Legendary actor James Hong and three other Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) artists will be getting their own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hong, Ming-Na Wen, Jason Momoa and singer/songwriter apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas are among the newest list of entertainers to be honored with the prestigious recognition, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced on Thursday. The AAPI honorees will be part of the Class of 2022, including 34 other stars from film, television, radio, theater and sports.
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.
Daniel Dae Kim is asking Twitter users to help James Hong get his own Hollywood star after CNN shined a spotlight on the 91-year-old actor’s work in the entertainment industry.
Kim tweeted that the veteran actor deserved his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, AsAm News reported.
With hundreds of movie and television credits under his name, it is long overdue that James Hong gets recognized as a true Hollywood legend.
We’ve seen him somewhere/everywhere: The 91-year-old thespian has played a variety of Asian roles on the small and big screen since the 1950s but has largely remained an “unknown” to the viewers who have seen his work.