Victor Wong (July 30, 1927 – September 12, 2001) (Chinese: é»ƒè‡ªå¼·; pinyin: HuÃ¡ng ZÃ¬qiÃ¡ng) was an American character actor who appeared in supporting roles throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Wong, born Yee Keung Victor Wong, was a second-generation Chinese American, born in Chinatown, San Francisco, California to Chinese immigrant parents. Wong graduated from San Francisco's Lowell High School in 1945 and attended the University of California, Berkeley to study journalism. He later attended the University of Chicago Divinity School for theology and an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1968, Wong was working as a newscaster for KQED, but he was forced to change careers when his Bell's palsy caused drooping in the left side of his face. When he was in Chicago, he also joined the Second City improvisational group which was in its formative stages. Wong was asked to leave after only a short while because they felt he would not fit in, and they could not use him.
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Victor Wong died in Locke, California
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain is a 1998 martial arts film, the fourth and final installment in the 3 Ninjas franchise. The film is also known for the appearance of Hulk Hogan as well as Victor Wong's last film.High Noon at Mega Mountain starred only one of the original actors and was directed by Sean McNamara. The movies has zero positive reviews at Rotten Tomatoes, is the 16th worst movie (with a score of 1.9 out of 10) as rated by the users of IMDB and grossed only $375,805 domestically.Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by evil Medusa, who wants to take over the park and hold the owners for ransom. Kids and retired TV star Dave Dragon, who made his farewell appearance at the park at the time the ninjas appeared, have to break Medusa's vicious plans.List of characters from the 3 Ninjas movies...,
3 Ninjas: Knuckle up! is a 1995 comedy and the sequel to the films 3 Ninjas and 3 Ninjas Kick Back and was directed by Sang-ok Shin.
The 3 ninjas Rocky, Colt, and Tum Tum are back in fighting evil by using their ninja skills taught by their grandfather. The 3 ninjas' friendship with a local Native American girl pulls them into a battle between the local Native Americans and a corrupt business man. Armed with make-shift weaponry and Native American lore, the 3 Ninjas take their battle into the heart of enemy territory.
Roger Ebert is noted for having said this is "the worst sequel since Godfather 3."
Rocky, Colt, and Tum Tum appear younger than they were in the previous films because 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up was actually shot in 1994, a year before 3 Ninjas Kick Back, and features the same three actors who played the Ninja brothers in the first film. However, 3 Ninja Kick Back, which replaced two members of the original cast, was released first.
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3 Ninjas is a 1992 film directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade and Chad Power. It was the only 3 Ninjas film produced and released by Touchstone Pictures.The film, about three young brothers who learn martial arts from their grandfather, is a wuxia comedy for children.Each year, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka (whom the boys affectionately refer to as Grandpa), for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in the fields of Martial arts and Ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques.This year, Grandpa presents the boys with new "ninja names":On the boy's last day with their grandfather, an old business associate and former student of Grandpa's, Hugo Snyder, comes to the house. A FBI task force, ironically lead by the boys' own father, is encroaching on Snyder's arms smuggling ring. Threatening Grandpa's life, Snyder attempts to coerce Grandpa into training his henchmen to become ninja...,
Tremors is a 1990 comedic monster film about a group of people from a small Nevada town fighting subterranean worm-creatures dubbed "Graboids". It was directed by Ron Underwood, and stars Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire.The handymen team of Valentine McKee and Earl Bassett live in Perfection, Nevada, a decaying ex-mining town with only 14 residents, among them survivalist couple Burt and Heather Gummer and the namesake owner of Walter Chang's General Store. A new arrival is Rhonda LeBeck, a college student conducting seismology tests around the town; Earl unsuccessfully promotes her as a possible girlfriend for Val.Val and Earl tire of their hand-to-mouth existence and leave to seek better employment in Bixby, the nearest "real" town. Enroute, they discover of the dead body of Edgar Deems, the town drunk, who climbed an electrical tower and stayed there until dying of dehydration. The puzzled Earl and Val haul his body to Jim, the town doctor. On...,
Eat a Bowl of Tea is a 1989 film directed by Wayne Wang based on a novel by Louis ChuIt is a Chinese romantic film starring Cora Miao, Russell Wong, Victor Wong, Siu-Ming Lau and Eric Tsang....
The Last Emperor is an Academy Award-winning 1987 biopic about the life of PÇ”yÃ, the last Emperor of China. The movie was written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci, and directed by Bertolucci. PÇ”yÃ is represented as the objectified plaything of powerful and mysterious forces, whether as Emperor or as a war criminal.
The film stars John Lone as PÇ”yÃ, with Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Maggie Han, Ric Young, Vivian Wu, and Chen Kaige. It was the first feature film ever authorized by the government of the People's Republic of China to film in the Forbidden City.
The film opens in 1950 with PÇ”yÃ's re-entry into the just-proclaimed People's Republic of China as a prisoner and war criminal, having been captured by the Red Army when the Soviet Union entered the Pacific War in 1945 (see Operation August Storm) and put under Soviet custody for five years. PÇ”yÃ attempts suicide which only renders him unconscious, and in a flashback,...
Prince of Darkness (also known as John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness) is a 1987 American horror film directed, written and scored by John Carpenter. The film is the second installment in what Carpenter refers to as his "Apocalypse Trilogy", which began with The Thing and concludes with In the Mouth of Madness.
A priest (Donald Pleasence) invites Professor Howard Birack (Victor Wong) and his students to investigate a mysterious cylinder in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church. The cylinder contains a constantly swirling, green liquid. Throughout the night, it begins to possess the students one by one and uses them against the remaining survivors. After researching the text found next to the cylinder, it is discovered that the liquid is actually Satan himself.
The text also reveals that Satan is the son of an even more powerful force of evil, an Anti-God, who is trapped in another dimension. Satan possesses one of the students and attempts to bring his father through a...,
The Golden Child (1986) is an American mystical comedy film starring Eddie Murphy. Murphy plays Chandler Jarrell, a social worker who is confronted by a young Asian woman (Charlotte Lewis) who tells him that he is the one destined to save The Golden Child, the saviour of all mankind, from the clutches of the demon Sardo Numspa, played by Charles Dance. The film was directed by Michael Ritchie.
Released in December 1986, The Golden Child was a box office success. It took in $79,817,937 in the U.S. alone, making it the 8th biggest film of the year. However, the film was considered a disappointment by the studio when compared to Murphy's previous film, Beverly Hills Cop, which garnered $234,760,478 at the U.S. box office.
Actor Mel Gibson was originally slated to play the role of Chandler Jarrell in The Golden Child. When Gibson was unavailable, the producers selected Murphy, and changed the movie from a drama to a comedy.
Shanghai Surprise is a 1986 film starring then-newlyweds Madonna and Sean Penn, produced by George Harrison's Handmade Films. Harrison appeared as a night club singer, and also recorded several songs for the film's soundtrack including the title track, "Shanghai Surprise". The screenplay was adapted by John Kohn and Robert Bentley from Tony Kenrick's 1978 novel Faraday's Flowers. The movie was panned by critics and failed at the box office. It was nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards, "winning" one of them, for Worst Actress. For Madonna, the movie was a downturn in her acting career from which she never fully rebounded, though her efforts in Evita met with some approval. But her earlier success with Desperately Seeking Susan would not be repeated. Her singing career has on the other hand remained strong. ...
Big Trouble in Little China (also known as John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China) is a 1986 comedy/action film, directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall, set in San Francisco's Chinatown. Although, originally envisioned as a Western set in the 1880s, screenwriter W. D. Richter (and director of cult film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai) was hired to extensively rewrite the script and modernize everything.
Big Trouble was a commercial failure, grossing $11,100,000 in North America and well below its estimated $25,000,000 budget. It received critically mixed reviews which left Carpenter disillusioned with Hollywood and influencing his decision to become an independent filmmaker yet again. The film has since gone on to become a cult film due in large part to its success on home video.
A roguish long-haul truck driver named Jack Burton (Russell) has his rig, The Pork Chop Express, stolen in the course of the kidnapping of his friend Wang Chi's (Dennis...,
Son of Kong is the sequel to the successful film King Kong.
The story picks up about a month after the dramatic finale of the previous film and follows the further adventures of filmmaker Carl Denham (again played by Robert Armstrong), now implicated in numerous lawsuits following the destruction wrought by Kong. Denham leaves New York with the captain of the Venture, Captain Englehorn. They eventually run into the sailor who sold Denham the map to Skull Island (Nils Helstrom), who cons them into believing there is a treasure on the island.
Along with a beautiful stow-away girl, Hilda Peterson (Helen Mack), who trained monkeys for a circus act, they return to Skull Island where they meet, befriend, and are ultimately saved by Kong's easygoing albino son Kiko (a name used in production but never spoken in the film). The son of Kong is portrayed as considerably smaller than his famous father, but is still twice the size of a man. The stop motion animation is the film (done by Willis...
Victor Wong was born in San Francisco, California, California