Keye Luke

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Keye Luke
Born June 18, 1904 in Guangzhou, China
Died January 12, 1991 in Whittier, California, USA from a stroke
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Biography

Keye Luke was a Chinese-born American actor. He was best known for playing Lee Chan, the "Number One Son" in the Charlie Chan films, the original Kato in the 1939-1941 Green Hornet film serials, and Master Po in the television series Kung Fu. In the 80's he also appeared in both of the "Gremlins" films. He was the first Chinese-American contract player signed with RKO, Universal, and MGM and was one of the most prominent Asian actors of American cinema in the mid-20th century.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Anna and the King Kralahome 1972 1
Sidekicks Sabasan 1986–1987 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Annie Oakley Li Wong 2x07 - Annie and the Chinese Puzzle February 13, 1955
Gunsmoke Chen 1x10 - The Queue December 3, 1955
Richard Diamond, Private Detective Dr. Lin Chang 2x07 - Chinese Honeymoon February 13, 1958
Trackdown Wong 2x03 - Chinese Cowboy September 19, 1958
Follow the Sun Sumarit 1x10 - Little Girl Lost November 19, 1961
Target: The Corruptors Chang Sui 1x18 - Chase the Dragon January 26, 1962
Perry Mason Carlyle C. Change 6x09 - The Case of the Weary Watchdog November 29, 1962
Perry Mason Choy 8x19 - The Case of the Feather Cloak February 11, 1965
The F.B.I. General How 1x21 - The Spy Master February 6, 1966
The F.B.I. Captain Chieu 2x17 - The Courier January 15, 1967
Family Affair Grandfather Chang 2x18 - The Great Kow-Tow January 15, 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series Donald Cory 3x14 - Whom Gods Destroy January 3, 1969
Hawaii Five-O Senator Oishi 2x10 - All the King's Horses November 26, 1969
Here's Lucy Quon Fong 4x18 - Lucy and the Chinese Curse January 10, 1972
Cannon Jeweler 3x19 - Where's Jennifer? January 23, 1974
Cannon Lu Chin 5x10 - The Melted Man November 12, 1975
Harry O Dr. Fong 2x21 - The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong March 18, 1976
Quincy, M.E. Hitoshi Hiyato 3x10 - Touch of Death December 2, 1977
Charlie's Angels Lin 5x05 - Island Angels December 14, 1980
Remington Steele Tenaka 1x08 - Your Steele the One For Me November 26, 1982
Falcon Crest Wilson Fong 2x18 - Separate Hearts February 11, 1983
Magnum, P.I. Saji Goto 3x18 - Forty Years from Sand Island February 24, 1983
Falcon Crest Wilson Fong 2x21 - Maelstrom March 4, 1983
The A-Team Sam Yeng 2x13 - The Maltese Cow December 13, 1983
Miami Vice Lao Li 1x15 - Golden Triangle (2) January 18, 1985
MacGyver Prasert 1x02 - The Golden Triangle October 6, 1985
Night Court Grandfather Ho 3x15 - The Apartment January 30, 1986
T.J. Hooker Dr. Kenji Yakimura 5x16 - Blood Sport (1) May 21, 1986
T.J. Hooker Dr. Kenji Yakimura 5x17 - Blood Sport (2) May 21, 1986
The Golden Girls Toshiro Mitsumo 2x08 - Vacation November 29, 1986
Night Court Mr. Shibata 5x06 - Mac's Dilemma November 12, 1987
MacGyver Adam Chen 3x20 - Murderer's Sky May 9, 1988

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Trivia