Roland Harrah III

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Roland Harrah III
Born Roland Edward Harrah
(1973-01-20)January 20, 1973
Denver, Colorado
Died January 3, 1995(1995-01-03) (aged 21)
Riverside, California
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 1984–1990

Roland Edward Harrah (January 20, 1973 – January 3, 1995) was an American film and television child actor, actor, songwriter, musician, singer, and artist.[1]


Harrah co-starred in adventure dramas, particularly related to Vietnam, which included Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988) with Chuck Norris and in two episodes of the television series Airwolf (1984–1987) with Jan-Michael Vincent.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Harrah moved and lived in Riverside, California for 15 years and acted for 12 years. He died at home in Riverside, allegedly by suicide, and was interred at Crestlawn Memorial Park, Riverside, California.


Year Film Role Notes
1986 Kung Fu: The Movie Old One's grandson
1988 Braddock: Missing in Action III Van Tan Cang
1990 Shadow of China Xiao Niu aka China Shadow., (Last appearance)
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Magnum, P.I. Tran Quoc Jones 1 episode: "Tran Quoc Jones"
1985–1986 Airwolf Le Van Hawke, age 12; "Half-Pint" 2 episodes: "Half-Pint" 1985, "Birds of Paradise" 1986
1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Khai's Kid "Roland Harrah" 1 episode: "The Man Who Died Twice"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Film or series
1987 Young Artist Award Nominated Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor, Guest Starring in a Television, Comedy or Drama Series Airwolf
1989 Nominated Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture – Drama Braddock: Missing in Action III

Memberships and affiliations[edit]

Type Organization
Member American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
Member Screen Actors Guild (SAG)


  1. ^ Obituary, The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California, January 6, 1995.


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