Victor Wong

Victor Wong

  • Highest Rated: 98% King Kong (1933)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A longtime character actor most recognized for his roles as wise grandfatherly figures in such popular films as Big Trouble in Little China and Disney's 3 Ninja series, Victor Wong was also a founding figure of Chicago's enduring Second City comedy troupe and a noted Beat Generation artist.A fourth generation Chinese-American born in San Francisco's Chinatown, Wong studied political science and journalism at U.C. Berkeley before switching to the University of Chicago and founding Second City. Later attending the Art Institute of San Francisco and obtaining a master's degree, Wong became involved in the Beat scene of the 1950s and early '60s, creating art and becoming friends with both City Lights bookstore owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti and writer Jack Kerouac. Breaking ground as one of the first Chinese-American television reporters while working for San Francisco's KQED from 1968 to 1974, the aspiring actor was soon working with the local Asian-American theater troupe, later moving to New York to appear in numerous plays and in small roles on daytime TV. Wong's first film role came in 1984 with Wayne Wang's Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart. Quickly establishing a noted screen presence with roles in such diverse films as The Golden Child (1986) and The Last Emperor the following year, Wong created a persona that was much in demand until his retirement from acting in 1998, following two strokes. On September 12, 2001, Victor Wong died in his sleep in his farmhouse near Locke, CA. He was 74.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Chu lian hong dou bing (Ice Kacang Puppy Love) Actor 2010
0% 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain Grandpa Mori 1998
60% Seven Years in Tibet Chinese `Amban' 1997
No Score Yet Paper Dragons Master Chang 1996
14% Jade Mr. Wong 1995
No Score Yet The Adventurers Uncle Nine 1995
No Score Yet 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up Grandpa 1995
15% 3 Ninjas Kick Back Grandpa 1994
No Score Yet The Ice Runner Fyodor 1993
32% 3 Ninjas Grandpa 1992
25% Mystery Date Janitor 1991
No Score Yet Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive Blind Man 1990
No Score Yet Forbidden Nights Ho 1990
85% Tremors Walter Chang 1990
No Score Yet Fatal Vacation Actor 1990
No Score Yet Eat a Bowl of Tea Wah Gay 1989
39% Bloodsport Fighter 1988
91% The Last Emperor Chen Pao Shen 1987
58% Prince of Darkness Prof. Howard Birack 1987
26% The Golden Child The Old Man 1986
13% Shanghai Surprise Ho Chong 1986
79% Big Trouble in Little China Egg Shen 1986
56% Year of the Dragon Harry Yung 1985
88% Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart Uncle Tam 1985
No Score Yet Nightsongs Fung Leung 1984
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Japanese Diplomat 1943
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Houseboy 1940
No Score Yet The Taming of the West Cholly Wong 1939
No Score Yet Shadows over Shanghai Wu Chang 1938
No Score Yet Vagabond Lady Japanese Man 1935
36% Son of Kong Chinese Cook 1933
98% King Kong Charley 1933

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Due South
1994-1998
Coo
  • 1994
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
Dr. Wong
  • 1988

QUOTES FROM Victor Wong CHARACTERS

Grandpa
Schneider, the worst mistake I ever made was doing business with you!
Egg Shen
Only a dream can kill a dream.
Chandler Jarrell
How many people have survived this?
The Old Man
None!
Chandler Jarrell
None!? None!? I'm gonna break your ass in a minute!
Chandler Jarrell
None? None? I'm gonna break your ass in a minute!