Kung Fu

Photos Philip Ahn Birth name: Pil Lip Ahn
Birth date: 1905/03/29
Date of death : 1978/02/28 (73 years old)
Birth place : Los Angeles

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Biography for Philip Ahn

Korean-American character actor who played hundreds of Chinese and Japanese characters during a long career. Ahn was born in Los Angeles in 1905 (though 1911 is the year usually given, U.S. government records confirm that Ahn was born in 1905), the son of a Korean diplomat. He attended the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. Ahn got his first film acting job in 1935 and quickly made a place for himself playing Asians of many derivations. Although his kindly demeanor made him perfect for sympathetic roles, he could excel in the occasional villainous "Yellow Peril"-type role. Condemned, like most Asian actors of the period, to stereotypical roles, Ahn nevertheless brought a dignity to even the most subservient of characters. In his later years, he achieved his greatest fame as the wise Master Kan on the television series "Kung Fu" (1972). Ahn was also a successful Los Angeles restaurateur. He died in 1978. Not be confused with another Korean-American actor, Philson Ahn.

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Filmography

Title Role
Portrait of a Hitman (1977) Wong
The Killer Who Wouldn't Die (1976) (TV) Soong
Voodoo Heartbeat (1975)
Judgement: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya - General Yamashita (1974) (TV)
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) (voice) Chang
The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)
Kung Fu (1972) TV Series Master Kan (1972-75)
Kung Fu (1972) (TV) Master Kan
Hawaii Five-O: Cocoon (1968) (TV) Attorney General
The Karate Killers (1967) Sazami Kyushu
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) Tea
Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966) Moki Kaimana
Shock Corridor (1963) Dr. Fong
A Girl Named Tamiko (1963) Akiba
Diamond Head (1963) Mr. Immacona
Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962) Ching Foon
One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Uncle
The Great Impostor (1961) Capt. Hun Kin, Korean Army
Mr. Garlund (1960) TV Series Po Chang
Never So Few (1959) Nautaung
Yesterday's Enemy (1959) Yamazuki
Hong Kong Confidential (1958) Tan Chung
The Way to the Gold (1957) Mr. Ding, cafe owner
Battle Hymn (1956) Lun-Wa
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) (uncredited) Hong Kong Citizen
The Left Hand of God (1955) Jan Teng (Buddhist priest)
Jump Into Hell (1955) (uncredited) Prisoner of War
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) Third Uncle
The Shanghai Story (1954) Major Ling Wu
Hell's Half Acre (1954) Roger Kong
His Majesty O'Keefe (1954) Sien Tang
China Venture (1953) Adm. Amara
Fair Wind to Java (1953) Gusti
Battle Circus (1953) Korean prisoner
Target Hong Kong (1953) Sin How
Planet Outlaws (1953) Prince Tallen of Saturn
Battle Zone (1952) South Korean guerrilla leader
Red Snow (1952) Taglu, the spy
Macao (1952) Itzumi
Japanese War Bride (1952) Eitaro Shimizu
Secrets of Monte Carlo (1951) Wong
China Corsair (1951) Wong San
I Was an American Spy (1951) Capt. Arito
Halls of Montezuma (1951) Nomura
The Big Hangover (1950) Dr. Lee
The Gal Who Took the West (1949) (uncredited) Guest
The Sickle or the Cross (1949) Chinese Official
Impact (1949) Ah Sing
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949) Wong Chung Shee
State Department: File 649 (1949) Col. Aram
Rogues' Regiment (1948) Tran Duy Gian
The Creeper (1948) Wong (restaurant owner)
The Cobra Strikes (1948) Kasim, houseboy
Saigon (1948) (uncredited) Boss merchant
The Miracle of the Bells (1948) Ming Gow
Women in the Night (1948) Prof. Kunioshi
The Chinese Ring (1947) Capt. Kong
Intrigue (1947) (as Phillip Ahn) Louie Chin
Singapore (1947) Bartender
They Were Expendable (1945) (uncredited) Army orderly
Back to Bataan (1945) Col. Coroki
China's Little Devils (1945)
Blood on the Sun (1945) (uncredited) Secret Police Captain Yomamoto
China Sky (1945) Dr. Kim
Betrayal from the East (1945) Kato
God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) (uncredited) Hong Kong Radio Announcer
Forever Yours (1945) (uncredited)
The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) Mr. Pao, envoy for Mr. Chia
Dragon Seed (1944) (uncredited) Leader of city people
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) Ping
The Purple Heart (1944) (uncredited) Saburo Goto
Drums of Fu Manchu (1943) Dr. Chang
Around the World (1943) (uncredited) Foo
The Man from Down Under (1943) (uncredited) English-speaking Japanese aviator
Behind the Rising Sun (1943) (uncredited) Japanese Officer at Takahashi murder
China (1943) Lin Cho
They Got Me Covered (1943) Nichimuro
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)
Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1943) Wu Tan
Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943) Hirota
China Girl (1942) Dr. Young
Across the Pacific (1942) (uncredited) Man in theatre
Submarine Raider (1942) 1st Officer Kawakami
Ship Ahoy (1942) (uncredited) Koro Sumo
Let's Get Tough! (1942) Joe Matsai
A Yank on the Burma Road (1942) (as Phillip Ahn) Dr. Franklin Ling
Passage from Hong Kong (1941) (uncredited) Steamship Official
They Met in Bombay (1941) (uncredited) Japanese Officer
Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) (uncredited) Dr. Chang [Ch.4] informal alternative title)
The Shadow (1940) (uncredited) Wu Yung [Chs.1-3,8,10-11]
Barricade (1939) Col. Wai Kang
Disputed Passage (1939) Dr. Fung
Panama Patrol (1939) Suri
King of Chinatown (1939) Robert 'Bob' Li
North of Shanghai (1939) Chinese Doctor
Island of Lost Men (1939) (uncredited) Sam Ring
Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938) Wing Foo, Charlie's Son-in-Law
Red Barry (1938) Hong Kong Cholly
Hawaii Calls (1938) Julius
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937) Prince Chung
Daughter of Shanghai (1937) Kim Lee
Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts (1937) Sing Fung, Laundry Man
Something to Sing About (1937) Ito (Terry's servant)
Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) (uncredited) Switchboard operator
Roaring Timber (1937) 'Crooner'
I Promise to Pay (1937) (uncredited) Taka
China Passage (1937) (as Phillip Ahn) Dr. Fang Tu
The Good Earth (1937) (uncredited) Captain in revolutionary army
Counterfeit Lady (1936) Maine
Stowaway (1936) Sun Lo
The General Died at Dawn (1936) Oxford
Klondike Annie (1936) (uncredited) Wing
Anything Goes (1936) (uncredited) Ling
Shanghai (1935) (uncredited) Servant
A Scream in the Night (1935) Wu Ting

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