Keye LukeKeye Luke
: Lù Xílín) (June 18
- January 12
) was a Chinese
He was born in Canton, China, and grew up in Seattle.
He made his film debut in The Painted Veil in 1934, and the following year gained his first big role, as Charlie Chan's eldest son in Charlie Chan in Paris. It was a role he would continue to play, on and off, until The Sky Dragon in 1949 - in which, having outlasted two stars of the series, he was older than the actor then playing his father.
And in 1972, he became the first Chinese actor to play Charlie Chan himself, in the otherwise undistinguished animated series The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan.
- He played the Green Hornet's Korean sidekick in two movies in the early 1940s.
- He had a recurring role in the television series Kung Fu as Master Po.
- He played the mysterious old Chinese shop-owner in the two Gremlins movies.
- He had a significant role in Woody Allen's 1990 movie Alice.
See also: Chinese American
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