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6.20.2007

everybody loves an old asian guy


Here's a brief New York Times story on actor Kim Chan, who retired after nearly forty years in the business: A Tough Act I, but the Second Has Some Funny Bits. You've probably seen him here and there playing the old Asian dude, whenever the story calls for one. His resume is riddled with credited roles like "Dim Sum Cook," "Chinatown Butcher," "Old Asian Man," and "Meditation Teacher." And of course, he's twice played an old Asian mob boss named "Benny"—in two different movies. He's now 90-years-old. And be sure to watch the great little video piece that accompanies the article: Kim Chan: The Zen of Comedy