James Hong becomes the oldest actor to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a long time
What should have happened ten years ago happened yesterday! 93-year-old American actor, producer and director James Hong has become the oldest person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Read on to find out more.
A golden career spanning six decades
the New Adventures of Charlie Chan star was on top of the world and wore her traditional Chinese coat for the special occasion. He contrasted it with a navy waistcoat and black trousers as well as a grey-blue shirt and gold silk tie.
James celebrated the latest milestone in his prolific six-decade career by receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. The actor is known to have worked in over 600 movies and TV credits.
At 93, James became the oldest person to receive the prestigious title. He was joined by his friends, family and teammates like Tia Carrere, Daniel Dae Kim and Jamie Lee Curtis when this star was unveiled.
“I could live to be 100 if this continues,” James said the star has been unveiled. For your information, James is 31 years older than the Walk of Fame. During the ceremony, James said, “I want to feel the moment. He addressed the crowd saying, “I’m here, I’m alive.”
James’ co-star Kim said: “…And the fact that he wasn’t recognized, I thought, was an oversight. And so all I wanted to do was draw attention to the fact that we have this national treasure that’s functioning today, alive and vital, as you’ve seen, that needs some recognition. .
Interestingly, the Kung Fu (1972-1975) star secured a prime spot for her star on Hollywood Boulevard, located between the iconic Chinese Theater and Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Well, it was worth the wait.
The golden career of James Hong
Hong has made frequent appearances on many TV shows like the original Five-O’s from Hawaii (1969-1974), Bargain (1960), Perry Mason (1962-1963), The man from UNCLE (1965-1966), I spy (1965-1967), and Kung Fu (1972-1975).
As for his film career, some of Hong’s comedic and dramatic roles in films include, Kahn the Butler in Chinese district (1974) and its sequel The two Jacques (1990), Hannibal Chew in blade runner (1982), David Lo Pan in Big problem in little China (1986), Jeff Wong in Wayne’s World 2 (1993), Master Hong in balls of fury (2007), and Jerry Chen in RIPD (2013).
Hong is also a voice-over artist and voiced Daolon Wong in Jackie Chan Adventures (2002-2004), Chi-Fu in Mulan (1998), Mr Ping in Kung Fu Panda made the franchise, Zong Shi in Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans (2021) and M. Gao in turn red (2022)
Hong co-founded the East West Players, which is the first Asian American theater organization and the oldest theater of color in the United States, to increase Asian American representation in the industry.
Hong will continue to perform…
Interestingly, recognizing the groundbreaking work of the 93-year-old actor, who has over 650 credits to his name, actor-producer Daniel Dae Kim launched a crowdfunding campaign in 2020 to raise the $55,000 needed to the long-awaited star. .
From being a member of the U.S. Army’s military personnel during the Korean War, to being recognized with his 50s TV series “The New Adventures of Charlie Chan” and “Dragnet” to his current blockbuster, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, James never really stopped working. .
Now Hong wants to make sci-fi movies. He revealed that “I haven’t done a great sci-fi movie yet, you know, other than ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ and ‘Blade Runner’, of course.
But recent ones? I would like to be some big monster, you know, and just go around the universe and travel and just fight, just be an extravaganza! And I hope that I can satisfy my audience with the future work that I will do. I could live to be 100 if this continues! We wish him to live a thousand years and continue to entertain his fans!