Biography

Keye Luke (Chinese: 陸錫麒, Cantonese: Luk Shek Kee; June 18, 1904 – January 12, 1991) was a Chinese-American actor. He was known for playing Lee Chan, the "Number One Son" in the Charlie Chan films, the original Kato in the 1939–1941 Green Hornet film serials, Brak in the 1960s Space Ghost cartoons, Master Po in the television series Kung Fu, and Mr. Wing in the Gremlins films. He was the first Chinese-American contract player signed by RKO, Universal Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was one of the most prominent Asian actors of American cinema in the mid-twentieth century.

Keye Luke (Chinese: 陸錫麒, Cantonese: Luk Shek Kee; June 18, 1904 – January 12, 1991) was a Chinese-American actor. He was known for playing Lee Chan, the "Number One Son" in the Charlie Chan films, the original Kato in the 1939–1941 Green Hornet film serials, Brak in the 1960s Space Ghost cartoons, Master Po in the television series Kung Fu, and Mr. Wing in the Gremlins films. He was the first Chinese-American contract player signed by RKO, Universal Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was one of the most prominent Asian actors of American cinema in the mid-twentieth century.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 153

Birthday 1904-06-18

Day of Death 1991-01-12

Place of Birth Guangzhou, China

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Also Known As

  • Key Luke

Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Green Hornet Movie Edition as Kato
2012 Keye Luke as Keye Luke (himself)
1990 Alice as Dr. Yang
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch as Mr. Wing
1989 The Mighty Quinn as Dr. Raj
1988 Superboy(1 episode)
1988 Dead Heat as Mr. Thule
1987 Friday the 13th(1 episode)
1987 Beauty and the Beast(1 episode)
1986 Sidekicks(23 episodes)
1986 A Fine Mess as Ishimine
1986 The Last Electric Knight
1986 Kung Fu: The Movie as Master Po
1985 MacGyver(2 episodes)
1985 The Golden Girls(1 episode)
1985 Blade in Hong Kong
1985 Street Hawk(1 episode)
1984 Crazy like a Fox(1 episode)
1984 Gremlins as Grandfather (Mr. Wing)
1984 Night Court(2 episodes)
1983 The Nightingale as Imperial Doctor
1983 The A-Team(1 episode) as Sam Yeng
1983 Cocaine and Blue Eyes as Tan Ng
1982 Voyagers!(1 episode)
1982 Remington Steele(1 episode)
1982 T. J. Hooker(2 episodes)
1981 Falcon Crest(2 episodes)
1981 Bret Maverick(1 episode)
1980 Magnum, P.I.(1 episode)
1979 Just You and Me, Kid as Doctor Device
1978 Sword of Justice(1 episode)
1978 Battle of the Planets(89 episodes)
1978 Vega$(1 episode)
1977 The Amsterdam Kill as Chung Wei
1977 Hunter(1 episode)
1977 Meeting of Minds(2 episodes)
1976 Quincy, M.E.(1 episode)
1976 Charlie's Angels(1 episode)
1976 How the West Was Won(1 episode)
1974 Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders as Lord Sun Ming
1974 Harry O(1 episode)
1973 The Cat Creature as The Thief - Joe Sung
1972 Kung Fu(68 episodes)
1972 Anna and the King(13 episodes)
1972 M*A*S*H(3 episodes)
1972 The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan(24 episodes)
1972 Kung Fu
1971 Cannon(2 episodes)
1970 The Hawaiians as Foo Sen
1970 Noon Sunday as Colonel Oong
1969 The Chairman as Professor Soong Li
1968 Here's Lucy(1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O(1 episode)
1968 The Outsider(1 episode)
1968 The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn(1 episode)
1968 Project X as Sen Chiu
1968 Nobody's Perfect as Gondai-San
1967 Birdman and the Galaxy Trio(2 episodes)
1966 Family Affair(1 episode)
1966 Space Ghost and Dino Boy(95 episodes)
1966 Star Trek(1 episode) as Donald Cory
1965 The F.B.I.(2 episodes)
1965 The Big Valley(1 episode)
1964 Kentucky Jones(26 episodes) as Thomas Wong
1964 Jonny Quest(1 episode)
1964 Mickey(1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1961 Target: The Corruptors!(1 episode)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show(1 episode)
1959 Gigantis the Fire Monster as Shoichi Tsukioka (voice)
1957 Trackdown(1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason(2 episodes)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective(1 episode)
1957 Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst as Captain Kuo Tai
1957 Panic!(1 episode)
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Old Man at Yokohama Travel Office (uncredited)
1956 Wire Service(1 episode)
1956 The Gale Storm Show(1 episode)
1955 Jungle Jim(1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke(1 episode)
1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing as Lee Foo
1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr.(1 episode)
1954 Climax!(1 episode)
1954 December Bride(1 episode)
1954 The Bamboo Prison as Comrade-Instructor Li Ching
1954 Hell's Half Acre as Police Chief Dan
1954 World for Ransom as Wong
1953 South Sea Woman as Japanese Deck Officer (uncredited)
1953 Terry and the Pirates(3 episodes)
1952 Cavalcade of America(2 episodes)
1952 China Smith(3 episodes)
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(1 episode)
1949 Manhandled as Chinese Laundry Owner (uncredited)
1949 The Sky Dragon as Lee Chan
1948 The Feathered Serpent as Lee Chan
1948 Waterfront at Midnight as Loy
1948 Sleep, My Love as Jimmie Lin
1947 Dark Delusion as Dr. Lee Wong How
1946 Lost City of the Jungle as Tal Shan
1946 Tokyo Rose as Charlie Otani
1945 How DOooo You Do as Chinese Detective
1945 First Yank Into Tokyo as Haan-Soo
1945 Secret Agent X-9 as Ah Fong
1945 Between Two Women as Dr. Lee
1944 3 Men in White as Dr. Lee Wong How
1944 Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble as Dr. Lee
1943 Salute to the Marines as 'Flashy' Logaz
1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case as Dr. Lee Wong How
1943 The Adventures of Smilin' Jack as Captain Wing
1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant as Dr. Lee Wong How
1942 Destination Unknown as Secretary
1942 The Falcon's Brother as Jerry - Gay's Houseboy
1942 Mexican Spitfire's Elephant as Lao Lee - Chinese Magician
1942 Across the Pacific as Steamship Office Clerk
1942 Somewhere I'll Find You as Thomas Chang
1942 Invisible Agent as Surgeon
1942 Spy Ship as Koshimo Haru
1942 A Tragedy at Midnight as Ah Foo
1942 A Yank on the Burma Road as Kim How
1942 North to the Klondike as K. Wellington Wong
1941 No Hands on the Clock as Severino
1941 Burma Convoy as Lin Taiyen
1941 Let's Go Collegiate as Buck Wing
1941 Bowery Blitzkrieg as Clancy
1941 The Gang's All Here as George Lee
1941 The Green Hornet Strikes Again!(15 episodes)
1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! as Kato
1940 No, No, Nanette as Sung, Oriental Cafe Manager (uncredited)
1940 Comrade X as World Press Attendee with Glasses
1940 Phantom of Chinatown as James Lee Wong
1940 Wildcat Bus as Tai
1940 The Green Hornet as Kato
1939 Barricade as Ling
1939 Sued For Libel as Chang Howe
1939 Disputed Passage as Andrew Abbott
1939 North of Shanghai as Jimmy Riley
1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble as Lee Chan
1938 International Settlement as Dr. Wong
1937 Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo as Lee Chan
1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway as Lee Chan, #1 Son
1937 The Good Earth as Elder Son
1937 Charlie Chan at the Olympics as Lee Chan
1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera as Lee Chan
1936 Charlie Chan at the Race Track as Lee Chan
1936 Charlie Chan at the Circus as Lee Chan
1935 Charlie Chan in Shanghai as Lee Chan
1935 Here's to Romance as Saito
1935 Shanghai as Chinese Ambassador's Son
1935 Mad Love as Dr. Wong, Gogol's Assistant
1935 Oil For The Lamps Of China as Young Chinese Soldier
1935 Murder in the Fleet as Consul's Secretary
1935 Charlie Chan in Paris as Lee Chan
1934 The Painted Veil as Shay Key Fong (uncredited)

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