'Chan Is Missing' star Wood Moy dies at 99

He played the cab driver in Wayne Wang's acclaimed indie film 'Chan Is Missing.'

Photo: Nancy Wong

From The Hollywood Reporter: Wood Moy, who starred as the cab driver in the acclaimed Wayne Wang noir film Chan Is Missing (1982), died November 8, his family announced. He was 99.

Moy portrayed Jo, who is out to buy a taxi license with his nephew, Steve (Marc Hayashi). When Steve's friend Chan disappears with the cash they need to purchase their license, he and his uncle become amateur detectives as they set about San Francisco's Chinatown trying to locate the missing man and their money.

The low-budget, black-and-white Chan Is Missing, believed to be the first Asian American indie film, was named for inclusion into the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 1995 for its cultural, historical or aesthetic significance.

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