Biography

Aki Aleong's career has spanned more than 60 years as an actor, singer, writer, producer and activist. He has served on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild, appointed National Chair of SAG'S EEOC and was a member of the President's Diversity/Affirmative Action Task Force. Aki has also been Executive Director of AIM (Asians in Media), Vice President of The Media Coalition of Los Angeles and President of MANAA (Media Action Network for Asian-Americans). Among Aki's numerous awards is an Honorary Doctorate from New Dimensions University in 2013.

Aki's legendary career started on Broadway in "Teahouse of the August Moon" and "The Interview." He went on to star in more than 50 movies and 150 television shows and has worked with Academy Award-winners Frank Sinatra Jr., Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway, Joanne Woodward, Steve McQueen, Ben Kingsley, John Mills, Ernest Borgnine, Jennifer Connelly and Martin Landau. Aki has worked with Directors William Wyler {3 time Oscar winner}, John Sturges and Martin Ritt. Other notable stars with whom Aki has worked include Roger Moore, Bill Cosby, Peter Lawford, Tony Randall, Gina Lollobrigida, Chuck Norris, Olivia Hussey, Pierce Brosnan and others, many of whom have been the recipients of Golden Globes, DGA, WGA, SAG, Cannes and similar prestigious awards. Aki's career also includes working with prominent Writers/Directors, including John Milius, Lionel Chetwynd, Philip Yordan, Mark Rydell and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Pearl S. Buck.

Aki also has experience as a record executive producer/artist. He was Chairman of FORE (The Fraternity of Recording Executives), an organization dedicated to bringing Executives of Color into the Music Industry. His other affiliations include President of Pan World Records and Golden Dragon Publishing companies. He was the National Director of Black Promotion for Polydor/Polygram Records and also worked with Liberty/UA Records and Capitol Records. He also produced records for Columbia Records, Capitol, Liberty/UA, Artista and other prominent labels. Aki, in fact, is the first Asian American to have a Top100 record, which he wrote and co-produced, on the National Charts in the US.

Aki's other accomplishments include NAAAP ( National Association of Asian American Professionals) membership, an Advisory Board Member of the US China Aids Foundation and a Judge for the Asian American Teens 2007-2008.

Aki is President of MANAA (Media Action Network for Asian Americans), Senior Advisor for Ace Studios Hong Kong and President of Mustard Seed Media Group, for which he wrote, directed and starred in "Chinaman's Chance: America's Yellow Slaves." Aki's extensive background in the entertainment industry also includes the production of a wide variety of movies, videos and documentaries.

Aki Aleong's career has spanned more than 60 years as an actor, singer, writer, producer and activist. He has served on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild, appointed National Chair of SAG'S EEOC and was a member of the President's Diversity/Affirmative Action Task Force. Aki has also been Executive Director of AIM (Asians in Media), Vice President of The Media Coalition of Los Angeles and President of MANAA (Media Action Network for Asian-Americans). Among Aki's numerous awards is an Honorary Doctorate from New Dimensions University in 2013.

Aki's legendary career started on Broadway in "Teahouse of the August Moon" and "The Interview." He went on to star in more than 50 movies and 150 television shows and has worked with Academy Award-winners Frank Sinatra Jr., Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway, Joanne Woodward, Steve McQueen, Ben Kingsley, John Mills, Ernest Borgnine, Jennifer Connelly and Martin Landau. Aki has worked with Directors William Wyler {3 time Oscar winner}, John Sturges and Martin Ritt. Other notable stars with whom Aki has worked include Roger Moore, Bill Cosby, Peter Lawford, Tony Randall, Gina Lollobrigida, Chuck Norris, Olivia Hussey, Pierce Brosnan and others, many of whom have been the recipients of Golden Globes, DGA, WGA, SAG, Cannes and similar prestigious awards. Aki's career also includes working with prominent Writers/Directors, including John Milius, Lionel Chetwynd, Philip Yordan, Mark Rydell and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Pearl S. Buck.

Aki also has experience as a record executive producer/artist. He was Chairman of FORE (The Fraternity of Recording Executives), an organization dedicated to bringing Executives of Color into the Music Industry. His other affiliations include President of Pan World Records and Golden Dragon Publishing companies. He was the National Director of Black Promotion for Polydor/Polygram Records and also worked with Liberty/UA Records and Capitol Records. He also produced records for Columbia Records, Capitol, Liberty/UA, Artista and other prominent labels. Aki, in fact, is the first Asian American to have a Top100 record, which he wrote and co-produced, on the National Charts in the US.

Aki's other accomplishments include NAAAP ( National Association of Asian American Professionals) membership, an Advisory Board Member of the US China Aids Foundation and a Judge for the Asian American Teens 2007-2008.

Aki is President of MANAA (Media Action Network for Asian Americans), Senior Advisor for Ace Studios Hong Kong and President of Mustard Seed Media Group, for which he wrote, directed and starred in "Chinaman's Chance: America's Yellow Slaves." Aki's extensive background in the entertainment industry also includes the production of a wide variety of movies, videos and documentaries.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1934-12-19

Place of Birth Port of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

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Also Known As

  • Assing "Aki" Aleong
  • Leonard Gonzales

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 RoboWoman as Elderly Victim
2019 Abduction as Dao
2018 Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance as Leongsing
2017 Absolute Vow as Prophet
2017 Savage Dog as Tribal Chieftain
2015 Pound of Flesh as Kung
2011 The Hustle as Asian Store Clerk
2004 Missing Brendan as Mr. Pham
2003 L.A. County 187 as Fred Ling
2003 Veritas: The Quest (1 episode)
2000 The Independent as Mr. Ko
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm (1 episode)
1999 Roswell (1 episode)
1999 L.A. Heat (1 episode)
1998 Seven Days (1 episode)
1998 Martial Law (1 episode)
1997 Breaking The Surface: The Greg Louganis Story as Dr. Sammy Lee
1996 The Quest as Khao
1995 The Force as Dr. Shin
1994 Chicago Hope (1 episode)
1994 Babylon 5 (3 episodes) as Senator Hidoshi
1994 seaQuest DSV (1 episode) as Army General Tran
1994 Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey as Gallery Speaker
1993 Fit to Kill as Chang
1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story as Principal Elder
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1 episode)
1992 Out for Blood as Hiroshi
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 (1 episode)
1990 Dragonfight as Kyoto
1989 Mancuso, F.B.I. (1 episode)
1989 Farewell to the King as Col. Mitamura
1988 War of the Worlds (1 episode) as Tao
1988 China Beach (1 episode)
1988 Braddock: Missing in Action III as Gen. Quoc
1987 Jake and the Fatman (1 episode)
1987 Tour of Duty (1 episode)
1986 L.A. Law (1 episode)
1984 Airwolf (1 episode) as Colonel Quoc
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1 episode)
1983 The A-Team (1 episode)
1982 Tales of the Gold Monkey (1 episode)
1982 Cagney & Lacey (1 episode)
1976 Devil's Express as Chinese Businessman
1963 The Outer Limits (2 episodes)
1963 Operation Bikini as Seaman Ronald Davayo
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1962 Sam Benedict (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1960 The Islanders (2 episodes)
1959 Never So Few as Billingsly
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1 episode)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)

Production

2019 RoboWoman Executive Producer
2015 Pound of Flesh Producer

Writing

2018 Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance Writer

Directing

2018 Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance Director

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