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Biography

Guangdong, China
Born in China, Kim Chan fled China in 1928 with his father Lem and two older sisters. Settling first in Rhode Island, then in New York, Kim left his family after his father caught him lying about an afternoon spent at the cinema. Faced with an ultimatum, Kim left for years as a day laborer, occasionally homeless, frequently sleeping on vermin-infested ironing boards.

Yet when he was not laboring in laundries and restaurants, Kim Chan sought work as an actor in film, television, and the theater. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009

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Character: Chon Wang's Father

Shanghai Knights 2003

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Character: Medicine Shop Owner

A Fish in the Bathtub 1999

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Character: Asian Busker

On the Q.T. 1999

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Character: Benny 'Uncle Benny' Chan

Lethal Weapon 4 1998

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Character: Second Chinese General

Kundun 1997

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Character: Dim Sum Cook

Cadillac Man 1990

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Character: Dr. Yang's Patient

Alice 1990

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Character: Chinatown Butcher

Nine 1/2 Weeks 1986

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Character: Korean Flower Vendor

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986

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Character: Member of Board

Gung Ho 1986

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Character: Japanese Buyer #2

Over the Brooklyn Bridge 1984

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Character: Man Sitting on Steps

The Equalizer 1985

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Character: Li Po

Suspense 1949

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Character: Bang

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