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You know, that guy, you must know him

  • 27-12-2020 11:58pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 36,636 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail


    Watching a Jason Statham film called Safe just there. And it has one of those actors that you recognise but can never remember their name. I had a look on IMDB and the guy was born in 1929. He is still working. He has 2 credits last year and one for 2021 already. Looking back he has credits for every year going back to 1954. Any other character actors with such a long career or who fit into the "you know, that guy, you must know him" category?

    james-hong-autograph.jpg

    The guys name is James Hong btw.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,530 ✭✭✭ waynescales1


    “Cartwright! Cartwriiiight!”


  • Registered Users Posts: 629 ✭✭✭ smurf492


    Jack Burtons greatest foil...


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭ RandomViewer


    Watching a Jason Statham film called Safe just there. And it has one of those actors that you recognise but can never remember their name. I had a look on IMDB and the guy was born in 1929. He is still working. He has 2 credits last year and one for 2021 already. Looking back he has credits for every year going back to 1954. Any other character actors with such a long career or who fit into the "you know, that guy, you must know him" category?

    james-hong-autograph.jpg

    The guys name is James Hong btw.
    Angela Lansbury, Charles Durning,Petef Boyle, Frank Langella, Brian Blessed, Mick Carters grandad in Eastenders


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,455 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    He even voiced a Lo Pan type character in the 2012 TMNT series.

    I think Danny Trejo is one of these actors though probably better known.
    For consistent actors I think James Hong is one of the main guys.

    William Forsythe as well. He's a guy that I'm sure is a bigger actor but when I look him up I realise he's just been in a lot I've seen. Even now to look up who I was thinking of I searched for the John Doe series


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,697 ✭✭✭ NewbridgeIR


    James Hong turned up in every 70s cop show - Harry O, Baretta, Streets Of San Franscisco, Cannon, Barnaby Jones. Always played sinister, cruel characters. Some career.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,054 ✭✭✭ MfMan


    James Hong turned up in every 70s cop show - Harry O, Baretta, Streets Of San Franscisco, Cannon, Barnaby Jones. Always played sinister, cruel characters. Some career.

    Was an important supporting member of Chinatown too I think..


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,289 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_maxx


    Watching a Jason Statham film called Safe just there. And it has one of those actors that you recognise but can never remember their name. I had a look on IMDB and the guy was born in 1929. He is still working. He has 2 credits last year and one for 2021 already. Looking back he has credits for every year going back to 1954. Any other character actors with such a long career or who fit into the "you know, that guy, you must know him" category?

    james-hong-autograph.jpg

    The guys name is James Hong btw.

    was he in Tango and Cash too ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 626 ✭✭✭ Wedwood


    He was also the sorcerer in cult classic Big Trouble in Little China.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,706 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    One of those actors, like James Earl Jones, who was already so old when I had seen him regularly in film, that I had just presumed had already passed on. Mad how acting is one of the few careers you can continue into your 80s and 90s.


  • Registered Users Posts: 36,636 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail


    Wedwood wrote: »
    He was also the sorcerer in cult classic Big Trouble in Little China.

    He was. And he looked really old in that. and that was 34 years ago.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭ mikhail


    Any other character actors with such a long career or who fit into the "you know, that guy, you must know him" category?
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    James Cromwell is the canonical "that guy", though his career only goes back to the mid-70s.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,681 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    Im watching the The Stand 1994 , this actor fits the bill Ray Walston


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  • Registered Users Posts: 629 ✭✭✭ smurf492


    silverharp wrote:
    Im watching the The Stand 1994 , this actor fits the bill Ray Walston

    My favourite Martian!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭ RandomViewer


    Christopher Plummer been a mainstay of many films for 60 years, Malcom McDowall would be another, Charles Durning would have had a wide body of work as well,
    Maggie Smith is another long running actor,


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,166 ✭✭✭ marklazarcovic


    Charles dance on the go 50 years


  • Registered Users Posts: 164 ✭✭ larva


    silverharp wrote: »
    Im watching the The Stand 1994 , this actor fits the bill Ray Walston


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    He played Boothby in Star Trek TNG and for some reason Boothby made a reprisal in Voyager when disguised as one of Species 8472


  • Registered Users Posts: 36,636 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail


    larva wrote: »
    He played Boothby in Star Trek TNG and for some reason Boothby made a reprisal in Voyager when disguised as one of Species 8472

    some of the more interesting Voyager episodes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,719 ✭✭✭ El Rifle


    silverharp wrote: »
    Im watching the The Stand 1994 , this actor fits the bill Ray Walston


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    Thats Joe Biden in his younger days


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