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Richard Loo

Richard Loo was a prolific actor who appeared in over 120 films between 1931 and 1982. He was most often stereotyped as the Japanese enemy pilot, spy or interrogator during the Second World War. Chinese by ancestry and Hawaiian by birth, Loo spent his youth in Hawaii, then moved to California as a teenager. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and began a career in business. However, the stock market crash of 1929 and the subsequent economic depression forced him to start over. He became involved with amateur, then professional, theater companies and in 1931 made his first film. Like most Asian actors in non-Asian countries, he played primarily small, stereotypical roles, though he rose quickly to familiarity, if not fame, in a number of films. Text from Wikpedia, published under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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Oct 1, 1903 In Maui, Hawaii, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Secrets of Wu Sin 1932-12-15
Latest Project:
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries 1977-01-30
Known For
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of I Dream of Jeannie
Poster of Around the World in Eighty Days
Poster of Now and Forever
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Movie The Man with the Golden Gun Hai Fat 1974-12-01
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie One More Train to Rob Mr. Chang 1971-02-12
Movie Chandler Leo 1971-12-01
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Movie The Sand Pebbles Major Chin 1966-12-20
Series Honey West Tog - Chinese Fine Arts Thief 1965-09-17
Series I Dream of Jeannie Wong 1965-09-18
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series The Dakotas Unknown 1963-01-07
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Beachcomber Unknown 1962-02-20
Movie Confessions of an Opium Eater George Wah 1962-06-20
Movie A Girl Named Tamiko Otani 1962-12-27
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Movie The Scavengers Unknown 1959-10-01
Movie The Quiet American Mr. Heng 1958-02-08
Movie Hong Kong Affair Li Noon 1958-05-11
Movie Battle Hymn Gen. Kim (scenes deleted) 1957-02-14
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Series Man Called X Unknown 1956-01-27
Movie The Conqueror Captain of Wang's guard 1956-03-28
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Saloon Manager (uncredited) 1956-10-17
Movie Soldier of Fortune Gen. Po Lin 1955-01-01
Movie Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Robert Hung 1955-08-18
Series Navy Log Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie Hell and High Water Hakada Fujimori 1954-02-06
Movie The Bamboo Prison Commandant Hsai Tung 1954-06-15
Movie Living It Up Dr. Lee 1954-07-15
Series December Bride Unknown 1954-10-04
Movie The Shanghai Story Officer 1954-09-01
Movie Target Hong Kong Fu Chao 1953-02-06
Movie Destination Gobi Commanding Officer, Japanese POW Camp (uncredited) 1953-03-20
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie The Steel Helmet Sergeant Tanaka 1951-01-24
Movie I Was an American Spy Col. Masamato 1951-04-14
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie State Department: File 649 Marshal Yun Usu 1949-02-11
Movie The Clay Pigeon Ken Tokoyama 1949-03-03
Movie Malaya Colonel Genichi Tomura 1949-12-27
Movie Women in the Night Colonel Noyama 1948-01-02
Movie Half Past Midnight Lee Gow 1948-03-01
Movie Rogues' Regiment Kao Pang 1948-12-28
Movie The Cobra Strikes Hyder Ali 1948-04-24
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Web of Danger Wing 1947-06-10
Movie Seven Were Saved Colonel Yamura 1947-03-28
Movie Beyond Our Own James Wong 1947-11-16
Movie Tokyo Rose Colonel Suzuki 1946-02-08
Movie China Sky Col. Yasuda 1945-05-16
Movie China's Little Devils Colonel Huraji 1945-05-27
Movie God Is My Co-Pilot Tokyo Joe 1945-04-07
Movie Betrayal from the East Lt. Cmdr. Miyazaki, alias Tani 1945-04-24
Movie Back to Bataan Maj. Hasko 1945-05-30
Movie First Yank into Tokyo Col. Hideko Okanura 1945-09-05
Movie Prison Ship Capt. Okisawa 1945-11-15
Movie The Purple Heart General Ito Mitsubi 1944-02-25
Movie The Story of Dr. Wassell Chinese Doctor on Train (uncredited) 1944-07-04
Movie The Keys of the Kingdom Lt. Shon 1944-12-15
Movie Flight for Freedom Mr. Yokahata 1943-04-14
Movie The Falcon Strikes Back Jerry 1943-04-01
Movie China Lin Yun 1943-04-21
Movie So Proudly We Hail Japanese Radio Announcer (Voice) (Uncredited) 1943-09-09
Movie Behind the Rising Sun Japanese Officer Dispensing Opium 1943-08-01
Movie Destroyer Japanese Submarine Commander 1943-08-19
Movie Star Spangled Rhythm Emperor Hirohito (uncredited) 1942-03-05
Movie Road to Morocco Chinese Announcer (uncredited) 1942-11-10
Movie Across the Pacific First Officer Miyuma 1942-09-04
Movie Secrets of the Wastelands Quan 1941-11-15
Movie The Fatal Hour Jeweler 1940-01-15
Movie Doomed to Die Tong Leader 1940-08-12
Movie Miracles for Sale Chinese Soldier in Demo 1939-08-10
Movie Panama Patrol Tommy Young 1939-03-20
Movie Lady of the Tropics Delaroch's Chauffeur 1939-08-11
Movie Daughter of the Tong Wong 1939-08-28
Movie Island of Lost Men Gen. Ahn Ling 1939-08-16
Movie Barricade Colonel Commander of Rescue Party 1939-12-08
Movie Blondes at Work Sam Wong (uncredited) 1938-02-05
Movie Shadows Over Shanghai Fong 1938-10-14
Movie West Of Shanghai Cheng 1937-10-30
Movie The Soldier and the Lady Tartar (Uncredited) 1937-04-09
Movie Mad Holiday Li Yat 1936-11-13
Movie Roaming Lady Chinese Seaman 1936-05-02
Movie Stowaway Chinese Merchant (uncredited) 1936-12-25
Movie Stranded Chinese Groom (uncredited) 1935-06-29
Movie Now and Forever Hotel Clerk 1934-08-31
Movie Student Tour Geisha's Customer 1934-10-05
Movie The Bitter Tea of General Yen Captain Li 1933-01-06
Movie The Secrets of Wu Sin Charlie San 1932-12-15