Chan, Michael Paul 1950–

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Chan, Michael Paul 1950–

(Michael Chan, Michael P. Chan, Mike Chan)


Born June 26, 1950, in San Francisco, CA; married; children: one. Education: Trained at the American Conservatory Theater.


Actor. Asian-American Theatre Company, founding member.


Film Appearances:

(As Mike Chan) Grocery boy/Yellow, Up Yours—A Rockin' Comedy (also known as Up Your Ladder), 1979.

(As Mike Chan) Wylie Wong, Cardiac Arrest, 1980.

Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge, 1980.

Waiter at Chinese restaurant, Thief (also known as Violent Streets), United Artists, 1981.

Wilson, Vectrocon security guard, Runaway, TriStar, 1984.

Mr. Wang, The Goonies, Warner Bros., 1985.

Second Asian gang member, Quicksilver, Columbia, 1986.

Hong King, Thousand Pieces of Gold, Greycat Films, 1990.

Carl Chang, Rapid Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Jimmy Shoeshine, Joshua Tree (also known as Army of One), Live Entertainment, 1993.

Interrogator, Heaven and Earth (also known as Entre ciel et terre), Warner Bros., 1993.

Harold, The Joy Luck Club, Buena Vista, 1993.

Mr. Lee, Falling Down (also known as Chute libre), Warner Bros., 1993.

Riverboat poker player, Maverick, Warner Bros., 1994.

Executive, Batman Forever (also known as Forever), Warner Bros., 1995.

Manny, Galaxis (also known as Galactic Force, Star Crystal, and Terminal Force), Turner Home Video, 1995.

Judge Hakawa, Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (also known as Body Chemistry IV), New Horizons Home Video, 1995.

Mifune, The Immortals, 1995.

Uncle Lum, First Daughter, 1997.

Observatory scientist, Batman and Robin, Warner Bros., 1997.

Dr. Anthony Mane, The Protector (also known as Body Armor and Conway), Concorde Pictures, 1997.

Fung Suk, Double Tap, 1997.

Dr. Anthony Mane, The Protector (also known as Body Armor and Conway), 1998.

Cultural Attache Chen, U.S. Marshals, Warner Bros., 1998.

Norman, the cameraman, The Insider, Buena Vista, 1999.

Domingo, Molly, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1999.

(As Michael P. Chan) Witness, Black and White, 1999.

Buddha, Once in the Life, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Clarence, The Big Tease, 2000.

Inspector Wu, The Ghost (also known as Code of the Dragon), 2001.

Chinese premier, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (also known as Megiddo), 2001.

Mr. Kim, The Glass House, 2001.

Vincent Vy Ngo, Spy Game, 2001.

Guard, Masked and Anonymous, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

Jimmy Chan, Americanese, IFC First Take, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Rick Chen, Valley of the Dolls, syndicated, 1994.

Voice of Jimmy Ho, The PJs, Fox, 1999, then The WB, 2000.

Detective Ron Lu, Robbery Homicide Division (also known as R.H.D./LA: Robbery Homicide Division/Los Angeles), CBS, 2002, USA Network, 2003.

Judge Lionel Ping, Arrested Development, 2004-2005.

Detective Mike Tao, The Closer, TNT, 2005-2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jack, The Seduction of Gina, CBS, 1984.

Ching, Kung Fu: The Movie, CBS, 1986.

The Three Kings, ABC, 1987.

Eliot Song, Stranger on My Land, ABC, 1988.

Mr. Kee, Fatal Friendship, NBC, 1991.

Captain Lin, Dangerous Heart, USA Network, 1994.

Lester Kuriyama, Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (also known as Honor Thy Father and Mother: The Menendez Killings), 1994.

Mr. Kwan, A Friend to Die For (also known as Death of a Cheerleader), NBC, 1994.

Mifune, The Immortals, syndicated, 1995.

Harry Kee, Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus #17, ABC, 1996.

Mr. Chow, Suddenly, ABC, 1996.

Fung Suk, Double Tap, HBO, 1997.

(As Michael P. Chan) Witness, Black and White, New City Releasing, HBO, 1999.

Dr. Louis Roh, Mrs. Harris, HBO, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Harry Chang, 2000 Malibu Road, 1992.

Hell, Fox, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Year of the Dragon: Part 1," Police Story, 1975.

"Mask of Deceit," Khan!, 1975.

"Deadline: Death," Police Woman, 1977.

(As Michael Chan) Bobby Kwok, "Big Bad Charlie," Baretta, 1977.

"Operation Stand-Down," Baa Baa Black Sheep (also known as Black Sheep Squadron), 1978.

Earl Sakai, "The Spaceman Made Me Do It," CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol), 1982.

"Pop Used to Work Chinatown," Cagney & Lacey, 1982.

Doctor, "The Decoy," T. J. Hooker, 1983.

"The Murder Game," Me and Mom, 1985.

Orderly, "Carly," The Insiders, 1985.

"What Are Friends For?," Hill Street Blues, 1985.

Lab technician, "The Alarm," Dynasty, ABC, 1986.

Denning, "The Canary Sedan," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1986.

X-ray technician, "Fall of the Wild," Trapper John, M.D., 1986.

Banker, "The Wish Child," MacGyver, 1986.

Male nurse, "Scrap Metal," Hunter, 1986.

Waiter, Tough Cookies, CBS, 1986.

Dr. Feng, "Disenfranchised," Cagney & Lacey, 1986.

Reporter, "Something Old, Something New," The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys), 1986.

Reporter number two, "Manhunt," The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys), 1987.

"Body Banks," Max Headroom (also known as Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future), 1987.

Anesthetist, Throb, 1987.

Michael, "Babyface," Jake and the Fatman, 1988.

Victor Charles, "I Wish It Would Rain," Tour of Duty, 1989.

Mr. Kim, "Contact," Alien Nation, 1989.

Labman, "You Took Advantage of Me," Jake and the Fatman, 1990.

"Wedding Bell Blues," Hardball, 1990.

Masuto, "Dreams, Schemes and Putting Greens," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1990.

Dr. Lee, "War Game," Under Cover, 1991.

Mr. Tomita, "Victoria's Secret," Knots Landing, 1991.

"Bad Choices," Street Justice, 1992.

Chinese chef, "Back to the Lake," The Wonder Years, 1992.

Mr. Chong, "Kevin Delivers," The Wonder Years, 1992.

Mr. Chong, "Let Nothing You Dismay," The Wonder Years, 1992.

District Attorney Tom Kahana, "Scales of Justice," One West Waikiki, CBS, 1994.

Michael Lee, Under Suspicion, CBS, 1994.

Roberts, "The War Prayer," Babylon 5 (also known as B5), TNT, 1994.

District Attorney Tom Kahana, "Scales of Justice," One West Waikiki, 1994.

Loan shark, "Death 'n Denial," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Ambassador Sonsiri, "Deja Vu," JAG, NBC, 1995.

Leonard Toa, The Marshal, ABC, 1995.

"Koreatown Murder," Under Suspicion, 1995.

Mike, the Fung Chi master, "Walk Away," Strange Luck, Fox, 1995.

Chester Paladin, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, ABC, 1996.

Tommy Luck, "Promised Land," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996.

Alex Yee, "Hero," Profit, Fox, 1996.

Detective Llwellan, "Exposing Johnson," Brooklyn South, CBS, 1997.

Sergeant Yamori, Leaving L.A., ABC, 1997.

Henry Kahn, "Slaves," Michael Hayes, CBS, 1997.

Mr. Chan, "The Last Five Pounds Are the Hardest," The Burning Zone, 1997.

Chester Paladin, "AKA Superman," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1997.

Conductor, "A Little Faith," Party of Five, Fox, 1997.

Tom Woo, "Kirby Carlisle, Trouble-Shooter," Arli$$, HBO, 1997.

Colonel Sum, "Light Spot," Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (also known as S.O.F. Special Ops Force, S.O.F., Inc., and SOF, Inc.), 1998.

Han, "Play It Again, Sammo," Early Edition, CBS, 1999.

Mr. Mifune, "Buried," G vs. E, USA Network, 1999.

Captain Go, "Mao Better Blues," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 1999.

Dr. Dexter Chen, "Pre-Existing Conditions," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2000.

Dr. Malcolm Wong, "Leg Erie," City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

Shun Lee, "Cat & Mouse," The Invisible Man (also known as I-Man), 2000.

Voice of Mr. Kim, "Tantrum," Static Shock, 2001.

Dr. Cheng, "A Rock and a Hard Place," Nikki, The WB, 2001.

"Fire and Ice," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2003.

Lobo Chan, "The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang," Boomtown, NBC, 2003.

Mr. Zhao, "Year of the Tiger," Las Vegas, NBC, 2003.

Landlord, Unscripted, HBO, 2005.

Chung, "Two," Smith, CBS, 2006.

Mr. Larry Chen, "Wines and Misdemeanors," Las Vegas, NBC, 2007.

Professor Shi Jon Chen, "The Boneless Bride in the River," Bones, Fox, 2007.

Also appeared (as Michael Chan) Sergeant Iowe, "The Great Wall of Chinatown," The Blue Knight; Mr. Eng, "Necessity Is the Mother of Infection," Spy Game.

Stage Appearances:

Robert, Family Devotions, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York City, 1981.