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Young at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con
Keone Joseph Young|
September 6, 1947
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
Keone Joseph Young (born September 6, 1947) is an Asian American actor.
His mother is Japanese and his father is Chinese.
He has been prolific in his character work and has made numerous guest appearances on such varied television series as Diff'rent Strokes, The Golden Girls, Murphy Brown, Mad About You, Family Matters, Futurama, The Simpsons, Alias, JAG, The Steve Harvey Show, Zeke and Luther, Shake It Up: Made In Japan and on the daytime soaps The Young and the Restless and Generations. He also portrayed the bodyguard of the Ancient One (Keye Luke) during the Asian Quarter storyline on General Hospital.
Young played Dr. Michael Kwan on the short-lived multi-ethnic medical drama Kay O'Brien, which aired in the fall of 1986 on CBS. Despite the fact that the network had high hopes for the series, just 9 of 13 episodes were aired. He was also a semi-regular on the HBO series Deadwood as Mr. Wu and played Henry Lin's Uncle on the FX series Sons of Anarchy. He also played Mr. Wu, unrelated to the Deadwood character, in the movie Men in Black 3. He also played the role of Ellison Onizuka In the TV film Challenger.
Young has many voice-over credits as well: Grandpa in American Dragon: Jake Long, Kaz in Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Mr. Sanban in Codename: Kids Next Door, the Firebending master Jeong Jeong in the Asian-influenced Avatar: The Last Airbender, Storm Shadow in the Sunbow G.I. Joe animated series, the Hard Master in G.I. Joe: Renegades, Mr. Wu on Nickelodeon's show The Mighty B!, Babaram on Surf Ninjas Marshall Kai Ti Chang in Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb, Silver Samurai in X-Men: The Official Game and Wolverine and the X-Men, Sensei in Young Justice, Chen Stormstout in the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion and Heroes of the Storm by Blizzard Entertainment, and Commander Sato in Star Wars Rebels.
Young also has several Star Trek links: He played Buck Bokai, a famous baseball player in the 24th century in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "If Wishes Were Horses". He also played Hoshi Sato's father in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Vanishing Point". Young appeared as Governor Ho in the movie North starring Elijah Wood.
In theatre, Young has had a long history with the Asian American theatre company, East West Players, in Los Angeles, where he not only performed but often served as producer. He voiced Lord Qin in Mulan II.
In 2013, Young joined the cast of HBO's True Blood as Dr. Hido Takahashi, the man responsible for inventing the titular blood substitute.
|1974||Jerry||Morree Wu||TV movie|
|1976||Baby Blue Marine||Katsu|
|1980||Private Benjamin||Kim Osaka|
|1981||Eyewitness||Mr. Long's Son|
|1984||Girls of the White Orchid||Akira||TV movie|
|The Wild Life||Japanese Bowler|
|1985||Challenge of a Lifetime||Dr. Honowa||TV movie|
|1989||Lost Angels||Atty. Victor Eng|
|Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers||Don Ho|
|Black Rain||Karaoke Singer|
|Trenchcoat in Paradise||Bob Kanuka||TV movie|
|1990||Challenger||Lt. Colonel Ellison Onizuka||TV movie|
|Last Flight Out||Tung Sanh||TV movie|
|Fear||Detective William Wu|
|1992||Honeymoon in Vegas||Eddie Wong|
|1993||Dead Before Dawn||James Young||TV movie|
|Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland||Gerald Chong||TV movie|
|Surf Ninjas||Baba Ram|
|1994||Golden Gate||Benny Ying|
|My Girl 2||Daryl Tanaka|
|1995||The Brady Bunch Movie||Mr. Watanabe|
|Here Come the Munsters||Ralph the Limo Driver||TV movie|
|1997||Bad Day on the Block||Ron the Repairman|
|Playing God||Mr. Ksi|
|1998||At Sachem Farm||Mr. Tang|
|2000||Rip Girls||Bo||TV movie|
|Dude, Where's My Car?||Mr. Lee the Chinese Tailor|
|2001||Dr. Dolittle 2||Bee|
|2003||The Even Stevens Movie||Chief Tuka||TV movie|
|Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde||Committee Clerk|
|2005||Mulan II||Lord Qin/Chin||Direct-to-video film|
|Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo||Commander Uehara Daizo/Saico-Tek/Sushi Shop Owner||Direct-to-video film|
|Return to Halloweentown||Silas Sinister||TV movie|
|2009||Why Am I Doing This?||Ming|
|Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword||Matsuhiro||Direct-to-video film|
|Crank: High Voltage||Don Kim|
|2012||Men in Black 3||Mr. Wu|
|Hemingway & Gellhorn||Mr. Ma||TV movie|
|Stand Up Guys||Song|
|1969||Room 222||Howie Wong||Season 1, Episode 2, "Naked Came We Into The World"|
|1973||The Streets of San Francisco||Willard Lu – Cobra||"Trail of the Serpent"|
|1980||Diff'rent Strokes||David Cheung|
|1982||Taxi||The Japanese Man||Episode: "Alex Goes off the Wagon"|
|2000||NYPD Blue||Charlie Sung||Season 7, Episode 16, "Goodbye Charlie"|
|2001||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Acupuncturist||Season 2, Episode 6, "The Acupuncturist"|
|2002||Star Trek: Enterprise||Hoshi's Father||Season 2, Episode 10, "Vanishing Point"|
|2004–2006||Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi||Kaz|
|2005||Lilo & Stitch: The Series||Lao Shi||Episode "Morpholomew: Experiment #316"|
|2005–2007||American Dragon: Jake Long||Lao Shi|
|2005–2008||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Jeong Jeong||Season 1, Season 3|
|2013||Sons of Anarchy||Bohai Lin||2 episodes in Season 6|
|2015||The Man in the High Castle||General Hata||Season 1, Episode 9|
|2015–2017||Star Wars Rebels||Commander Jun Sato|
|2017||Samurai Jack||Bandit, Monk|
|2017||Queen of the South||Ki Moon||Season 2, Episode 7, "El Precio de la Fe"|
|2017||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Jei||3 Episodes|
|2017||Be Cool, Scooby-Doo||Mr. Vehara, Sumo||"The Curse of Kaniaku"|
|2017||DuckTales||Additional voices||"Daytrip of Doom!"|
- "After a 50-year career, veteran actor Keone Young is an 'outsider on the inside'".
- Noam Pitlik (Director) (2014). Taxi: Die Finale Season [The Final Season] (DVD) (in German and English). Germany: Paramount Home Media Distribution / Paramount Home Entertainment (Germany).