Aki Aleong

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Aki Aleong
Born Assing Aleong
(1934-12-19) December 19, 1934 (age 82)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Citizenship United States
Occupation Actor, singer-songwriter, producer, director
Years active 1956–present
Website http://www.mustardseedmediagroup.com

Assing "Aki" Aleong (born December 19, 1934) is a Trinidad and Tobago-born American character actor and singer who has also been active in songwriting and musical production. His first important role was in the 1957 movie No Down Payment, which starred Joanne Woodward and Jeffrey Hunter. He is probably best known for portraying Senator Hidoshi during the first season of Babylon 5, as well as portraying Mr. Chiang, the aide to Nathan Bates in the weekly series of V: The Series. He also portrayed the character of Colonel Mitamura in Farewell to the King. He owned the Gingham Dog fast food restaurant in Hollywood, California, c. 1965.[1]

He co-wrote and produced the nonsense-doo wop record "Shombalor" by Sheriff and the Ravels for Vee-Jay records in 1958.[2]

He has a listing in the current "Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2008" with "Trade Winds, Trade Winds" appearing in November 1961. The song peaked at #101 in Billboard Magazine on the "Bubbling Under the Hot 100" charts, and it remained on the chart for four weeks. According to an interview with Aki on YouTube ("Part 1 of Twyman Creative Insider Interview with Aki Aleong") the song was Number 1 in Los Angeles in 1961. While that is not exactly accurate, "Trade Winds, Trade Winds" did reach Number 10 on KDAY and Number 11 on KRLA, two L.A. Top 40 stations.

He is a member of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) and is the executive director for Asians in Media.

He is President & CEO of Mustard Seed Media Group [3]

He starred as Agent X in the WongFu Productions YouTube short starring Ryan Higa, Agents of Secret Stuff.[4]

FILMOGRAPHY[5][6]
2017 Road to Hell (filming) Abe
2017 Savage Dog (filming) Tribal Chieftain
2017 Shish Kabob (announced) Mr. Chin
2016 The Seoul Survivor (filming) The Father
2016 Girls, Guns & Gangs (announced) The Grandmaster
2016 Beyond the Game
2016 Paranormal Activity Security Squad Mr. Lipschitz
2015 Faster Than the Speed of Light The Father
2015 Pound of Flesh Kung (as Leonard Gonzales)
2012 House Arrest Prosecuting Attorney Will
2010 I Want Him Dead (Short) Yang the Newspaper man
2010 Agents of Secret Stuff (Short) Agent X
2010 Level 26: Dark Prophecy Haruki Kobiashi
2009 She Always... (Short) Jin Le Shan
2009 The Adventures of Umbweki Ming Chi
2008 Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves Leongsing / Akong
2008 The Deadly Frontier (Short) Visiting Director
2008 The Hustle Asian Clerk
2008 Superhero Movie Dalai Lama
2008 Dark World The Belligerent Drunk
2008 Lost Warrior: Left Behind (Video) Coroner
2007 Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter Baurzhan
2007 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) - Episode #5.67 (2007) ... Dalai Lama (uncredited)
2004 Sci-Fighter Dr. James Tanaka
2003 House of Sand and Fog Tran
2003 Frame of Mind (Short) Father
2003 Missing Brendan Mr. Pham
2003 L.A. County 187 (TV Movie) Fred Ling
2003 Command & Conquer: Generals (Video Game) (voice)
2003 Veritas: The Quest (TV Series) Gyatso - Wheel of Dharma ... Gyatso
2002 Power Rangers Wild Force (TV Series) - Never Give Up! ... Old Man
2002 Roswell (TV Series) - Ch-Ch-Changes (2002) ... Dr. Frank
2001 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series) - The Acupuncturist (2001) ... Restaurant Manager
2000 The Independent Mr. Ko
2000 Chicago Hope (TV Series) - Hanlon's Choice (2000) ... Grandfather Wang
1999 L.A. Heat (TV Series) - Little Saigon (1999) ... Shopkeeper
1999 Seven Days (TV Series) - A Dish Best Served Cold (1999) ... Shaman
1998 Martial Law (TV Series) - Lock-Up (1998) ... Chu Chiao
1998 Perfect Assassins (TV Movie) Dr. Arnold Kuay
1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series) - Tribal Curse (1998)
1996-1997 JAG (TV Series) - King of the Fleas (1997) ... Li Trang
1996 The Prisoner (1996) ... Colonel Yang Chee
1997 Tidal Wave: No Escape (TV Movie) Dr. Agamo
1997 Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (TV Movie) Dr. Sammy Lee
1997 Lewis & Clark & George Chang
1996 Picket Fences (TV Series) - Forget Selma (1996) ... Abe Felsen
1996 The Cable Guy Karaoke Party Guest
1996 The Quest Khao
1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series) - The First Temple (1996) ... Kwai Chang
1994 Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey Gallery speaker
1994 Deadly Target Xiong
1994 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) - Homecoming (1994) ... President Ferdinand Quintero
1994 The Force (Video) Dr. Shin
1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series) - A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 2 (1994) ... Senator Hidoshi - By Any Means Necessary (1994) ... Senator Hidoshi - Deathwalker (1994) ... Senator Hidoshi
1994 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series) - Better Than Martians (1994) ... Army General Tran
1993 Fit to Kill Chang
1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Principal Elder
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) - A Shadow in the Night (1993) ... Yoshi Sakaii
1993 Raven (TV Series) - Playback (1993) ... Akiro Makura
1992 Out for Blood Hiroshi
1992 From the Files of Joseph Wambaugh: A Jury of One (TV Movie) Pathologist
1992 Miss America: Behind the Crown (TV Movie) Grandpa
1991-1992 Street Justice (TV Series) - Missing (1992) ... Old Kim
1992 Bad Choices (1992) ... - Shadows (1991) ... Old Kim
1992 Breaking the Silence (TV Movie) Nyquist
1992 Kuffs Mr. Chang
1991 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series) - ...and Sleep Won't Come (1991) ... Le Duan
1990 Dragonfight Kyoto
1990 Dark Avenger (TV Movie) Lee Wong
1990 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series) - Chinatown, My Chinatown (1990) ... Henry Min Tang Lee
1990 China Beach (TV Series) - Phoenix (1990) ... Thao
1990 War of the Worlds (TV Series) - The Deadliest Disease (1990) ... Tao
1990 Tour of Duty (TV Series) ARVN- Odd Man Out (1990) ... Local ARVN Official
1989 Mancuso, FBI (TV Series) - Little Saigon (1989) ... John Mi / Colonel Pao
1989 Farewell to the King Colonel Mitamura
1988 Hunter (TV Series) - Honorable Profession (1988) ... Danny
1988 Internal Affairs (TV Movie) Quynh
1988 Braddock: Missing in Action III Gen. Quoc
1987 The Hanoi Hilton Major Ngo Doc - Cat
1986 The A-Team (TV Series) - The Crystal Skull (1986)
1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series) - The Man Who Died Twice (1986) ... Viet Diem
1986 L.A. Law (TV Series) - The House of the Rising Flan (1986) ... Judge Sanford Nozaki
1986 General Hospital (TV Series) - Episode dated 14 May 1986 (1986) ... - Episode dated 10 March 1986 (1986) ... Mr. Wu - Episode #1.5824 (1986) ... Mr. Wu - Episode #1.5823 (1986) ... Mr. Wu
1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series) - Capitalism (1986) ... Tamuk Lampoll
1986 Beverly Hills Madam (TV Movie)
1985 Street Hawk (TV Series) - Chinatown Memories (1985) ... Tong Family Boss
1984-1985 V (TV Series) - The Rescue (1985) ... Mr. Chiang (uncredited) - The Betrayal (1985) ... Mr. Chiang - The Hero (1985) ... Mr. Chiang - The Conversion (1985) ... Mr. Chiang - Reflections in Terror (1984) ... Mr. Chiang Show all 9 episodes
1984 Over the Brooklyn Bridge Japanese Buyer #1
1984 Airwolf (TV Series) - Daddy's Gone a Hunt'n (1984) ... Colonel Quoc
1983 Tales of the Gold Monkey - High Stakes Lady (1983) ... Tamamoto
1981 As the World Turns (TV Series) - Episode dated 14 May 1981 ... Dr. Sam Yee (credit only)
1976 Gang Wars Chinese Businessman
1968 Buckskin Sung Li
1967 The Virginian (TV Series) - Ah Sing vs. Wyoming (1967) ... Ah Sing
1965-1966 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series) - Girl in the Polka-Dot Swimsuit (1966) - I'm Dreaming of a Wide Isthmus (1965) ... 1st Japanese Sailor
1965 I Spy (TV Series) - Danny Was a Million Laughs (1965) ... Kim
1965 Hazel (TV Series) - Hazel's Inquisitive Mind (1965) ... Mike Shiga
1964 The Tycoon (TV Series) - East Meets West (1964) ... Kumagae
1963-1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series) - Expanding Human (1964) ... Harry Okata (uncredited) - The Hundred Days of the Dragon (1963) ... Dr. Sui-Lin
1963 The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze Chinese Non-Com (uncredited)
1963 Operation Bikini Seaman Ronald Davayo
1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) - A Place Among the Monuments (1963) ... Dr. King
1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series) - The Perfect Nurse (1963) ... Dr. Soong
1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series) - Tears for a Nobody Doll (1962) ... Arthur
1962 A.P.O. 923 (TV Movie)
1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series) - Peter's Punctured Wedding (1961) ... Cousin Richard
1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) - The Moon of Mindanao (1961) ... Lt. Agaton - Maid in America (1961) ... Sam Sheong
1961 Ben Casey (TV Series) Dr. George Nobura - To the Pure (1961) ... Dr. George Nobura
1960-1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series) - Tin Caper (1961) - Heart of Buddha (1960)
1960-1961 Hong Kong (TV Series) - Love Honor and Perish (1961) ... Lim
1960 Pearl Flower (1960) ... Chin Pao
1960-1961 The Islanders (TV Series) - The Strange Courtship of Danny Koo (1961) ... Danny Koo - Our Girl in Saigon (1960) ... Shoul Lee
1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) - Incident in Suva (1960) ... Kim Hopu
1960 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series) - The Key of Jade (1960) ... Joey
1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series) - China Mary (1960) ... Li Kung (uncredited)
1959 Never So Few Billingsly
1958 The Hunters MIG Pilot (uncredited)
1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series) - The Cold Touch (1958) ... Lt. Soong
1957 No Down Payment Iko
1957 The Californians (TV Series) - The Lost Queue (1957) ... Lee Sing
1957 Motorcycle Gang Cyrus Quincy Wong
1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) - The Enemy (1957) ... Sadao
1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) - The Letter (1956) ... Ong Chi Seng
PRODUCER
2017 Road to Hell (executive producer) (filming)
2016 400 Boys (associate producer) (filming)
2016 The Monkey King's Daughter (executive producer) (pre-production)[7][8][9]
2016 The Seoul Survivor (executive producer) (filming)
2015 Faster Than the Speed of Light (executive producer)
2015 Pound of Flesh (producer)
2008 Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves (executive producer) / (producer) / (supervising producer)
2008 Lost Warrior: Left Behind (Video) (associate producer)
2007 Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter (associate producer)
DIRECTOR
2017 Shish Kabob (announced)
2016 The Seoul Survivor (filming)
2015 Faster Than the Speed of Light
2013 MoreHorror in Hollywood (TV Series) (1 episode) - Interview with Cast of P.A.S.S. (2013)
2008 Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves
WRITER
2017 Road to Hell (filming)
2017 Shish Kabob (announced)
2016 The Seoul Survivor (filming)
2008 Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves (writer)
SOUNDTRACK
2008 Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves (performer: "Journey Not The End") / (writer: "Journey Not The End", "A Long Way To Go")
MISC. CREW
1994 Fist of Legend (voice artist)
1970 Love Me Like I Do (continuity)
CASTING DIR.
2016 Death Mist (post-production)
EDITOR
2008 Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves
THANKS
2104 Ultimate Justice (the producers wish to thank) (post-production) 2014
2013 The Dark Forest (special thanks) 2013
2013 Palace of the Damned (TV Movie) (special thanks) 2013
2013 Edge (TV Series) (the producers wish to thank - 1 episode) - The Bar (2013) ... (the producers wish to thank)
SELF
2015 City Beat Live: Hollywood Entertainment News (TV Series) - Aki Aleong at the Premiere of "Pound of Flesh" (2015) ... Himself
2013-2015 Eye on Entertainment (TV Series) - Aki Aleong at the Premiere of "Pound of Flesh" (2015) ... Himself - Legendary Award-winning Actor/Musician Aki Aleong - Part 2 (2013) ... Himself - Legendary Award-winning Actor/Musician Aki Aleong - Part 1 (2013) ... Himself
2013 MoreHorror in Hollywood (TV Series) - Interview with Cast of P.A.S.S. (2013) ... Himself
1958 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) - Episode #8.20 (1958) ... Himself - Trinidadian

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