Biography

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.

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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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 90

Birthday 1903-10-01

Day of Death 1983-11-20

Place of Birth Maui, Hawaii, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1977 The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries (1 episode)
1974 The Man with the Golden Gun as Hai Fat
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1972 Kung Fu (5 episodes)
1971 Chandler as Leo
1971 One More Train to Rob as Mr. Chang
1970 McCloud (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1966 The Sand Pebbles as Major Chin
1966 Family Affair (1 episode)
1965 I Dream of Jeannie (1 episode)
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode)
1965 Honey West (1 episode)
1964 Bewitched (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1963 The Outer Limits (1 episode)
1963 The Dakotas (1 episode)
1962 A Girl Named Tamiko as Otani
1962 Confessions of an Opium Eater as George Wah
1962 The Beachcomber (1 episode)
1960 My Three Sons (1 episode)
1959 The Scavengers
1958 The Quiet American as Mr. Heng
1957 Maverick (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1957 Battle Hymn as le général Kim
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Hong Kong Saloon Manager (uncredited)
1956 The Conqueror as Captain of Wang's guard
1956 Man Called X (1 episode)
1955 Navy Log (1 episode)
1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing as Robert Hung
1954 December Bride (1 episode)
1954 The Shanghai Story as Junior Officer
1954 Living It Up as Dr. Lee
1954 The Bamboo Prison as Commandant Hsai Tung
1954 Hell and High Water as Hakada Fujimori
1953 Destination Gobi as Commanding Officer, Japanese POW Camp (uncredited)
1953 Target Hong Kong as Fu Chao
1952 Cavalcade of America (2 episodes)
1951 I Was an American Spy as Col. Masamato
1951 The Steel Helmet as Sgt. Tanaka
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (1 episode)
1949 Malaya as Colonel Genichi Tomura
1949 The Clay Pigeon as Ken Tokoyama aka The Weasel
1949 State Department: File 649
1948 Rogues' Regiment as Kao Pang
1948 Studio One (1 episode)
1948 The Cobra Strikes as Hyder Ali
1948 Half Past Midnight as Lee Gow
1948 Women in the Night as Colonel Noyama
1947 Web of Danger as Wing
1947 Seven Were Saved as Colonel Yamura
1946 Tokyo Rose as Colonel Suzuki
1945 Prison Ship as Capt. Okisawa
1945 First Yank Into Tokyo as Col. Hideko Okanura
1945 Back to Bataan as Maj. Hasko
1945 China Sky as Col. Yasuda
1945 Betrayal from the East as Lt. Cmdr. Miyazaki, alias Tani
1944 The Keys of the Kingdom as Lt. Shon
1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell as Chinese Doctor on Train (uncredited)
1944 The Purple Heart as General Ito Mitsubi
1943 So Proudly We Hail as Japanese Radio Announcer (Voice)
1943 Destroyer as Japanese Submarine Commander
1943 Behind the Rising Sun as Japanese Officer Dispensing Opium
1943 The Falcon Strikes Back as Jerry
1943 China as Lin Yun
1943 Flight for Freedom as Mr. Yokahata
1942 Across the Pacific as First Officer Miyuma
1942 Star Spangled Rhythm as Emperor Hirohito - 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number (uncredited)
1941 Secrets of the Wastelands as Quan
1940 Doomed to Die as Tong Leader
1940 The Fatal Hour as Jeweler
1939 Barricade as Colonel Commander of Rescue Party
1939 Daughter of the Tong as Wong
1939 Island of Lost Men as Gen. Ahn Ling
1939 Miracles For Sale as Chinese Soldier in Demo
1939 Lady of the Tropics as Delaroch's Chauffeur
1939 Panama Patrol as Tommy Young
1938 Shadows Over Shanghai as Fong
1938 Blondes at Work as Sam Wong
1937 West Of Shanghai as Cheng
1937 The Soldier and the Lady as Tartar
1936 Stowaway as Chinese Merchant (uncredited)
1936 Roaming Lady as Chinese Seaman
1935 Stranded as Chinese Groom (uncredited)
1934 Student Tour as Geisha's Customer
1934 Now and Forever as Hotel Clerk
1933 The Bitter Tea of General Yen as Captain Li
1932 The Secrets of Wu Sin as Charlie San

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