Personal details

The Chinese actor James Hong was born on 22nd February 1929. His star sign is Pisces. He was born in Minnesota, U.S. He is nicknamed as Jimmy. He went to Minneapolis Central High School. He attended University of Minnesota, where he studied civil engineering. James is a producer and a director by profession. James is a designated former president of the Association of Asian/Pacific American Artists. He was born to Lee Shui Fa and Frank W. Hong. James was married to Pearl Hong in 1967 but got divorced in 1973. He has been married to Susan Hong since 1977. He has a child named April Hong.


James Hong voiced Daolon Wong in an animated TV series Jackie Chan Adventures (2000-05). He voiced Mr. Ping in a Dreamworks animated film Kung Fu Panda Franchise. James dubbed the voice of the title character in a Japanese sci-fi film The Human Vapor. He dubbed the voices of Ogata and Dr. Serizawa in an American-Japanese sci-fi film Godzilla, King of the Monsters in 1956. James guest starred in a western TV series The Californians aired on NBC.

He played Jimmy Ling in an American TV and radio series. He played Barry Chan in a crime drama series The New Adventures of Charlie Chan. James appeared in an action-drama series Zorro by Walt Disney. The actor played Chung Lind in a detective drama Richard Diamond, Private Detective aired on NBC. James appeared several times in a detective TV series Hawaiian Eye aired on ABC. He played Dean Chang in a crime-drama TV episode The Case of the Weary Watchdog.

James was in a military comedy Ensign O'toole aired on NBC. He played Mr. Shu in a war film The Sand Pebbles in 1966. He directed a sexploitation comedy film Teen Lust in 1979. James starred in a satirical parody film airplane in 1980. He voiced Covetous Shen in an action role playing video game Diablo III. Hr wrote and directed a horror film The Vineyard. James played Master Rishio in a comedy TV series Real Rob. He played Ken Choi in a comedy TV series Nobodies. The actor played the Coroner in a crime drama TV series The Blacklist. James played Grandpa Giddy in an action-comedy TV series The Thundermans.

Hong’s film credits include Safe, How to Love a Woman, Balls of Fury, Hero, Red Corner, Broken Vessels, Tank Girl, Forbidden Warrior, Shanghai Kiss, Latin Dragon, The Biggest Fan and The Art of War. His TV credits include Fireside Theatre, Crusader, Four Star Playhouse, Dragnet, Bachelor Father, Bonanza and CBS Playhouse. James voiced for numerous video games such as project Snowblind, Blade Runner, Prey, Alpha Protocol and Narc.

James has 19,087 likes and 18,808 followers on Facebook. He has earned a Net worth of around $8.5 million. James won three awards and 6 nominations. He won the Lifetime Achievement award in 2007. He won an Annie award in 2011. James was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Performer in an animated program for Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomness (2011).