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Benson Fong ACTOR


Benson Fong was born on October 10th, 1916 in Sacramento, California.  After he earned his high school diploma he briefly studied in China before later relocating to California.
Early in his acting career alongside taking on small acting roles he also operated a grocery store in Sacramento.  Some of his more well known film roles were in, "The Keys of the Kingdom" (1954) starring Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell and Vincent Price, "His Majesty O'Keefe" (1954) starring Burt Lancaster, "The Left Hand of God" (1955) starring Humphrey Bogart, Gene Tierney, Lee J. Cobb and Agnes Moorehead, "Flower Drum Song" (1961) starring Nancy Kwan, "Girls! Girls! Girls!" (1962) starring Elvis Presley and "Our Man Flint" (1966) starring James Coburn.  
Along with his work as a film actor he appeared on a number of television series such as, "Perry Mason", "Kung Fu", "Bonanza", "The Wild Wild West", "Ironside", "Police Story" and "Bewitched".
He is also well known for his role as the number 3 son, 'Tommy Chan' in the, Charlie Chan films between 1944 and 1946. 
In addition to his career as an actor he also owned a number of well known restaurants in California known as, "Ah Fong's Restaurants". 
Benson Fong married only once to lady by the name of Maylia in 1946 and they had five children and remained together until he passed away on August 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, California after suffering from a stroke. 


1986   Kung Fu: The Movie 

1985   Crazy Like a Fox
1984   The Glitter Dome

1983   T.J. Hooker

1982   Jinxed!
1982   Moonlight 

1981   S.O.B. 

1979   The Amazing Spider-Man 
1978   Oliver's Story

1976   Harry O 

1975   The Strongest Man in the World 
1975   He Is My Brother

1975   Police Story

1972-1974  Kung Fu
1974   A Time for Love

1974   Ironside

1973   Charley Varrick 
1972   The Smith Family

1972   Bewitched 

1971   Travis Logan, D.A.
1970   Mission: Impossible

1968-1970  Family Affair

1969   It Takes a Thief
1963-1969  My Three Sons

1968   The Love Bug

1967   I Spy
1967   Dundee and the Culhane

1966   The F.B.I.

1966   Our Man Flint 
1966   The Wild Wild West

1965   Ben Casey Mr. Lee

1961-1964  Bonanza
1962   Girls! Girls! Girls!

1962   Bachelor Father

1962   The Beachcomber
1961   Flower Drum Song

1961   Hong Kong

1958-1961  Perry Mason
1960   Walk Like a Dragon

1960   Have Gun - Will Travel

1960   The Islanders
1959   Death Valley Days 

1959   Five Gates to Hell

1956   The Scarlet Hour 
1956   Crusader

1956   Crossroads 

1956   Navy Log 
1955   The Left Hand of God

1955   Conquest of Space 

1954   Dragonfly Squadron 
1954   Lux Video Theatre

1954   His Majesty O'Keefe

1952   Back at the Front
1951   Submarine Command 

1951   Peking Express 

1951   Katie Did It 
1951   Three Husbands 

1951   Korea Patrol 

1949   Chinatown at Midnight
1949   Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture 

1948   Hazard

1948   Women in the Night 
1947   Calcutta

1946   Deception 

1946   Dark Alibi 
1945   The Red Dragon 

1945   First Yank Into Tokyo 

1945   The Shanghai Cobra 
1945   Secret Agent X-9

1945   Nob Hill 

1945   Back to Bataan 
1945   The Scarlet Clue 

1945   China Sky 

1944   The Keys of the Kingdom 
1944   Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo 

1944   Dragon Seed 

1944   Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat 
1944   Up in Arms

1944   Charlie Chan in the Secret Service 

1943   Destination Tokyo 
1943   Destroyer 

1943   Behind the Rising Sun

1943   China
1938   The Fighting Devil Dogs

1936   Charlie Chan at the Opera 

Matinee Classics - The Chinese Cat starring Sidney Toler, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, Benson Fong, Ian Keith, Sam Flint, Cy Kendall, Weldon Heyburn, Anthony Warde, John Davidson, Dewey Robinson and I. Stanford Jolley

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