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James Hong


Miami Vice Character
February 22, 1929, Minneapolis, Minnesota

James Hong (born February 22, 1929, Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American actor who appeared as Yakuza boss Riochi Tanaka in the episode "The Rising Sun of Death" of the series Miami Vice.


Hong's career spans over 50 years and over 300 credited roles. His movie career began in 1955 in the movie Soldier of Fortune, other appearances include a voiceover role in Godzilla, The Hawaiians (with Keye Luke), Chinatown, No Deposit, No Return, The In-Laws, Airplane!, Blade Runner (with Edward James Olmos and Brion James), Breathless (with John P. Ryan, Miguel Piñero, and Henry G. Sanders), Big Trouble in Little China (with Peter Kwong), The Golden Child (with Kwong and Randall "Tex" Cobb), Black Widow (with Terry O'Quinn and Danny Kamekona), China Girl (with James Russo, Richard Panebianco, and Judith Malina), The Two Jakes, Wayne's World 2 (with Aerosmith), The Shadow (with Penelope Ann Miller and John Kapelos), Bad Company (with Laurence Fishburne), Tank Girl (with Lori Petty and Iggy Pop), Ghost Rock (with Jeff Fahey), Kung Fu Panda and its' two sequels (with Ian McShane) and the 2018 TV series based on the movie, Unfallen (with Michael Madsen), and Beast Mode.

His extensive TV credits include 1955's TV Reader's Digest, followed by appearances in The New Adventures of Charlie Chan, Dragnet, Peter Gunn, Death Valley Days, Bonanza, Hawaiian Eye (episode with George Takei), Cheyenne, Have Gun Will Travel, The Fugitive, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., I Spy, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, Kung Fu (with Luke), The Rookies (with Georg Stanford Brown), The Rockford Files (with Joe Santos), Starsky and Hutch (with David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, and Antonio Fargas), Dynasty, General Hospital, Tour of Duty, Nash Bridges (with Don Johnson and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), Las Vegas, Chuck, The Blacklist, and Hawaii Five-0,