Glen Chin

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Glen Chin
Born(1948-01-27)January 27, 1948
DiedAugust 16, 2018(2018-08-16) (aged 70)
Years active1982–2015
SpouseRoberta Chow

Glen Chin (January 27, 1948 – August 16, 2018)[1] was an American actor of Chinese descent who starred in film and television.


Chin was born in Stockton, California on January 27, 1948. He was the eldest of eight children. His father owned the Quong Wah Yen sausage factory and grocery in Chinatown. He attended Amos Alonzo Stagg High School and was active in drama and choir. He studied music at the University of Pacific Conservatory of Music and played the double bass violin with the Stockton Symphony.

Chin appeared in 50 First Dates as the humorous Hawaiian café regular, The Underachievers (1987), and After One Cigarette as Shigeru. He appeared in Chinese cinema in such films as Hollywood Hong Kong. Chin's television credits include Boy Meets World (the Eskimo), Night Stand with Dick Dietrick (Coco), Mighty Max, and Seinfeld. He played a villain's role in the 1998 movie, Knock Off (film).

In the Seinfeld episode "The Opera", Chin plays Harry Fong, a character who buys a scalped ticket to an opera from George Costanza right before (or during) his girlfriend Susan ends up making the opera,[clarification needed] so in the end, Jerry Seinfeld, Elaine Benes, Cosmo Kramer, Chin's character, and Susan all end up watching the opera.

In Michael Jackson's music video for "Black or White", Chin morphs into Tyra Banks.

Chin was married to Roberta Chow, the daughter of the Hong Kong film producer Raymond Chow.

Chin died in Stockon on August 16, 2018.[2][3]


  1. ^ Fitz's Stockton: Glen Chin
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, Michael. "Fitz's Stockton: Glen Chin, Stockton actor who 'made it,' dies at 70". Retrieved 2020-12-10.
  3. ^ 魯嘉裕 (2018-11-02). "【鄒文懷逝世】女兒鄒重珩經歷喪父喪夫 70歲任演員丈夫8月離世". 香港01 (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Retrieved 2020-12-10.

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