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|Born||December 28, 1917 (date used on passport; no birth certificate exists)
Guangdong, Republic of China
|Died||October 5, 2008
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Kim Chan (December 28, 1917 – October 5, 2008), also known as Kim S. Chan, was a Chinese-American actor and producer. He was most notable for his roles as Lo Si, a.k.a. The Ancient, in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and Mr. Kim in The Fifth Element.
Kim Shung Chan was born in Guangdong Province, then under the government of the Republic of China. His father was a restaurant owner, and he immigrated to the United States in 1928. An early role that brought him notice was in the Martin Scorsese classic The King of Comedy with Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis, in which he played Lewis' butler.
He was a familiar veteran character actor in roles that included Chon Wang's (Jackie Chan) father in Shanghai Knights, Saki in High Times' Potluck, Benny Wong in The Corruptor, "Uncle Benny" Chan in Lethal Weapon 4, The Master in Zen Noir, and Mr. Kim in The Fifth Element. He also played the recurring villain "The Eggman" in the cult science fiction series Now and Again.
- Kim Chan Biography (1917-2008)
- Grimes, William, 10-09-2008. Kim Chan, Who Had Roles in TV and ‘King of Comedy,’ Is Dead, "The New York Times".
- Kim Chan at the Internet Movie Database
- Kim Chan's obituary (Chinese)
- The Low Rent Kim Chan Fan Club
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