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Peter Chong (John Kohnie Kuh)

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Biography

Miu, China
World War II produced an influx of Hollywood espionage tales and battleground dramas during the 1940s and, as there were only a small supply of Japanese actors working in Hollywood at the time, a number of Asian character actors found steady employment, albeit undistinguished, as various Chinese allies and Japanese enemies. Benevolent-looking Chinese-American Peter Chong from the Broadway stage and radio was one of those fortunate actors. Placed in the secondary ranks along with Victor Wong, Harold Fong and Luke Chan, etc., the top-ranked Asian talent at the time included Keye Luke, Philip Ahn Victor Sen Yung, Richard Loo and Benson Fong. Read more...

Actor

Character: Japanese Ambassador Shigemitsu

Mission to Moscow 1943

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Character: Mitsuru Toyama

The Purple Heart 1944

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Character: Sam - Don's Valet

Easter Parade 1948

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Character: Woo Ching

South Sea Woman 1953

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Character: Dr. Sing

Forbidden 1953

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Character: Fen Tso Lin - Merchant

The Left Hand of God 1955

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Character: Japanese Eddy

Hell and High Water 1954

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