Kam Dai Tong
December 18, 1906
San Francisco, California, USA
|Died||November 8, 1969 (aged 62)|
Costa Mesa, California, USA
|Relatives||Frank Tang (brother)|
Kam Tong was a Chinese American actor best known for his role as Hey Boy on the CBS television series Have Gun, Will Travel and as Dr. Li in the film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song.
Kam was also a regular on the short run CBS-TV series Mr. Garlund in 1960. He appeared in many movies, often as an uncredited Chinese, Japanese, or Filipino character. He appeared in many television shows, including The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Big Valley, The Time Tunnel, The Final War of Olly Winter, and I Spy.
After serving in World War II in an OSS intelligence unit, he became involved in efforts to raise awareness over gun violence. He also owned and operated a restaurant called Shanghai Lil's in San Francisco.
|1936||The General Died at Dawn||Houseboy||Uncredited|
|1936||Ace Drummond||Mongolian Worker||Serial, Uncredited|
|1937||The Good Earth||Chinese Peasant||Uncredited|
|1939||The Real Glory||Filipino Soldier||Uncredited|
|1940||Drums of Fu Manchu||Crawford's Manservant||Serial, [Ch.7], Uncredited|
|1940||The Man I Married||Reporter at Nazi Rally||Uncredited|
|1941||Passage from Hong Kong||Newsboy||Uncredited|
|1942||The Man Who Came to Dinner||Chinese Guest||Uncredited|
|1942||Lure of the Islands||Lt. Kono|
|1942||Joan of Ozark||Japanese Commander||Uncredited|
|1942||Across the Pacific||T. Oki|
|1942||King of the Mounties||Japanese Pilot||Serial, Uncredited|
|1942||The Hidden Hand||Mallo|
|1942||China Girl||Japanese Doctor||Uncredited|
|1943||They Got Me Covered||Hawara||Uncredited|
|1943||Salute to the Marines||Japanese Officer||Uncredited|
|1947||Dishonored Lady||Courtland's Houseboy||Uncredited|
|1949||State Department: File 649||Chinese Man||Uncredited|
|1952||Hong Kong||Jewelry Store Clerk||Uncredited|
|1952||A Yank in Indo-China||Major Lao Kay|
|1953||Target Hong Kong||Tai Ching||Uncredited|
|1954||This Is My Love||Harry|
|1955||Soldier of Fortune||Needle - Chinese Communist Interrogator||Uncredited|
|1955||Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy||Chinese Busboy||Uncredited|
|1955||Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing||Dr. Sen||Uncredited|
|1955||The Left Hand of God||Moslem Messenger||Uncredited|
|1957||The Seventh Sin||Colonel Yu||Uncredited|
|1958||The Hunters||Red Chinese Officer||Uncredited|
|1960||Who Was That Lady?||Lee Wong||Uncredited|
|1960||Walk Like a Dragon||San||Uncredited|
|1961||Flower Drum Song||Doctor Li|
|1963||It Happened at the World's Fair||Uncle Walter Ling|
|1964||The Virginian||Ning Yang||Episode "Smile of a Dragon"|
|1964||The Virginian||Chang||Episode "The Hour of the Tiger"|
|1966||Women of the Prehistoric Planet||Jung|
|1966||Mister Buddwing||Dice Player #5|
|1966||Dimension 5||Kim Fong|
|1967||Kill a Dragon||Win Lim|
|1969||The Big Valley||Wong||Episode "The Royal Road"|
|1969||The Mad Room||Male Nurse||Uncredited, (final film role)|
- "Rich Mr. Garland of San Francisco". The San Francisco Examiner. 5 Sep 1960. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
- "Pistol with a Past to End Up Somewhere in the Bottom of the Sea". The Los Angeles Times. 27 Jun 1968. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
- "Rites to Be Held Tuesday for Actor Kam Tong". The Los Angeles Times. 10 Nov 1969. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
- "Sightems-About-Town". The San Francisco Examiner. 1 Oct 1951. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
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