Hollywood Legend James Hong Inducted Into the Asian Hall of Fame

Hollywood legend James Hong Hong was recently inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame, joining an illustrious line of previous inductees such as Connie Chung, Kristi Yamaguchi, Kevin Kwan, Johnny Damon, and Bruce Lee.

An icon: The 91-year-old actor, who has played hundreds of movie and television roles since the 1950s, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, Spectrum News reports. 

  • Among Hong’s most notable films include “Blade Runner”, “Big Trouble in Little China”, and the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise, in which he voiced Po’s father, Mr. Ping. 
  • On TV, he played roles on “Seinfeld”, “Friends” and both the old and recent iterations of “Hawaii Five-0”.
  • Despite a prolific acting career, Hong has largely remained “unknown” to the viewers who have seen his films and TV shows. 
  • In August, Daniel Dae Kim started a campaign to get Hong a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, NextShark previously reported.

Recognizing greatness: The Asian Hall of Fame is a national recognition event established in 2004 to honor achievements of Asian Pacific Americans in different industries.

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Feature Image (left) via Getty, (right) via Asian Hall of Fame

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